An Early Delivery (Sneak Peek of My New Cookbook + A Free Recipe)

Slim-Palate-Paleo-Cookbook-Early-DeliverySo may or may not have seen my posts on my social media then I’ve got something super exciting to share with you guys. So excited I had to make a post out of it to capture the moment. I also decided to share a recipe from the book at the bottom of this post just in time for last minute Valentines Day Baking. Anyway, my cookbook The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook arrived at my doorstep on Wednesday afternoon. I wasn’t having the best morning that day but then received the email from my publisher saying that it would be there that day in the middle of class. At that point literally nothing could have ruined my day.

Literally nothing actually, I even got rear ended at a stop sign on the way back home from Cross Fit but I was unaffected to full of excitement to be upset. I simply took the guys info down, and rushed home to eat and look at my finished baby. Because yes, it’s absolutely like a baby to me.

Removing-the-precious-cargoIt only took me like 2 hours to actually gain the courage to remove the boxes seal.

Removing-bubble-wrapOkay we’ve gotten thus far so might as well keep going. I have to maintain my composure.

The-UnveilingOkay that wasn’t so bad, and I’m super excited to see the cover in front of me.  Now I can actually touch it. *Touches cover like a little girl petting an iguana.*

NervousnessMore contemplation. The wrapper is off so I suppose I have to open it. Maybe I’m being a little bit too nervous.


Alright it’s open and hey it looks awesome. I’m almost certain that at this stage I forgot to breathe there for a second but I was also starting to feel more comfortable with having the actual book in my hands. I swear I’m not usually this wimpy about most things.


Clearly I like brussels sprouts. Correction, I love them to death. Clearly something is wrong with me.


I feel like I’ve seen this guy somewhere. I really like his hair, it’s fantastic.

Poultry-illustration-section-openBoy, the designers sure know how to create quite a detailed drawing of a cock. I had to go there; 18 year old boy here.

Back-of-bookOkay, the book obviously isn’t this short but I just wanted to give you guys a quick teaser of the book to give you an idea of what the rest looks like. I plan on teasing you guys a little bit more about it as the time of it’s release date on March 11th get’s closer. And of course, last but not least, here’s the recipe for Coconut Macaroons from the book I decided to share with you guys just in time for Valentines Day.


Paleo Coconut Macaroons
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A classic recipe for quick and easy to make Paleo Coconut Macaroons from the Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook. I decided to share this recipe from the book because it's a fairly simple recipe that most people can do with great ease, and it works perfectly as a Valentines Day gift since they can be made in less than 30 minutes.
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ cup honey or ¼ teaspoon liquid stevia mixed with ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups unsweetened shreddd coconut
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg whites, honey or stevia with almond milk, vanilla, and salt until frothy. Fold in the coconut until fully incorporated and no dry clumps remain.
  3. Using your hands or a cookie scoop, form the mixture into heaping tablespoons about 1½ inches in diameter and drop onto the parchment lined baking sheet evenly spaced.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on the tops and bottoms. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes. Store in the fridge for up to a week and a half.
For a fun variation, dip the bottoms of the macaroons in melted dark chocolate and let it solidify before serving. You can also add lemon zest or almond extract to the mix prior to baking them for some different flavoring options.

Related Links:

My First Cookbook

Egg-Free Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons – The Urban Poser

How to prepare Fresh Coconut – David Lebovitz

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25 Responses to An Early Delivery (Sneak Peek of My New Cookbook + A Free Recipe)

  1. Sheryl Hardy 14 February, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Can’t wait to get my copy!

  2. Brittanie 14 February, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Congrats Josh! What a special day!

  3. Susan P 14 February, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    So excited for you! The Paleo Mom took a video of herself when she opened the box with her books. Then she gave us a video tour of what it looked like on the inside. Any possibility you can do the same? It would be fun to hear your reactions and commentary. I’ll try out the recipe. I’ve only ever had macaroons once before. These look yummy! I like your note to only dip the bottoms. Too much chocolate (gasp, did those words come out of my my mouth?) can overpower the flavor of the coconut.

  4. Bina 14 February, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    Congratulations! I like the recipe and I’m going to make them! how many macaroons does this recipe make?

    • Slim Palate 14 February, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      About 20 macaroons I believe.

  5. Sonia! The Healthy Foodie 14 February, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    TWO HOURS??? I couldn’t have waited a single second! I’d have ripped that package open like my life depended on how fast that wrapper was gone.

    Your book looks really great, Josh!!! Bet you are crazy proud. Can’t wait to get my hands on my copy. And those macaroons? They look PERFECT! I am so trying them! :)

    Oh, and uhm… awesome cock! ;)

  6. Tessa 14 February, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    what an accomplisment!! looks gorgeous!

  7. Leilani Schumacher 14 February, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Congratulations on the publication of your first cookbook! – you truly are an inspiration with two great accomplishments achieved at 18! I am curious – what is your college major?

  8. Martha 15 February, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Will the recipes have carb and sugars listed?
    When is it being published for sale?

    • Slim Palate 15 February, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

      It is for sale now to be pre-ordered and Amazon is offering it’s lowest price now while it’s still in pre-order form. The book officially releases March 11th and no I didn’t list any carb or sugar counts for the recipes I’m afraid.

  9. John Pohlman 15 February, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    OMG! Just woke up and made these…awesome!!

  10. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving 15 February, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Congrats on your book! I can’t wait to check it out :)

  11. Debra @The Saffron Girl 16 February, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    Congratulations Josh! What an accomplishment for anyone and all the more for you at such a young age! You’re a star already. <3

  12. Kristen@Change of Pace 18 February, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Ahhhhh finally! It is just gorgeous!

    • Slim Palate 19 February, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

      Thanks Kristen!

  13. Elisa 19 February, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Congratulations, this is a momentous occasion! So awesome.

    And I agree, that guy’s hair is pretty cool ;-)

    • Slim Palate 19 February, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

      Right? I dig the swoop.

  14. Christina 20 February, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Joshua…sorry, gotta call you by your full name. I’m a mom of a Joshua and the name, when shortened, feels and of course sounds different to me. Nonetheless, I’m a newbie to your website and I gotta say, I love the pictures, the food, everything. Seriously. I had to read your age a couple times to make sure I read it correctly. You’re an inspiration to all ages folks struggling to make big changes so their lives can be fuller and Lord willing, longer. Keep the recipes comin my friend…my families’ taste buds are a waitin’!!

  15. Sheila 25 February, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    Congrats…looks great…but seriously with the “little girl petting iguana” comment???

    • Slim Palate 25 February, 2014 at 9:56 am #

      It was hard to explain with words, that’s as close as I could get with how I felt. A little bit of curiosity mixed with fear.

  16. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen 27 February, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    Congrats, it must feel great to finally have it in your hands!

  17. Courtney 28 February, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Hey Joshua, super stoked for your book! Will it be on Kindle? If not, no worries I prefer hard copy, but am currently living in Spain and was just curious! Congratulations.

  18. Kimberly Lightfoot 6 March, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    I ♥ that you shared your excitement!! AND, I cannot wait to get my copy! Congratulations!! It still blows my mind that you are only 18 years old!

  19. Renee 5 April, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    I just made your macaroons for an Early Easter dinner with my in-laws. They are sooooo good! Easy too! Love your cookbook!


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