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Are you following the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and feeling a little blue because you feel like you CAN’T. EAT. ANYTHING.?
Yeah, me too.
Following the AIP has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. The protocol is so strict and eliminates so many foods. Foods that I love. And, seeing that I love food as much as I do, things have been, well, tough.
That is where my friend Mickey Trescott’s new book comes in to save the day!
I just received The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook recently to review (thanks Mickey!) and I am in love. I feel like, for once, I will be able to add some spice to my food rut.
Not only is Mickey’s book filled with delicious AIP friendly recipes and gorgeous photos, but she also provides a lot of helpful information about the protocol, how to get started, and how to stay on the wagon. She also gives you advice on how to reintroduce foods (when the time comes), as well as some kitchen basics that will set you up for success during your AIP journey.
The other thing I love is that this book really goes hand-in-hand with Sarah Ballantyne’s book, The Paleo Approach, which I reviewed the other day. Together, I feel like I am set when it comes to the AIP and being successful following it.
So, as I mentioned above, I have fallen into a serious food rut on the AIP and I was in desperate need of new recipe inspiration. Mickey’s book delivers.
Everything from appetizers and snacks to soups to salads to a variety of meat dishes. My favorite section by far is the dressings & sauces section. Seeing that so many of my favorite dressings and sauces were made with a dairy and/or egg base, I was feeling like I could never enjoy ranch dressing or mayo again. Turns out, Mickey has recipes for both and you know what? They taste pretty darn good. And, they’re simple to make.
Speaking of simple, that is one thing that I love about this book. The recipes are not overly complicated and don’t require a lot of fancy ingredients. She keeps it real, using quality ingredients that are full of natural flavor. Seeing how busy I am, I like keeping recipes as simple as possible, using common ingredients that I almost always have on hand.
Some of my favorite recipes from the book include:
- Citrus-Avocado Dressing
- “Ranch” Dressing
- Coconut Basil Pesto
- Nomato Sauce
- Mediterranean Salmon Salad
- Chicken and Pesto Saute
- Garlic Beef and Broccoli
So, if you currently following, or getting ready to embark on the autoimmune protocol, you need this book. It will give you tons of things to choose from when you are feeling overwhelmed and irritated that you can’t eat any of your favorite foods.
If you want to learn more about The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, you can check it out on Amazon here.
I also encourage you to stop by Mickey’s site, autoimmune-paleo.com and check it out. She has a TON of awesome info and recipes on there. You can also find her on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.