Hello! I’m not sure if you guys have heard yet, but I was lucky enough to be gifted an advanced copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook & have been enjoying it, just biding my time to review it here. In case you haven’t heard – the book is now ‘officially’ available for sale today! Click HERE to order yourself a copy!
I have to say, when this book arrived on my doorstep I was amazed at just how thick & gorgeous it really is! It’s a nice, thick book with beautiful full-color photos. The authors, Jimmy Moore & Maria Emmerich, did a GREAT job!! Not only is this new cookbook full of delicious sounding (& looking) recipes, they are HEALTHY & nutritious, REAL food recipes! It’s a great addition to the library of the low-carb/paleo/primal & ketogenic diet enthusiast.
I love the variety in this book. There are some great looking breakfast recipes, lunch/dinner, & of course… treats!
The first recipe I made from the book last week were the Keto Pancakes with Brown Butter Syrup. I made them for Brian & I for dinner… & they were delicious!! The syrup was really good as well.
The second recipe I tried out was the Stromboli, which I ended up making for dinner tonight.
It was a bit tricky to roll out the dough & to fold it just right, but it came out pretty well in the end. I thought the stromboli was pretty good, but Brian… well, he wasn’t quite as impressed with it. It’s probably not a recipe we’ll be making again, mainly because it was a bit difficult to make & he didn’t care for it as much.
The third (& last recipe I’ve made up to this review), was the Dairy-Free Keto Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from the Treats section. Brian had just recently surprised me with an ice cream maker so I can make my own sugar-free stuff at home… so, I figured the simple vanilla recipe would be the perfect one to break my new machine in on! I made the ice cream tonight for an after dinner dessert.
I really enjoyed this ice cream & thought it turned out great!! It was packed with the perfect keto-friendly ingredients & was a full ketogenic reading on the meter (they give a keto meter on each recipe as to how ketogenic it is). As for Brian’s thoughts on this one – well, it has a lot of coconut oil in it… & he doesn’t like the taste of coconut oil. I’m pretty sure if I used the butter instead – next time he’d enjoy it as well.
Overall, I really like this cookbook & think it’s a great addition to any low-carb enthusiast’s kitchen. It’s packed with REAL food recipes, uses natural sweeteners, is sugar-free, includes vegetarian recipes, & has a nice variety. The ketogenic meter on each page is also helpful in determining how ketogenic a recipe may be. I also found the intro in the beginning & author bios very well written & quite interesting.
If I’m being real here, I also should talk a little about what I don’t like as much… there’s not a whole lot to say on that front, except for that some of the recipes seem to deter me a bit due to looking a bit more complicated with the extra sauces & such. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t all that way, but I just really like the easy peasy simple stuff. 😉
Verdit: Buy it, it’s definitely packed full of recipes & has something for everyone.