I was contacted to review the The Spicy Paleo Cookbook by Emily Dionne and since our eats tend to lean towards more of a primal nature I was happy to take a look at the book.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the book is on the smaller side for a cookbook and that there are no pictures that accompany the recipes. If this is important to you, you’ll need to keep that in mind. Personally, I like the size of this book and that it is a paperback. Sometimes cookbooks become such large tomes that they are a little unwieldy when you’re in the kitchen.
The cookbook is broken down into 6 chapters that features everything from appetizers to desserts. Yes spicy desserts! It’s packed full of recipes that you will no doubt start to incorporate in your meal planning and that will spark some inspiration in the kitchen.
While the cookbook does have Paleo in the title, you don’t have to eat primally to enjoy this book! It’s full of recipes using real whole foods and that’s something we can all benefit from.
I decided to go with the Cranberry Chutney from this book because I love the use of cranberries in nontraditional ways. This was super easy to put together and full of flavor. It would be a great addition to your upcoming Thanksgiving menu!
Spicy Cranberry Chutney
© Emily Dionne, reprinted with permission from Adams Media
- 4 Cups Fresh Cranberries
- 1 1/2 jalapeños, chopped
- 1/3 Red Onion, chopped
- 1 1/2C Cilantro, chopped
- 1/2C Fresh Orange Juice
- 3TBSP Raw Organic Honey
- 1tsp Sea Salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until combined but not completely smooth. Create a consistency that is slightly chunky. Chill overnight and serve.
Sweet and spicy, this was very well balanced! I did process it so that it was a little smoother just because that’s the consistency that I enjoy. It was great on crackers and as a spread on some turkey and ham. It would also be perfect as a chicken or turkey burger topper as well!
If you enjoy recipes that pack some heat, definitely check out The Spicy Paleo cookbook!
Disclaimer: I was asked to review this cookbook. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.