I promised you all a review of the cookbook Make it Paleo by Bill Stayley and Hayley Mason, so here it is!
First of all, this not JUST a cookbook! There is SO much more to this book than just recipes. There is a list of basic ingredients that you'll need on hand for paleo cooking. There is also a list (with photos) of all of the different kitchen gadgets/tools that will be useful. After you get through all of the recipes, there is also some wonderful menu ideas for various occasions. Add the short, simple ingredient lists for all of the recipes and it is truly the PERFECT book for beginner cooks or beginner paleo cooks.
Secondly, I should mention the pure beauty of this book. The photographs are out of this world! It makes it a pleasure to go through the book and there is no doubt of the hard work and time that was spent creating it.
So, if you are new to paleo cooking (or cooking in general), or you would like to get a gift for a new paleo cook, I would recommend Make it Paleo. However, if you are a seasoned paleo cook, I would maybe skip it. I didn't find it to be all that inspiring and most of the recipes are actually available on their blog site.
I am glad to have the book because it is so pretty! Also, I did learn a few things from the book, like how to poach eggs. I hadn't tried egg poaching until just recently and I used the drop in boiling water method, which I wasn't too impressed with. Make it Paleo uses a different method of dropping the eggs in a hot greased pan and letting them cook about one minute before adding a 1/4 cup of water and putting a lid on it. This has revolutionized my egg making!
I look forward to trying many more recipes out of the book and I know Bill & Hayley are currently working on another cookbook that I will probably purchase when it becomes available.