When I was done writing the Ditch the Wheat cookbook I thought oh sh** now I have to get word out about my book!!! I was burned out! I’m still burned out and saving my pennies for a vacation. It’s scary to think you’ve spent so much time on a project and now you could have the greatest cookbook but if people are not aware of it, it’ll sit in a warehouse unsold.
I am so grateful for all my friends who posted reviews for the cookbook. I didn’t even have to gently bug them at all! All of them just wanted to help get word out about the cookbook. It’s a very humbling feeling and I appreciate it so much.
You can still find the cookbook at Costco, any major bookstore, Amazon (here) and Barnes & Noble. If you bought the cookbook, please do me a huge favour and write a review on Amazon.
Reviewers were allowed to post from a selection of recipes. I have divided it up by recipe and you can tell which ones were very popular!!!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easily Paleo says, “just one of the reasons that I love Ditch the Wheat is that the recipes have easy to find ingredients that can be purchased at your local grocery store.”
Holistically Engineered says, “Carol gave a sneak peek of this cookie recipe back in April at the Paleo F(x) conference and since then I have been making the recipe several times a month. It’s the perfect thing to take to a pot luck since it’s so easy to make and is loved by everyone (even the grain lovers). I’ve had several family members ask for the recipe because they love the taste and they love having a healthier option.”
Whole Life Nutrition says, “take a closer look at this cookie! Looks like the real deal doesn’t it? And it tastes like the real deal too!”
Brittany Angell says, “you NEED to buy this cookbook. Immediately! Carol Lovett knocked it out of the park with 120 paleo recipes for every day meals and party time favorites.”
Paleo Kitchen babe says, “have you ever met a chocolate chip cookie you haven’t liked? Maybe not– they are pretty great. But I haven’t liked a chocolate chip cookie as much as this one! Simple and clean ingredients create the perfect cookie…”
Sweet Potato Nacho Dip (Dairy-free dip)
Primally Inspired says, “you guys! There are so many exciting things to talk about in this post! First, dairy free nacho cheese. Nacho cheese. That’s dairy free. Dairy Free Nacho Cheese!!!!!! You read that right. Secondly, it actually, for real tastes like nacho cheese. I’m serious. I know what you’re thinking… There’s no way. It’s made with sweet potatoes for crying out loud. That’s a far cry from cheese.”
Paleofying Healthcare says, “even if you have been following a paleo diet for years, you will find several new recipes to try that aren’t found in any other paleo cookbook like nacho dip made with sweet potatoes (recipe included below), pizza breakfast sausage, everything bagel crackers, and a very unique twist on french toast. But if you’re more of a traditionalist, there are plenty of recipes for you too including grain free versions of lasagna, meatloaf, buns, crackers, and tortillas (that actually look like the real-deal pliable flour tortillas we all love about Mexican food). Some of your favorite treats are also made grain free: chocolate chip cookies, birthday cake, and brownies.”
Salted Mexican Chocolate Clusters
Life Made Full says, “Carol from Ditch the Wheat is one of my favorite bloggers. She is authentic, real, an amazing photographer, and driven for success. I love her! Not only does she do an incredible job with recipes, but she gives back a portion of her profits to causes she is passionate about, and to me, that really speaks to the kind of person she is.”
Savory Lotus says, “WOW! You have to make these! I brought them to a potluck, and they were GONE in minutes. Definitely making them again. This time I don’t think I will be sharing!”
Paleo for Women says, “we’re talking crunchy, sweet, spicy, salty. They’re really ALL THE THINGS. These incorporate raw almonds (though I’m sure you could substitute a nut of choice), raisins, chipotle powder, cinnamon, chocolate chips, etc., etc. What’s more to say? They are awesome, delicious, and perfect for a little dessert.”
Flabs to Fitness says, “here is the recipe for an oh-so-easy snack, dessert, finger food, appetizer, or all of the above – straight from Ditch the Wheat. I made it for a birthday party last week and it was a huge hit, so I know you’ll love it, too!”
Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
Gutsy by Nature says, “Ditch the Wheat would be a great first cookbook for someone new to the paleo template, even people who are not yet comfortable in the kitchen. The introductory material includes details on what to eat and what to avoid, recommended kitchen tools, and even directions for how to do things like make “noodles” out of vegetables and an illustrated guide to how to cut up a whole chicken.”
Don’t Mess with Mama says, “After ditching the wheat, I admit there’s one thing I really miss… Chinese food. I grew up with my mother’s homemade Chinese dishes, but most of those recipes have wheat or soy sauce of some kind in it. So while I have to forgo the take-out, I’m always looking for recipes I can make at home. And this Paleo Ginger Beef Stir Fry recipe is perfect! It tastes even better than what I’ve had in Chinese restaurants, but without the preservatives, MSG and other junk that’s often in Chinese food.”
Jay’s Baking Me Crazy says, “flipping through the book I immediately decided to make this Ginger Beef Stir-Fry because it has two of my husbands favorite- ginger and beef! He is a total lover of fresh ginger and I love that this recipe does not skimp on it. I love how fast it came together and how the veggies really made this a complete meal.”
The Tasty Remedy says, “armed with Ditch the Wheat, putting together our meal plan for last week was a breeze. We enjoyed the Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken (page 236), Ginger Beef Stir-Fry (see this recipe below, and on page 220), and Almond Crusted Snapper (page 216). All were absolutely delicious!”
Loaded Mashed Cauliflower with Bacon & Green Onions
Grass Fed Girl says, “she really brings grain free cooking and baking to the masses and simplifies the process making it much less intimidating. I also love the culinary quotes sprinkled throughout, very motivating! The illustrations also are amazing and bring it to life. This cookbook will be in your heavy rotation for sure!”
Cilantro Maple Sriracha Chicken Wings
Oh Lardy’s Tamara says, “I have made this recipe now 3 times. 1st time I made it as directed. The next two times I used chicken legs and bone in chicken breasts (it was what we had in our freezer). All 3 versions were amazing and if you have leftovers…wow! They are good cold straight out of the fridge. My husband has plans this summer to smoke the wings in his Green Egg and then coat them with this yummy sauce!!”
Meat French Toast (exclusive recipe to share)
Paleo Parents says, “this was pure culinary-genius. Savory breakfast sausage filled with raisins and apples and dredged in egg, fried until golden, and topped with a drizzle of real maple syrup. What!? GENIUS. I tell you. This was the perfect anchor for our breakfast-for-dinner night, which also included baked eggs and grain-free waffles!”
Paleo Bread (exclusive recipe to share)
Mommypotamus says, “and now, oh-my-goodness-this-can’t-really-be-paleo bread in just ten minutes of hands-on time. We’re talking soft and pliable, pile on the salami, double decker sandwich bread.”
http://www.mommypotamus.com/slow-cooker-pulled-pork/ (Heather shared a picture of the bun recipe)