The JOYful Table by Susan Joy
I was recently sent a copy of The Joyful Table by Susan Joy to review on Get Cooking. As someone who has to eat gluten free, it’s my pleasure to tell you all about a cookbook filled with gluten free recipes!
First of all, allow me to say this – The JOYful Table isn’t JUST for those of us who eat gluten free or for our culinary “cousins,” those who follow the Paleo diet. This book is filled with wholesome, creative, flavorful, healthy, and delicious recipes anyone will enjoy.
Having said that, it is most definitely the next cookbook you should buy for your gluten free loved ones – even if you ARE your gluten free loved one.
As someone who has hundreds of cookbooks, it’s a special “joy” to open one that’s as gluten free as I am. I don’t have to worry about mentally “fixing” recipes or “judging” ingredients. I can just lose myself in the magic of the recipes.
It’s a luxury you take for granted until you lose it, trust me. Thankfully, more and more gluten free cookbooks are coming out each year and this one is a straight up winner.
You know the old saying, “You are what you eat.” The JOYful Table: Gluten & Grain Free, Paleo Inspired Recipes for Good Health and Well-Being (Amazon link) author Susan Joy (like many of us) doesn’t just know the saying, she lives the saying.
For years, she lived iwth nutrition-related illness and poor health. However, when she discovered the Paleo diet, her life turned around.
In her new book, The JOYful Table, Joy makes her personal transformation available and attainable to all. By combining the natural ingredients of the Paleo lifestyle with her own expertise and personal knowledge of food, she dismisses the idea that wholesome living and bland meals go hand in hand.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs from The JOYful Table
“I want to show that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. My book includes healthy desserts for a treat or celebration and no fuss recipes that suit the entire family. the goal is to go back to basics with food for a better, healthier lifestyle that is good for the body.” – Susan Joy
After spending years struggling with fatty liver disease, Joy reversed her health issues when she adopted the Paleo lifestyle. By eliminating all processed and unnatural foods and creating traditional meals prepared with Paleo-Friendly ingredients, she hopes to share her life-changing experience with the rest of the world.
“The recipes I’ve created have helped me in my journey to mend my body and I want it to benefit others in similar situations.” – Susan Joy
The JOYful Table is beneficial to anyone who’s looking to improve their health and overall quality of life. It’s also perfect for anyone who is presently healthy and wants to keep it that way!
Paleo Satay Chicken from The JOYful Table from The JOYful Table
Delicious Gluten & Grain Free Recipes in The JOYful Table Include:
- English Muffins with Egg and Avocado
- Cream of Asparagus Soup
- Cream of Cauliflower Soup
- Taco Soup
- Seafood Chowder
- Grain Free Sandwich Bread
- Hamburger Buns
- Naan Bread
- Wraps, Tortillas, and Crepes
- Spinach Flat Bread
- Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake
- Protein Balls in Coconut
- Ham and Asparagus Quiche
- Mini Meat Loaves
- Beef Stroganoff
- Green Thai Curry Chicken
- Turkey Meatloaf
- Crunchy Nut Fish
- Battered Fish and Seasoned Fries
- Beef Gravy
- Chicken Gravy
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Bread
- Cinnamon Pecan Rolls
- Apple Pie
- Raw Raspberry Cheesecake
- Vanilla Cupcakes
- Strawberry Preserve
- Almond Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Macadamia Milk
- Coconut Milk
- And A LOT MORE!
The JOYful Table (Amazon link) would make an excellent gift for absolutely anyone who’s interested in healthier eating. Obviously, it’s the most perfect gift imaginable for anyone who has to or chooses to eat gluten free or who follows the Paleo diet. If I were ranking this collection of recipes on a scale of 1-10, I’d ask for a higher number than 10.
This collection of gluten free recipes and this cookbook are off the charts. ~ Joi (“Joy”)