Her Culinary Style
Fresh-Natural-Organic-Real Whole Food
Carol’s style is to eat real, whole food that is fresh, natural and organic. She buys organic local produce whenever possible as well as grass-fed beef, hormone-free poultry, farm-fresh eggs and wild- caught seafood. Traditional healing foods such as fermented foods and bone broth are part of her daily life because of their incredible nutrition and countless health benefits. Overall, Carol is a “foodie” and loves to make a positive difference in the life of others. Whether it’s figuring out how to modify a recipe or helping someone, she loves what she does!
Gluten Free-Grain Free-Dairy Free-Soy Free
Carol along with her immediate family members have an intolerance to gluten and dairy. So her journey of addressing food sensitivities began many years ago. She avoids grains for many reasons. Grains play a role in blood sugar spikes, are addicting, create havoc with auto-immune diseases, increase weight gain as well as body fat. There are many grains which are cross reactive, meaning they mimic gluten and create antibodies just like gluten. Compelling research indicates the consumption of grains is contributing to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease and many digestive disorders. A side benefit of being “grain free” is sugar cravings are decreased. The Nourishing Place offers paleo and only gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and soy free recipes. Many recipes are also egg free. Tired of having to convert recipes to meet your needs? The major allergens are avoided in her recipes so it’s a place where you can come to get tasty, wholesome real food. Perfect for the autoimmune compromised client.
Good Fats-Healing Foods
Carol’s transformation has been to cook more “paleo” but with an emphasis on including good fats and healing foods. She cooks with good fats as they are a very healthy source of energy, especially brain power. Her recipes are made with nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, coconut oil, grass- fed beef, fatty omega-3 rich fish, and many other healthy oils. Carbohydrates are provided by fruits and vegetables rather than bread, cereal, and pasta. Carol follows a diet of eating whole nutritious foods.
This is a way of life for she and her family. It’s not a diet but a healthy lifestyle which reduces overall inflammation. This style of eating is nutrient-dense with lots of naturally occurring phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, minimal natural sugar such as raw honey or pure maple syrup, and free of grains. Call it grain free, gluten free, dairy free, or Paleo, it’s just good eating.