Our new book Mediterranean Paleo Cooking comes out on tuesday and we are so excited because two years of hard work is finally coming to fruition. Nabil and I took two trips to North Africa to do research and most importantly to eat! We spent weeks with Diane in New Jersey cooking for the photo shoots. I spent hours and hours editing the book between the months of March and August.
The modifications have been really popular and rightly so! Are you curious as to how many recipes in Mediterranean Paleo Cooking will fit your particular nutrition plan either as-written or with simple, noted modifications? Here are the deets:
Nut-free: 152 recipes
Egg-Free: 129 recipes
SCD/GAPS: 159 recipes
Lower Carb: 158 recipes
I’m very excited because there has been a lot of buzz on Instagram, people are really loving our book! The best part is that other bloggers have shared their reviews, recipes and giveaways. We are blown away by all the love that Mediterranean Paleo Cooking has received so far!
Check out the reviews from my blogger buddies below. In addition to the reviews you will find giveaways and recipe previews, don’t miss out!
Brittany Angell: Brittany shares my Peppers and Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb (Lamb Dolmas)
“Once you begin to flip through it you will see easy to follow pasta making tutorials (yes pasta!), meal plans for different dietary goals and restrictions, and every recipe comes with a guide on how to make each recipe nut free, egg free, low FODMAP, AIP friendly, SCD/GAPS compliant, and low carb. ”
Primal Palate: ” There are so many new flavors and unique recipes in this book, you will definitely not be let down. Caitlin and Nabil have given you a wide variety of meals to make for your family – so get cooking!”
Paleo Parents: shares my Fig and Ginger Chicken Tajine
“It is wonderful for people who may have been Paleo for a while and are bored with the same old thing because it incorporates new flavors to wake up your palate such as cinnamon, cumin, ginger, turmeric, garlic and fresh herbs like mint and cilantro. But don’t worry, the recipes are easy to follow even for a novice cook, with easy to find ingredients that you probably already have at home.”
Nom Nom Paleo: “Caitlin Weeks and Chef Nabil Boumrar, a delightful couple from San Francisco, have achieved the near-impossible (or at least improbable): they’ve created tantalizing recipes for all sorts of dishes I thought I’d never eat again when I started Paleo. Falafel? Pita bread? Ravioli? Check, check, and check.”
Against All Grain: shares my Fig Brownie Recipe
“I just received my review copy of this book the other night and it is packed with recipes and full of vibrant, colorful foods. They provide special bonuses on the page like the Chef Tips and Nutritionist Tips and substitution advice if you have allergies to some of the ingredients.”
The Paleo Mom: My first impression of the book was that it is heavy. Clocking it at 432 pages, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking is packed with info. In the beginning pages, Caitlin and Nabil walk you through regional flavors and culture, Paleo foods, where to find and how to use high-quality foods and specialty ingredients, and helpful cooking equipment.
Spunky Coconut: Shares my Braised Beef, Artichokes, and Peas Recipe
“I have been REALLY looking forward to this book! And it did not disappoint! I want to FRAME the photographs in this book and make a collage of them on the wall in my kitchen. Seriously. They sing to me.”
Colorful Eats : shares my Autoimmune-friendly Banana Pancake Recipe
“It really captures the joy of family, heritage and the European culture of cooking. I love the section of the book that talks about the importance of a slower paced life and connecting over food around the family table—something that is so important to a healthy lifestyle!”
Healy Eats Real : shares my Paleo Pizza & No-Mato Sauce Recipe
“Caitlin Weeks and Diane Sanfilippo have done an incredible job of testing substitutions for almost every recipe for those with special diets. Most of the recipes contain tested substitutions for low-FODMAP, Autoimmune Paleo, GAPS, Egg-free, Nut-free, Low-carb.”
A Girl Worth Saving: shares my AIP Pizza Crust recipe
“I’m going to say buy this book today! Seriously, you’re going to get over 150 recipes, two 30-day meal plans and a helpful shopping list.”
Me Gusta Mantequilla: Is hosting a Giveaway which ends November 4, 2014
“…a Paleo cookbook will be coming out that will infuse your grain-free kitchen with even more eclectic flavors. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking is one of the most beautiful cookbooks I have seen. The photography is exciting and enticing as it moves through the various coastal dishes from the region.”
Holistically Engineered: shares my Crème Caramel Recipe
“Caitlin, a Nutrition Consultant, teamed up with her husband Nabil, who is a chef to create delicious, paleo versions of the foods Nabil grew up with from the Mediterranean region. There are over 150 fresh coastal recipes that can easily fit into your everyday low carb and/or paleo life.”
Veggie Staples: “Even though I’m not a meat eater, this book gives you a little of everything – and I made the Chicken Tajine for my husband last night, and he is such a picky eater – he loved it!”
Cinnamon Eats: “Every picture, every word, every last detail is just so well done and I can’t even imagine how much time and energy went into the making and creation of this book but suffice to say that all of those involved should be extremely proud.”
Gutsy By Nature: shares my Mediterranean Paleo Crab Cakes Recipe
“Every now and then, a cookbook comes along that changes everything you think you know about its particular niche. It presents something in a totally new way or it opens doors of a cuisine to a new audience. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by popular blogger Caitlin Weeks, her chef husband Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo does both.”
The Kitchen Rag: Diana shares my Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe and is hosting a Giveaway which ends November 19, 2014
“Nabil’s family stories and professional cooking tips balance with Caitlin and Diane’s nutrition tips to create a very engaging read. I spent several hours reading through it like a regular book!”
Primally Inspired : Kelly shares my Stuffed Cabbage Recipe
“First of all, it’s absolutely gorgeous. I just love the photography, the beautiful layout with all those little Mediterranean details and the flavorful, but easy recipes. Swoon.”
Real Food with Dana: “I know I already mentioned this, but the cookbook is a work of art. The food photography is straight up food porn and you’ll have to watch yourself not to literally drool on the pages.”
Predominantly Paleo: shares my Cinnamon Spice Pancakes Recipe
“…And when I say beauty, I mean GORGEOUS book. There are over 150 Mediterranean recipes in here including homemade pasta and pizza that look to die for.”
On Diet and Health: “the pictures and recipe ingredients sent me on a travel excursion to North African where I could literally smell the spices and taste the tang of the Tajines in my mouth.”
Life Made Full: shares my Chocolate Pot de Crème Recipe and is hosting a Giveaway which ends November 5, 2014
“I can’t say enough about this book. The photos? Gorgeous. The recipes? Fantastic. The resources? Phenomenal. It is probably one of the most thorough, beautiful cookbooks I’ve ever seen.”
Beauty and the Foodie: is hosting a Giveaway which ends November 29, 2014
“I was very impressed with the delicious recipes, beautiful photos, the menus, shopping lists, and meal plans. If you are on, or considering the paleo diet, then you will be very pleased with the recipes with step by step guide.”
Real Food Forager: shares my No-Mato Sauce Recipe and is hosting a Giveaway which ends November 4, 2014
“The recipes contain Chef’s Tips from Nabil and Nutritionists Tips from Caitlin! These are really helpful and interesting!”
Wellness and Workouts: “Here is a book that will make you feel sorry for those who don’t eat a Paleo or GAPS type diet! Page after page of mouth-watering looking photos that make me just about swoon–that is what this book offers!”
Rubies & Radishes: Arsy shares my Paleo Cilantro Crackers Recipe
“This book is just stunning! The photography is brilliant and the recipes are delicious and innovative. Of course, I love the Mediterranean flair. There are so many recipes similar to the ones I grew up with in this book. “
The Nourished Caveman is hosting a Giveaway which ends November 5, 2014
” This beautifully done cookbook has authentic Mediterranean recipes that are paleo and AIP friendly, bringing you all the flavors you look for.”
Peace Love and Low Carb: Shares my Top Sirloin with Mushroom Reduction Sauce and hosts a giveaway that will end November 9th, head on over to check out the recipe and enter the giveaway!
Ashley from My Heart Beets Shares the Beef Stuffed Cabbage Dolmas here which are infused with cinnamon goodness!
Paleo Foodie Kitchen: Shares my Strawberry Coffee Cake
“The Mediterranean Paleo Cooking cookbook is like a dream come true for me. Finally, healthy Paleo recipes such as Fig and Ginger Chicken Tajine, Harissa-Spiced Chicken Wings, Baba Ghanoush, Falafel and Moussaka just to name a few.”
Holistic Squid: Shares my Chocolate Tahini Truffles and hosts a Giveaway which ends November 10, 2014
Mind Body Oasis: Shares my Zesty Crab Cakes with Aioli
“One of the things that I really love about this book, is all the great information about the Mediterranean region. It talks about the slower pace of life, the strong family connections, eating seasonally, and nose to tail eating which involves using every part of an animal.”
Grok Grub: Rachel shares my Paleo Pizza Crust
“This is an amazingly beautiful, thorough cookbook with over 150 Mediterranean-influenced recipes that work within the Paleo nutritional template.”
Real Food Kosher: Shares my Fig & Ginger Chicken Tajine
“You need to try this Fig and Ginger Chicken Tajine from one of my favorite new cookbooks of this year, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by Caitlin Weeks, NC, Chef Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo.”
Paleo Kitchen Lab: Shares my Crab Cakes
“This cookbook is a collaboration between Chef Boumrar, his nutritionist wife Caitlin Weeks (also known as the Grass fed girl) and Paleo powerhouse Diane Sanfilippo, who’s responsible for the beautiful photography in the book. It’s the perfect combination of skills to produce a cookbook that is healthy, authentic and beautiful.”
Paleo Magazine: “This book is a wonderful tool for anyone currently on a Paleo diet. With its unique and wonderful recipes it is a source of new recipes, meal plans and fresh tastes for meal and every occasion. It is designed with basic information such as stocking your kitchen, and includes meal plans and shopping guides.”
Sustainable Dish: Diana shares my Spinach-Stuffed Calamari and Cioppino and is hosting a giveaway which ends November 26th, 2014
“If you’re not a seafood fan, no problem. There are tons of pizza recipes, soups, chicken, red meat, and some really easy vegetable sides included in the book. This is really a book that I can eat out of – which is something I can’t say about many cookbooks.”
Wise Roots Nutrition: Carla shares my Cilantro Pumpkin Soup
“I recently received a copy of the cookbook to review, and have been incredibly impressed. Not that I wasn’t expecting it to be great, but the presentation is stunning! The book itself is HEAVY, in the best way possible. Filled with beautifully photographed food makes every page visually pleasing and sparks a desire to get into the kitchen to recreate these amazing dishes.”
Real Food Outlaws: Sarah shares my Flourless Chocolate Cake
“Some of the best features of Mediterranean Paleo are the over 150 Paleo-inspired recipes that were inspired by Chef Nabil’s family in Algeria. The dishes are full of the flavors of the Mediterranean coast and use spices and fresh herbs plentifully throughout.”
Oh Lardy: shares Nacera’s Lemon Ginger Chicken Tajine
“This book is way more than your average cookbook. It is a guide, a roadmap to health. The book delves into keys to maintaining health (there is more to health than food), the health benefits of eating Paleo, the wisdom of Dr. Weston A. Price, information on Autoimmune Paleo protocol, FODMAPS, GAPS and more. ”
Pure and Simple Nourishment: shares my Cinnamon Spice Pancakes (SCD/GAPS)
“I really appreciate that every recipe is labelled, letting you know which diet it is safe for. And they didn’t just tailor the recipes to a few special diets. All of the recipes fall into one of the following categories: SCD, low FODMAPS, AIP, Nut- free, Egg-free and low carb.I’ve also been busy on a number of different podcasts.”
Don’t Mess With Mama : shares my Best Paleo Brownies
I’m most impressed at the breadth of recipes in Mediterranean Paleo Cooking – there’s everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, appetizers, soups and salads, Mediterranean basics, much more.”
“This book would make an amazing resource for anyone wanting to explore new flavors & expand their family’s palate for adventurous, comforting & nutrient dense foods. Be prepared to be introduced to new dishes, new spices & new flavor combinations as well as expert cooking methods perfected by Chef Nabil.”
The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute: shares my Ginger Chicken Tajine
“First of all, this cookbook is beautiful. It is easy to follow, and the recipes are delicious. I tested the Fig and Ginger Chicken Tajine on my family.The verdict? It was delicious. The figs added enough sweetness for my kids to enjoy it, and it was easy to prepare and clean up using my trusty Le Creuset dutch oven.”
Spinach Tiger: Reviews Mediterranean Paleo Cooking and shares my Chicken and Olives Recipe
“THE RECIPES IN MEDITERRANEAN PALEO COOKING COOKBOOK ARE BEAUTIFUL, NUTRITION DENSE AND AROMATIC, ENCOMPASSING MANY NORTH AFRICAN CULINARY TRADITIONS”
Here are some of the podcast, listen in! We discuss everything from the book of course to modifications and life in general.
Balanced Bites Podcast – LISTEN HERE
Born Primal Podcast with Kendall Kendrick – LISTEN HERE
Get Better Wellness with Erin Chamerlik – LISTEN HERE
Dr. Lo Radio Show with Dr. Lauren “Lo” Noel – LISTEN HERE
Beyond Wellness Radio with Dr. Justin – LISTEN HERE
Primal Diet Modern Health with Beverly Meyer – LISTEN HERE
There are more podcasts on the schedule, stayed tuned!
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Congratulations. I live in Nashville and often blog Paleo recipes. Can’t wait to try your recipes. I do Paleo eating for most meals and always looking for inspiration.
Debra Huewe says
I received my book yesterday (Tuesday) and I cooked the Cumin meatball and sauce with spaghetti squash! it was so delish!!!!!!! Both my husband and I enjoyed it so very much!The book is beautiful and heavy. congratulations on a job well done.
Hollie johnson says
I have had Crohn’s disease for almost 20 years. Although I have had my ups and downs, I kept a positive attitude and rolled with punches. Until now. Following my 40th birthday, one thing after another started going wrong with my body. A broken foot took 6 months to heal, a painful rotator cuff injury, Sacroiliac joint disjunction. I had had been slowly packing on the pounds through my 30’s and now, at 42, it has caught up to me. I look at my beautiful 6 and 8 year old daughters and realize I don’t want to be sick anymore. I want to be around to be a good mom, educator, wife and friend. I want to have energy to keep up! I am tired of the inflammation in my body! So, I bought your book. This is my first step to change. Wish me luck!
Yvonne H says
I was so excited to see the Mediterranean Paleo Cooking! I pre-ordered it from Amazon, and then forgot that I had ordered it, so it was a pleasant surprise to find in the mail. I so appreciate all the effort that all the paleo cooks and bloggers out there have put into formulating recipes. I love to cook all varieties of food, and was especially good at baking, and it was quite a struggle for me when I found that I had issues with all the standard baking ingredients (wheat, gluten, sugar).
I was thrilled to see the pita pocket recipe, and it was the first recipe that I tried from your cookbook. Alas, it did not turn out very well for me. I could only get four small pockets out of the recipe, and they turned out much thinner looking than in your picture. I double checked my ingredients list and am positive that I put in the correct amounts. They did not seem to puff up much: as I said, they seem thinner than in the photo in your book, and that was with four pitas instead of six. I am at a higher elevation – do you think I might need to make adjustments?
Thank you for your time,
Caitlin Weeks says
Thanks so much for ordering my book. We really appreciate it. Make sure to mix the oil with the eggs before hand. I do think the altitude is a factor in thickness. They should be pretty small like the size of your palm. Also try the cashew ones, they are a little more puffy. Hope you give some of the other recipes a whirl.
I love love love this book and its recipes! I can not wait to get my review up on the blog and start sharing the wealth with one lucky reader! 😀 You rock! Thanks so much for an awesome book!