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October 2017 Featured Chef

Michelle Hoover

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Food Blogger, Unbound Wellness!
Dallas, Texas

Michelle Hoover is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Food Blogger at UnboundWellness.com

IN THE KITCHEN WITH MICHELLE:
A Healing Journey Of Hope

Tell us about yourself:

I’m a nutritional therapy practitioner and blogger at Unbound Wellness! I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and gut issues in my teens, and embarked on a real food journey to heal. Today I live in Dallas, TX with my husband and cat, and share health content and AIP/Paleo recipes weekly to help others on their healing journey!

 

How did you get involved in cooking?

I started getting interested in cooking as a creative outlet in my teens. I loved cute, fun cakes, cookies, and treats. Obviously my style evolved as my eating habits changed.

 

Describe your cooking style:

Fun, simple, and creative! My recipes like sweet potato chicken poppers, veggie nuggets, and more are all easy, creative, and super fun to eat and make. My goal is for everyone (all ages and diet types) to be able to eat my food and love it.

 

How did you learn about grass-fed meats?

I started to learn about grass-fed when I started transitioning to a paleo diet. I was always lower protein growing up and I hated the thought of factory farms. Not only is grass-fed meat more ethical, but it’s far more nutrient dense, and it tastes better!

 

What is your favorite recipe featuring grass-fed/pasture raised meat?

My sweet potato chicken poppers with pasture raised chicken!

 

You’re stranded on a desert island; luckily you’re stranded with your top 5 ingredients and must-have kitchen tool:

Ingredients would be ghee, bone broth, arugula, carrots, and beef.

 

My tool would probably be an instant pot!

 

Best cooking secret/tip/piece of advice you’ve learned:

Use lots of healthy fat!

 

Favorite quote/song for culinary inspiration:

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child

 

Anything else you want to share?

Join me on my blog: UnboundWellness.com, Instagram: @Unboundwellness and Pinterest for more fun!

 

I am also the author of the 30 Day Gut Healing Diet Plan & Guide filled with 70 pages worth of meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, and more. This is the guide that I wish would’ve existed five years ago when I was trying to figure out gut healing and AIP!

 

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MICHELLE'S U.S. WELLNESS MEATS FAVORITES

  • Sugar-Free Pork Bacon
  • Beef Liverwurst
  • Wild-Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
  • Grass-fed Ground Beef
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