Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Review: The Paleo Chef

Last October, I tried WHOLE30 eating plan. I was fairly successful at losing weight on the WHOLE30 plan. However, the menu got boring really quickly. I was looking for a book that would give me some ideas. Even though I'm no longer on WHOLE30, I still like to make WHOLE30 recipes. I decided to get The Paleo Chef because the principles are fairly close to WHOLE30.

The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans is absolutely beautifully put together. There are pictures for every recipe. However, I was very disappointed by the actual recipes. They required too many ingredients I don't have in the house. I don't foresee myself making many of the recipes because of the ingredients list. I will do some substitutions here and there, but if I had seen the recipes for the book prior, I would not have purchased this book.

If you enjoy using unique ingredients and are looking to expand your paleo menu, this might be the book for you... but for our family, this cookbook was not what our taste buds were looking for.

I received this book for review from Blogging For Books.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review: The Dawn of Christmas

I didn't realize I had already read this The Dawn of Christmas in the 3 book compilation of Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall. As I started reading it, I thought the story line sounded sooo familiar. And long and behold, I already read it! 

Here is the review of The Dawn of Christmas.

The Dawn of Christmas is the story of Sadie and Levi. Levi's former sister-in-law left his brother and nephew. His focus is on helping his brother raise his nephew, his job of toy making and training horses. Sadie, heart broken from the deception of her ex-fiance, she focuses on making soaps and raising money for mission trips. When Sadie saves Levi after being thrown from a horse, they decide to pretend to court to stop the pressuring from their family. As Sadie's ex-fiance ends up being Levi's business partner, trouble stirs. 

I absolutely loved the book and would recommend it for women of all ages!