My second cookbook is called Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites without the Junk.
I’ve found that one of the most difficult food habits to break is avoiding the convenience and affordability of takeout and fast foods. It doesn’t make sense – these items are most definitely some of the worst foods you can eat, yet I still get cravings for them from time to time. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and write a book that replaces these tastes using wholesome, Paleo-friendly, and natural ingredients.
Chapter 1: Chinese Kitchen
There are more Chinese restaurants in the United States than all of the McDonald’s, Burger Kings, Wendy’s, Domino’s, and Pizza Huts combined – over 41,000 in total. In essence, Asian recipes have a larger share of the American palate than any other cuisine. And after receiving a lot of great feedback from my Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe last year, I knew I was onto something: other people still have a distinct craving for the takeout flavors we all grew up with. So I spent nearly a year developing recipes to replace those comforting tastes using healthy ingredients, and I’m really happy with the results.
Originally conceived of as an eBook, I received so much support for the concept that I decided to release it as a print book. I expanded the scope to include American, Indian, Mexican, Italian, and Greek cuisines to complement the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian flavors that I had already developed. The book features over 200 recipes, all focused on your favorite dishes!
Chapter 2: Japanese and Korean Favorites
I think you’re going to flip out over these recipes. These pictures are just a taste of what you’ll find. Everything’s here: Hot and Sour Soup, Honey Sesame Chicken, Chow Mein, Egg Foo Young, Orange Chicken, Tonkatsu, Okonomiyaki, Tempura, Bulgogi, Pad Thai, Bún Cha, and those are just some of the Asian-styled recipes. The American dishes will run the gamut of what you’d expect from restaurant and fast food dishes: pizza, wings, burgers, and more, all recreated with my signature attention to detail.
I designed the book with a weeknight-meal approach; after all, these dishes should be easy to make, just like how easy (and tempting) it is to get takeout. Nearly every dish can be made in under an hour, and many can be made in just 30 minutes.
Chapter 3: Southeast Asia and Beyond
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Chapter 4: American Classics
Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk is available in all major bookstores, Costco stores, and online. Here are links to order the book: