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“The Essential Paleo Cookbook” Giveaway

You might remember that a few months ago I held an interview with Louise Hendon from Paleo Living Magazine and a giveaway for a subscription to Paleo Living Magazine which she is co-founded with her husband Jeremy Hendon.

Today I am happy to announce that Louise and Jeremy recently published their first cookbook: The Essential Paleo Cookbook.

Louise and Jeremy are offering a digital version of the Essential Paleo Cookbook to one of my readers. In addition, they are also offering 8 digital bonuses:

  • 30 minute Paleo dessert recipes
  • World’s greatest weight loss secret
  • 15 Paleo pitfalls
  • 25 Paleo cooking hacks
  • 4-week meal plan with shopping lists
  • 31 proven ways to spend way less on a Paleo diet
  • Paleo diet food list
  • Paleo pantry list

I did not have a chance to read the paper copy of the Essential Paleo Cookbook as it is still in the mail, but I thoroughly read the digital version and loved it.

The Essential Paleo Cookbook is divided into 7 chapters and has more than 100 recipes:

1. Breakfast

2. Appetizers

3. Entrees

4. Side dishes

5. Desserts and breads

6. Condiments, sauces, dressings, and snacks

7. Beverages

The recipes that Louise and Jeremy included in the Essential Paleo Cookbook are recipes that they love and make all the time. They wanted to include recipes that are easy to make and they succeeded. Many recipes are simple, delicious, and can be prepared in a pinch. The authors believe that any recipe from the cookbook could appeal to kids. In addition, they marked those that are very kid-friendly.

There are so many recipes that sound delicious and easy to make. I already chose many that I will make for my family and that I know my kids will love. Here are some from my chosen list:

  • Garlic chicken nuggets
  • Cauliflower fried rice
  • Sweet potato tater tots
  • Amazing chocolate chip muffins
  • Double chocolate coconut ice cream
  • Chinese egg drop soup
  • Sweet n’ salty bacon egg muffins

Louise and Jeremy graciously agreed to share one of their delicious kid-friendly recipes from their book with us.

Bacon wrapped stuffed dates


Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew ‘Cheese’

Prep Time: 15 minutes (however, cashews should ideally be soaked overnight before using)

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 4 dates


  • 16 pitted dates (small) (scale up the cashew and coconut oil amounts for larger dates)
  • 8 slices of thinly sliced bacon (cut each slice in half to create 16 shorter slices)
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) raw cashews, soaked overnight (omit for AIP)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) water


  1. Place the raw cashews into a bowl of room temperature water so that it covers the cashews, drape a paper towel or tea towel over the bowl to prevent dust settling, and soak overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
  3. Place the soaked cashews, 1/2 cup fresh water, and coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Slice each date along one side so that it opens up and fill each date with the cashew ‘cheese’ and close it up. Wrap one of the half-slices of bacon around the date and place on baking tray with sides (as the fat from the bacon tends to run).
  5. Bake for 20 minutes before flipping the bacon-wrapped dates over (with tongs).
  6. Bake for another 10 minutes (i.e. for a total of 30 minutes).

One thing I love about this cookbook is that all the recipes are gluten- and dairy-free. My son is gluten and dairy sensitive, so everything I make for my family excludes gluten and dairy ingredients. Some Paleo cookbooks include dairy, but the Essential Paleo Cookbook does not. This makes my life a lot simpler since I can make these recipes without experimenting with dairy substitutions.

I also love the fact that almost every recipe is accompanied by a photo. Before I decide to make any recipe from any cookbook or website, I always like to see how the final product is supposed to look. If there are no photos, then I may not notice the recipe when browsing for something delicious and nutritious.

The giveaway is now closed. The winner is Nan Bixby. Nan, I will get in touch with you through email. Congratulations!

This giveaway is open to anyone. If you would like to win this cookbook, please subscribe to my Orgali newsletter (the link is on the right side of this page – green rectangle) and then leave a comment below telling me what is your family’s favourite Paleo recipe (if any).

The giveaway closes on Tuesday the 23rd of December at 8 pm Mountain time. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Wednesday the 24th of December by email.

2016-10-19T08:29:37+00:00By |Categories: Giveaway, Nutrition, Snack recipes|Tags: |35 Comments

About the Author:

Alina Muresan is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child's nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!


  1. Devchenka December 15, 2014 at 11:10 am - Reply

    We love eggs for breakfast, recently i discovered our easy and favorite butternut squash pancakes, delicious!

  2. Dina Eighties December 15, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    thanx for the giveaway

  3. Cheryll Shubert December 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I am just beginning to learn about this so we do not have a favorite, as of yet. I am very interested to try new recipes and to help my family stay healthy!

  4. Steve Capell December 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    The sweet potato tater tots sounds GREAT!

  5. Anna Colley December 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Paleo lasagna is always a winner at my place 🙂

  6. Brynn December 15, 2014 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    subscribed 🙂 and our favorte paleo recipe right now is a delicious crock pot paleo soup

  7. Piper December 16, 2014 at 4:02 am - Reply

    I can’t remember which blog I got the reciper from, but Chocolate Chip PB ( almond butter ) Breakfast Oat Bars. So good and great for energy.

  8. Angela Ke December 16, 2014 at 6:25 am - Reply

    The flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. They are so good.

  9. Nathan Lapointe December 16, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

    My favourite paleo recipe is the bacon-wrapped eggs baked in the oven.

  10. Kim December 16, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    My favorite paleo recipe is chocolate almond butter energy balls.

  11. Chum December 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Loving the Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe!

  12. Kathy Anderson December 17, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    We don’t have a favorite recipe…..yet!

  13. Sue Ellison December 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Subscribed, but I am new to Paleo so I don’t have a favorite recipe yet.

  14. Niurka December 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    dont have a favorite

  15. Debbie E Johnson December 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Jill Sharp December 18, 2014 at 6:40 am - Reply

    We haven’t tried any Paleo recipes yet, but would like to.

  17. Aesha T December 18, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I’m just starting to research this eating plan, so no new recipes yet.

  18. Nan Bixby December 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Just beginning to really research this but we did try the eggs wrapped in bacon and all loved it.

  19. Barbara December 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    My favourite paleo recipe is for Turkish Eggs.

  20. Kimberly Camille Tiu December 19, 2014 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Joining your giveaway 🙂

    Subscribed to your blog via email
    My family have no favorite paleo receipe yet

  21. Michelle December 21, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

    My family doesnt have a favourite recipe but i would love to make one for them to try and since im into the food industry this is something i would really love to try and explore.

  22. Robin December 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a favorite recipe since I have just started trying Paleo.

  23. Steve Singer December 22, 2014 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Our family really liked the 5-ingredient Beet Pancakes

  24. meryem December 22, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply

    Dont have any but i’m internested in trying new reciepes.
    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone

  25. Michelle L. December 22, 2014 at 4:45 am - Reply

    My family would love the sweet potato tater tots. We love most things made with sweet potatoes!

  26. Dawn S. December 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I don’t have any good recipes, unfortunately! I haven’t switched over completely yet, so I’m not quite as careful as I should be.

  27. Theresa Smith December 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    We love many of the recipes with eggs for breakfast. They are our favorite, especially if they include bacon.

  28. JoeyfromSC December 23, 2014 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I am an email subscriber:)

    I actually don’t have a fave b/c I am still learning lol..but I’d love to win this book-It would help me tremendously! thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays!

    Joey J.

  29. Marjorie R. December 23, 2014 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I just love to try out new recipes and I know this book has many that I would like to make.

  30. cynthia dawson December 23, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I can’t say I have a favorite Paleo recipe yet, as I am just beginning to cook like this. The cookbook would be a great help!

  31. Madalyn Haire December 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    We don’t have a favorite recipe YET…so hope to win.
    I subscribed to newsletter with another email address: [email protected]

  32. Deborah December 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    One of our favorite recipes is Paleo Chili (basically just ground beef and or venison, celery, tomatoes, spices. simple, but delicious).

  33. Roxann December 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Email subscriber. I don’t have a favorite recipe because I am just learning about Paleo eating and that’s why I’d love to win this cookbook.

  34. Wanda Bergman December 23, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a favourite recipe right now.

  35. Nancy December 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I am an email subscriber. We love grilled steak.

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