Hi guys, I was so happy to receive a review copy of Heather’s newest book, Paleo Sweets and Treats: Seasonally Inspired Desserts that Let You Have Your Cake and Your Paleo Lifestyle, Too. Heather has a wonderful blog, Multiply Delicious, that I have been following for a while now. She is an amazing person– paleo blogger/cookbook author (paleo celeb!), mom of 2 cuties, wife, and a crossfitter.
Heather takes you through each season and gives you ideas on how to utilize the seasonal produce. Whether you have a great hometown market or shopping at a grocery store, you will find that shopping seasonally will save you money. Who doesn’t want that?
Each page is filled with color that compliments each beautifully photographed treat. As you can see from the Table of Contents, the book is well organized, which makes this book easy to navigate.
I was so zoned in on the seasonal chapters, but there is a whole chapter dedicated to “year round” desserts in here too. These desserts are made with items that you should be able to acquire any month and serve for any occasion.
You better believe I will be whipping up her S’mores soon… how delicious do these look? That marshmallow… holy moly y’all!
The cookbook also lists some great resources and has a chapter on how to “stock” a paleo pantry. I will admit, when I made the switch to grain-free, knowing that I had the staples around for some paleo goodies was comforting. Also it makes a HUGE difference in the outcome if you know what brand and type of ingredient, for example almond flour, they used. Things will turn out fluffier and tastier if you use what they recommend 🙂
Now when I sat down to decide what recipe to try out for y’all, I had the hardest time. For real. They all look amazing, her pictures are just gorgeous. To make this decision easier, I chose one based on the ingredients I had in my pantry. Drum roll please…
Since I got the book during the fall season, I decided to stick with the fall chapter. I literally had every corner turned down. Among the choices: Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars, Apple Spiced Cupcakes with “Caramel” Frosting, Butternut Squash Cinnamon Almond Tart… I could go on! But what about something that I hadn’t baked before… like whoopie pies?? I happily started whipping these up, Carrot-Apple Whoopie Pies, to be exact. First time with a whoopie pie and her directions made it so easy. Very clear and easy to understand. *I love the word whoopie!*
These reminded me of oatmeal cream pies… I loved them growing up (very Southern I know)! The middle was a sweetened cashew mixture. I should’ve been patient and let it set up longer in the fridge, but I just couldn’t wait. I had six sets of cookies waiting to be transformed into whoopie pies and an impatient kitchen manager 🙂
David and I both loved them and think you will too 😉 As for the winter chapter, I have my eye on Molten Orange-Chocolate Lava Cakes and Honey Spiced Orange Cake. Can’t wait!
I have always been a “sweets eater,” not just a sweet tooth here, a full set of sweet teeth 🙂 So when I transitioned to a paleo lifestyle I knew I had to find grain-free options for all my favorites. Heather offers you staple desserts like cupcakes and brownies, then goes beyond that using all seasonal fruits and veggies to create delicious and nutritious treats. Some people enjoy a paleo lifestyle without sweets, but I can easily admit, I love choosing to include paleo treats.
Heather is so sweet and very generous– she has offered to give one of you a free copy of her cookbook!
For example, “I have liked both pages and my favorite sweet is Pecan Pie!”
Good luck! Giveaway starts Friday, December 27th at 9:45PM (Central) and ends Saturday January 4th (2014!) at 10AM (Central). All comments posted at after 10AM will not be entered. Only one entry per person 🙂
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