Wednesday, 5 November 2014

"Mediterranean Paleo Cooking" Book Review, Giveaway and Bonus Recipe!

Lets be honest here. There are so many new books out there on healthy eating that it can be tough to navigate through the amazon lists to figure out which books are actually work buying and which are just going to become dust collectors on your ever growing bookshelf. Sometimes the recipes just don't cut it and fail to excite the inner cook in you. If you are someone pretty familiar with the ins and out of your gas hob and are already capable of preparing some cauli rice to go alongside your curry, some Paleo cookbooks can fail to excite. 

Written by husband and wife team Caitlin Weeks (of and her Algerian husband and chef Nabil Boumar the book clearly illustrates the couple's passion for food which is both healthy AND delicious. With stunning illustrations and enticing recipes such as some delicious tagine recipes, a full section on paleo pasta and pizza recipes and paleo falafels (which I will share the recipe for below as they are awesome!) 

Those of you who know we well know that I am a big fan of Diane Sanfilippo, author of Balanced Bites. Diane actually collaborated on this book too, being a college friend of Caitlin's. You can note her attention to detail in the beautiful photos she has helped to photograph adding her amazing stamp to it. 

This book is DEFINITELY one you should purchase. The recipes are amazing and actually entice you to want to get back in the kitchen and try something new. The photographs are beautiful and make you want to try to recreate the food. 

Recipe: Paleo Falafels with tahini dip

1 medium head cauliflower
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of ground almonds
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon fresh parsley
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 cups coconut oil

Core the cauliflower and cut it into florets. Grate using a food processor
Steam the cauliflower for 5 minutes until cooked but not mushy
Place in a towel and squeeze over the sink until all water is removed
Add to a bowl with the almond flour, eggs and seasonings and mix well. 
Melt the oil in a skillet
Form the cauliflower mixture into a 2 inch ball. Add to pan and fry in the oil for 2/3 minutes on first side until golden brown
Turn and cook on other side until golden brown. 
Drain on kitchen paper and serve. 

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking is available to buy right now on Amazon. Buy it here

The great news is I have a copy of this excellent book to giveaway! 

To enter, simply like and share the post on facebook! 


  1. Yummy. It is looking so delicious and sounds good. I will try it at my home.

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