For those suffering from various autoimmune conditions, a special Paleo diet called the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) may be an effective way to manage symptoms and promote healing. To help us become better acquainted with this special Paleo diet and how to master cooking these foods, we’ve invited our AIP guru Jessica Flanigan to let us in on a few of her culinary secrets. Join us in this Further Food exclusive, where we go inside a bonafide AIP kitchen with Jessica Flanigan to find out exactly what kitchen and cooking products she can’t live without-- and how you can revamp your supply of kitchen tools to become a better AIP cook yourself. Plus, we’ve added a few AIP-friendly recipes you can whip up in your own kitchen using some of Jessica’s favorite tips and tricks!
Jessica's 6 Top Kitchen Products:
Compostable Parchment Baking Sheets
“I am not being dramatic when I say that these parchment sheets save my life. I often batch cook, so the opportunity to avoid scrubbing away at cookie sheets is truly a miracle.”
Try these sheets with: Quick and Easy Tarragon Turkey Burgers
Otto's Cassava Flour
“The AIP diet eliminates grains and legumes, which often makes it difficult to find a quality source of flour for baking needs etc. Introducing, cassava flour. Grain-free and truly delicious, this is my go-to.”
Use in: Aunt Debbie's Paleo Banana Bread
Tin Star Cultured Brown Butter Ghee
“So, how does the AIP diet accommodate butter needs? Golly gee, it’s ghee! This product is lab-certified to be both casein (a milk protein) and lactose-free. Since I have a true dairy allergy, this is perfect for me.”
Try some ghee in: Braised Artichokes with Crab and Ghee
All Clad 13" Stainless Steel Braiser Pan
“I cook 75% of my meals in this because it is big enough to cook an entire dinner– in just one pot. It has revolutionized my life. Although It is a tad pricey, I have used it more frequently than any other kitchen tool for over 10 years. Plus it is all stainless steel, so it’s seamless from stove top braising to oven roasting.”
This pan is perfect for: AIP Roasted Chicken Thighs with Capers and Olives
Primal Palate AIP Spices
“When you’re looking for that perfect flavor boost, intensify the taste factor with these Primal Palate AIP-friendly spices. They are versatile and can truly be used in any dish. So why not spice up your AIP life?"
Try them in: Turkey Patties over Greens
My Favorite Olive Oil
“Aside from being a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, a quality olive oil can truly transform a dish with its soft, delicate yet rich flavors. This one that I love is certified 100% pure olive oil, which can actually be quite a challenge to find!”
Drizzle on: Simple Saffron Carrot Soup with Spinach Bacon Pesto
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