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Learn to cook for the GAPS Diet! Cooking Immersion Weekend!


Gut and Psychology Syndrome CoverOne of the best diets to heal a leaky gut and gut dysbiosis…as well as the myriad of symptoms that result from these conditions…is the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (aka “G.A.P.S.”) diet. I have been teaching how to cook for the diet for about 5 years now, having developed one of the first sets of cooking classes for it. I have offered these classes individually over a series of weeks, and also all together over a weekend workshop as far away as California, Massachusetts, and Maryland. This coming weekend, and next month, I am inaugurating a new method which I am calling “Cooking Immersion Weekends”.

The Cooking Immersion Weekend grew out of the desire to provide a way for individuals to experience learning and cooking with all the techniques needed for the diet at one time, with other people, and with a resource right with them to answer any questions. (Me.)

I have broken up the weekends as makes the most sense: one for the “Intro” diet and another for the “Full” Diet, as cooking for them is very different. The Intro Immersion Weekend will take place this weekend, 4pm Friday through 1pm Sunday, September 2-14, 2014,  in a retreat setting at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO. The Full Immersion Weekend will take place same times and place, on October 3-5, 2014.

My desire and intention for those that join me for these Cooking Immersions is that they leave feeling fully confident in their ability to implement the healing protocol when they return home. (You all know how much I love to make things easy for folks and to take the mystery out of seemingly complicated cooking techniques!)

These are very hands-on weekends; we spend a lot of time in the kitchen together. 🙂  And though those of you who have been cooking traditional food for a while will have a broader knowledge base than those who have not, cooking for the GAPS diet is very different than cooking from Nourishing Traditions. So….

You are invited to attend one or both of the weekends!

Still on the fence? Here is what Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride wrote about my cooking classes:  ” Dear Monica, I just want to thank you for your wonderful GAPS cooking classes! I am getting excellent reports from the GAPS Practitioners and patients! Everybody who attended your classes leave very inspired and ready to cook good food. Thank you!”

CGPs (Certified GAPS Practitioners) are especially welcome, as knowing how to cook for the diet is critical to its success.

You may register for the September 12-14 Cooking Immersion Weekend here.

You may register for the October 3-5 Cooking Immersion Weekend here.


Looking forward to cooking with you!



Please note: Gut and Psychology Syndrome is the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.




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My first book…buy yours NOW!

I am happy to announce my first book (I say that because I have many more on the agenda!)…

with Love from Grandmother’s Kitchen: Traditional Cooking Techniques for Well-Beingcover with Love from Grandmother's Kitchen

The book covers all the techniques you need to cook nourishing, traditional food!

***For more information about the book, including sample pages and info about content, click HERE***

Due out 11/11/11! (How auspicious!)

Order yours today!

If you would like to purchase more than 5 copies, or if you would like to order in bulk or wholesale, kindly contact me directly at simplybeingwell at gmail.com!

Special thanks to Amy Berger for her research and contribution and to Jessica Haney, editor, without whose tireless work this would not have been published! 


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cooking up healthy eating at kid’s cooking camp this summer!

rachel and monica camp finale 2009

Rachel Cross and I, last day of summer camp 2009

Yep, we’re at it again! Rachel Cross (singer/songwriter/visual artist extraordinaire) and I are teaming up to offer a week-long camp for children ages 9-12 again this summer. Monday through Friday, August 2-6  from 9a-3p in Takoma Park. The camp is called “It’s All About REAL Food…Cooking, Art and Music in Celebration of Healthy Eating”. In the kitchen, the children will learn traditional cooking techniques and the attributes of REAL food…sustainably grown food, local food…and then they will write songs, journal and paint, draw and create about what they learned in the kitchen. It’s learning with and through all the senses!

REGISTER NOW! There are a limited number of spaces, and camp is filling up already! To reserve your a space for your child, send $150 non-refundable deposit to Monica Corrado, Summer Camp, PO Box 5451, Takoma Park, MD 20913, along with your child’s name and age and an email address to which we may send a confirmation of receipt. $375 per child plus $25 materials fee. Sibling and group discounts available.You may also pay for camp by PayPal HERE.

For more information about Rachel Cross, see www.rachelcrossmusic.com

For an article about last year’s camp in the Takoma Voice newspaper, click HERE

We look forward to cooking, singing and creating with your child or grandchild! We’re serving up a lifetime of healthy eating!!!

Chard buddies

These two finished the week best of pals, and LOVING CHARD!!!

camp singers

In their chef hats and aprons, singing their original hit, "Magical Foods" about lacto-fermented foods.

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