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#1 HealthyinOK

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

What are some cookbooks that have recipes that are Whole 30 approved?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Well fed by Melissa joulwan is a great one

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

Well Fed and Paleo Comfort Foods are the two best, in my opinion. I think there is only one recipe in Well Fed that is not Whole30 approved. Paleo Comfort Foods has more but many that are OK!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

I actually recently bought the joy of cooking. There are obviously a ton of non compliant foods but it does teach a number of basic cooking methods for meats and has some easy sauces too. There's a recipe for cooking lamb on the stove and making a sauce by sauteeing leeks and deglazing the pan with broth and orange juice. If you want a basic how to guide with less focus on recipes it's good to have on hand. Well Fed is hands down my favorite whole30/paleo cookbook so far. I make the pad thai, mayo (but with avocado oil), and char siu all the time.
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Check out my recipe blog below. Many are Whole30 compliant or easily adapted. All are delicious.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Love your blog Johnny!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

thank you :)
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Check out my recipe blog below. Many are Whole30 compliant or easily adapted. All are delicious.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

Well Fed is amazing! The instructions are very simple and fun to read. I also like the Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Cookbook--just make sure to check the ingredients for each recipe to make sure it is W30-compliant or can be tweaked accordingly. One of my all-time favorite cookbooks is Amanda Hesser's The Essential New York Times Cooking which, similar to Joy of Cooking which Johnny mentioned, has a lot of non-compliant recipes but offers wonderful stories, instructions on how to cook different cuts and types of meat, and so on.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

I have found French cookbooks actually have a lot of great recipes that fit the guidelines.

#9 Andrea D.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

Well Fed, Everyday Paleo, Make it Paleo, Paleo Comfort Foods, The Paleo Recipe Book...these are my favorites...with Well Fed currently being the most used in my kitchen.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

There is one dessert in Well Fed that isn't Whole 30...Is it the one with the honey? I think that is the only one I saw that was questionable...

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:23 AM

It starts With Food has a solid food map to give you a huge head start. Melissa J created it :)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:25 AM

I take a lot of Clean Eating Magazine recipes and filter out the grains and sweeteners, leaving some delicious meat recipes.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

I just started, but I love Well Fed! Not only are the recipes great, but her idea of "hot plates" really made sense to me. It makes it so much easier to have good food ready and available to make meals throughout the week.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for all the endorsements for Well Fed, friends! I really appreciate it.

The one recipe in the book that's not Whole30 approved is the Peach Crisp. Although all of the ingredients are Whole30-safe, the spirit of the dessert is not in line with the guidelines of not eating foods that mimic non-Whole30 foods during the 30 days. It's a great dessert for AFTER a Whole30, but not during.

Just to clarify, none of the recipes in Well Fed contain honey or any other added sweeteners. If something needs a touch of sweetness, that was accomplished with tomato paste or, in the case of the Peach Crisp, dried dates

If you don't have it already, you can download a 30-page sample of Well Fed that includes recipes and some of the Hot Plate info that bets55429 mentioned. Help yourself right here: http://www.theclothe...-ebook-sampler/

Happy cooking and eating!
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

The Flavor Bible is one of my favorite resources. It is not a cookbook with recipes, but it has really helped me discover new flavor and texture combinations, giving me creative fulfillment, inspiration, and even greater enjoyment of food.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for all the endorsements for Well Fed, friends! I really appreciate it.

The one recipe in the book that's not Whole30 approved is the Peach Crisp. Although all of the ingredients are Whole30-safe, the spirit of the dessert is not in line with the guidelines of not eating foods that mimic non-Whole30 foods during the 30 days. It's a great dessert for AFTER a Whole30, but not during.

Just to clarify, none of the recipes in Well Fed contain honey or any other added sweeteners. If something needs a touch of sweetness, that was accomplished with tomato paste or, in the case of the Peach Crisp, dried dates

If you don't have it already, you can download a 30-page sample of Well Fed that includes recipes and some of the Hot Plate info that bets55429 mentioned. Help yourself right here: http://www.theclothe...-ebook-sampler/

Happy cooking and eating!
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Great Cookbook Melissa! My wife and I are on a mission to get healthy after years of self-abuse. Your cookbook is a godsend! We are going to try the blueberry desert tonight!

Thank you!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

I like Well-Fed a lot. I've used several recipes that came out great.

I love NomNom Paleo's recipes. (online.)

I also like Paleo Comfort Foods and The Food Lovers Make It Paleo cookbooks.

I'm about to bring all three cookbooks to Office Depot to have them spiral-bound to make them more user-friendly.
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#18 TheRealAndra

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

I just posted a review of the Make it Paleo cookbook on my blog. It's a huge book with tons of recipes, most of which are Whole 30/clean paleo by nature or can be tweaked very slightly if needed. Other than the treats and cheats section, I'd give it a thumbs up for a delicious whole 30.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

Another recommendation for Well Fed. I can't wait for Well Fed 2!

I also love Nom Nom Paleo's iPad add which has a Whole 30 section with over 100 recipes (if you buy all the packs - which is stil cheaper than most paleo cookbooks) and photos for each step in each recipe, which is really handy if you're only just learning to love the kitchen.

As others have mentioned, lots of great recipes on both their websites too.




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