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The Complete Gut Health Cookbook

Everything You Need to Know about the Gut and How to Improve Yours

Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

With more and more research pointing to gut health as a leading factor in overall wellbeing, the way we eat has never been more important. The Complete Gut Health Cookbook is your all-inclusive, 6-step guide for getting your gut right—complete with 100+ recipes for gut health and a 4-week meal plan. This gut check is brought to you by award-winning Chef Pete Evans, and trusted nutritionist Helen Padarin. 

As the title suggests, this book is all about good gut health and how to achieve it, following the simple but powerful premise that wellness stems from a balanced digestive system. But while you’re adhering to healthy cooking standards, you’re not sacrificing flavor with any of these great-tasting dishes.

Miso soup with chicken meatballs
Summer kraut with pineapple and mint
Shrimp cocktail with kimchi
Lamb burger and lettuce wraps
Roasted pumpkin, cashew cheese, and pomegranate salad
Cinnamon ice cream
Lavender panna cotta
*Many recipes include AIP (Auto Immune Paleo) alternatives

Featuring basic information on the digestion process, a nutritional guide to healing your gut, the star ingredients for gut health, a 4-week meal plan, and more than 100 delicious new recipes, this definitive guide is a must for every health-conscious cook.



3 lemongrass stems, white part only, roughly chopped 
4 kaffir lime leaves, roughly chopped 
3 shallots, roughly chopped 
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 
1 long red chile, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped (leave the seeds in if you like it extra spicy) 
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro stalks 
2 tablespoons honey 
2 ½ tablespoons fish sauce 
2 tablespoons tamari 
juice of 2 limes 
20 chicken wings (or a combination of wings and drumettes) 
2 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat* 
sea salt 

MAKE AIP FRIENDLY Omit: chile, honey, and tamari. Substitute: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice in place of honey, and coconut aminos instead of tamari 

Combine the lemongrass, kaffir lime, shallots, garlic, chile, and cilantro in the bowl of a food processor, and process until finely chopped. Add the honey, fish sauce, tamari, and lime juice, and process until well combined. 

Put the chicken wings and/or drumettes in a large bowl, and tip the lemongrass mixture over the top. Using your hands, massage the mixture into the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight for a stronger flavor. 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with the oil or fat. 

Spread the marinated chicken out evenly on the prepared sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, rotate the sheet and toss the chicken, then roast for another until the chicken is nicely colored and cooked all the way through, 15 minutes more. Season with a little salt if needed. Place the chicken on a large platter and serve while still hot. 

About The Author

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (January 3, 2017)
  • Length: 344 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681881928

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Raves and Reviews

The Complete Gut Health Cookbook allows us to leverage the words of Hippocrates that 'All disease begins in the gut' by providing us incredibly healthful and delicious recipes that will keep us healthy today and for a long time to come. This book is masterful as it goes well beyond just providing recipes and explores the limitless health potential of nurturing our gut bacteria. Pete Evans is to be praised for changing the lives of so many with his empowering educational outreach.” 

– - David Perlmutter, MD Author, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain, Brain Maker, and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan

"The book contains more than just healthy and delicious recipes; it’s a step-by-step guide to leading a healthier life...Written from a relatable and personal perspective, [Evans] reveals what he has learned on his health journey in the hopes that it will inspire and motivate others."

– Rewire Me

"The Complete Gut Health Cookbook is one of the most intriguing cookbooks to ever grace my desk… Beyond affording the reader with an impressive selection of restaurant-quality recipes, the book, as the title suggests, is all about cultivating a healthy gut…I found myself reading each page, each ingredient, like I would a compelling piece of fiction. I was captivated by every creation eager to see what would be on the next page, and restless to tackle each dish myself…Caught up in the creativity of the recipes, you might forget that they're written with an eye toward optimal health." 

– Paleo Magazine

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