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Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Autoimmune Protocol, dairy free, gluten free, lunch, paleo, snack | 56 comments

Bacon-Wrapped Pears {Cookbook Give-Away and Review}



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When Mickey asked me to take a look at her new eBook, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, I was super excited! Following her blog, I had seen some of the photographs and I knew there were going to be a number of recipes on my “to-make” list!

I really wish I would have had this cookbook when I did the Autoimmune Protocol Challenge back in January. Michelle has everything laid out for you, with 2 different 4 week meal plans that come complete with shopping lists! The autoimmune protocol is a really great elimination challenge; the perfect place to start if you are trying to figure out what foods are bothering you. Michelle gives you the complete list of the foods you are allowed to eat and makes everything really easy to understand and follow.

8673990300_15f16cd8ef_nI was Seriously surprised and thrilled with Michkey’s  Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. I have not been a big fan of eBooks in the past, because the lack content. However, this isn’t a low content $4.99 eBook.  This eBook rings in at $19, and is worth every cent.  It IS a Real Deal cookbook where you get a sense of her heart and soul, packed full of well crafted recipes and photographs.  Even if you don’t need to follow this autoimmune protocol, this cookbook is filled with amazing Real Food Recipes anyone can enjoy! Click here to visit Autoimmune Paleo.

Ok on to the recipe;

5.0 from 1 reviews

Bacon-Wrapped Pears

Serves: 2-4
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:

  • 6 pieces of thick, sugar-free bacon sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 ripe pears, cored and sliced into six pieces each
  • dusting of cinnamon toothpicks

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 2. Wrap each pear in a figure-eight of bacon, securing the ends with a toothpick. Dust with cinnamon and place on a rimmed baking sheet. 3. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until bacon browns and pears are cooked throughout. 4. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm



The Give-Away!

 This Give AWAY is now closed! The winner was LisaB!! Congratulations and thank you to all for entering :)

To enter; simply leave a comment telling me why you would like to win.

Bonus Entry:

1 Like Autoimmune Paleo on Facebook

2 like Fresh4Five on Facebook

Max 3 Entries

Contest ends Sunday May 5th at 10pm. Winner drawn at random.

Good Luck!

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  1. I would love to win Autoimmune Paleo becuase I have Hashimotos. Also fibromyalgia.

  2. I would love to win this book to help figure out why I can’t seem to shake a few of the symptoms of my IBS and psoriasis/eczema.

  3. I would love this ebook, my son is battling eczema and food allergies and the recipes and info in this book would be a huge help!

  4. Searching for the recipe to a better life… Fibromyalgia/Chronic fatigue…severe allergies, thyroid issues = better life style somewhere…somehow….

  5. I’ve been on the Autoimmune diet for a few months and I NEED some new things to eat! YUM :)

    I also ‘liked’ the two FB pages.

  6. I would love this book because I am always looking for more recipes for my 19 month old son and for myself.

  7. I follow Autoimmune Paleo on facebook.

  8. I follow Fresh4Five on facebook.

  9. I would love to win this! I started following Paleo when I placed on diet restrictions for Candida about six months ago. As soon as I started feeling better I came down with Erytheme Nodosum caused by Sarcoidosis. So for the past three montgs I’ve been trying to follow tge AIP but am really struggling! This book would be a great help!

  10. I would love it for the structure and recipes. I have been on/off the AI protocol for a year now. I need to get back on it for Graves Disease.

  11. I’d like this book as a resource for myself and for clients!

  12. My immune system is currently in overdrive and I need to do something (soon) to calm it. I’ve heard lots of rave reviews and success stories of AIP. Finances are very tight and I’d LOVE to win a copy of Mickey’s ebook. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  13. I’m treating rheumatoid arthritis through diet and recently discovered I’m sensitive to both nuts and nightshades, so I would love this cookbook. Note: The author’s name is Mickey, not Michelle. (Easy mistake to make.)

    • Oh Gah! How embarrassing! The email I received was from Michelle, and I thought that must be her *full name* Mickey for short (I did know her name was Mickey)…Now I see Michelle is her Communications person! I will correct it :P Here I was trying to be all official with full first names!

      • You are both right! Mickey is short for Michelle. Although, it would be cool to have a communications person… maybe someday? :)

        • haha! well there you have it! I should have just stuck with what was on the book cover! I must have referenced the email when you sent me the picture :) Beautiful book under either of your names :) haha a communications person would be wicked!

  14. I’d love to win the book because I’ve had chronic fatigue syndrome since I was 16, and it’s taking such a long time to heal, even while eating Paleo. I could definitely use the resources to take things one step further and continue to heal.

    I also liked both FB pages :)

  15. I would love to win this! My husband and I have thought about trying paleo and would love the help of a good and healthy cookbook!

  16. I am a FB fan of Fresh4Five

  17. I have a gastric ulcer and IBS. Lately it has been very bad so I have decided to completely change what I am eating and eliminate foods that bother me yet still have delicious recipes to make. I think this book would greatly help me do that. Thank you :)

  18. I would benefit from this cookbook, as I have Hashimoto’s Autoimmune. I am also an Applied Clinical Nutritionist and incorporate elimination diets in my program. I have quite a few members that would benefit as well, including my family members. You don’t necessarily have to have autoimmune to benefit from this wonderful opportunity. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who really wants to change their habits and reverse disease. It takes a lot of hard work, therapy, and dedication to resign yourself from having a “cheat day.”

  19. I would love to win because I have two autoimmune diseases and am on the autoimmune protocol. This looks awesome!

    I also liked both FB pages. :)

  20. I am a student who is extremely health conscious (in a good way) and I love to make new, delicious dishes (and show people that healthy CAN mean amazing!). Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of money and can’t often buy the cookbooks I want. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Liked AP on FB!

  22. Liked you on FB!

  23. I’m in desperate need of more appealing tested and true foods that are gluten free, dairy free & sugar free. I suffer from wheat, wheat gluten & dairy allergy as well as arthritis. I need a means and a motivation to start & stay healthy.

  24. I would love to win this cookbook, because since we cut out a lot of things from our diet, we are getting bored with food.

  25. I’d love to win because my entire family is paleo and we could use more recipes. My son and I both have allergy driven eczema, I believe we may have some food allergies and I think the book will help us figure out what to avoid as well as just find some yummy healthy meals.

  26. I would love to have your cookbook. I have had fibromyalgia for over twenty years. More importantly I want to be able to share with my children the fun that can be had in the kitchen preparing healthy meals!

  27. I would love to win that book because I am new to Pakeo. I am reading about it a lot and plan to start following it over the weekend. I need recipe books to help me getting started and I only have one so far :)

  28. I would love to win because I am always looking for inspiring recipes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. WOW!!! What a great time to find this blog! I came upon you through Empowered Sustenance. FANTASTIC RECIPES right here! :) I would LOVE to win this book because I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, PCOS (which I’ve been told by SEVERAL doctors should be considered an autoimmune disease), and alopecia areata. I have recently taken steps to live a paleo lifestyle, but they are definitely baby steps at this point. I would love to have a copy of this book to help me know what to cook that will help heal/ease my autoimmune conditions!

  30. Liked Fresh4Five on Facebook!

  31. Liked Autoimmune Paleo on Facebook! :)

  32. I would love to win as I just started eating Paleo (4 days ago) and this would be really helpful. I have numerous autoimmune issues (Hashimotos, endometriosis, fibromyalsia, sarcoidosis, various skin issues). Thank you for this opportunity.

  33. Already liked Autoimmune Paleo

  34. Liked fresh4five on facebook.

  35. I would love to have this! What a great resource for food, seasonal allergies and may even shed light on my son’s eczema. Very exciting new ebook!

  36. For many reasons: I have Hashimoto’s, Reynaud’s & an undiagnosed as of yet AI d/o, begun to eat more real, paleo-type diet, reading all I can….I would love to improve my health & halt whatever may be brewing in my son’s young system.

  37. I would love to win because I am trying to instill new and better eating habits for myself and my family. Working on preventative maintenance so to speak.

  38. I would like to win because both myself and my 4 year old daughter suffer from multiple auto immune diseases and are trying to move away from treating the symptoms (with medications) towards healing our root issues (with food).

  39. I would love to win because I am considering trying out the autoimmune protocol with my husband and I need a little help and encouragement.

  40. I am a fan of Autoimmune Protocol on facebook.

  41. I liked Fresh4Five on facebook.

  42. I would LOVE to win this cookbook!!! I am 6th generation thyroid- disorder in my family- with my mom & sister having hashimotos- and I find out this next week if I have officially started going down the road… Regardless- I want to start a plan of health via food to help fix my issues- or prevent/postpone some irreversible damage! THANK you for writing this book!!! Maybe I can convince others how important this is also!!

  43. I would love to win this cookbook. I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and high cholesterol. I just started Paleo about 40 days ago and love it!

  44. Would love to win this as my sister and I both suffer from multiple issues and have been trying to go the more natural route in hopes of getting off some medications and back to work! I’ve just begun Paleo this week and have already felt the difference.

  45. I would love to win the cookbook to find some new recipes following the autoimmune paleo protocol.

    I have liked both pages on Facebook.

  46. I liked fresh4five on facebook :)

  47. Liked autoimmune paleo on facebook

  48. Id like to win because im always so sad to see a great paleo receipe and it has nuts or eggs etc that i cant have

  49. I am wanting to continue learning to live a healthier lifestyle :)
    Hashimoto’s in Remission – yeah!!!

  50. I would love to win this recipe book for inspiration for how to make the AI protocol more exciting for myself and other with autoimmune diseases.

  51. Have been struggling for years with a rare auto-immune disease that was misdiagnosed in youth and therefore treated with no success by Western medicine. Looking to embark on a new way of life and to clean out my system truly for the first time ever now that I’ve made it quite possibly to the root cause! Your book sounds fabulous. Blessings and Light to all who suffer. Gratitude to those who have helped blaze a new trail to wellness.


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