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About Melissa Joulwan
Melissa Joulwan is the author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series and the award-winning blog MelJoulwan.com, where she writes about her triumphs and failures in the gym, in the kitchen, and in life. Her newest cookbook is Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes Or Less (November 1, 2016).
After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and food as the enemy, Melissa found the paleo diet in 2009 and has been happily following it ever since. That year, she also underwent a thyroidectomy. In the aftermath of the surgery and recovery, she became particularly interested in how diet affects hormones, body composition, mood, and motivation. These days, Melissa's workouts are just as likely to include yoga and meditation as lifting heavy things and sprinting to stay ahead of the stopwatch.
'Well Fed 2' was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon.com and was a Washington Post best seller. Her first cookbook 'Well Fed' appeared on the Wall Street Journal best sellers list, and she's the author of the recipes in the New York Times bestselling book 'It Starts With Food' by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. She writes a column for Paleo Magazine and her recipes have been featured in print in Low Sugar Living, Inspire Health, and Where Women Cook, and online at Buzzfeed.com, FoodNetwork.com, Nylon.com, PopSugar.com, and Men's Journal. She has been a featured chef for U.S. Wellness Meats and Lava Lake Lamb, as well as an instructor at Whole Foods.
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With Well Fed Weeknights, author and mouthy paleo cook Melissa Joulwan brings her love for food and spirit of adventure to a knockout collection of weeknight recipes inspired by takeout classics, food trucks, and cuisines from around the world—all totally free of grains, dairy, legumes, and soy.
You won’t mind skipping the drive-through or delivery when you can quickly cook meals like...
• Bacon-Jalapeño Burger Balls
• Thai Yummy Salad
• Dirty Rice
• Fried Chicken Meatballs
• Pizza Noodles
• Sticky Orange Sunflower Chicken
• Italian Hoagie Salad
• Street Fries
... and so many more.
Every meal is thoroughly tested and easy to make, with affordable ingredients you’ll find at your neighborhood grocery store. And all of the recipes include the popular “You Know How You Could Do That?” variations, as well as Cookup Tips to help shorten meal prep time.
You'll want to dog-ear the Mini Cookup page where you’ll find step-by-step instructions for cooking six paleo kitchen staples in under an hour. Cook once, and fancy-up your meals all week long with cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, homemade mayo, and more.
Debuting in Well Fed Weeknights are fun and flexible Food Court Recipes: detailed blueprints of your favorite dinner themes, like Meat & Potatoes, Burger Night, Velvet Stir-Fry, The Ultimate Salad Bar, and more, all offering basic techniques and creative variations to satisfy your personal cravings.
Well Fed Weeknights is also packed with useful tips and how-to info including:
• How to eat in restaurants without abandoning good habits
• How to cook quickly and eat slowly
• Essential pantry foods for weeknight cooking
• The best kitchen tools for fast cooking
• Dozens of sample menus
• A mobile shopping list for every recipe
With fresh ingredients, flavorful spices and herbs, luscious sauces, and simple prep, Well Fed Weeknights is sure to become a splattered-and-bookmarked kitchen companion.
If you count meals and snacks, we feed ourselves about 28 times each week. All of the Well Fed recipes made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, or alcohol were created so you can enjoy your food every time. Calorie-dense ingredients like dried fruit and nuts show up as flavoring, instead of primary ingredients, and there's a balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats, so you don t have to worry about that stuff you can just eat.
The two essential tricks for happy, healthy eating are being prepared and avoiding boredom. Well Fed explains how to enjoy a cookup once a week so that you have ready-to-go food for snacks and meals every day. It will also show you how to how to mix and match basic ingredients with spices and seasonings that take your taste buds on a world tour.
The recipes are as simple as possible, without compromising taste, and they've been tested the recipes extensively to minimize work and maximize flavor. Where it makes sense, directions explain how you can cut corners on technique and when you'll have the best results if you follow the instructions to the letter. Some of the dishes are "project recipes," so prep and cooking times are included to indicate which are quick enough for weeknights and which are perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.
With 115+ original recipes and variations, this book will help you see that paleo eating too often defined by what you give up is really about what you'll gain: health, vitality, a light heart, and memorable meals to be shared with the people we love.
All 200 recipes and Quick Meal ideas in Well Fed 2 are made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, and alcohol -- without sacrificing fun and flavor. The recipes are easy to prepare and were tested extensively so they work every time -- and so you don't have to spend all your free time in the kitchen.
Includes 200 recipes, variations, and Quick Meal ideas
Well Fed 2 includes 110 original recipes, plus 45 of Melissa's popular ''You Know How You Could Do That'' variations. You'll also find 44 Quick Meal ideas (no recipe required!) and tips for turning individual dishes into multi-course meals.
More than recipes
The book opens with information to help readers manage their relationship with food, including ways to identify emotional appetite versus true hunger, 30 reasons to do a Whole30, tips for socializing while keeping good habits, and a call to action to develop the best version of themselves.
International cuisine made healthier
Paleo can seem restrictive, so a broad array of international recipes have been paleo-ized for delicious flavor without sacrificing good nutrition, including Deconstructed Gyro, Thai Basil Beef, Chinese Five-Spice Pork Ribs, Lemon Lamb Tagine, Tod Mun Chicken Cakes, Belly Dance Beet Salad, Garlic Creamed Spinach, Sesame Cucumber Noodles, and even Banana Pecan Ice Cream.
Burgers, Balls & Bangers
Inspired by international sausage flavors, these 15 meatball recipes can also be shaped into patties or sausages, then grilled, baked, or pan-fried. It's exponential meat goodness!
Ideas for meals and snacks that don't require a recipe, but add zing to everyday eating for paleo newbies and veterans.
More than 100 of the recipes and Quick Meal ideas in Well Fed 2 can easily and tastily be modified to comply with the autoimmune protocol of paleo. The book includes detailed instructions for adapting the recipes for people who need to take extra care.
All of the recipes are approved for use during a Whole30 (whole9life.com/category/whole-30) except the Sweet Potato ''Waffle'' and the Banana Pecan Ice Cream.
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
The PDF version of the book is available for $1 to everyone who buys a printed copy. Those dollars will be donated to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an organization devoted to getting clean cooking methods into the kitchens of developing countries.
Well Fed 2 proves that the Paleo diet -- too often defined by what you give up -- is really about what you gain: good health, a light heart, and memorable meals to share with the people you love.
The human body survived for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. The Paleo movement is one of today's hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches. Its appeal comes from the fact that it is a sustainable alternative to more restrictive diets that often lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. The Paleo diet is about using natural foods to achieve great health and a perfect physique.
Living Paleo For Dummies shows you how to adopt the Paleo lifestyle and improve your health and longevity. Offering more than 40 recipes for every meal of the day, and providing tips for getting around common roadblocks such as eating out, this essential guide to adopting a primal diet also provides the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry, and anthropology to help you look, feel, and perform your best.
- The details of eating the foods that our bodies were designed to eat
- A complete introductory plan to kick start the Paleo journey
- Tricks to save on the food bill while adhering to a primal meal plan
Living Paleo For Dummies is for anyone looking for a fun and informative guide that simplifies the complexities of the Paleo Diet while outlining and explaining the science behind the benefits.
With her mouthy, tough-as-nails style, Melicious recounts her best tales from the track: her fierce rivalries with The Wrench and Ivanna S. Pankin, the scene at the annual national tournament, the thrill of a bout, and the infractions that so often bring her to the penalty box. From the minute she first laced up her skates and wrapped herself in her alter ego, Roller Derby has given her a confidence boost, and she shares the positive impact the sport has also had on girls -- young and not-so-young -- who tack posters of her on their bedroom walls and lace up their own skates.
Complete with photos and suggestions on how to develop a Rollergirl name and persona, this unprecedented tell-all comes from the woman who's watched the sport evolve from an underground Friday-night event to a bona fide national phenomenon.