Gorgeous cookbook with a PURPOSE!
That’s the first thing I thought of while paging through The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. Aside from my taste buds going crazy at the look of all of the pictures and recipes I can confidently say that this cookbook is going to be a lifeline and a guidebook for people with chronic illness and autoimmune conditions. Mickey is incredibly knowledgable about the autoimmune paleo diet and you can find out lots more on her website.
I haven’t shared much on the blog about the Autoimmune Paleo diet. So before I totally confuse you on it, I wanted to give you some insight. The autoimmune paleo diet is a healing diet and an allergen-free diet. It removes grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy, nightshades (tomatoes and peppers are the main ones), beans, legumes and any chemicals/ processed foods. It includes very nutrient dense foods that will assist in healing the body from the inside out. The main focus of the autoimmune protocol is to heal leaky gut by removing foods that are the most common allergens in order to reduce the triggers that are causing dysbiosis and an autoimmune attack on the body. The long term view is once the autoimmune issue has decrease or symptoms disappear you can slowly try and add back in a few of these foods to see if they trigger your body into more symptoms again. My thought is if you have an autoimmune condition (or severe gut symptoms) you should always avoid grains because they almost 100% of the time will trigger autoimmune reactions again and again.
The autoimmune paleo protocol is guidelines for helping with autoimmunities and will help you learn your own body. There’s no one-diet-fits-all, which most of us know by now. I work with many patients with autoimmune conditions on a daily basis and it is something that is extremely complex. I would recommend getting The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and finding a natural practitioner who works with and understands causes and can find a source to the autoimmune flare in your body. Contact Me if you need any help. I would love to help or help find another practitioner who I know can help. You can also read this article on Autoimmune Conditions from Dr. Pompa. It will help you understand more of what is going on in your body and what contributed to the trigger of an autoimmune disease. And if you don’t have any autoimmunities, you will still learn a lot on how not to trigger one.
I was so lucky to receive an advanced copy of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook along with the opportunity to share with you an exclusive recipe. Yep… you get a sneak peak inside of the cookbook along with this delicious recipe for Chicken Stir Fry. There are so many great recipes in here but when I saw this stir fry I knew I had to make it. I love a good stir-fry. And without stretching the truth I believe this was my favorite stir fry I have ever tasted! (And, allergen free of course too, which makes it even better). There was such a depth of flavor with the garlic and ginger and it was so fresh tasting too. This is a dish we can make often because we have many of these ingredients on hand at all times.
Once you have tried it let me know how much you love this recipe. I know I’m not alone in praising how amazing it is.
Get your copy of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook HERE!
Chicken Stir Fry
2 Tablespoons solid cooking fat
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2- inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
3 large carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 pound broccoli, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup coconut aminos
2 cups chopped mushrooms
2 cups shredded chicken breast meat (pre-cooked)
1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
- Heat the cooking fat in a wok or large skillet on medium heat
- When the fat has melted and the pan is hot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Add the garlic and ginger to cook, stirring for another minute. Add the carrots, broccoli, salt and coconut amines and cover. Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. The vegetables should be firm yet cooked
- Add the chicken and stir to heat throughout. Squeeze with lemon juice and serve warm
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