Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Parsnip Fries

I recently returned home from a three week trip to the Northwest, with a horrible cold. I loved my trip, but alas, I brought the Northwest cold and flu bug home with me. Frustrated I settled in my bed with boxes of kleenex, vitamins, herbs, and a lot of books to read. 

While going through all of the titles that had been recently sent to me for review. One caught my eye;
The subtitle; How I Cooked My Way Out of Chronic Autoimmune Disease. 
Being sick already, and knowing this book would go right along with my whole food beliefs, I dug in. 

As all of you know on here, I am a big advocate of whole foods, organic foods, non-gmo foods. I get a lot of eye rollers here. This stuff is real. How about instead of rolling your eyes, you give it a try. Trouble with migraines? Sleeping? Bloating? Joint Pain? Skin issues? I am willing to bet most of them can be solved by fixing what you eat, instead of taking drugs to mask the issue. 

I wrote an article on the dangers of our food earlier, you can read that here: http://whatsfordinner-momwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-truth-behind-our-food.html

This book covers all the main issues we face regarding our food. She also outlines the traditional american daily schedule, both how we eat, and what we do, that aids to the chronic diseases we all face. She explains how to change things and how to learn to eat right and avoid all of the chemical laden food we are presented with every day. 

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is ready to make a permanent change in their life. I am well educated in this area, and couldn't agree more with author Mee Tracy McCormick. This book would be a great start to understanding the roll food plays in our sicknesses.

You can get the book at Amazon and other book stores. 

I thought I would include one of her healthy recipes that will shock the kids. Parsnip fries. They have the same taste and texture as the carb loaded potato fries, but they are great for you and not loaded with carbs. Try them!
Parsnip Fries

2 large parsnips
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt

Wash and slice your parsnips. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a large cookie sheet, spread out your fries and toss with olive oil and sea salt (if you are a garlic lover you can add fresh garlic too). Place them in the oven for 10 minutes. Serve as a side dish to burgers, sandwiches, or just as a great snack. 

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