A few weekends ago, we had the pleasure of attending the Philadelphia Travel and Culinary Expo. Now, if there’s two things my husband and I love in life, it’s food and traveling. We are always trying new recipes and going out to new restaurants. Plus, we go on road trips as frequently as possible. This expo was right up our alley.
As I’ve said before, I am really into trying new skin care ideas. I have been using an eye cream since a very young age and I feel that my skin reflects that. I am very wrinkle-conscious and I use a cream twice daily to delay the effects of aging. One such serum that I use is Adella Skincare Vitamin C Serum.
My husband is on a low carb diet and sometimes that and the Paleo diet go hand in hand. The Paleo Chef By Pete Evans is not one of those times. However, I’m not going to denigrate the book based on that statement alone.
I love the photography in the cookbook and the recipes sound absolutely amazing. However, most of these ingredients would require a special (not to mention costly) trip to the store for us. Plus, having two young children on top of that, I can’t see The Paleo Chef keeping a permanent place in our family meal plan.
While the recipes are visually beautiful and seem relatively painless to make, I just can’t get past all the extra ingredients that I would be forced to purchase. I’ve heard that you can do the Paleo diet on a budget and I am in no way knocking the diet or Mr. Evans’ cooking for the matter. It’s just doesn’t work for my family.
Recipes like Grilled Wild Salmon, Raw Zucchini Lasagna, and Lamb Meatballs grace the pages and if I had a bigger food budget, I would definitely go for it! I liked how he added a little introduction about each recipe as well. So, all in all, a beautifully done cookbook. Not for the budget conscious though.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books Program. All opinions and comments are my own and I received no other compensation.
I love collecting cookbooks and I have a ton of them. Some of my favorite cookbooks are ones that are modeled after a TV show or a book series. My sister loves the show, Portlandia, so when The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like A Local came out, I jumped at the chance to review it!