Last night I was craving burgers. This weekend when I was flipping through this cookbook:
I made a mental note. MUST. MAKE. THESE. BURGERS. So I rolled up my sleeves after I got home from work and got to cooking.
I realize that I am making it sound like this was a time intensive event...It was SO simple. I added onions to the beef mixture and then stirred together the dry-rub. After I shaped the burgers I coated each one (I made four) with the rub. Sarah’s recipe calls for letting them rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. However, Sarah assumes I have patience—I don’t. Her recipe serves 7-8 people, since it is only me, I decided to make half of the recipe—easy peasey.
This meal seriously came together in 20 minutes from start to finish. That is my kind of meal! I served my burger on a bed of mixed greens with avocado and tomatoes. This was AMAZING. The dry rub was phenomenal. I give this recipe 2 BIG THUMBS UP!
I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone—paleo or not. The meal ideas are quick, easy, and TASTY! In becoming a Paleo eater I have found that it is rather easy to adapt any recipes; however, it is really nice to have a resource that is 100% Paleo. It is also a great way to secretly serve your friends or family paleo meals and have them LOVE it!
For the past several years I have been heavily relying on online recipe sites for meal ideas; however, I am making a concerted effort to delve back into TANGIBLE old-school cookbooks. I love actually “reading” cookbooks. It is something that is so comforting to me. It reminds me of when I was in high school and I would browse through all of my mom’s cookbooks during breakfast each morning.
This one was my favorite. I loved all of the retro recipes. Fondue was BIG in the 70’s.
It was just me, sitting at the kitchen table, eating oatmeal and drinking tea, and browsing. I relished this 15 minutes each morning and I would love to get back into this habit.
Do you like reading cookbooks? What are your favorite ones? Or do you rely on online recipes?