Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen Recipe Book Review

Following a Paleo diet does have many benefits and uses, especially if you are looking to cut out processed and artificial foods from your diet.

While it may not be the best option for everyone, it can help to drastically improve your lifestyle, diet and overall health.

If you are just starting out on your paleo journey, or it is a lifestyle choice you have been following for a while, then you will know that you are restricted with the different foods you can eat.

As a result, you may often find yourself stuck eating the same foods each day.

Paleo Comfort Foods Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen Recipe Book Review

However, a paleo diet does not have to be boring, and there is an abundance of interesting and tasty recipes you can try out.

To help you along, we would recommend purchasing the Paleo Comfort Foods Recipe Book. 

This book is full to the brim with delicious recipes you may never have thought to try before. In this article, we will be providing you with an honest review of this recipe book.

We will be focusing on aspects such as the cost, the quality of the recipes included, and how easy they are to recreate. 

Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen Recipe Book Review 


  • Easy to follow
  • Contains varied and delicious recipes
  • Inexpensive to purchase
  • Available in both paperback and Kindle format


  • No serving sizes included

We have split our review of the Paleo Comfort Food book into useful specification sections. It was written by Julie Sullivan Mayfield, Charles Mayfield, and Robb Wolf. The photographer is Mark Adams. 


When looking at the price of this recipe book, this is reasonable. It is not too expensive on the whole. Given that it is quite a large book and features a lot of recipes, it is worth the money.

Interestingly, the paperback is slightly cheaper in comparison to the Kindle version, though they are both reasonably priced/

Book Length 

Following on from the price, the book is 336 pages in total which is quite large for a cooking book. This means that it is full to the brim with great recipes to follow

Book Format

The book is available to purchase both in paperback and Kindle, which allows you a good range of options.

While a paperback book is easy to follow, a Kindle is more portable and allows the book to be more accessible for readers. 

Release Date

The recipe book was released in September 2011, by Victory Belt Publishing. While it has been out for a decade, when it comes to recipe books, this is not overly important.

Recipes don’t really age, and these recipes are still tasty and great to follow. 


The recipes in this book are great and not too difficult to follow, there are a wide variety of options to choose from that suit a good variety of tastes and preferences.

As it does follow the Paleo diet requirements, you do not have to worry about the recipe containing foods you cannot eat.

All of the food included is easy to get hold of, and the portion sizes created are reasonable and filling.

While there are some recipes you may have never tried in this book, there are some that contain foods you will be confident and comfortable eating.

In addition to this, all of the recipes are gluten-free, which is an added bonus if you are intolerant to gluten. 

What we loved about this book is that it is a great starting point. When you first begin the paleo journey, it can be difficult to adjust, especially if you are used to eating processed foods.

Having a recipe book full of great recipes to follow allows you to stay on track of your eating far easier than trying to manage it yourself.

You can also choose to put your own spin on the recipes provided, you do not have to stick to them rigidly.

While some of the recipes are more adventurous, others are more traditional.

Some of our personal favorites include:

  • Cauliflower Faux Grit
  • Dill Pickle
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Pots of Chicken Pie
  • Banana Pudding

There is a good mixture of both savory and sweet foods, providing you with a good amount of options to choose from.

The book is described as providing great comfort food recipes, and it certainly does that.

These are hearty dishes that all of the family will appreciate and love. Given the wide variety of options, you will not become bored of this book. 

Serving Sizes

As we have already covered, the portion sizes that the recipes make are good. There is always plenty of food that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

However, at the beginning of each recipe, it does not state how many servings each dish makes. 

While this is not much of an issue for people cooking for themselves, if you are cooking for a family, or a group of people, it can be more difficult to determine how far the food will stretch. 

The Writing

When it comes to the writing itself, it is great. The authors explain the recipes well, and they are easy to follow. The recipes are not overcomplicated, and are set up in a step-by-step process. 

The Photographs

The photographs within the book are great, and they provide the reader with a clear idea of what the recipe should look like when it is complete, which is useful, and makes the recipes more interesting to follow. 


On the whole, we were very impressed with this cooking book. It is easy to follow and there are so many different and great recipes to choose from.

You really are spoiled for choice, and there are both sweet and savory options.

This book will help you to keep on track of your paleo diet, while still enjoying your favorite heartwarming, homemade dishes, while also trying out something new.