I mean if there's one book you can judge by the title and cover, it's this one...

 photo courtesy of emily & justin of realsimplegood

photo courtesy of emily & justin of realsimplegood

Holy MOLY!   I don't even use that phrase in real life and somehow it just got typed out by my coffee-fueled fingers.  I have some major photography envy right about now, looking at those pictures.

Today I want to tell y'all about 30 Minute Paleo Meals, the brand-spanking-new ebook that RealSimpleGood is releasing on Monday, September 12th 2016.  

This little collection is chock-full of recipes that knock down your "I'm too busy to cook" excuse.  Not only is every recipe in here easily made in the time noted on the cover (or under!), they each have an exquisite photo to accompany it.  I can appreciate that tremendously, because I know it's my personal preference to have some sort of ballpark guess as to what my end product is supposed to look like before choosing a recipe to make.  Now, you don't have to shuffle through the pages to find a recipe with a photo, then take even more time deciding if you actually want to make any of them... even more time saved right there!

Each meal may look fancy in its photos, but a glance at the ingredients is actually an anxiety-saver for those just beginning to cook, too; you can't really make a super complex meal in 30 minutes or less.  The ingredients lists are actually pretty short for each dish.  This simplicity, paired with the fact that the ingredients used are nutrient-dense and tend to keep well in the fridge for a few days, means that not only can you make a lot of food quick, you can also use many of these foods for meal prep.  Someone on a schedule like myself really appreciates that, because even though I block time out each week to prepare my food for the coming days, I'd prefer to use my little free time doing something other than be in the kitchen.  Like writing about being in the kitchen.  Or inventing my own recipes... no offense to my stove.  I still love you.

So, if you want a way to ease into the paleo lifestyle, you're frustrated with "complicated" recipes, or just need some new meal inspiration, this ebook is for you.  Not to fear, either: The book doesn't come out until Monday, but you can preorder it by clicking here now!

Oh... and here's a little teaser to prepare you for what you're going to receive when this gem comes to your inbox. :)

French Toast Frittata with Bacon

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

 photo courtesy of emily and justin of realsimplegood

photo courtesy of emily and justin of realsimplegood



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add eggs, almond butter, banana, cinnamon, and vanilla to a blender.  Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. Heat an oven safe medium skillet over medium-low heat and add butter.  Once butter is melted, pour mixture from blender into skillet.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bottom of the frittata is browned.  Immediately transfer to oven to cook until the top is firm in the middle, about 8-10 minutes depending on the size of your pan.
  4. Once egg mixture is in the oven, in a large skillet over medium heat add bacon strips to cook.
  5. Cook bacon to desired crispiness.  Remove frittata from oven and cut into serving size pieces.  Serve with bacon and top with ample syrup.

3 eggs

1/2 cup almond butter

1 ripe banana

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee

6 slices bacon

Pure maple syrup, to taste