Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Eat Like A Dinosaur
While at Paleo FX last week, I snagged a copy of Eat Like A Dinosaur for my offspring. Well, okay it was for me as I have a very unnatural obsession with cookbooks. I buy them, borrow them, flip through them a hundred times but rarely USE them. I just like to collect them. This time was different. I flipped through this book and one of the things that caught my eye was the little hand prints (like the ones my kiddos leave everywhere) in the instructions section. I love that these hand prints denote the steps that the littles can help with -- super cute idea. I also really like the post-it notes (another unnatural obsession of mine) on the picture pages. Helps with identifying the temp to preheat the oven or any special tools that I might need. I also like that there's a post-it on every recipe for notes. The book is also broken up into color coded sections, making it really easy to flip to the stuff you need. I love that there is a 'Snacks' section because many of us struggle with snacks for the kids. There's also a word on packing lunches with great tips and a fun 'Projects' section. Ohhh and let's not forget the 'Dips/sauces' section because the girl-child is going through a must-dip-everything-in-something phase and my bbq sauce was getting old quick!
Now - on to the best part - the recipes!
The recipes were easy to read, easy to follow, and best of all - tasted GREAT. I tried the Halupki Casserole - mainly because it came with a cool family story and because i had never heard of it. I wanted to try something that I had never had before so that I could give it a fair shake. Had i made something that I already had a recipe for or had already tweaked into my own creation, i would have been biased (yes, hard to believe i know). Anyway, loved this recipe and so did the fam. Anything with only FIVE steps rocks in my book! I also love the fact that it is totally freezable making it perfect for my OAMC super-cook fests!
I really like this book and will recommend it to all you Paleo parents out there. It does have a couple sweet treats that contain unrefined sugar *gasp* but like the author says, just replace it with your sweetener of choice. Great book with tips on transitioning, stories and a cute illustrated section to read with the kids. Loved it!