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My Pinewood Kitchen, A Southern Culinary Cure

130+ Crazy Delicious, Gluten-Free Recipes to Reduce Inflammation and Make Your Gut Happy 

It’s microbiome-friendly meals with a Southern spin in this follow-up cookbook to the life-enhancing My Kitchen Cure so you can heal your gut and fight inflammation while enjoying 100+ delicious whole foods recipes with a farm house spin.

In the follow-up to her successful My Kitchen Cure cookbook, real food cooking expert Mee McCormick brings a Southern twist to comfort food classics with more than 100 recipes that heal your gut, reduce inflammation, and reverse chronic autoimmune diseases. Best of all? Mee offers a completely customizable approach with inclusive options to mix and match every recipe for different dietary needs, whether you’re gluten-free, Paleo, keto, or vegan. 

From quick and hearty breakfast bowls and immune-boosting smoothies to gut-friendly soups, salads, dinners and desserts, this four-color cookbook will become your go-to kitchen resource, freeing you from the boredom of bland-tasting health food and the nightly conundrum of: “What’s for dinner?” Just some of the recipes include: apple oatmeal breakfast cakes, breakfast tacos, farmhouse huevos rancheros, creamy cauliflower soup, carrot ginger turmeric soup, chicken piccata, farmhouse beef stroganoff, slow-cooker pork chops with baked apples, turkey burgers with blueberry ketchup, BBQ beef-stuffed sweet potato with crispy kale, candy roaster pumpkin pie, mixed berry cobbler, skillet apple pie, and chocolate coconut milk ice cream.

Mee first started cooking as a last resort when hereditary Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Hashimoto's delivered debilitating daily pain that knocked her down. When it seemed like she only had two options—a slow and painful death or a sudden and quick death—Mee looked at her husband and two small children and decided to find a third option. She found it in a surprising place: her kitchen. Through relentless recipe testing, she put her condition into remission and completely restored her health with whole foods, most of which she grew and harvested from her family’s farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee.  

Once Mee was well, she opened a farm-to-table restaurant on her working farm and cattle ranch, inspiring her rural community to participate in their own wellness by choosing to eat local and seasonally grown foods. Her southern community told her what they wanted and she found a way to give it to them with healthier ingredients that supported their wellness. 

Pinewood Kitchen is unique in that every meal is created with the intention to serve everyone with the same deliciousness regardless of dietary restrictions. Mee creates the menu every week with something for everyone and always with the goal of supporting optimal health. 

Whether you want to eat healthier or you have diabetes, lupus, celiac, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or another autoimmune issue, you’ll find a wealth of delicious, nutritious recipes perfect for every meal, from speedy weeknight dinners and relaxing weekend breakfasts to special occasions. You’ll also discover:

·       The importance of intestinal health and how to improve your own gut microbiome 
·       Which foods are nutritional powerhouses and which you must avoid 
·       How to eat real food every day without breaking the bank

Mee is living proof that you can change your fate by what’s on your plate—her recipes will help you prepare delicious food that brings you and your family together around the table—and brings you optimal health at the same time.

Mee McCormick is a real food maven, community food advocate, a restauranteur, a rancher, a mother, and the author of My Kitchen Cure: How I Cooked My Way Out of Chronic Autoimmune Disease with Whole Foods and Healing Recipes. When Mee isn’t running her restaurant, Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile, or working on her biodynamic farm outside of Nashville, she is touring the country as a speaker and community kitchen organizer. She has appeared on national and local TV, on radio and in print nationwide. She is a regular on-air contributor to Today In Nashville and a vital part of the Nashville restaurant scene. Visit: meemccormick.com or pinewoodkitchenandmercantile.com

  • Publisher: Health Communications Inc (May 14, 2020)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780757323522

"I believe in Mee's mission to heal ourselves through great food. I have been fortunate enough to have eaten at some pretty great restaurants, but I can honestly say some of the best meals I have ever eaten have been at Pinewood Kitchen."

                                                                         

                                                                               

–Dierks Bentley, country music singer and three-time CMA nominee