Sunday, March 23, 2014

Giveaway: Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook



I stumbled upon Joshua Weissman's blog, Slim Palate, over a year ago.  I was new to paleo and on a mission to find new recipes.  Josh had everything I needed.  Brilliant pictures, a way with words, and best of all fantastic recipes.  His new book The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook is an exact replica of his blog.  It's well organized, full of breathtaking food photographs, and loaded with useful recipes.

Most of the recipes in the book are simple yet flavorful.

Tonight for dinner I made his caramelized butternut squash with thyme.  All four of us inhaled it.

I also made his brownie recipe.


It is hard to believe how easy these are to mix up.


In the past few months Squirrel has developed a pretty strange nut allergy.  These brownies are nut and grain free.


We may have eaten the whole pan after dinner one night.


I haven't done a contest in quite some time so I was thrilled when Josh said I could give a copy of his book away.

So here's the deal:

Hey guys make sure you entering through rafflecopter!
• All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me what you look for in a cookbook.
(pictures, desserts, simple meals, slow cooker meals, easy to read)
• The contest ends March 31st.
• Giveaway is limited to US residents.
• If you don't win you can always order his book here on Amazon.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

58 comments:

Richard Mason said...

In a cookbook I look for simple meals that I can use to make healthy paleo meals. I like simple recipes that are laid out in a way that makes it easy to follow.

Lauren Moore said...

I'm a nursing student in Tyler Tx and about a year and a half ago I ended a toxic relationship (also with food) and started crossfit with my girlfriends and the paleo lifestyle followed. In such a short time I dropped 28 lbs and I felt like I had more energy than I had in a very long time. I look for easy meals in a cookbook with ingredients that I have around the house most of the time. I'm usually "hangry" (hungry/angry) by the time I get home from studying and the last thing I want to do is prepare a meal for myself that takes an hour and a half or longer! Red meat meals is a staple in my kitchen because I'm anemic. I would absolutely love this cookbook! Thanks for giving us this opportunity!

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Shana said...

I look for simple healthy delicious recipes the whole family will like...no easy task with toddlers, ha.

Mollie K said...

simple recipes and pretty pictures!

Giselle M said...

As a working mother who is pretty new to Paleo, I'm looking for delicious , fast recipes with lots of pictures! During the weekend I have no problem tackling a complicated recipe with my husband if the end product is yummy!

Amanda Norwood Kugatow said...

I'd love to get new ideas on slow cooker meals, and ways to "exchange" paleo breads for the flour kinds that my kids are hard pressed to give up.

Alanna Menke Cathcart said...

I love it when there are big beautiful pictures and easy recipes :)

Vanessa Davis said...

I look for savory meal ideas and beautiful pictures!

Ashley said...

I look for simple and easy ingredients, and not too many and also pictures... I love seeing how its supposed to come out!

Nikki said...

I love easy, family-friendly meals. And pics are essential. I'm uninspired if there aren't images of the final product!

Lea said...

I've been struggling with lactose and gluten intolerance for over two years now. It hasn't always been easy, especially considering how much I love food and eating in general. But cookbooks have been there to help me out when I got stuck or sick of eating the same things over and over again (which did happen in the long run). So I'd say, I'm looking for some new and inspiring recipes (and mouthwatering pictures) that aren't too time consuming and have ingredients from our own backyards/nearby shops. I'm sure my husband will be grateful to find something new and tasty on our plates in the future. Thanks for having this giveaway. :)

Stephanie said...

Simple meals with easy to find ingredients are always helpful and I love when there's pictures included.

Linda said...

Ingredients that I have on hand, clear instructions.

mshortis said...

Beautiful pictures help perhaps push me towards a recipe but simplicity is the biggest key for me.

Sarah said...

Simplicity! Clear and concise.

Liz Lamontagne said...

Pictures are definitely helpful. I always gravitate toward the recipes in a cookbook that are photographed. Also, shorter ingredient lists attract me. No matter how good a recipe sounds, if it takes 20 ingredients to get there, I probably won't try it!

Esther said...

I look for something that everyone will eat and be happy and healthy from it.

Lisa B. said...

When I am looking for a cookbook I love to have pictures and easy directions without a lot of steps. I also look for a great variety of recipes and always want something healthy!

Nicole said...

I like a cookbook that uses simple, but flavorful recipes. Recipes that use a laundry list of ingredients tend to be too time consuming both in preparation and execution.

patti said...

I like to see pictures with each recipe..if it looks appealing, then i usually will make it!!

Sarah said...

A good variety of recipes that have new and interesting flavors.

vick said...

my favorite cook books have photos, easy to follow and humorous explanations as well as tasty dishes.

itzia said...

i look for photos and explanations about how to complete the steps.

Darcie said...

Firstly, I look for photos. Then I look for simple ingredients that are wholesome and will make a flavorful meal that my family will enjoy.

rjericks said...

Mostly, I look for ingredients that I enjoy, and straight forward directions;)

Kristen said...

I mostly look for simple recipes where I won't have to buy a lot of specialty ingredients.

Christie Vandiver Gilmore said...

I look at the ingredient list and make sure the items are easy to find. I also like to see photos of the finished product.

kpf1012 said...

Pictures are almost always a must! and Ingredients that I usually have on hand, not that I have to go spend $$ on! The brownies look so delicious!

Ann said...

I look for healthy recipes that are satisfying and give full nutrition info.

Ashley Y said...

awesome giveaway!! i love cookbooks that have recipes that are easy to follow and come with pictures of (at least) the finished product. i love reading the slim palate blog, so i'm sure the cookbook is just as engaging.

Julia said...

I love easy recipes with short list of ingredients and beautiful pictures

annie said...

Pages that lay flat (spiral binding) and that you can spill a little on and can be wiped off. Good step by step pictures of anything complicated (trussing a chicken)that you ask us to do in the recipe. A list of substitute ingredients. Simple steps & minimal ingredients for some of the recipes. Ingredients that most of us have in the pantry. Concise direction. Tell us how to spice it up or spice it down. Humor. If you make it with love, it will show.

Sam said...

I look for recipes that have short ingredient lists and are easy to follow along. I also really like when cookbooks have pictures for each recupe.

Stacym155 said...

I look for recipes that have great pictures and an ingredients list that is not too long and that I know all of the ingredients

Amanda said...

I like cookbooks that have recipes with ingredients that I have on hand, not something exotic that I have to go out and buy for every single recipe!

Kristen said...

Such a great giveaway! I love cookbooks with photos for each recipe! Love your blog :)

Meghan Traudt said...

Variety in the recipes and of course, good photos. Pictures are often what get me to stop and look at the recipe.

Melissa said...

Photos! I've found that any cookbook without photos is almost useless to me. It seems strange, considering that my imagination is generally extremely (over)active, but I need to be able to see pictures or I can't focus on the recipes.

Melissa said...

I need photos! I've found that any cookbook without photos is almost useless to me. It seems strange, considering that my imagination is generally extremely (over)active, but I need to be able to see pictures or I can't focus on the recipes.

Hailey said...

This cookbook looks awesome, and think I am on a similar path it would seam that led you to creating this blog, looking forward to reading more of your posts.

Mandy Shannon said...

I'm always on the hunt for healthy, real food, whole food recipes that are realistic. For everyone :) so glad I've found your blog. I love how you feed your kids and do your best not to stress over the little things. Such a great read, and real life ♥

Mikhaela said...

I'm only 15 but when I find a cookbook that I love and use, it definitely has to have pictures! I do like to see what I'm making before I make it myself. Also as an art student I like to make sure that the layout is well done and the font is carefully chosen and also readable when I'm running around the kitchen trying to get all the ingredients.
But of course, it is mostly the ingredients and recipes that I look for in a cookbook, if the ingredients are worth getting for the recipe or not.

Kathryn Swift said...

Easy, healthy,delicious recipes that even my two picky children will eat!

Bprayeredup said...

Recipes that have ingredients that I have on hand or that I can buy . The cost of the ingredient and how much do I have to use. If it is going to use up a large portion of my expensive ingredient I will probably look for something else. Also look for things that sound good to my stomach. Easier to make with not many steps or prep.

Isela Roth said...

I love Paleo healthy recipes, especially desserts!! :)

Mike Peace said...

Book looks great!! I ususlly look for variety in a paleo cook book I like to change it up all the time

kristen said...

I look for easy and quick but delicious healthy recipes. Being a full time working single mommy that is a must. :-)

Monica B said...

I can't believe this book was written by such a young guy! I look for recipes that aren't super time consuming with ingredients I often have on hand or can get easily and that aren't too expensive.

Jessie said...

I look for easy to follow instructions and pretty photography, of course!!

Josh said...

I look for books to inspire my own cooking, always looking to find healthy yet recipes that I can keep making again and again. I am also looking for meals for my family to get them eating healthy as well. Looking forward to trying this book out!

Star said...

When I look into a cookbook, I look for recipes that look appetizing. When I read through the ingredients, I expect to find a list of easy things to find. As I read through the instructions, I like to be able to see myself enjoying the preparation process, instead of thinking "this is going to be alot to clean". When I am finally able to try that first bite of that new recipe, I like to be able to say, "Wow! This is amazing!" What do I look for in a cookbook? I look for a book that will draw me in through its cover and keep me intrigued after that last bite.

Brian said...

Looking for a book that has some good slow cooker recipes for those busy nights where we just barely have time to eat, let alone cook!!! Want to be able to compliment the other paleo cook books I have as well.

Danielle said...

I always look for a recipe that has minimal ingredients. I feel it always helps with week night meals & is always a great representation of that cookbook.

sherose said...

I want this book sooo bad! I adore paleo! :)

Christina said...

A day late and a dollar short. Story of my life! :)

Thomas Saunders said...

Great info!! You can reduce body fat easily with the help of paleo diet. I am so glad I switched to paleo because know i am slim and attractive once again

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