I know I’m a fiction writer but I read both fiction and non-fiction books. Lately nutrition/cookbooks have been finding their way either to my stack of books to read on my shelf or on my Kindle app. But this week’s book I’ve had for a while and LOVE! It is 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake.
I stumbled on Lisa’s book one day out of desperation of trying to find foods I could eat and not react to. This was before I had an official diagnosis of Mastocytosis and had no idea what was going on with my body. I only knew that some foods were making me very sick.
When I found her blog and read how she and her family literally ate no processed food for 100 days, it sparked an idea for me. I had already tried dairy free, gluten-free, no red meat, vegetarian and even vegan with mixed results from all. After reading her blog and then the first section of this book, it was like a light bulb went off in my head: take out the processed food. Eat real food. Sounded so easy!
The beginning of Lisa’s book is the story her and her family’s journey to a way of eating that is natural and wholesome. The changes they made, foods lists and ways to shop. They don’t follow a certain type of diet – it’s all about eating non-processed foods. So if you are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, paleo, keto – whatever – this book has recipes you can use. You might need to make a few adjustments making sure to staying with eating real whole food – nothing processed or has less than five natural ingredients.