Did you catch my new e-Book the other day? If you’ve snaffled up your copy I hope you’re cooking lots of wonderful healing meals. If you haven’t, you can grab yourself a copy here….
I’m so proud and excited to be launching my new e-book today. HEALING EATS: 25 RECIPES TO HEAL THE GUT WHILE SOOTHING THE SOUL is fully compliant with the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol, together with both the Wahls Paleo and Paleo diets. Additionally the recipes are mostly (but not exclusively) GAPS, SCD and Whole30 friendly with a handful that are low-FODMAP and low-histamine compliant.
HEALING EATS is a collection of my family-favourite recipes. I am passionate about cramming in as many nutrients as possible each meal time. Every recipe is a balance of flavours and textures, as well as being easy, quick and straightforward to make. Your days of preparing special food just for yourself are over, with these recipes everybody will want to join in!.
When we embark on a healing protocol in order to lessen the signs and symptoms of dysfunction, we need to remove the stressors from our lives, several of which will be found on our plates. By eliminating those foods known to cause irritation to the digestive tract we can calm our immune system and relieve symptoms. However the wellbeing comes from what we add in. There are so many foods and ingredients that could be called ‘healing’, however I have taken a selection that I identify with most, and created a selection of recipes built around them.
HEALING EATS is a 76-page downloadable pdf containing 25 allergen-free recipes, each one focusing on ingredients known for their healing capabilities, therefore aiding your healing without compromising on flavour. These family-approved recipes will be enjoyed by everyone, healing diet or not. Each recipe has been created to aid you in your healing, without making you feel you’re missing out.
To celebrate the arrival, I am giving away FIVE copies of HEALING EATS this week. See below to enter.
I’ve decided beets are the best veggie ever and one I intend to eat a lot more of. And true is my word, I’m doing pretty well so far – a steady supply of farmers’ market bunches is making its way into the fridge and onto my plate in many forms throughout the week. It was when I discovered how instrumental they are in turning viscous, toxic laden bile into a thin, free flowing river of elimination that I decided we were going to be friends. That, and its requirement for emulsifying the extra fats that have appeared in my cooking these past few years, well I can’t see this love affair ending any time soon.
Eating Dora‘s wonderful BBQ Pulled Chicken, from the Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, made me realise I haven’t pulled enough chickens in my life. Whilst her version is rich, sweet and smoky, mine is designed to pack in a few more veggies and is decidedly toothsome in a savoury way since I’ve cut sweeteners out of my diet completely, including the starchy likes of sweet potatoes and plantain chips (boo). As much as I love them, it seems my gut has other ideas….
I remember this time last year in Vancouver the weather was so awful, the price of cauliflowers went sky high. To around CAD$8, I think, and such was the event the Huffington Post declared the cauliflower to be a new luxury in Canada. Then when the price finally did come down, I greedily stocked up, then riced and froze bags of my loot just in case this travesty should happen again before Spring came….
I’ve been hibernating since Christmas, Vancouver has worn a blanket of snow and ice for weeks now and to be honest I’m a little nervous of what our next heating bill will look like. The lane outside our house has reached near ice rink status and Alfie the cat has been allowed free rein of the house at night (he usually sleeps down in the basement) which means night time whiskers-in-face and snuggle under the covers awakenings which is kinda cute but not nearly as fun as it sounds. I’ve got bags of stuff to be getting on with, yet when the inside temperature ducks below 60 we fight for hot showers in a bid to warm up extremities, not to mention the brain, ready for the day ahead….