When I did a 30-day Paleo experiment, it was Sarah Fragoso’s first book, Everyday Paleo, that I used. I interviewed her for issue 78 of the Performance Menu because I was so impressed by her recipes: economical, quick, easy and far less complex than ones I’d found elsewhere. Yummy yam spears and dry rub burgers have become staples, and her Paleo apple-cinnamon muffins are a household favorite.
Although I don’t have a family, the Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook is perfect for me. There are time-saving tips (and who doesn’t need those) and recipes with larger quantities of food to provide leftovers. In addition to family-specific chapters, there are 15 quick and easy recipe suggestions, and a nice chart of what you need to have in your pantry and fridge…and where to find it, information which is startlingly missing from most cookbooks.
The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook has an emphasis on slowing down and enjoying the moment. Each recipe listed has prep time, cooking time, and something extra–usually a story or some thoughts about what to pair the dish with. The ingredients are not that exotic or extravagant, but do provide variety. Lots of curries and good sauces and dips. I also appreciated the visual table of contents.
This is a great addition to Fragoso’s first cookbook, which is probably the Paleo cookbook I use most often. It’s great for families or those struggling with some of the same issues (such as a lack of time and money). It’ll run you $29.95. If you’re looking for your very first Paleo cookbook, I’d recommend Everyday Paleo. If you’ve had that for a while and are looking for a bit more variety with the same user-friendly style, or want to feed your entire family, this is a very good addition to your library.