I’m a cookbook
lover addict. It’s no secret. And it’s becoming a bit of a problem, at least in terms of shelf space.
Even before I started blogging and receiving a cookbook here and there to review like the gorgeous Mediterranean Paleo Cooking or the mind-blowing grain-free deliciousness of Brittany Angell’s Every Last Crumb, I had more cookbooks than I could go through. There are just SO MANY great cookbooks and authors out there, even in my little niche of the real food/paleo world. And I just want to devour their food photography (not literally) and make all their recipes!
So. I came up with a brilliant (not-so) little project for myself in 2015, inspired by watching Julie and Julia: Each month, I will cook my way through a different one of my cookbooks.
BUT. I’m not going to run myself into the ground like Julie did while cooking the entire way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but at the beginning of each month I’ll pick a bunch of recipes from whatever cookbook strikes my fancy and get busy in the kitchen. And, knowing myself, I’ll probably come up with quite a few recipe ideas of my own from doing so. At the end of each month, I’ll do a post about my kitchen adventures and favorite recipes from each cookbook!
The crazy thing is, even doing one cookbook a month won’t get me halfway through my stash. I guess you could almost call me a cookbook hoarder. But believe me, I’ve actually LIVED with a real-life-should’ve-been-featured-on-TLC for extreme hoarders hoarder. It was NOT pretty or pleasant. Or clean smelling. Ugh, yuck. Back to cookbooks. I think I’ll start with this shelf.
In January, I worked my way through Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, following the autoimmune protocol modifications and doing a whole30 to boot. (which, by the way, this is a FANTASTIC way to make your whole30 food really interesting!) Keep your eyes out later this week for a delicious recipe from that cookbook and my recipes roundup!
What do you guys think? Here’s what I’m working with in my cookbook collection so far. I tried to limit my list to make it a little easier on my indecisiveness.
Which cookbook should I devour/cook through next?
- Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by Caitlin Weeks of Grass-Fed Girl, Nabil Boumrar and Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites (January)
- Make it Paleo II, by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason of Primal Palate
- Practical Paleo, by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites
- The 21-Day Sugar Detox, by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites
- The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites
- Well Fed, by Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make the Girl
- Well Fed 2, by Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make the Girl
- Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, by Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo
- Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great, by Danielle Walker of Against All Grain
- Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple, by Danielle Walker of Against All Grain
- Paleo By Season: A Chef’s Approach to Paleo Cooking, by Pete Servold of Pete’s Paleo
- The Paleo Kitchen, by George Bryant of Civilized Caveman and Juli Bauer of PaleOMG
- OMG. That’s Paleo?, by Juli Bauer of PaleOMG
- The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, by Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Paleo
- The Paleo Approach Cookbook, by Sarah Ballantyne of the Paleo Mom
- Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food by Jessia Merchant of How Sweet Eats
- Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson
- Digestive Health with REAL Food by Aglaée Jacob M.S. R.D.
- Every Last Crumb by Brittany Angell of Brittanyangell.com
What do you guys think? Which cookbooks are your favorites from this list?