My Pinewood Kitchen, A Southern Culinary Cure

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

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Pub Date 14 Apr 2020 | Archive Date Not set
HCI Books, Health Communications Inc

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Description

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.
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...

A Note From the Publisher

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. Author/chef .Mee McCormick 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.

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...


Advance Praise

“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 over the years, 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

“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 over the years, but I can honestly say some of the best...


Marketing Plan

* Author appears weekly on Today In Nashville's cooking segment* Bread & Butter PR Firm, a renowned PR agency for foodies and food books is on board for book campaign* Grammy-winning celebrity country singer, Dierks Bentley is partner in McCormick's restaurant and on board to promote her cookbook* Multi-city tour is planned* Author was featured in the Tennessean on front page, all about her brand, My Pinewood Kitchen* Much more planned

* Author appears weekly on Today In Nashville's cooking segment* Bread & Butter PR Firm, a renowned PR agency for foodies and food books is on board for book campaign* Grammy-winning celebrity...


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I loved this book. For the first 1/3 of the book, we learn about why it’s important to have a healthy gut. The rest of the book is filled with mouthwatering photos with delicious recipes that support a healthy gut. I personally plan to make the Grilled Peach Salad.

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When it is snowy and cold outside (and my car is buried under 2ft of ❄️ ), superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. 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 farmhouse spin. Mee McCormick, real food cooking expert and author of My Kitchen Cure, 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 to adapt recipes for different dietary needs, whether you’re gluten-free, Paleo, keto, or vegan. From breakfast bowls and immune-boosting smoothies to gut-friendly soups, salads, dinners, and desserts, this four-colour 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, Paleo Grain-Free Fried Chicken, Apple Balsamic 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, Caramelized Apple & Red Onion Pizza with Arugula & Almond Ricotta, Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple-Pear Sauce, Raspberry Lemon Keto Muffins, Farm Fresh Eggs & Sausage-Stuffed Bell Peppers, Peach Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits, Sweet Potato Brownies, and Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Coconut Milk. 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. With a description like that there is little for me to mention other than I loved her first book and this Southern slant is to die for. Great recipes, photos, and sound advice will get you on the mend ASAP. I loved that the recipes ranged from vegan t full-on carnivore as well! As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 I have decided to start adding the author's photo to my reviews on Janet's Book Corner as I always like books that I can see what the author looks like .. Weird but true!

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Well -written with citations for relevant research and a friendly voice giving history behind the reasons, this cookbook makes me want to detour on our drive home from Florida to Toronto to try the Pinewood Kitchen in person. The recipes are simply written and include a variety of homecooked, health-happy, hearty southern classics.

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I'm quite picky when it comes to cookbooks but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this one. The author runs a popular TN restaurant that caters to people with food allergies and health issues even though it's a southern country restaurant. She knows what she's talking about (and cooking about), as she fixed her own severe health issues with this kind of cooking. She's gluten free and dairy free, but her recipes are fantastically approachable and tasty. I can see why people drive over an hour to eat at her restaurant. This is all classic comfort food made healthy and fun. And while she eats vegan almost all of the time since that keeps her health the best, she also offers recipes that use meat and seafood to keep everybody happy. The color photos are fantastic and many of the recipes do have a picture. My one gripe is that this is yet another health-based cookbook without nutritional information. Even if you personally don't care about factors like calorie count, protein count, fiber, sodium, etc., many people need this information to manage illnesses or take control of health issues. There's no excuse for a major publishing house not to put somebody in charge of plugging in these numbers and including them at the end of recipes. All that said, I do love this cookbook and plan to cook from it often. Also, do be sure to read all her information about healing foods and how to incorporate foods like beans into a healthy diet even with gut issues. She's been researching this for decades and has incorporated it into her own life and she has really good information that debunks a lot of common misconceptions about foods and autoimmune illness. If you're struggling to heal chronic illness for yourself or a family member, she's done a ton of the work for you. Great book, likeable author, really fantastic read. Well recommended. I read a digital ARC of this book for the purpose of review.

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Thank you to HCI Books and Net Galley for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. This is a unique fine...a southern cookery book that shows you how to cook items that are not only gut friendly, but helpful for inflammation (a big topic lately). The book is not only beautiful, but the recipes are easy to follow. I really enjoyed this cookbook.

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As a Southerner and a nutritionist with multiple food allergies, the title and description of Mee McCormick’s new cookbook intrigued me immediately. My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure has the description that the book with “bring a Southern twist to comfort food classics”. The book does just that with recipes that are gluten and mostly dairy-free. There are healthy adaptions for fried chicken, hot wings, roasted okra, mac & cheese, biscuits and even a carrot hot dog! The first third of the book gives a bit about Mee’s background and the story of the Pinewood Kitchen restaurants. Another chapter discusses gut health, the various foods and ways to support it, and how to cook beans and grains to improve their digestibility. The remainder of the book is 120 recipes. The photographs are gorgeous and make me want to try and make each recipe. I have not made any yet, but marked a number that I plan to fix. I was not familiar with Mee McCormick before, but this book and its wonderful recipes have made me eager to go eat at Pinewood Kitchen. It will be a definite side trip when I next visit my daughter who lives in Nashville. I highly recommend this cookbook for anyone who wants to make good Southern food with a healthy twist.

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I loved this book and cant wait to try all of the recipes. It is a great book for people who eat gluten free recipes. I personally suffer from multiple health problems like severe rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia so I already have too much inflammation in my body so eating gluten free recipes helps keeping me from having even more inflammation. I also love southern cooking since I'm from south so this was a great book for me.

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Fresh, fresh, fresh! The recipes in this gorgeous cookbook are all fantastic. Everything is simple, beautiful, and fresh. This is more than a cookbook though, it is a lifestyle. Mee explains her life story, battle with gluten, and how she has cured her digestive issues over time. Even if you aren't interested in a gluten-free lifestyle, this book would still be an amazing edition to a home library. Gorgeous pictures and a very unique family!

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This cookbook is amazing it is filled with fantastic information on gut health and how to feed your body to help your gut heal. The photos make every dish look amazing and the recipes I have tried are sooooo good. This book is a wonderful find for anyone suffering with digestion issues I was mainly interested for the aspect of healthy meals for weight loss but I have learned so much about gut health and properly eating to heal from within that I highly recommend this book if you are looking for answers to so many ailments. I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.

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Love the approach of this cookbook. I usually avoid Southern cookbooks because of the unhealthy deep fried recipes but this one surprised me. The author shares her story and her health issues. The book includes a lot of information about gut health and provides citations to studies. The southern classic recipes are there but with healthy twist. I was surprised at the good amount of vegetarian recipes and things like coconut bacon, definitely doing that for my salads!! The vegan Mac and cheese and carrot weiners are super tasty. Trying tomorrow the raspberry lemonade muffins and many others that are already bookmarked.

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This cookbook explains why we should eat better, and how to do it. And it does it deliciously! Five stars from the family on everything we've tried making so far!

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Wonderful perspective on cooking and changing up your lifestyle. As someone who has several people I love with digestive problems , IBS, Crone's, gluten intolerance , lactose intolerance, and others a view point of someone who has experienced and overcoming the pains and complications in the kitchen is awesome. Mee has a peaceful Zen to her writing that makes reading her story and viewpoints very smooth. Typically when I grab a cookbook - I'll start reading the beginning and get bored and jump to the recipes . In this case , I actually read all of the beginning and felt very connected to the recipes before I even got to them . I like that she gives ample substitution for meat free , egg free , dairy free , etc. It's a great book and I'm excited to test out every recipe. The recipes are easy to follow and don't have ingredients that you've never heard of in them. It's definitely a use often kind of cookbook.

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This is a nice book . It has a personal story along with helpful and informative information dealing with digistive issues and how to correct them. Mee tells us about her life when she was a child, how she met her hubby, their family and moving to Pinewood. It has a cozy feel to it too. It's also filled with beautiful pictures and a nice variety of recipes that I can't wait to try.

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This is maybe Southern...let’s call it “southern-ish.” It seems southern, but most of it does not meet the “appetizing” standard I expect from southern food. There were no dishes that made my mouth water, but I am going to make the gluten free chicken and dumplings. We shall see if it’s good. 4 stars for creating a sort of southern cookbook that definitely would help a diet-restricted person to enjoy the types of foods that are sometimes not so healthy.

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Mee McCormick has written a healthy eating guide/cookbook with warm and easy charm as well as medical details explained in a friendly and understandable manner. This is combined with her own difficult yet positive and appealingly written narrative of her own life and health. The recipes are delicious with options and substitutions for most of them, and the photos are clear and appealing.

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This is a beautiful cookbook with gorgeous pictures and great recipes. It's full of whole food, cooked with love. The recipes look and sound great with the added bonus of being good for gut health. I appreciated that all recipes are gluten free and many have modification instructions to also make them meat free or dairy free. Although I eat gluten, meat and dairy, it's nice to have options when cooking for others who may have restrictions. The cookbook has chapters for salads (with homemade dressings), soups, main dishes, veggies, spreads, breakfast and dessert. I liked that soups, salads and veggies had equal amounts of recipes as I personally have a shortage of those recipes in my repertoire. This book does rely on some uncommon (at least in my home) staples such as hijiki, tahini, miso and tamari. Although there are many recipes that don't use these ingredients, it seems like they'd be worth the investment to get the most out of the book. This is not only a great cookbook but I found it to be a great resource for gut health focusing on impacts people may feel from certain foods and food categories. In addition, the author provides a wonderful look into her life's journey and what brought her to Pinewood, what she loves about it and why cooking and eating healthfully is so important to her personally. Thank you HCI books and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I can't wait to start cooking. This review will also appear on Goodreads

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