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30 review for The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Whole Food Keto Recipes for Any Budget

  1. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne Kimbler

    I can't exercise do to bone on bone joints and I habe tried other ways to lose weight. My doctors recommended trying a me to diet. Yes there are so many sites online but I find it easier having a hard copy of books. The author has done a lot of research and found so many great recipes for you to try. The recipes are easy and some can even be meal prepped. The pizzas are my favorite.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Every recipe I've made so far has been very tasty! However, when it says any budget, well apparently "any" is quite a range. One recipe called for 2 pounds of frozen cooked lobster--available for $59 at my grocery store (needless to say I did not make that recipe).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    I wish I loved cooking as much as I love reading cookbooks. Some of these recipes might change my mind for sure. Its more focused on the recipes than a guide to keto but if youre already up on getting into ketosis tasty new recipes are all you need. I wish I loved cooking as much as I love reading cookbooks. Some of these recipes might change my mind for sure. It’s more focused on the recipes than a guide to keto but if you’re already up on getting into ketosis tasty new recipes are all you need.

  4. 4 out of 5

    B.J. Hyman

    I can't wait to try some of these recipes!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nora St Laurent

    I like the authors transparency in sharing her early thoughts about her then boyfriend going on the Ketogenic diet. She thought he would die on this bacon butter diet, until she investigated it further. Grin! Her thoughts, How could anyone survive without spaghetti or macaroni and cheese? What about cake? In her research she discovered the diet could reduce anxiety and starve cancerfast forward a bit she says, Ive lost almost 100 poundsand my vertigo is virtually nonexistent. I sleep great at I like the authors transparency in sharing her early thoughts about her then boyfriend going on the Ketogenic diet. She thought he would die on this bacon butter diet, until she investigated it further. Grin! Her thoughts, “How could anyone survive without spaghetti or macaroni and cheese? What about cake?” In her research she discovered the diet could reduce anxiety and starve cancer…fast forward a bit she says, “I’ve lost almost 100 pounds…and my vertigo is virtually nonexistent. I sleep great at night, wake up early, have energy throughout the day, am mentally clear instead of in a constant brain fog, and feel like a new person…” “I’ve spent the last 7 years developing a whole-food-focused approach to the ketogenic diet for myself. On a blog titled WickedStuff.com… “In this book you’ll find the results of years experimenting with new flavors and ingredients…The ketogenic diet can be as simple or as complicated as you make it.” The author walks the readers through Keto Nutrition, how to calculate Net Carbs, shares the difference between Paleo and Keto diets. I also found her talk about Ghee informative too. There’s a helpful Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid chart “The ketogenic recipes in this book are as close as we can get to a whole food approach to keto while still keeping it delicious every step of the way” Her 10 Tips for Keeping Keto Costs Down are very helpful. I made the following recipes that my family and I liked very much. Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Green Beans with Caramelized Onions, Lemon Cream Zoodles with Sweet Main Lobster, Fresh-Cut Herb and Butter Zoodles, and Bacon-Ranch Broccoli Bites. Each recipe has the servicing size marked up top with the Prep Time and Cooking time. The author talks about the recipe first then clearly gives instructions and, on the side, lists the ingredients. I found her $ symbols helpful in helping a family stick to a budget. At the bottom of every recipe are the nutritional break down, a Keto, Recipe and/or how to make Paleo friendly tips The author is very creative in giving foods great flavor without it being too complicated. The sections in the book are Breakfast, Drinks, Shakes and Smoothies, Snacks, Salad, Side Dishes and Zoodles, Fish & Shellfish, Beef and Lamb, Pork, Chicken and Desserts. I want to try most of the recipes and many of the desserts too. At the end the author includes a four-week menu plan to help you get started on the Keto life style. The only thing this book is missing are beautiful pictures of food for every recipe. There is one picture per section. I would have liked a picture for more of the recipes. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher. . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St. Laurent TBCN Where Book Fun Begins! www.bookfun.org The Book Club Network blog www.psalm516.blogspot.com

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Donegan

    A solid book with realistic, appealing recipes. Hughes starts out with a friendly introduction to what the Ketogenic Diet entails. There's a lot to cover, but Hughes moves quickly, offering only the basics. Who is this introduction for? Someone well versed in Keto, doesn't need this entry level primer and someone who doesn't know much won't learn enough to make a decision on whether to try the Ketogenic Diet. The recipes are well organized and made from common foods. Most of the recipes can be A solid book with realistic, appealing recipes. Hughes starts out with a friendly introduction to what the Ketogenic Diet entails. There's a lot to cover, but Hughes moves quickly, offering only the basics. Who is this introduction for? Someone well versed in Keto, doesn't need this entry level primer and someone who doesn't know much won't learn enough to make a decision on whether to try the Ketogenic Diet. The recipes are well organized and made from common foods. Most of the recipes can be made for a reasonable price and a lot of the ingredients overlap, which makes meal planning simpler. On the flip side, sometimes I was left longing for more diversity. All the recipes felt so related and similar I wondered if there was something a little more I could do to bring in new flavor. I wonder if a cook book done up for seasonal produce or for taste profiles might have been more interesting, if less easier to reference. Hughes cautions that she cooks with a lot of diary and she doesn't exaggerate. Not here to discuss the pros and cons of diary, simply suggesting that if one wishes to cook diary free, this is not the correct cook book. The organization with breakfast, shakes, snacks, main courses (arranged by protein) and closing with fat bombs/ sauces was adequate. Someone browsing for certain kinds of food or how to cook a specific protein, can skim through with ease. I was disappointed there wasn't a vegetarian section. A HUGE part of my Keto lifestyle is vegetarian/vegan friendly and I'm always looking for great ways to work with avocado, spinach, kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower. Brussel sprouts, nuts/butters, sunflowers/chia. I appreciated the dietary informations Hughes provides with macros. I only wish she'd gone a little further and given a break down of vitamins and minerals in the meals. I ended up looking up zucchini myself (I'm not a fan of Zoodles so I don't eat as much zucchini as Hughes recipes suggest). Turns out these meals, while not as high in veg as I would like, appear well balanced. That made me happy and makes recommending the book simpler but it would be a nice detail to add the information in at the end of the recipes so others don't have to look it up. I was disappointed with the lack of pictures. Part of the fun of recipe books are the stunning photos. Still, overall it was a good guide. The meals have inexpensive ingredients one can easily pick up, and the direction are easy to follow. A great beginning Keto cookbook.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shirley

    Edit: Had to take off another star - cook times are off for me. The runny meatloaf bubbled out all over the oven, so make sure to put the loaf pan on a baking sheet. It's still runny after the recommended cooking time. The author made sure to say to cook it until it reads 140F degrees, but at 136F it still looks raw. She seems to always set her oven to 350F ... the pork chops I made last night took 15 minutes longer than the recipe said. My son usually puts them in the oven at 425F degrees; I'll Edit: Had to take off another star - cook times are off for me. The runny meatloaf bubbled out all over the oven, so make sure to put the loaf pan on a baking sheet. It's still runny after the recommended cooking time. The author made sure to say to cook it until it reads 140F degrees, but at 136F it still looks raw. She seems to always set her oven to 350F ... the pork chops I made last night took 15 minutes longer than the recipe said. My son usually puts them in the oven at 425F degrees; I'll try that next time. You'll notice that most of these reviews say "I can't wait to try some of these". I wish they would have before giving it five stars. I'd still recommend this book, but not at full price. So far the recipes have been suggestions, not finished dishes. At least the ones you bake; I'm sure the stovetop and grill recipes are easier to get right. **************************** These recipes are very, very tasty. I had to take off a star, though, because so far I've had to make adjustments to everything. Some are just cosmetic - AMERICAN cheese on the Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf? Binch please! My corner store didn't have provolone, so I used mozzarella (some people substitute Swiss when making actual sandwiches). However, I have my fingers crossed with the one I have in the oven now - Morning Meatloaf. I have high hopes; eggs, sausage, two kinds of cheese, one bowl and one pan. My idea of heaven! But, it said to combine ingredients until you can roll it into a ball ... of course, just like regular meatloaf. I've been making that kind for 40 yrs, I know what it looks like. And, I know the best way to do it is with your hands! But no matter how small I squished the sausage pieces, with 12 eggs, it was never thicker than pancake batter. I poured it into the loaf pan and it looks ok. As long as it tastes OK, I'll be happy. I didn't take off more stars because the non-keto menfolk in the house love everything so far. I didn't TELL them that last night's pork chops were crusted with crushed walnuts and Parmesan, because it sounds weird. They loved it, though. So yes, I recommend this book, but if you're a beginner cook and something looks different than the book says it should, maybe it's them, not you. ;)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Campbell

    Cookbook author and longtime ketogenic chef Amanda Hughes advises that the ketogenic diet is really more of a lifestyle change than a diet because it not only changed the way she eats, it changed the way she lives. With "The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Whole Food Keto Recipes for Any Budget", she offers delicious, satisfying recipes that are whole-food focused and user-friendly. While Ms. Hughes prefers using high-quality, organic ingredients, she also includes "Ten Tips for Cookbook author and longtime ketogenic chef Amanda Hughes advises that the ketogenic diet is really more of a lifestyle change than a diet because it not only changed the way she eats, it changed the way she lives. With "The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Whole Food Keto Recipes for Any Budget", she offers delicious, satisfying recipes that are whole-food focused and user-friendly. While Ms. Hughes prefers using high-quality, organic ingredients, she also includes "Ten Tips for Keeping Keto Costs Down". The suggested food types to begin your dietary conversion are: 10 percent carbs, 20 percent protein, and 70 percent fats. The author recommends speaking with your physician before beginning this dietary and lifestyle makeover. To make the process easier and more enjoyable, readers can use the lists for "Foods to Enjoy" and "Foods to Avoid". Here are some of the tasty and tempting keto-compliant (low-card) recipes you'll find: "Harvest Omelet"; "Breakfast Tacos"; "Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake Shake"; "Baked Cheddar Chips" & "Baked Parmesan Chips"; "Creamy Dill Deviled Eggs"; "Bacon-Ranch Broccoli Bites"; "Spicy Stuffed Salmon Florentine"; "Saturday Garlic Shrimp"; "Five-Layer Mexican Casserole"; "Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops"; "Slow Cooker Lemon-Rosemary Chicken"; "Meyer Lemon Custard"; "Mini Coconut Pies"; "Italian Dressing"; "Simple Guacamole"; and "Seasoned Salt". Book Copy Gratis Callisto Publishers

  9. 5 out of 5

    Debra Indorato

    I was very happy to receive a review copy of this book from the publisher. The author's personal success story is nicely written and can be motivating for someone ready to follow a keto lifestyle. It's not just a diet, it's a lifestyle and the author emphasizes that. She also nicely explains the history of keto, provides easy to read food lists, guidelines for following the plan, money saving tips, and 4 weeks of sample menus with recipes. There are a number of recipes in several categories that I was very happy to receive a review copy of this book from the publisher. The author's personal success story is nicely written and can be motivating for someone ready to follow a keto lifestyle. It's not just a diet, it's a lifestyle and the author emphasizes that. She also nicely explains the history of keto, provides easy to read food lists, guidelines for following the plan, money saving tips, and 4 weeks of sample menus with recipes. There are a number of recipes in several categories that I can't wait to try. My biggest concern is that there are no illustrations for the recipes. I like to see the final product in pictures not only to know if I made it correctly, but to decide if I want to make it or not. It's always nice to see the plate presentation for a recipe. One big plus is that most of the recipes do not require special ingredients or use sweeteners unless absolutely necessary. The list of resources and websites is helpful. I would have liked to see a list of apps as well.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lilith Day

    I love cooking and we are always looking for new recipes. While I am not on the Keto diet, we have cut down carbs and I thought this cookbook would have some great ideas. I will admit I am not 100% sold by this cookbook. The main reason I was not a fan was because this cookbook did not have any real images of the food. Another thing I noticed were some recipes were very simple as if they were taken off a search engine. As for the pros, I like how they included how expensive the dish is to make. I love cooking and we are always looking for new recipes. While I am not on the Keto diet, we have cut down carbs and I thought this cookbook would have some great ideas. I will admit I am not 100% sold by this cookbook. The main reason I was not a fan was because this cookbook did not have any real images of the food. Another thing I noticed were some recipes were very simple as if they were taken off a search engine. As for the pros, I like how they included how expensive the dish is to make. If you are trying to eat healthy on a budget, this will come in handy. Overall I am not too impressed with this cookbook. I liked sifting through ideas, but I did not like the overall cookbook. Probably not a cookbook I would have purchased. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine and were in no way influenced by outside sources. I am a professional blogger at Little Lady Plays

  11. 5 out of 5

    Eva Lorenz

    This is a well written book that contains recipes to guide you through the day on a ketogenic diet, including smoothies, breakfast omelettes, snacks and entrees. I also includes a nifty 4 week meal planner that summarizes your meals for a whole month. The recipes are easy to read, clear ingredient lists are included and the instructions are straightforward. The variety of recipes included is great, from home-cooking type meals such as stuffed pork loin and Swedish meatballs to more exotic items This is a well written book that contains recipes to guide you through the day on a ketogenic diet, including smoothies, breakfast omelettes, snacks and entrees. I also includes a nifty 4 week meal planner that summarizes your meals for a whole month. The recipes are easy to read, clear ingredient lists are included and the instructions are straightforward. The variety of recipes included is great, from home-cooking type meals such as stuffed pork loin and Swedish meatballs to more exotic items such as pad thai and coconut lemongrass chicken. Also included are snacks such as coffee smoothie, avocado smoothie and a cheesecake shake. Not every recipe has a picture included, but the book just contains the right amount of images to make your mouth water. I received a free copy of the book from the publisher.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Raica

    I have been eating Keto for almost 2 years, and am always on the look out to change my foods up a little. I am thrilled I received a copy of this book from the publisher, because it is exactly what I'm looking for. This puts new spins on basic go-to recipes....Meatloaf? Ho-hum... Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf..... yes, please! Creamed spinach? Yawn.....add artichokes and red pepper....Much better! Just a few examples of the yummy goodness!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Crystine Verona

    Great cookbook by Amanda. I love love her website/blog and am on there a couple times a week. I've already made about 5-10 of her recipes with much success every time. Great job Amanda. I wish there was a little more about the author and her story though, a little more in depth and personal journey through Keto. However I understand this is just really a cookbook

  14. 5 out of 5

    Moriyah

    Best keto cookbook! Wow, the reviews were right, this is amazing and so helpful. I'm a keto newbie and to know that my old favorites are still within reach but MUCH healthier is a great feeling.

  15. 5 out of 5

    kathryn vinceslio

    Best keto recipes ever This girl can cook some keto magic!! I have made the sausage and kale soup 3 times. Each recipe I've tried so far I will make again. I highly recommend this book

  16. 5 out of 5

    A. Tee

    Good book! Great read. But for someone with food sensitivities some foods are still a no. So you have to be stricter than the diet and then your just left eating meat. All and all I did find some great recipes.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Terri Lyons

    The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook is very interesting. I have not tried a Keto diet but this book is changing my mind. It has great recipes and lots of tips. I received a review copy from the publisher.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cherise

    Some good recipes in here, though I found most to be overly complicated. There are no pictures. I noticed at least 1 recipe called for coconut sugar, which isn't technically ketogenic. Use a keto-friendly sweetener instead if you're on the ketogenic diet to improve blood glucose.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Fuller

    Not a bad cookbook, but not for me. Most of the recipes include tons of cream cheese or heavy cream, which doesn't agree with me. Recipes are conveniently tagged by price range, though, which may be helpful to some readers.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Scott W Young

    Lots of recipes This book is full of recipes, which is great. I really wish they would have included pictures of at least some of them. Most recipes seemed fairly easy to make, few were what I would consider quick and easy though.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Lutz

    Not bad. Kind of repetitive and a little too basic

  22. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

    Delicious, simple, healthy with a dose of playful wit and humor that was fun to read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Hughes

    Wonderful Resource I can't wait to get started chowing down ! There are so many excellent recipes and things to try. So glad I found this!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    The recipes look delicious, but way too fancy for me to ever make. I have it one star per recipe I saved.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Fillion

    Practical I read the book and found many recipes that I would incorporate into my eating plan. Excited to get started!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Not for me I have to have pictures in my cook books. Good information about me to.Good list of what you can have and should not.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Yuka

    I like how most of the ingredients are pantry staples. Haven't made any of the recipes but have bookmarked several to try. I also appreciated the homemade seasonings section.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Deborah J

    Good cookbook I especially appreciate an author who lists complete nutritional information with each recipe. This makes it easier to put together a daily meal plan.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessie Young

    This book needs pictures. Disappointed. The recipe titles sound good but I want to see what it looks like.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I love this book. The recipes are delectable. The book starts out with a basic how-to section, which is very helpful. I follow Amanda's blog online, so I was already familiar with her recipes and this book does not disappoint. This has become one of my go to books for meal planning for my family. Amanda's recipes are so decadent and imaginative, you would never know this is a diet-my husband and kids gobble it up! Some of our favorites are Sriracha-citrus beef, sausage and kale cream soup, and I love this book. The recipes are delectable. The book starts out with a basic how-to section, which is very helpful. I follow Amanda's blog online, so I was already familiar with her recipes and this book does not disappoint. This has become one of my go to books for meal planning for my family. Amanda's recipes are so decadent and imaginative, you would never know this is a diet-my husband and kids gobble it up! Some of our favorites are Sriracha-citrus beef, sausage and kale cream soup, and porky pig dinner frittata. I hope she writes more cookbooks in the future, I really enjoy her style of cooking. I've been doing keto for a couple years and I love it, it has helped me take the baby weight off (and keep it off) while never feeling deprived.

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