Wow! This makes it so much easier when you are trying to avoid nuts and eggs! I think this is my favorite AIP cookbook so far!
Nourish by Rachel Bryant
The author, Rachel Bryant has autoimmune thyroid disease. Like so many folks, she has discovered that eating real food, especially in the autoimmune Paleo protocol (AIP) has really helped.
While I don’t always follow the AIP protocol precisely – having come from the GAPS/SCD background – I do recommend the AIP for those who are still struggling with allergy issues. I find that if they remove nuts and eggs, things may improve.
This cookbook is all about real food. That is what really sold me on it. It’s not just about following the AIP protocol. It has a great introduction that explains what the food is all about and why. Rachel makes it simple to follow and understand.
I especially like that the recipes use ingredients that are easily sourced. There are not a lot of recipes using weird flours that have to be ordered online. Most ingredients are things you already have in your pantry or can source locally.
There are great recipes for condiments and ethnic foods that look mouth watering. You really don’t have to feel deprived at all. See the entire list of recipes here.
Rachel also includes the use of fats other than coconut oil and suggests alternatives to coconut for those who are sensitive to it.
The photos are beautiful and make the recipes shine. I love a cookbook with good photos of the food! Not all the recipes have photos, but with over 120 recipes I can understand that. I would rather have the extra recipes that follow the AIP protocol.
Most of all, I love the creative combining of flavors and real foods. These recipes have clearly been developed with a great deal of effort and probably several iterations before coming to the final recipe.
Here is the recipe for a delicious dip that is made with mainly vegetables! My family absolutely loved it! This went VERY quickly! I didn’t have spinach on hand so I substituted the fresh chives that I have growing outside! It was great and I’m sure Rachel would approve!