When I initially started on this AIP pathway of mine – I’ll admit that I lost a little part of me. My joy of cooking. I was overwhelmed with the changes and “strictness” of the protocol, and my “feeling sorry for myself” attitude didn’t help matters. However, finding this website and purchasing this book gave me back that little piece of joy I was missing. It made me want to skip back into my kitchen and play, and in fact that first night I brought it home, I couldn’t wait to hit the shops and pick up the ingredients ……
The word pretty much sums up it, don’t you think? Simple recipes and delicious food. Really, how could you go wrong?
However, this book is so much more than an everyday cookbook as it is also filled with sustainable practices from how to shop, cook and eat with ease and without waste whilst still nourishing our bodies. It includes tips on how to buy in bulk, freeze, preserve and use up any and all leftovers. An ultimate cooking guide for anyone wanting sugar out of their lives and planet-saving real food to eat.
One of my favourite ideas from this cookbook are the “Yoghurt Pots”.
I have Hashimotos.
It's an autoimmune disease that affects my thyroid gland. That little butterfly-shaped ball located at the base of my neck where a lot of important activities take place, from controlling metabolism, female hormones and energy levels. Basically, everything that makes you feel good.
One of the first and best things I did when I found out was to QUIT SUGAR (an absolute must, I believe, if you also have Hashimotos). What my research has been teaching me and what my body has been telling me ever since that date is that sugar causes absolute havoc on the digestive tract, leading to “leaky gut” (a joy I’ve been dealing with for the past year) and which in turn can then trigger the development of autoimmune diseases….and round and round the cycle goes.