If you’re following (or want to follow) a Paleo diet and are overwhelmed with the amount of cooking (and dishwashing) involved, here’s a quick solution: get a crockpot and pick up a copy of Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower.
I first discovered the magic of the crockpot while working as a middle school teacher. I’d forget to eat, so my amazing boyfriend (now fiance) got me a crockpot as a present. Stick in the food in the morning, let it cook all day, walk in the door at 6PM (or whenever), and voila–dinner is served.
Cooking elaborate Paleo meals is a lot of fun, but also quite time-consuming, and juggling work and travel and meetings and spending time with friends and family and at events and hitting the gym (and and and and and) often means grabbing food at the corner store, or worse, eating whatever’s readily available. With this cookbook and a slow cooker at your side, and just a bit of prior planning and preparation, you can make healthy food choices despite a hectic schedule…and best of all, there’s only one pot to clean when you’re done.
Paleo Slow Cooking includes recipes for hearty stocks and stews, meat-heavy dishes, vegetable-based sides, and even a few breakfast and dessert items thrown in for good measure. Personal favorites of mine include Old-Fashioned Beef Stew, Tortilla-less Chicken Soup, Classic Chicken Soup, several curry dishes, Chicken Cacciatore, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Grandpa’s Saucy Ribs and NorCal Margarita Chicken. Each recipe includes the prep and cook time, the tools needed, and the amount of people served.
We’ll continue our Paleo recipe book reviews with Paleo Indulgences and the Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook. Check out the Paleo Cookbook Roundup for more!