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The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook

 

Thanks to everyone that took part in my little competition to win Angie Alt’s fabulous new book – and guide to life! – The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook. If you missed my interview with Angie you can catch up here. Continue Reading

Auto-Immune Protocol Update – Week 9 – And A Roast Pork Recipe

 

 

Roasted pork with fennel salt

Roasted pork with fennel salt

 

 

 

End of week 9 – well, well, well! Not too much has changed this week….after my adventure with almonds last week I decided to lay of trying to reintroduce any more nuts for the time being and instead decided to try adding back seed based spices. I tried fennel seeds at the beginning of the week and cumin and cardamom last night. All seemed to go well with the fennel seeds but I don’t feel that great today after the cumin and cardamom. Not sure if it’s related or not, but I think I’ll steer clear of cumin and cardamom for a few days til I feel better and then try them again! Continue Reading

Autoimmune Protocol – Week 5 Update

AIP rosemary and lemon roast lamb chops with roast sweet potato and kale chips

AIP rosemary and lemon roast lamb chops with roast sweet potato and kale chips

 

I’m into week 6 of AIP now, who would have thought it? Certainly not me! I remember first reading about AIP a couple of years ago and thinking “oh no, something that restrictive is definitely not for me”. I’d just been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and I was still at the stage of thinking that thyroxine was going to put right everything that had been wrong. Then some more time passed and I experimented with cutting out sugar, cutting out gluten, cutting out processed foods and noticed I was definitely feeling better. Then I started reading about AIP again and the more it started to make sense to me… Continue Reading

AIP Beef and Liver and Sausages

AIP Sausages

Why the long knife?!

 

Liver is one of those things that I “should” eat, but I don’t. I tried to make pate once, didn’t go down well….(I definitely need to tweak that recipe because I’m sure I can make it work – but that’s another story!). Liver is a significant source of the fat vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as various B vitamins (Chris Kresser has more info on this here). It’s also cheap! And for these reasons I really want to make it work for me – whether I’m on the AIP diet or not. Continue Reading

AIP Bacon and Veg Fry Up

 

AIP Bacon and Veg Fry Up

AIP Bacon and Veg Fry Up

 

This is a super simple dish that I have for breakfast, lunch or, if I’m feeling lazy, dinner. When I’m not following the AIP diet I add an egg or 2 as well and have just one rasher of bacon. Continue Reading