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Looking for GOOD Paleo recipe book

Commented on August 24, 2014
Created August 02, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Hi all

My main question: What is a good paleo recipe book (or other resource), where the recipes actually taste delicious, and are easy to prepare? (Especially looking for marinades and rubs).

I've been searching for endless hours and many months, for a GOOD paleo recipe book, with no luck. Heck, even a good generic recipe book is hard to find.

I don't want any complicated recipes, just simple stuff. I wanted to start out with simple rubs and marinades that taste great.

But I'm having a hard time finding anything good!

I've bought DOZENS of books on Amazon, all with dozens or even hundreds of excellent 4.5-5-star overall ratings, and all their recipes SUCK!

I've got a few generic barbecue recipe books, but all their recipes call for using 1/2 to 1 cub of brown sugar!

If you are having the same problem - you think EVERY free recipe with good ratings on the internet is RUBBISH, and all of those Amazon books with 5 star ratings are rubbish, did you find a solution in the end?

If so, I really need to hear it, I really need your help.

I've had enough of spending so many hours of my day looking for good recipes with no success.

Please help me and I will be eternally grateful.

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on August 24, 2014
at 11:13 AM

Easy paleo recipes for losind weight and diet see more bit.ly/1AFBSEh

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on August 05, 2014
at 03:32 PM

You know things are getting fubar when you get called a troll on a Paleo site for pointing someone in the direction of a steak.

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on August 05, 2014
at 03:22 PM

I'm also totally a troll, duping the admins into giving me moderator status (because moderator status makes PH more fun! Think of all the spam I get to zap! Pew pew pew!)

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on August 05, 2014
at 01:31 PM

haha... apparently I am a troll according to @jake3_14. Its true, I've spent 2 years slowly gaining reputation points just so I can troll with my pro-health agenda.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on August 05, 2014
at 01:27 PM

Why did you get down-voted by jake3_14? I thought your comment was the best one here.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 05, 2014
at 01:22 PM

@jake3_14 -- Here's your sign:

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 05, 2014
at 01:19 PM

Here's your sign

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on August 05, 2014
at 04:28 AM

That's all you have — really? I'll feed the troll here: Paleo's about using both modern and traditional food and knowledge to achieve the health of our ancestors — before the industrialization of food.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 05, 2014
at 02:10 AM

Meat tastes good. If it doesn't, then you did too much. Do less.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 03, 2014
at 02:46 PM

You should sell an eBook with those instructions, $29.99 at least!

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on August 03, 2014
at 02:44 PM

Turkish, huh? What types of recipes are you interested in, I'd like to think I've got a good track record for paleo-ifying things. ;o)

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on August 02, 2014
at 10:15 PM

100%? They didn't even have tomatoes in the Paleolithic.

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on August 05, 2014
at 05:04 PM

@Matt: I've been looking at the Adana kofte. I don't have any good recipes yet, all of the ones I have come across online (yes, even the ones with dozens of 5 star ratings) are pathetic. One secret I have learned is that rather than use ground meat, you are supposed to get a sharp knife and dice the meat into the tiniest little pieces you can. No turkish recipe book ever talks about it. I found out about this by watching low-traffic turkish youtube videos. Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szDRYYl5hK4. (fast forward to 19 minutes 27 seconds). The way expert chefs cook good tasting food is different from all the crap we see online and in books.

Thanks for the offer to paleo-ify stuff for me :p, but turkish kebab recipes are mostly already paleoed :p. I just need to find out how they cook it in restaurants.

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on August 05, 2014
at 04:31 AM

Have you checked out either nomnompaleo.com or civilizedcavemancooking.com?

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on August 02, 2014
at 10:16 PM

take meat rub with salt and pepper fry in butter or olive oil

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 03, 2014
at 02:46 PM

You should sell an eBook with those instructions, $29.99 at least!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 05, 2014
at 02:10 AM

Meat tastes good. If it doesn't, then you did too much. Do less.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 05, 2014
at 01:19 PM

Here's your sign

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on August 02, 2014
at 08:01 PM

TheHealthyCornerStore: Thanks, I'll definitely take a look.

Matt: This is something I've been looking into, and it's great to have someone else mention it. I've been looking for good Turkish recipes, but nothing on the internet or in books seems to be anything like what I've tasted in a couple of restaurants I have been to.

These recipes all have 4.5 to 5 star reviews, and yet despite laboring for hours on end getting all the ingredients together and preparing everything, I can't decide whether they taste in any way better than just adding salt and pepper. I'm starting to think it's more about the source of the meat, the way you prepare it, and how you cook it, rather than the marinade, spices and/or condiments you add.

Still working on the Turkish. Think I'll look at Moroccan food and Persian food as well. Indian food is mostly based around curries (delicious!), so maybe I need to find a a Paleo alternative to rice (as oxymoronic as that may sound). I tried oats in the past before I learned about Paleo, but even this so-called health food was keeping me fat. I'll definitely take a look at that link, thanks so much!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 03, 2014
at 02:44 PM

Turkish, huh? What types of recipes are you interested in, I'd like to think I've got a good track record for paleo-ifying things. ;o)

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on August 02, 2014
at 04:01 PM

Don't cook "paleo" food, cook food that happens to be paleo. You know what is and isn't allowed on a paleo template, so you can either 1) make food from standard cookbooks that fits the rules; 2) modify recipes to make them more paleo friendly; or 3) Cook in the spirit of paleo and not worry about the rules (i.e. whole foods cooked from scratch).

http://stalkerville.net/site/chow/ is a good collection of paleo recipes. Some suspect recipes though (paleo for paleo sake recipes are always iffy). If it sounds like an oxymoron (paleo cookie?) then simply avoid it.

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on August 02, 2014
at 03:15 PM

Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso has a 100% paleo recipe for barbecue sauce. The book is also a solid source of quick and easy every-day meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was my first paleo recipe book and still my favorite.

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on August 02, 2014
at 10:15 PM

100%? They didn't even have tomatoes in the Paleolithic.

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on August 02, 2014
at 01:59 PM

OK, so here's one solution I've found.

From all the research I've done on recipes, I've so far found ONE recipe book whose food I like: Curry Secret by Kris Dhillon. Not exactly a Paleo recipe book, but hey, the curries in this book taste great!

The trouble with curries is you have to have them with either rice or naan, both are grain-based foods.

So what I'll try is using the curry sauce like a marinade, then grilling the meat.

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