When it comes to diet, there’s a lot of conflicting information about starches and carbohydrates. Some will tell you that every bite of starchy foods will shave years off your life, while the USDA recommends a daily intake of 45-65% carbs. I believe that the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and individual tolerance varies by person. The Safe Starch Cookbook is an easy tool to create a balanced meal that can help you on your health journey.
This is a very personal book for me. After suffering from a rare autoimmune disease for five years, changing my diet to a Paleo-minded approach in late 2010 had a huge positive effect on my symptoms. But just as I started to feel normal again, things got worse; I felt tired, lethargic, and weaker than before. I began to suspect that I needed to tweak the low-carb Paleo diet I was eating. After reintroducing a moderate amount of white rice and potatoes, I had finally found the right formula to feel great, maintain a healthy weight, and overcome cravings.
2010 vs 2011
Along with compiling over 60 of my favorite carbohydrate-focused recipes, I used the eBook as an opportunity to put together all of my thoughts concerning this grossly misunderstood macronutrient. Rather than create a big, indulgent carb-fest, I designed The Safe Starch Cookbook to teach you about the judicious use of starch to increase meal satisfaction and balance your diet. In this eBook, I discuss:
The recipes are divided into four main categories: rice, potatoes, noodles, and other starches (starch flours and starchy vegetables). The recipes include updated versions of dishes first shared on this website, plus many dishes exclusive to this eBook, like Bone Marrow Risotto, Shrimp Étouffée, and Corned Beef Hash (trust me, they’re awesome).
The Safe Starch Cookbook is an interactive PDF, and will work on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Please note that you will need a PDF reader to view the eBook, which is integrated natively into most modern devices. If you want to test it yourself, here is a PDF sample recipe for Bangers and Kale Mash.
I built the whole book from scratch, and I’m really proud of it; I designed it to be awesome no matter how you read it. For example, its native dimensions are optimized for the iPad, but will work on any other device just fine; and when using Adobe Reader on your home computer, the recipes will display as a beautiful two-page spread, like this:
I’m selling The Safe Starch Cookbook for $10, and you will get the download link emailed to you immediately after buying the eBook.
So altogether, The Safe Starch Cookbook includes:
Not bad for $10, right? I think it’s pretty reasonable.
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