“My Pinewood Kitchen, A southern Culinary Cure’’ by Mee McCormick.

Oct book review

The book was recently published by Health Communications, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.

If you don’t make time for your health and wellness, you will have to make time for your illness. The book is ideal for anyone who has occasionally digestive issues, is glutton intolerant or had Chron’s disease or other autoimmune disorders.

Mee McCormick tells of growing up in East Tennessee and travelling to many places in search of food she could tolerate. This lifelong journey led her to discover the necessity of organically grown fruits and vegetable and grass fed cattle and grain fed chickens. And food prepared in a healthy way to aid in digestion and remove the discomfort caused by many different types of food.

She first turned to the healing power of food when doctor after doctor offered very little relief for her Chron’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s. Her switch to whole-food cooking helped her heal her gut and her immune system and completely altered the trajectory of her life.

Rancher, restauranteur and TV cooking personality Mee McCormick serves up delicious, gluten-free recipes designed for optimal gut health in her cookbook. With everything from immune-boosting smoothies to soups with probiotic power and reimagined southern entrees, it is packed with microbiome-friendly meals that give new meaning to the phrase comfort food.

Every recipe in the book is gluten-free and created for optimal health benefits, even decadent sounding dishes like Kentucky Caramel Chicken and Veggie Mac and Cheese. There are more than 130 recipes, and each one can be customized for Keto, Paleo, or vegan diets. It truly is all inclusive eating plan for everyone in the family.

Mee McCormick is a restaurateur, author, TV cooking personality, farmer, rancher, wife and mother. She splits her time between Nashville and nearby Nunnelly, Tennessee: a tiny, unincorporated community in Hickman, county, home to her biodynamic farm, and restaurant Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile.

Her book is available locally at Novel Bookstore in Laurelwood, Burkes Bookstore on Cooper, Barnes and Noble in Wolfchase and South Main book Juggler.

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