Introducing The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness

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Here we go – the release date for the cookbook is March 31!

I can’t tell you how I feel right now, because it is such a mix of emotions – happy, stressed, exhausted, but most of all excited that the book that I have been working on for over a year is almost off to the printer. I kind of can’t believe it – I can finally tell everyone when the book will be coming out!

This means for those of you that supported the Indiegogo Campaign, you should be receiving your signed books in early March. I am so grateful for everyone who was able to contribute – your support helped me hire my team and get this book finished!

For those of you that didn’t get in on the campaign, the book is available for pre-order on Pre-ordering through Amazon is great because they give you the lowest price from when you pre-order to when the book is released. This is nice because their prices are known to fluctuate, sometimes as quickly as every hour. Its also good for me so that I know how many books to print. I have a feeling I may not be printing enough (the woes of self-publishing!), so pre-ordering ensures that you will get one of the first copies in case we run out!

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty – I am sure a lot of you have questions!

What is the difference between the ebook and the print book?

When I originally wrote the ebook, I did it all on my own (besides the photography, which a friend donated to the cause). I learned how to use design software through youtube videos and I edited my own work the best I could. The biggest difference between the ebook and the print book is that the second time around, I hired professional help. I found a great editor who helped make sure all of the recipes were consistent and worded properly, and I hired a fantastic graphic designer to lay out the book in a beautiful, clear, and organized way. I also asked Kyle Johnson, who took photos for the ebook, if I could hire him to take pictures of the rest of the recipes in the book. I did not want to “print the ebook”, because while it is a fantastic resource and has helped a great many people get started with the autoimmune protocol, it was not polished enough to do an actual print run. I also thought that I could add some content and make it better.

Here are the additions you will find in the print book:

-Foreword by Sarah Ballantyne of
-Expanded introductory material (about the autoimmune protocol, why it works, etc)
-A new section on reintroducing foods
-A new section on nutrient density/healing foods
-a full-page photo for every recipe in the book
-17 new recipes (including Nomato Sauce, Curried Chicken and Vegetable Soup, Orange-Rosemary Duck, Salmon Chowder, Rosemary-Mint Lamb Patties, “Spaghetti” and Meatballs, Apple-Cranberry Crumble, and Pear-Caramel Pie)

The print book will also include the same information that is in the ebook (although edited, rearranged, and presented differently):

-Charts of foods to eat and avoid
-Tips and tricks
-Kitchen basics (known as skills and staples in the ebook)
-Two 4-week meal plans corresponding to recipes in the book
-Shopping lists for each meal plan
-Over 110 recipes that are fully compliant with the strictest version of the autoimmune protocol

One of the things I am most excited about is that I found a fantastic printer who is offering me a beautiful product – the book will be hardcover and will be bound so that it lays nearly flat while in use. I know this is  a seemingly minor detail, but I have reviewed so many cookbooks in the last year that are not able to sit on the countertop and be used easily that it has become a pet peeve of mine. I only had this option available because I decided to self-publish – no publisher would spend the extra money to have a book bound this way (at least for a short-run niche book like mine). I thought it was extremely important to the functionality of the book – especially those cooking out of it using the 4-week meal plans.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey of writing a cookbook. If there weren’t so many people encouraging me to come out with a print version, I would not have made it happen. I am so excited to show you all the book I have created – and I truly hope it helps you create a healthier and happier reality for yourself.

If you would like to pre-order the book, visit!

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Paleo. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.


  • I’m so excited for you Mickey! I love hearing great news like this and I can’t wait to get my hands on your latest cookbook!

  • Bev says

    March 31 of what year ?? & will it be available through Barns & Noble book stores ?

    • Mickey says

      Bev, 2014. I thought that was implied, sorry! I am not sure if it is going to be distributed to book stores – I’m hoping eventually, but I think it will just be on Amazon in the beginning. :)


  • Anne says

    Awesome! Thank you for inspiring us to prepare the most delicious food ever! I love the Kale cover : ) Can’t wait to have in my kitchen! Congrats Mickey!!

  • nathy says

    can’t wait! congratulations!

  • Marthe Worley says

    Is there any way to print out the e book? I got it through amazon and would like to try the 4 week plan soon, but it’s hard for me to use the computer.

    • Mickey says

      Marthe, I have heard of people taking it to Kinkos or a similar printer. I also have a text-only version of the recipes available for people who have purchased the book (but it doesn’t have the meal plans in it). You can email me at mickeytrescott at to get it. Hope it helps!

  • Keri says

    I just bought your ebook, but its not giving me the option to download to iBooks. Any suggestions? I think it opened in pinterest.

    • Mickey says

      I am not quite sure how the book would open in pinterest, as that is a website! Can you email me at autoimmunepaleo at with your issue? It is much easier to sort through all of the customer data and reactivate your download link from there. We might need to try again. Sorry for the trouble!

  • Shannon says

    I’ve preordered the book and I can’t wait to get it!

  • Misty says

    How exciting! I’m really hoping it will be available on Amazon UK as well. :)

  • Jan says

    Have to say first off that I’m very glad and excited I found your blog and books. Just reserved them on amazon. But,,,, I’m also terrified in a way. Crazy this sick attachment, and addiction to food. Even to the food we KNOW is making us sick!!! I really want to succeed in this way of living. Suffering from psoriasis, anemia, and occasional heart arrhythmias with no medical answers has taken it’s toll. Also,,,Having a 9 year old daughter and already seeing the effects on her because of bad choices is motivating me to make changes. I just don’t know where to start. Do I clean out my kitchen and pantry and go full force? Do I work into it gradually? I would love yours and your readers thoughts on this.

    • Mickey says

      So happy you are here! I would suggest getting connected with the FB page, I post questions like this from readers all the time and the community is more than willing to share their experiences. Some people do like going all-in, others take a more gradual approach. I think anything you can do to get your body on the path to healing is better than doing nothing – there is no wrong way to do it! Wishing you the best!


  • Staci says

    Congrats on the print version of your book Mickey!
    The ebook has been a real lifesaver for me. I don’t think I have another single cookbook I’ve relied on as heavily. One problem I’m wondering if you can help with. My hubby got me a new iPad for my birthday. Luckily the old one hasn’t died but I’d love to have the book on this one. Do you know if there’s anyway to transfer it? One more reason to buy it in print?
    By the way, I’ve been dying to see my meat farmer to get some lard to make your pumpkin cake. Hopefully I’ll be enjoying it around this time next week 😉
    Thanks for everything!

    • Mickey says

      Thank you! We can send you another download link – just email from your paypal email and I will reactivate it for you.

      I hope the cake comes out delicious! Good luck!


  • Brenda says

    I am so excited for this to arrive. Online is great for some things but cooking is not one of them. There is nothing like hand-written notes beside recipes (more of this next time, less of this, and not to mention the stars for definitely do this again). Thanks for pushing forward with it!!

  • Debbie says

    I’m really excited about this. I just pre ordered a copy. I suggest your Ebook to a lot of people I know suffering from Hashimoto’s. I use the recipes from the Ebook all the time but I love to cook from cookbooks so I’ll be happy to have the book in front of me. Great job. Looking forward to it!

  • Kaitlyn says

    I am so thrilled to have a print version of my favorite cookbook! Thank you for the hard work you are putting in, Mickey!

  • Juel says

    So happy to see the book coming in print and yes PLEASE PLEASE make it available on amazon uk as well, PLEASE. Just got diagnosed with Hashimoto as well as spinal arthritis and psoriasis arthritis, desperate to have this book and find out what living is suppose to really feel like.

    • Mickey says

      Juel, I’m trying! I’m hoping to have it there by summer. For now, consider the ebook, it has most of the same recipes!


  • PerpetualBloom says

    My preorder is in and I am so excited to get a hardcover version. Thank you for making this amazing resource available. :)

  • Stacy says

    As someone who has recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, I am thrilled to find your book! I just per-ordered it and I can’t wait for it to arrive! Starting the AIP is definitely overwhelming to me right now, so I am truly excited about a cookbook in which I can safely eat every recipe!

  • Amy says

    This book is going to sell out like crazy, get picked up by a big publisher, and then you will make it to a best-selling list. I can already see it :)

  • Ulrike says

    Hi, I’ve made your meat patties and love them! Any chance your hardcover cookbook will be available in Canada soon?
    Thanks so much for giving me inspiration and cooking ideas!

    • Mickey says

      Ulrike, hopefully this summer, but I can’t make any promises. I am working as hard as I can to get international distribution but there are a LOT of hoops to jump through for self-published authors!


  • Rhoda says

    Will their be a Kindle version of your new book?
    Thanks, Rhoda

  • Cathleen says

    I got your ebook and liked it so much, I bought the hard cover, too. Thank you so much for all the work you put into this project. It is going to help so many of us. Bless you.

    • Mickey says

      Thank you for supporting my projects, Cathleen! I wouldn’t be able to do it without the community. :)

  • Casandra says

    I downloaded your book and then printed it out and made my own cookbook. I love all the recipes and have been leaning towards going Paleo but cannot do the egg, dairy, almonds or soy. Yours was the only book I could actually use most of the recipes. Thanks for making my life easier. I am following the 4 week plan but do allow myself the Coconut Milk Yogurt. I have CDAD and so far am able to use most of the recipes, with my favorite being the Veg Soup!

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