Cook This Book – Meals That Heal Inflammation

Welcome back to Cook this Book, a new series on The Carrot Beat Blog! This month we are highlighting one of our bestsellers – Meals that Heal Inflammation by all-star nutritionist Julie Daniluk.

If you haven’t already picked up a copy of Julie’s book you’re missing out! Here’s why…

The What

Meals that Heal Inflammation is a rare find in the health world. It combines pertinent, well-researched, accessible information with delicious and nutritious recipes. It’s not flashy but it has substance and is a worthy companion in the kitchen and the doctor’s office alike.  The book explores the far-reaching consequences and causes of inflammation in the body and provides its readers with a practical guide to reducing inflammatory response. The first half of the book explores the six causes of inflammation and provides a variety of helpful reference charts, pantry stocking tips and menu plans. The second half of the book includes healing recipes, the majority of which are free of common allergens.

The Who

Holistic nutritionist Julie Daniluk is a TV host, author, public speaker and Big Carrot veteran who has influenced thousands of people with her extensive knowledge and passion for healthy living. Julie’s personal struggles with food and illness allow her to relate to others fighting to feel well. Julie’s work provides practical solutions, encouragement and a dose of good humour to those striving to live a healthy and vibrant life. 

The Eats

One of the most unique things about the Meals that Heal Inflammation recipes is that they all exclude inflammatory nightshades. Tomatoes, peppers, white potatoes and eggplant are common ingredients in the majority of cookbooks; even those that have a healing focus. This can be frustrating for those trying to follow an anti-inflammatory diet. Meals that Heal is proof that there is a world of flavor out there waiting to be enjoyed and that ingredients can both appeal and heal. Readers will find gluten free, dairy free, cane sugar free, low glycemic, raw, vegetarian, vegan and omnivore options. Favourites include Raw Pad Thai, Shepherd’s Pie, African Nut Butter Stew, Vegetable Miso Soup, Pesto Sweet Potato Mash, Lentil Dip and Cinnamon Baked Apples.

Other worthy mentions

Julie has published another fantastic book called Slimming Meals that Heal, which includes more fantastic recipes and a wealth of information on the connection between inflammation and weight management. The Big Carrot is proud to host Anti Inflammatory cooking classes featuring Julie’s recipes. Sign up for the next class here.


Kate McMurray, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

www.katemcmurraynutrition.com