Synopses & Reviews
Blogger and cookbook author Le serves up sweet options and a handful of savory ones for home bakers minus the refined sugar and grains found in typical baked goods and desserts. The book includes full page color photos of such dishes as dark chocolate cashew butter cups dusted with crushed pistachios; a decadent layered chocolate cake generously frosted in buttercream; and soft pretzels drizzled with garlic and onion–infused ghee and sprinkled with sea salt. Most of the recipes rely on nuts and nut flours; coconut oil milk and flour; maple syrup and raw honey; arrowroot flour; and citrus and chocolate flavors. The author happily promotes and encourages all things paleo but she’s never preachy; she even divulges her former love of Domino’s cheesy breadsticks and offers her own tempting version made with a cauliflower crust. More information on paleo eating and ingredients would be helpful but this title excels in enticing both die hards and newbies. Directions are clear and concise and helpful sidebar notes lend tips on specific brand suggestions and techniques. This well designed book may just be the perfect holiday gift for a modern cave dweller. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."