The Primal Blueprint Cookbook: Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free (Primal Blueprint Series)

The popularity of the low carb/paleo/Primal way of eating has exploded, as people discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets and flawed conventional wisdom that lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts.

The dream of eating satisfying meals-even on a budget-controlling weight and feeling great has now become a reality. As you build momentum for Primal eating, you'll find that you won't even miss the bland, boring, low-fat foods that previously were the central focus of your diet. How can you argue with a menu that includes Roasted Leg of Lamb with Herbs and Garlic, Salmon Chowder with Coconut Milk, Tomatoes Stuffed with Ground Bison and Eggs, and Baked Chocolate Custard?

This isn't a crash course diet. These and the other Primal recipes provide the foundation for a lifetime of delicious, healthy eating, high energy and protection from common health problems that arise from eating the SAD (Standard American Diet).

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By Heather (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · September 18, 2011
I don't really need more meat recipes so I'm not sure why I picked this up at the library. I was hoping for some new grain-free, dairy-free ones...and this has a lot, but they are mostly meat-based. Like big hunks of meat-based. Which is fine. We eat meat. A lot. Maybe too much which is why I'm l... ...more
By Rachel (Brighton, MA) · ★★★☆☆ · February 21, 2011
More like 3.5 stars. In terms of the actual meals some of recipes are a little bland... and a lot of common sense. I mean really, I just paid for a cookbook that tells me how to cook a steak and make bacon in the oven? REALLY?! Once you get past that though, you get to the more valuable recipes,... ...more
By Viola (Chicago, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · January 26, 2014
Basically, it's pretty basic. Most of the recipes are variations of "cook protein and vegetable together with some seasoning." Well...yeah. There are some interesting ideas towards the end but I don't think it's worth the price. If you're online reading this, you're better off just googling some... ...more
By Sarah Whitney (The United States) · ★★★★★ · April 16, 2011
Love this cookbook! So delicious. So practical. So healthy. I've got it out in my kitchen all the time... there are often splotches and splashes on the pages... signs of much use and love :)

I just saw a follow-up was released this year (2011) called Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals which I... ...more
By Debby (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · March 23, 2012
This essentially "return to basics" eating plan is worth checking out if you're really interested in how the clarion call of the "eat more whole grain and low fat" diet/health industry has not worked. Take a look at the people around you! We are, as a nation, fatter and sicker than ever; sufferin... ...more
By Sarah (Lynnwood, WA) · ★★★☆☆ · May 10, 2011
This book has a lot of pictures, but they're the sort that my students would take of their senior projects. So don't expect to be impressed with the visuals. It does however have a lot of recipes, lovely glossy pages, and a nice solid cover. These recipes have a lot of meat. A lot. Of meat. Meat.... ...more
By Dp (New York, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · January 02, 2015
Very similar to the Paleo Solution but less restrictive. I would recommend reading the Paleo Solution and then look up his website, ...more
By Martha · ★★★★☆ · October 19, 2014
I love these recipes and the concept behind it. I just had to take off one star because there are very few dishes that I can prepare everyday. A lot of these, especially the ones I like takes effort to prepare so it's kinda hard to follow for a daily diet.

Just got this eBook but I've already trie... ...more
By Pete (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · March 20, 2013
Got this and the Primal Blueprint at the same time. The recipes here mesh with what we're doing already, so most everything sounded appealing.

The blessing and curse of a Primal cookbook is that the Primal diet is pretty simple, so every dish tends to be "get meat, get veges, cook, eat". :D There... ...more