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The Zenbelly Cookbook bridges the gap between the Paleo template and gourmet cuisine. With a focus on quality ingredients, technique, and balancing flavors, this book will take the reader on a journey that will leave any feeling of restriction behind. With over 100 real food recipes, The Zenbelly Cookbook covers every course and occasion; from simple weeknight meals that ca The Zenbelly Cookbook bridges the gap between the Paleo template and gourmet cuisine. With a focus on quality ingredients, technique, and balancing flavors, this book will take the reader on a journey that will leave any feeling of restriction behind. With over 100 real food recipes, The Zenbelly Cookbook covers every course and occasion; from simple weeknight meals that can be made for the family in under 30 minutes, to elegant multiple course dinners that will impress any guest. The Zenbelly Cookbook will also offer entertainment tips such as: what can be made ahead, shortcuts that don’t sacrifice quality, and menu suggestions. The goal of The Zenbelly Cookbook is to make incredible, professional quality food accessible to the home cook. Each recipe has a beautiful image of the ingredients laid out, which helps the reader easily see the “before and after”. Written with the novice home cook in mind, it includes foolproof instructions. However, the flavor combinations and creativity of the book make it a great choice for the more seasoned cook, as well.


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The Zenbelly Cookbook bridges the gap between the Paleo template and gourmet cuisine. With a focus on quality ingredients, technique, and balancing flavors, this book will take the reader on a journey that will leave any feeling of restriction behind. With over 100 real food recipes, The Zenbelly Cookbook covers every course and occasion; from simple weeknight meals that ca The Zenbelly Cookbook bridges the gap between the Paleo template and gourmet cuisine. With a focus on quality ingredients, technique, and balancing flavors, this book will take the reader on a journey that will leave any feeling of restriction behind. With over 100 real food recipes, The Zenbelly Cookbook covers every course and occasion; from simple weeknight meals that can be made for the family in under 30 minutes, to elegant multiple course dinners that will impress any guest. The Zenbelly Cookbook will also offer entertainment tips such as: what can be made ahead, shortcuts that don’t sacrifice quality, and menu suggestions. The goal of The Zenbelly Cookbook is to make incredible, professional quality food accessible to the home cook. Each recipe has a beautiful image of the ingredients laid out, which helps the reader easily see the “before and after”. Written with the novice home cook in mind, it includes foolproof instructions. However, the flavor combinations and creativity of the book make it a great choice for the more seasoned cook, as well.

30 review for The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean's Guide to Paleo Cuisine

  1. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Barrett

    The Zenbelly Cookbook by renowned Paleo chef Simone (Shifnadel) Miller, owner of Zenbelly Catering is a masterful combination gourmet and Paleo cuisine. What? They’re not synonymous? Well, not always, but Simone has done an outstanding job of demystifying the epicurean into common sense methods for everyone from the kitchen-challenged to gourmands. Between the pages of this beautifully photographed book are simple weeknight menus, entrees requiring few ingredients and simple instructions so nearl The Zenbelly Cookbook by renowned Paleo chef Simone (Shifnadel) Miller, owner of Zenbelly Catering is a masterful combination gourmet and Paleo cuisine. What? They’re not synonymous? Well, not always, but Simone has done an outstanding job of demystifying the epicurean into common sense methods for everyone from the kitchen-challenged to gourmands. Between the pages of this beautifully photographed book are simple weeknight menus, entrees requiring few ingredients and simple instructions so nearly anyone can create rave meals. I particularly like the photographic section on “how-to’s”. Here Simone shows how to dice or mince an onion (Tip: use a good quality chef’s knife for this task), how to supreme an orange? Didn’t know what that meant, eh? Well, with The Zenbelly Cookbook, now you do. I learned something new in her photo description of how to core, julienne, mince and dice a bell pepper. All these years I’ve done it the hard way! She even shows you the correct way to hold a knife and how to use it and keep all your fingers. The photos of her salad dressings make me want to dash into the kitchen to try a few. I especially want to try her Blood Orange Vinaigrette (p. 52). This one is Whole30 compliant and should be perfect with the Roasted Beet and Orange Salad (p. 114). I tried the Orange-Ginger Beef Stir-fry (p. 202) and loved the subtle flavors of orange zest and black and white sesame seeds. She starts this recipe with a stir-fry marinade of ginger, garlic, sriracha sauce, fish sauce and orange juice. Last night I prepared Simone’s Roasted Sunchokes with Rosemary Salt. If you’ve never tried sunchokes (sometimes called Jerusalem artichokes), give these a try. They’re remarkably easy since you don’t have to peel the sunchokes. I used ghee for my fat since I’m starting the Whole30, however, you can use duck fat, beef tallow or butter. Be sure to use fresh rosemary for the full flavor. Another of Simone’s recipes I love that, sadly is not in the book but can be found on the Zenbelly blog is Wine-Braised Lamb Shanks. After making this dish I was convinced I had to have her cookbook. So far I am very, very pleased with the presentation, the recipes and all the wonderful tips that inspire me to even greater cooking skills. Be sure to check out the prep shots to see how easy it is to put exceptional meals on your table with a little advance preparing. Simone makes cooking an art. If yours is an epicurean palate, you need this book. Kudos to Ms. Miller.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    This is a great cookbook whether you follow the Paleo lifestyle or not. I found all of the recipes user friendly with easy-to-follow steps. I also loved the fact that all of the recipes come with a illustration. Even if my culinary creation doesn’t look exactly like the illustration in the book, I like to at least know what I am shooting for. Read my full review here: http://thebookbindersdaughter.com/201... This is a great cookbook whether you follow the Paleo lifestyle or not. I found all of the recipes user friendly with easy-to-follow steps. I also loved the fact that all of the recipes come with a illustration. Even if my culinary creation doesn’t look exactly like the illustration in the book, I like to at least know what I am shooting for. Read my full review here: http://thebookbindersdaughter.com/201...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tina M

    I really like how this book & recipes were presented. Very clear instructions & easy to follow. Gorgeous pictures for every recipe. I probably won't try all recipes as I'm following an autoimmune protocol right now but there a several that I look forward to tasting. I really like how this book & recipes were presented. Very clear instructions & easy to follow. Gorgeous pictures for every recipe. I probably won't try all recipes as I'm following an autoimmune protocol right now but there a several that I look forward to tasting.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Richard J. Kohout

    Zenbelly Some good recipes.. Many don't sound appetizing and many have unusual, hard to find ingredients. There are much better Paleo cookbooks available. Zenbelly Some good recipes.. Many don't sound appetizing and many have unusual, hard to find ingredients. There are much better Paleo cookbooks available.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chef Gigi Gaggero

    Fantastic book. The recipes are clear, concise and the book is cross referenced so well I can actually use the cookbook instead of working for what I need. Simone Miller clearly has a vast background in the culinary industry, and her paleo gluten-free speciality makes it easy to live a gluten-free lifestyle without- well, feeling like you are living a carb-free life. As a cracker crunchy texture eater- I am grateful to find this gem and add it to my repertoire. Her crackers are to die for!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    Thank you Simone! I have had the pleasure of tasting firsthand the succulent food which was borne from the hands of the author of this book at an event she recently catered...and it is brilliant. Yes the food is brilliant. So it was not a big surprise to me that the food in this gourmet cookbook of hers tastes OUT OF THIS WORLD - although I was a bit surprised that she gave away so many of her culinary secrets in it. But none of these things are the reason that I gave this cookbook such a high r Thank you Simone! I have had the pleasure of tasting firsthand the succulent food which was borne from the hands of the author of this book at an event she recently catered...and it is brilliant. Yes the food is brilliant. So it was not a big surprise to me that the food in this gourmet cookbook of hers tastes OUT OF THIS WORLD - although I was a bit surprised that she gave away so many of her culinary secrets in it. But none of these things are the reason that I gave this cookbook such a high rating. We all have cookbooks on our shelves because we like to idea of making something delicious and new. But how many of us actually cook new recipes from them? And how often do we try something new? The reason I rate this book so highly is because this book presents the recipes, most of which have a relatively small number of ingredients, in a way that actually motivates you to cook them. There is a photo of all the ingredients next to each list, and very clear and well-outlined simple steps to making gourmet recipes with subtle and complex flavors. This has the practical effect of empowering the reader to actually cook the recipes. I haven't seen anything like it before, and I think Simone is onto something very enlightening here because The Zenbelly Cookbook not only gives you the instructions to make TASTY food, but also presents them in a way that gives you the encouragement and confidence to execute successfully.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Iowa City Public Library

    From Heidi K.: This cookbook is so much fun to read, and the recipes are mostly pretty simple. I’ve never cooked a whole chicken or made my own broth: after reading this book I now feel confident enough to do both. Also, the photography is a visual gift: Before each recipe is a photo of all the ingredients needed to make it. This visual guide is so helpful to figuring out at a glance whether I have what I need for a recipe or not. Recipe highlights include Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw, Jicama From Heidi K.: This cookbook is so much fun to read, and the recipes are mostly pretty simple. I’ve never cooked a whole chicken or made my own broth: after reading this book I now feel confident enough to do both. Also, the photography is a visual gift: Before each recipe is a photo of all the ingredients needed to make it. This visual guide is so helpful to figuring out at a glance whether I have what I need for a recipe or not. Recipe highlights include Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw, Jicama Slaw (because I am slaw-obsessed), Cauliflower ‘Rice’, Sesame Shitake Broccoli, and Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ginger

    Rarely do I stop reading a cookbook to cook... usually I just mark pages to cook at a later date or to give me ideas. With this book, I had to stop to make two different recipes, the Biscuits and the Pizza Crust. Both were amazing. Particularly the biscuits, which is something I haven't had since well before I stopped eating grains. Rarely do I stop reading a cookbook to cook... usually I just mark pages to cook at a later date or to give me ideas. With this book, I had to stop to make two different recipes, the Biscuits and the Pizza Crust. Both were amazing. Particularly the biscuits, which is something I haven't had since well before I stopped eating grains.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Yum! I am really excited to try many of the recipes, the details and pictures are great and it is well laid out. There is a good selection of different gf and paleo recipes, so many options for even the pickiest of eaters.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kymberly

    A fantastic collection of recipes, progressing from the 'building blocks' of sauces and marinades. Even as a non-paleo eater, most of the recipes are appealing! I look forward to testing and tweaking over the next few months - I'm sure some will become staple dinners! A fantastic collection of recipes, progressing from the 'building blocks' of sauces and marinades. Even as a non-paleo eater, most of the recipes are appealing! I look forward to testing and tweaking over the next few months - I'm sure some will become staple dinners!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maren

    3 1/2 stars. :)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Gogocha

    No food pictures! Good sounding recipes, though.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Useful recipes, many that I can easily serve my growing boys. Can't wait to try more! Update: the ginger scallion pork meatballs were a huge hit and easy to make. Useful recipes, many that I can easily serve my growing boys. Can't wait to try more! Update: the ginger scallion pork meatballs were a huge hit and easy to make.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Candace

    All the food looks delicious and easy to make. I love the pictures of the ingredients, as well. I'm going to be trying many of these! All the food looks delicious and easy to make. I love the pictures of the ingredients, as well. I'm going to be trying many of these!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Robinson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kim Lofton

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christina

  18. 5 out of 5

    Luz

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alex Can Read

  22. 5 out of 5

    Book Guardian

  23. 4 out of 5

    Laurie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nina Shantel

  25. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

  26. 4 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Cris

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jayme

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amy Taladay

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