I started reading this book and finished it back in May but I just haven’t had the headspace to do in-depth reviews on books. It’s all I can do to even read a book right now during COVID. The next few book reviews aren’t going to be much but I’m at least documenting that I read it.
First of all, this is a beautiful book. . . . . . from the binding, the paper used, food photography, fonts, and graphic design. . . . . I just loved holding it in my hand and reading it.
But, it’s not just a cookbook but also a guide to growing food and the paleo lifestyle. As the subtitle states it is a “complete guide to growing your own healthy food” and “over 100 delicious, gluten-free, farm-to-table recipes.”
At the bottom of each recipe, there is a small chart that lets you know whether the recipe is Whole30, Nut-free, Egg-free, or AIP which I really appreciate. What was missing from it for me is that I would have liked to be able to search all the Whole30 recipes, or all the nut-free recipes, etc. There is no way to do that other than look at the chart at the bottom of each recipe.
Seasonal, gluten-free, farm-to-table eating never tasted so good. On her farm in Massachusetts, nutritionist Diana Rodgers has found a way back to a healthy, active lifestyle with a focus on nutritious and delicious eating, raising animals, growing vegetables, and balancing work and play.
Anyone can have the same healthy, balanced lifestyle and a closer connection to their food–whether you live in a house in the suburbs, a farmhouse in the countryside, or an apartment in the city. The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook shows you how.
With over 100 seasonal Paleo recipes, guides to growing your own food and raising animals, and inspiring how-tos for crafts and entertaining, The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook is a guide not just for better eating, but for better living–and a better world.
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living on a working organic farm in New England.
She runs an active nutrition practice where she helps people with weight, metabolic, and intestinal issues recover their health through diet and lifestyle. She’s also an author, host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, and the mom of two active kids. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues. She’s also working on a new book and film project, Sacred Cow, exploring the important role of animals in our food system.
Diana is the Consulting Dietitian to several gyms and also to: Nom Nom Paleo, Whole30, Robb Wolf, Savory Institute, The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and is a board member of Animal Welfare Approved, Chris Kresser’s Adapt Health Coach Training Program, and Mark Sisson’s Primal Health Coach Program. She contributes regularly to several blogs and her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine, Mother Earth News, and MindBodyGreen.
Learn more about Diana’s new film project here.