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New Book! Make Ahead Paleo

Do you ever find yourself in one of those "I can't keep up" spells? You just can't find the time to get to it all—the bill paying, the house cleaning, the errand running, the meal planning? 



Because that's where I'm at right now and it's a lonely and desperate place. It's nice to know that someone is in the boat with me!

The part I loathe the most is the "It's-4-O'Clock-What's-For-Dinner!?" wave of dread.  

Last week I decided enough was enough. It was time to get my act together ... and along came Tammy.

It's almost as if she knew my plight—this really nice lady by the name of Tammy Credicott. Her latest cookbook Make Ahead Paleo: Healthy Gluten-, Grain- & Dairy-Free Recipes Ready When & Where You Are arrived on my doorstep that very day.

This book is chockful of easy, practical recipes that—Paleo or not—you're bound to enjoy. And the "make ahead" part is especially what I love. The entire book is focused on prepping food and meals ahead of time with each chapter reflecting this theme:

Make & Freeze: Pancakes, muffins, and meals that can be made, frozen, and reheated in a pinch.

Low & Slow: Fabulous recipes that go into the slow cooker in the morning and are ready for supper.

On the Go: Portable fare that doesn't disintegrate in your cooler! Solutions for snacks to grab and go for school, work and travel.

Room Service: My favorite chapter! Eating healthy and allergen-free on the road is a huge challenge. On your next road trip, Tammy suggests BYOES (bringing your own electric skillet) and a cooler packed with makings for her one pan, no mess in-room meals. Dinner is served—a whole new take on Room Service.

Travel Treats: Portable cookies, bars, and breads that offer a bit of sweet.

Week in a Day: Prep five dinners in one day for a stress-free work week! Brilliant.


I love that there is a photo for every recipe and ton of tips for simplifying meal-making.

Make Ahead Paleo is 100% gluten-, grain- and dairy-free and just a handful of recipes call for egg.

As is the focus with most paleo books, whole foods are front and center. Lots of meat, veggies, coconut flour, and almond flour. Personally, I am not keen on paleo baked goods, but the Kitchen Sink Cookies were pretty tasty.

On the savory side, the Roasted Tomato Bacon Soup (pictured above) was a hit during that rainy spell we had and my husband and I loved the Cashew Lime Chicken.

If you are looking for inspiration in the whole foods, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free department I recommend this book.

Thanks, Tammi, for coming to the rescue!

Win a Copy of Make Ahead Paleo (This giveaway is closed)

Congratulations Chastity, you are the winner of a copy of Make Ahead Paleo!

Tammy has generously offered to send one Lexie's Kitchen reader a copy of Make Ahead Paleo. All you need to do is leave a comment below by Sunday, September 29th at 5:00 PST. Easy peasy! U.S. residents only.

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If you don't win, pick up your copy over at Amazon.com

Reader Comments (57)

I'd love a copy of this book! Definitely in a similar stage of life right now, and need some good make-ahead food.

September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah Gould

Hi Lexie! Thanks for the chance to win - I just started a new job and I need to pack a dinner each day and I'm in need of ideas. This book sounds like it would really help:)

September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherriS.

Hey Lex . . . I'm still a regular reader of your blog and eagerly awaiting your cookbook! I've been trying to learn more about Paleo and the whole 'plan/make ahead' deal is my kind of thing! Would love a copy of this book . . . must add it to my books-to-buy list!

September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Your photograph is simply gorgeous. The repurposed distressed fence wood as a tabletop, when contemplated, removed any stress I may have had, and repurposed that energy to joy, delight, and appreciation of ... life.! The recipe is great, and here I had thought that "Paleo" meant only, "just add bacon?" XXOO Muah!

September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPoha

Thanks for reviewing Make Ahead Paleo and to Tammy for giving someone the chance to win it. This cookbook looks fabulous. As someone who knows first had the benefits of eating paleo in spite a busy lifestyle, this cookbook will be a huge lifesaver. Can’t wait to get my own copy!

September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Hey Lexie! My family and I all avoid gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy, and its hard to find a new exciting recipe or recipe book. We like to travel and hike a lot, so the on the go meals section would be great! And the crockpot recipes are really helpful for daylong activities! This cookbook looks awesome!

September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I'm just starting my conversion over to Paleo, and this would be a fantastic start to my *hopefully* new addiction! I'm not sure if this is open to outside USA, but I'm in Canada. Just a heads up :)

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha A.

I am really attempting to prepare meals on Sunday afternoon/evening and have been looking for recipes. This book sounds like a great fit! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChasity Anderson

Well, if you don't happen to pull my name, I sure am going to pick it up. I already have Paleo Indulgences and it is awesome! Can't wait to see this one and try the recipes!!! Thank you!!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti PK.

I would love to win a copy of this book! It certainly will come in handy during the school year!!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Lenarth

I am new to this Paleo diet and am still learning a lot. Would love this cookbook!!!!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Borzio

I'd love my own copy of this cookbook!!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I would love a copy of this amazing cookbook! Make ahead paleo meals would help so much for my busy schedule!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith Burford

Sounds great! Can't wait for this book to make my life easier.

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I would love one!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Randall

This would be a wonderful cookbook to have. Starting a gluten free phase!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

I'd love a copy of this book.

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Would love to win this cookbook!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie B.

This book sounds amazing, I hope I am the lucky person. Keep up the fantastic work.

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracy C

i would love this cookbook, and your review makes me want it even more!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBA Smith

Hi Lexie! I'm in exactly that same place, not having enough time to get it all done .... this book sounds like an amazing way to overcome that and spend less time in the kitchen, too!

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Bauer

I already ordered a copy earlier today...CAN'T WAIT to get it. I am hoping this cookbook will help me to make this Paleo lifestyle a little easier. If I win I will have a gift to give to my sister for her birthday.

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

Bein a single mom to 5 kids and having many health problems due to poisoning, I'm strongly considering a Paleo lifestyle. At the very least a gluten free one. I love cooking and reading cookbooks so I pray that I can win this one.
Thank you!!

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Akhbari

Lexie, Thank you for a wonderful idea. Taking the electric skillet on a road trip IS brilliant!! We have gone to many restaurants and struggled with what to order. Unless you go to higher-end restaurants or steak houses, the choices are restricted for us paleo peeps. And if I had Tammy's book that would be a winning combination.

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie KL

All these awesome books coming out I can't keep up :) I am so looking forward to get my hands on this book. I work full time and do full time ministry and in order to get healthy I am doing Paleo. This book would help me tremendously!

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracy C

regardless of how this plays out, this book will end up in my hot little hands soon. what an incredible resource! thanks for introducing us!

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I would love to win a copy of this. I recently found out that I am allergic to eggs, miss them terribly, and suspect that I have a gluten allergy. Thank you for this great post.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

Sounds like I great book, hope to win it.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Oh, I can SO relate to that feeling - it's exactly where I've been the past couple months!! I would LOVE to win this cookbook. Thank you!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa T.

Thanks for the chance to win!! This sounds like an awesome book!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn S

I would love to win a copy of this amazing book to add to my new paleo collection!!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeeAnn Manoni

Oh my goodness - I was just having all of these thoughts myself. I've had to go egg and dairy free for my two boys. Working full time makes it challenging. Really need this book!!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristy Armstrong

This sounds like a wonderful help to all who work outside the home and still want home cooked healthy meals that taste wonderful. I'd really welcome having a copy of this cookbook as I ask myself what to have for dinner while driving home from work.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVelda

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook!! So exciting!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly S

I would love to have this cookbook. Going Paleo was not as hard as I expected but I know I do not have enough variety when it comes to my meals......I need some recipes that are easy to follow and do not have a ton of ingredients that I never heard of. I need to add spice and variety to my "way of eating".

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

I would love to win this cookbook!! I'm low income and struggle financially. I have Celiac Disease and struggle to afford Gluten free foods that are not just plain rice. This would be a great addition to my shelf so I could make myself meals and not just my non gluten free family.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori Windau

Oh how I would love to win! I could really use this book right now!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

I love her "Paleo Indulgences" cookbook and would love to add this one to my collection!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterapril

My doctor recommended going gluten free last year. It hasn't been easy. I am trying to find recipes I like and can make for me and my family. I haven't tried the paleo diet. I have read about it among other diets. I agree with so many things about our food and am trying to change the way I eat in general. I enjoy getting your emails along with a couple others. I also would love and be excited to receive a copy of this book

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershannon aballi

Would love to win this book! Thanks!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

This looks great! Especially the "on the road" section.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy Nicol

This book would be a HUGE help to me & I'd love to win a copy - thanks!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene H

This looks like a great resource! And yes, I'm definitely in that boat with you!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy Ewell

Oh my! What a perfect cookbook ~ and perfect timing!
I am gluten intolerant ~ Celiac Sprue ~ I was diagnosed at 9 months old (62 years ago) Yes, you read that correctly! 1951.
I am hoping to share this wonderful cookbook with our daughter who has just taken all three of her young sons (8, 5 & 1) for blood testing and our Naturopathic Doctor shared the results with us this week... ALL three of her boys are gluten intolerant amongst other allergies ~ All citrus! (try finding a child's chewable vitamin that doesn't have citrus!) ALL beans of any type as well! And soy! And almonds! And dairy!
Wow! I thought a lifetime of gluten intolerance was tough enough on its own. We are definitely on a search for fabulous Paleo and Gluten Free recipes... and all the rest! Shaina spends her days researching and preparing meals and appropriate school lunches and cooking for her husband and family of "My Three Sons"
Thank you so much for enabling me to share and help the children.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonni

I am so excited to hear about this book. I have one of her other books and I LOVE it,

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly F.

This sounds like a GREAT book! It's the 4 o'clock what's for dinner time that gets me, too. :-)

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauri

This looks like a great book! I would like a copy.

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob C

Really excited about this beautiful book as we continue down the road of good health through good foods.

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Hi, I would just love a copy of this book....all I do is cook for my family of 5. Thanks so much!

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather L

We usually make a meal plan every week and this book sounds great to help make meal planning easier.

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

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