Hi all! I'm new to the site. I'm looking for some recommendations for great Paleo cookbooks or blogs for foodies. I'm a pretty decent cook so I'm up for any level. I live in NYC so I've got pretty good access to everything. But, I don't have any access to a grill or any outdoor space. (no smoke houses on balconies, I guess they frown upon that here...)
So are there any paleo-gourmands out there? Any great recipe books or sites I should check out?
There's always http://Chowstalker.com for your food porn needs. All paleo, maybe the photography is not up to snuff when compared to other food porn sites, but the focus is on the food more than the images there. Not to say there aren't good images on Chowstalker...
And a little self-promotion from me, too: www.JansSushiBar.com - I was a food blogger before I discovered paleo, but just about everything I've posted in the last 20 months has been paleo/primal friendly. :)
The book on food that I get the most use out of, edging out Nourishing Traditions, is The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.
It's unlike any other book I've seen, but I use it all the time. It's completely awesome.
It's basically just a bunch of lists of what flavors go with each other. So under bacon, it will list all the foods that go well with bacon. And under almonds, it will list all the foods that go well with almonds, etc.
It makes it very easy to experiment with your own food combinations. Just find a bunch of foods that all go well with each other, and make up your own recipes.
So for example, let's say I want to cook some lamb chops tonight. I'll look up lamb, and there will be a long list of flavors that go well with lamb -- including chocolate. Hmm, that looks interesting. So then I'll look at the chocolate list, and find something that's also on the lamb list (so that all three will go well together). Lemon. Same thing, now looking for something that's on all three lists. Pistachios. One more time. Honey.
So I marinated the lamb chops in lemon juice, then made a coating out of chocolate shavings, lemon zest, honey, and finely chopped pistachios. I coated the lamb in that mixture, broiled it, and . . . OMG, it was so delicious!
Using the same process, again making lamb, but starting with anchovies instead of chocolate, I made lamb with a sauce containing diced anchovies, mustard, chopped parsley, minced garlic, chopped capers and butter. I heated all the ingredients in a saucepan and applied it to the lamb after cooking it . . . OMG, so delicious again!
The potential combinations are endless. Be as creative as you want. As long as you stick to ingredients that all work well together, you're pretty much guaranteed to end up with a splendid finished product, no matter how complicated (or simple) you make it.
TheFoodee.com is a great site for tasty food and tasty food photography.
Whenever I managed to take a good food pic I always submit it to them :) http://www.thefoodee.com/source/?site=http://www.fitnessinanevolutionarydirection.com
http://www.primal-palate.com/ - this one to me is like food porn :) I've made dozens of these recipes and they all turn out amazing!!
http://www.inerikaskitchen.com/ - not paleo per-se, but good recipes that can be paleo-tweaked
http://www.elanaspantry.com/ - yum, yum, yum
http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/ - buy the cookbook - it's awesome too
Jennifer McLagan's books (Fat, Bones and OddBits) are awesome!
Rotis, Roasts for Every Day of the Week by Stephane Reynaud - simple instructions and beautiful photos for roasting just about anything from fish, lamb, beef, duck, pork, rabbit, chicken, marrow, boar, and more! Plus a bunch of tasty sides that are pretty paleo such as Pumpkin with Chestnuts, Slow-Cooked Porcino Mushrooms, Autumn Fruit and Vegetables, Basque Vegetable Stew, and "Saute of Forgotten Vegetables" staring parsnips, rutabagas, and jerusalem artichokes!
A little self promotion, I have a blog www.fitnesswithspice.com
I take recipes and pictures for inspiration and put a spin on it, or add my own flavor. I try to keep my recipes simple so anyone can do it.