Teenage foodie Joshua Weissman lost over 100 pounds just by turning from trendy diets to real food. Now he shares how he developed a sensible, yet still indulgent, philosophy of eating for health and happiness, along with some of his favorite recipes.
For decades, the food industry has misconstrued valid viewpoints about healthful ways of eating, sometimes leading the public even further from good health. For this and many other reasons, we have become increasingly disconnected from the food we eat. In The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook, teenage food blogger Joshua Weissman, who lost more than 100 pounds by eating real food, shares some of his favorite recipes, along with his philosophy on food. This book focuses on the use of whole foods and on eating for happiness and health. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, you want to be healthier, or you just love food, The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook brings it all to the table with more than 100 recipes that will appeal to inexperienced and advanced home cooks alike. The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook includes recipes that everyone can enjoy making and eating that are free of grain, gluten, and refined sugar—ingredients that are all too common in our Western diet but can be real roadblocks on the path to wellness. Healthful food does not inherently taste bland or bad; Joshua proves just that with recipes such as an irresistible Rolled Pork Loin lined with fresh and fragrant herbs, a hearty Shepherd’s Pie topped with a creamy cauliflower mash, and a flavorful Steak and Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry. Vegetable dishes such as Braised Leeks and Artichoke Hearts and Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks will show you new ways to cook and enjoy your favorite veggies, and maybe even find a new favorite.
"Joshua Weissman’s The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook is a lovely volume, with fine recipes for any level of cook and exceptional photography by the author. But embedded within it is a philosophy of food that I hope more people will embrace, one of common sense and a full-on bear hug of excellent food cooked at home with abandon. Even more important, this book is an extraordinary story of a young man who transformed himself through food and cooking and is thus a living emblem of the power of food to transform our lives."
– Michael Ruhlman, James Beard Award-winning author of Ruhlman'sTwenty, Charcuterie, The Soul of a Chef, and numerous other books on food and cooking
"Joshua Weissman, the teenage dynamo behind the remarkable Slim Palate blog, has figured out at the tender age of 17 that the secret to a healthy life is eating nourishing home-cooked meals. With his sophisticated palate and discerning eye, Joshua’s recipes and enticing photos will inspire young and old to take charge of their wellness by getting in the kitchen."
– Michelle Tam, author of Nom Nom Paleo
"One of Joshua Weissman’s strengths in The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook is the way he impressively balances his youthfulness with maturity. At only 17, Joshua has created a cookbook filled with sophisticated recipes that people of all ages can appreciate, all while keeping the recipes easy enough for the inexperienced cook to follow.With exceptional photography, delicious recipes, and a unique point of view, The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook is an entertaining read and a worthy resource!"
– Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint
"I am a big fan of Josh’s food and so happy that he has come out with this cookbook full of healthy, delicious recipes!"
– Elana Amsterdam, New York Times best-selling author of Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry