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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