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Pinewood Kitchen Makes “Quarantine Cuisine” Delicious

Pinewood Kitchen Makes “Quarantine Cuisine” Delicious

New Jersey hopes to reopen soon, but it’s never a bad idea to make the most of what’s at home! Chef and author Mee McCormick wants to help America fix healthy, satisfying meals while we’re home more and shopping less.

McCormick is a rancher, restaurateur, mother, and wellness advocate. A firm believer in the healing power of food, she wants to address the versatility of “quarantine cuisine.” Her latest cookbook—My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Curedebuted just this April.

Still trying to avoid crowds? My Pinewood Kitchen relies on common ingredients you probably already have at home. You may even reduce food waste by finding new ways to work with what you have! McCormick will walk you through re-purposing staples like cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and canned chickpeas.

With more than 100 gluten-free recipes, My Pinewood Kitchen can adapt to keto, paleo, veganism, and other dietary restrictions.

From simple, hearty Americana like black bean chili and homemade ribs to sweet treats like vegan fudge, McCormick aims to have a little something for everyone. You may even grow fond of some new ingredients you can add to your “pandemic pantry” next time you’re at the grocery store.

My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and more. To learn more about Mee McCormick and her journey, be sure to visit her website.

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Bridget McAllister

Born and raised in Scotch Plains, Bridget McAllister studied Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University before returning to New Jersey in 2019. With a passion for multimedia production and a background in nonfiction and journalism, she loves learning more about all that goes on in her home state. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and writing for pleasure.

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