Marisa Tolsma is a certified GAPS™ coach. Marisa has been able to overcome chronic health issues with diet. She developed Bumblebee Apothecary to share nourishing recipes, natural remedies, skincare, and home products.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH MARISA TOLSMA
Tell us about yourself:
My name is Marisa Tolsma, certified GAPS Diet coach and founder of Bumblebee Apothecary at https://bumblebeeapothecary.com. Reversing chronic health issues with diet changed my life, and now I help busy people make nourishing meals doable and delicious.
How did you get involved in cooking?
I have my mom to thank for this! She had all of us involved in the kitchen from a young age. She taught me so much: cooking techniques, to not be afraid to be creative and come up with something new, and cooking as a way to show others you care.
Describe your cooking style:
I love simple, from scratch recipes that are delicious and revolve around nutrient dense foods to support good health.
How did you learn about grass-fed meats?
In my GAPS diet coach journey, I learned how important it is to source the highest quality foods, and what a difference it makes for our health. Along the way in this journey, I learned that grass-fed meats are a much healthier and more nutritious choice.
What is your favorite recipe featuring grass-fed meat?
It’s hard to pick just one! I really love a simple, slow-cooked beef stew with beef shanks, bay leaves, really good salt, and a few vegetables like carrots and turnips.
You’re stranded on a desert island; luckily, you’re stranded with your top 5 ingredients and one must-have kitchen tool:
My top 5 ingredients would be beef tallow, a cut of beef with the bone in it, organic onions, organic carrots, high quality mineral salt and my cast iron dutch oven.
Best cooking secret/tip/piece of advice you’ve learned:
Keep it simple! When you’re using really high quality, well sourced ingredients, the amazing flavors speak for themselves without needing a complicated recipe.
What’s your favorite quote/song for culinary inspiration (if any)?
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” -Julia Child
Anything else you want to share?
I love how US Wellness Meats makes high-quality, grass-fed meats so accessible!
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