Today I’m interviewing a special guest – my friend and cookbook author ChihYu Smith, who's also the creator of the popular food blog I Heart Umami. ChihYu’s blog is dedicated to helping busy folks like you and I make everyday Asian-inspired Paleo Cuisine. A Whole 30 certified coach, ChihYu shares Asian-inspired Paleo, Whole 30, and Keto recipes on her blog. She also offers several programs including Cook Once Eat All Week and Feel Good Food Plan, as well as other online Paleo meal planning programs. ChihYu’s cookbook Asian Paleo was recently released, and it's already hit number one in Chinese cooking, Korean cooking, high protein, and gluten-free diet cookbooks on Amazon. ChihYu’s book has been featured by NBC News Wellness, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Chowhound and Greatist. Two of her recipes also appear in The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook. A graduate of Columbia University Teachers College, she lives with her husband and two dogs in Brooklyn New York. You can find her book now on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble as well as anywhere fine cookbooks are sold.
In this episode, we talk about ChihYu’s journey to Paleo living, the differences between the Paleo, Keto and Whole-30 plans, cooking Paleo Asian Cuisine, tips for flavoring your meals with aromatics and sauces, a report from the Everything Food Conference, and tips for those who want to explore food blogging
Recipes Mentioned in this Episode:
ChihYu’s Cookbook – Asian Paleo
Finally, you can find the transcript here