My Pinewood Kitchen, A Southern Culinary Cure: 130+ Crazy Delicious, Gluten-Free Recipes to Reduce Inflammation and Make Your Gut Happy (Paperback)
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 130+ delicious whole foods recipes with a farm house spin.
Mee McCormick, real food cooking expert and author of My Kitchen Cure, brings a Southern twist to comfort food classics with more than 130 recipes that heal your gut, reduce inflammation, and reverse chronic autoimmune diseases. Best of all? Mee offers a completely customizable approach to adapt recipes for different dietary needs, whether you’re gluten-free, Paleo, keto, or vegan.
From 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 bland-tasting healthy food and the nightly question: “What’s for dinner?” Recipes include:
Kentucky Caramel Chicken, Cranberry Hot Wings, Grain-Free Fried Chicken, Sizzlin’ Short Ribs, Super Creamy Veggie Mac & Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Polenta Fingers, Roasted Squash & Sweet Potato Soup, Summertime Zucchini Soup, Black Rice Salad with Snap Peas and Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette, Caramel Apple Pancakes, Raspberry Lemon Keto Muffins, Farm Fresh Eggs & Sausage-Stuffed Bell Peppers, Berry Cobbler, Chocolate Lava Cake, Key Lime Tart, Chocolate Brownies, White Bean Cupcakes, and Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Mee first started cooking when Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Hashimoto's brought her debilitating daily pain. When conventional treatments couldn’t help, Mee found relief in a surprising place: her kitchen. Through relentless recipe testing, she put her condition into remission and completely restored her health with gut-friendly whole foods, most of which she grew and harvested on her family’s farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
Once Mee was well, she opened a farm-to-table restaurant, sharing locally grown and seasonal foods with her community—some of whom drive hours to get a taste of Pinewood’s Grain-Free Fried Chicken. Pinewood Kitchen is unique in that every meal is created with the intention to serve everyone with the same deliciousness regardless of dietary restrictions.
Whether you want to eat healthier or you have diabetes, lupus, celiac, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or another autoimmune issue, you’ll find a wealth of delicious, nutritious recipes. 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.
About the Author
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
"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
"It is entirely possible that Mee McCormick is the coolest person on the planet. Who else could write a cookbook so inspiring, so informative, and so much fun that it’s almost impossible to put down? We all want to live well and give our families joy, health, and connection. That’s what Pinewood is all about. Bringing a community to life in a way that heals the heart, honors the land, and helps us remember that life is a beautiful gift."
— Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., New York Times Bestselling Author