Today is a super exciting day here on the blog because we are being joined by a special guest! She is the blogger behind the site Alt-Ternative Autoimmune, she is a health coach over at The Paleo Mom Consulting, and she is now the author of her very own cookbook: The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for all Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.
Recently, I got the chance to hang out with Angie and talk a little bit about her new book. It was so fun to get to talk with her, you can easily see how passionate she is about this project and how her love of encouraging others carries through in this project. Here is our interview:
There is so much to love about Angie’s book I could honestly go on for pages, as I sat there reading it for the first time I found myself almost on the brink of tears because I connected so deeply with her story. As I mentioned in the video above, the cookbook is laid out in a very unique way; interspersed between sections of recipes are snippets of Angie’s personal story of disease, diagnosis and healing. In my opinion, this is the primary thing that sets this book apart from some of the others on the market. Both the tone and the recipes are relatable, approachable, and fun in a way that feels as though you are sitting at home with your best friend sharing stories and recipes. This is not just a reference book, it is a resource for your kitchen and your spirit.
The second thing that sets this book apart from the others is that it covers all the phases of the autoimmune protocol diet from elimination to reintroduction. This element clearly shows “the light at the end of the tunnel” following the often intimidating elimination phase. This also means that it is a book you can easily continue using long after the elimination phase of the diet is complete.
I could go on and on about how much I love this book, because I genuinely do love it, but I would rather let you fall in love with it yourself. Angie has graciously agreed to give away one copy of the e-book version of her new book! To enter, fill out the form below. The winner will be contacted via email and sent their copy of the book!
There has been a lot of debate lately surrounding AIP and Paleo desserts. Some people are saying that these treats, while made with primal ingredients, still don’t have a place in a nourishing diet because they are filled with large amounts of sugar in the form of fruit or natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup. This can in turn stimulate some people to have sugar cravings or trigger flares in autoimmune symptoms. Continue reading →
Recently, after I made a nice big batch of bone broth, I found myself in the mood for soup. That being said it was past lunchtime and I wanted the soup immediately so I had to come up with something quick! Out of that, this quick, tasty and simple sweet potato soup was born! Its filling and flavorful and the perfect portion for one hungry person at lunchtime!
Simple Sweet Potato Soup:
1 Large sweet potato
1 cup of Bone Broth
3 cloves of roasted garlic
sea salt to taste
Peel and roughly chop your sweet potato. Add your sweet potato pieces to boiling water and cook until soft. When your sweet potato is cooked add it to your food processor. Heat up your broth and get your roasted garlic cloves and add both to your food processor along with your salt and pepper. Blend until soft. Add broth if necessary to achieve your desired texture. Pour into a bowl and enjoy. Fast, simple and so delicious!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope wherever you are it is sunny and warm!
Spring is officially here and that means its time to get reenergized, dust off the cobwebs and enjoy new things. You may have noticed that Sweet Potatoes and Social Change got a mini makeover this week. A new title banner, a new background, and new pictures!
We’re also stepping up our social media game because we want to be connected with YOU! If you haven’t already, use the links on the right hand side of the blog to like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, subscribe via email or add us to your RSS feed. If you are a WordPress user yourself you can also follow via Reader. So many options!
By subscribing in one or more of these ways can easily stay up-to-date on any new posts and if you follow on Facebook or Pinterest you’ll have access to a whole bunch of extra content like links to outside resources, recipes, blogs, and homesteading tips! So connect with us today and don’t miss a thing!