I’m so excited to get to review Kelly Bejelly’s brand new cookbook PALEO EATS!
I’m sure you know Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving Blog. I first was introduced to her through her paleo pop tart recipe. I have followed her ever since! I have the great privilege of being a part of a blogging group that she runs and have really enjoyed getting to know her better over the last year.
When I heard that Kelly was looking for reviewers for her book, I jumped at the chance. I had preordered the book and was excited to also received TWO advanced copies (thank you, Kelly!). I’ll be giving away those two advanced copies to two lucky people!
When Kelly Bejelly started sharing her new Paleo-versions of some of her favorite foods on her blog, she was soon overwhelmed by the positive response and support from so many of you out there who are taking control of your health, but miss the recipes that you grew up with.
As a mother herself, she appreciates that you just want to be able to give your child the gift of knowing the simple joy of a cookie. So, she took your words and messages to heart and poured all of her knowledge into a cookbook that focuses solely on Paleo cooking from the heart, Paleo Eats: 111 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You.
To help you navigate these waters and smoothly transition your family to this diet, Kelly has included a few special sections in Paleo Eats, including how to:
- Go Paleo without breaking the bank
- Find the freshest, “cleanest” veggies
- Work with new-to-you Paleo ingredients
- Rescue a culinary disaster
- Stock your Paleo pantry
- Recreate your own family-favorite recipes
Now you can enjoy soft chocolate chip cookies like the ones you shared with your mom, hot out of the oven and sweet and sour meatballs like the ones you got every time you visited your favorite Chinese restaurant, and even the key lime pie your grandmother made every time she visited.
You’ll also find:
- 111 Easy-To-Follow Recipes
- 10 Invigorating Breakfast Dishes
- 27 Satisfying Dinner Recipes
- 17 Can’t-Miss Sides and Salads
- 24 “Too-Good-To-Be-True” Desserts
- 18 Must-Have Pantry Recipes
- 5 Refreshing Drinks
These recipes aren’t just fuel for the body. They are beloved caretakers of some of our favorite childhood memories that you can now delight in again!
Here is a fun video of Kelly flipping through Paleo Eats for you to check out.
The recipe calls for an egg but since one of my daughters and I are sensitive to egg white, I just used a yolk. It still turned out fine.
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon melted coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the coconut shreds and sunflower seeds in a food processor and grind for 30 seconds. Add the cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, egg, and coconut oil and pulse until combined. About 2 Minutes.
- Scoop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Cover with a second piece of parchment paper and with a rolling pin, roll to ¼-inch thick. Remove and discard the top piece of parchment paper.
- With a wet knife, score the dough into 1-inch squares.
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until firm to the touch.
- Remove from the oven and let sit on the pan for 15 minutes to allow it to crisp up.
- Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Delicious! The kids thought so too!
I also made the paleo fried chicken for dinner and it was AMAZING! I love this book!
Here is your chance to win a copy!
Be nourished. Be happy.
Enjoy, and GOOD LUCK!!!