Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan

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  • peaceoutdesign on January 05, 2014

    Coconut cinnamon chips=excellent. Turkish chop Salad was also very good.

  • mytai on September 03, 2013

    Just made the Bora Bora Meatballs - delicious! Notes: These are better the next day. They go incredibly well with the Sunshine Sauce (which, needs thinning and more acid to my taste, but is also really delicious, particularly after a day). If you follow the directions for meatball size (1 tablespoon) and cooking time, (25 minutes) it's too long and you end up with dry meatballs. I found this out on my first batch. The second batch I took them out at 18, and it was perfect. Go really easy on the coconut - 1 1/2 cups wasn't enough, even though I read the directions and thought I WAS going easy on the coconut. I ended up have to toast more, and needed a total of 2 cups + a tablespoon or so. And finally, I can't wait to get home and eat the leftovers!

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  • Scotch eggs

    • wester on June 02, 2018

      This was the first time we made Scotch eggs. I liked them, my son loved them, although we found them really filling. I also had a problem with the meat coating splitting, exposing the egg. This may just be a matter of practice, but I'll check my other recipes to see if they have tips on how to prevent this.

  • Cocoa-toasted cauliflower

    • wester on January 20, 2021

      There is definitely potential here, but it does need a lot of tweaking. The end result is interesting but quite one-dimensional, not much interaction between the cocoa and the cauliflower. I tried a splash of vinegar, but that didn't work. I tried adding some cumin, and that did work. Now I'm still looking for a way to make the flavor fuller. Also, I thought the method was not quite optimal. Instead of melting the fat in the microwave, I much prefer using a very small skillet, which gives more control. And why take a long time mixing things with spoons when it works so much better to do it with your hands?

  • Chocolate chili

    • DKennedy on August 02, 2015

      This is the first recipe I tried out of this book. It was absolutely no work and it would be a great option for a weeknight meal. Throw the onions in to soften and chop the garlic and measure spices while they are in the pan. The meat goes in next, then the spices, paste, tinned tomatoes and finally the stock. Bring to boil, then simmer for two hours. After two hours the flavors marry nicely. Added peppers. next time, I will add the spices and chocolate to the oils before adding the meat to allow them to cook. Very good, but a bit one dimensional.

    • rmardel on June 03, 2021

      I have made this recipe quite frequently over the years. Although it simmers a couple of hours, and these are critical, it is fast and easy to get started. Everyone seems to love it: even family members who say they hate beef devour seconds. It is a bit one-note, but it is a comforting note.

    • TequilaMockingbird on May 02, 2018

      An easy-to-make flavorful chili that me and my friends love! You won’t miss beans at all!

  • Bora Bora fireballs

    • Locavore on January 03, 2016

      Didn't have jalapeno, so subbed 1/2 tsp dried ground chipotle for the 1 tsp of cayenne inside the meatballs. Takes way longer to prep than 10 minutes -- more like 30. But the results were delicious and will last us several meals. We dipped them in a bit of tamari.

  • Caramelized coconut chips

    • peaceoutdesign on February 06, 2015

      To keep the coconut ribbons from breaking down to smaller bits it is much easier to broil but watch closely

  • Baba ghanoush

    • sarahawker on February 04, 2019

      This is an excellent recipe, good to devour with jicama sticks.

  • Peach almond crisp

    • sarahawker on February 04, 2019

      Simple, very good subbed in apples for the peaches and served to guests who loved and did not notice it was not sweetened.

  • Ras el hanout

    • sarahawker on February 11, 2019

      Nice spice blend with sweet potatoes.

  • Asian meat and spinach muffins

    • rionafaith on January 17, 2018

      Liked this variation better than the original! I used ground turkey instead of beef.

  • Meat and spinach muffins

    • rionafaith on January 10, 2018

      Great portable healthy breakfast. If anything they were a touch bland, I would increase the salt and maybe add more spices next time.

  • Italian sausage seasoning

    • Emmsy4 on February 10, 2017

      This is amazing stuff - added to pork mince it turns it into the tastiest sausage with no additives. The fennel seeds are the magic ingredient!

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  • ISBN 10 061557226X
  • ISBN 13 9780615572260
  • Published Dec 12 2011
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 174
  • Language English
  • Edition Second edition, March 2012
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Smudge Publishing, LLC

Publishers Text

Preparing quality food is among the most caring things we can do for ourselves and the people we love. That's why Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat is packed with recipes for food that you can eat every day, along with easy tips to make sure it takes as little time as possible to get healthy, delicious food into your well-deserving mouth. If you count meals and snacks, we feed ourselves about 28 times each week. All of the Well Fed recipes made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, or alcohol were created so you can enjoy your food every time. Calorie-dense ingredients like dried fruit and nuts show up as flavoring, instead of primary ingredients, and there's a balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats, so you don't have to worry about that stuff you can just eat. The two essential tricks for happy, healthy eating are being prepared and avoiding boredom. Well Fed explains how to enjoy a cookup once a week so that you have ready-to-go food for snacks and meals every day. It will also show you how to how to mix and match basic ingredients with spices and seasonings that take your taste buds on a world tour. The recipes are as simple as possible, without compromising taste, and they've been tested the recipes extensively to minimize work and maximize flavor. Where it makes sense, directions explain how you can cut corners on technique and when you'll have the best results if you follow the instructions to the letter. Some of the dishes are "project recipes," so prep and cooking times are included to indicate which are quick enough for weeknights and which are perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons. With 115+ original recipes and variations, this book will help you see that paleo eating too often defined by what you give up is really about what you'll gain: health, vitality, a light heart, and memorable meals to be shared with the people we love.

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