It’s pretty darn cool to cook right out of my own cookbooks and that’s just what we have been doing this week! I haven’t revisited the recipes in my new book for a few weeks, simply because after you write, photograph, test, and re-test recipes; it’s sometimes necessary – in order to keep ones sanity – to put it all to bed for a while . However, now that the book has been released, it all seems fresh and new again and our family is having a blast making and eating the food from our very own Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook!
Today I’m going to share a recipe from the new book that we made for dinner last night; but first I want to do a quick Release Week Recap, go over some highlights, and thank the awesome bloggers out there who took the time to review my new book!
First a big thanks to all of YOU who have purchased, Tweeted, Facebooked, commented on and reviewed the Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook. I am living in a well of gratitude these days; and the feedback and touching emails I have received are truly an amazing gift, and for that, please accept my most sincere appreciation. Now, not to ask for another thing after all you have done already, but if you have received a book and have a few minutes to spare; it would be amazing if you could leave a quick review for me either on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Those reviews really help a lot!
Now on to the recap of the week!
Probably the coolest thing that happened during release week was when one of our local Chico restaurants, Sin of Cortez, featured one of my recipes from the Family Cookbook as their special!! You can check it out here on my Facebook page. I’m so totally, completely, humbled and honored for that kind of recognition. Thank you so much Sin of Cortez!!
There were also quite a few reviews popping up of the book so please check out the blogs of these awesome folks and what they had to say about the Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook. You can find the reviews here:
I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing with a few special people over the last couple of weeks and if you missed any of those you can listen to them by clicking the links below!
Finally, be sure to head over to Mark’s Daily Apple to get in on your chance to win signed copies of all three of my books and much much more!! Mark’s offering an epic giveaway so don’t miss out!
Ok, I’m sure I’m forgetting something so please forgive me if I have and if you are a blogger who has reviewed my book but I’ve missed it somehow, please reply in comments and let us know! Last but not least, if you are cooking out of the new book, let us know in the comments what you have tried so far!!
Now – FOOD!! I’ve only given away a couple of sneak peak recipes in the new book; so why not do just one more! Last night we made One Pot Chicken Drumsticks, and while they were cooking, the kids snacked on my Everyday Paleo Ranch with sliced veggies (the ranch recipe is also in the book).
One Pot Chicken Drumsticks
2 tablespoons coconut oil
8 chicken drumsticks
Sea salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 medium yellow onion, cut into large chunks
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
3-5 small zucchini, cut into large chunks
- In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat until hot enough to sizzle when you add the drumsticks. Generously season the drumsticks with salt and pepper, add to the hot oil, and sear for 5-7 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
- Sprinkle the poultry seasoning on top of the drumsticks and add the onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
- Cover, turn the heat down to medium or medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the zucchini and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.