Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo Celebrations

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations

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If a cookbook can be called life changing, it would be Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion. Some see allergen-free diets as a ‘trend’. But for people with allergies and autoimmune disorders, dietary changes make all the difference between health and suffering.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo

Danielle’s personal story of learning to manage a severe autoimmune disorder through adopting a grain-free and ‘real food’ diet is inspiring. And fortunately for others suffering from food related health issues, Danielle shares what she has learned. So, when I write that this cookbook is life changing, I don’t say that lightly. Against All Grain Celebrations proves that you can adapt to a ‘restricted’ diet without feeling deprived.

Just flipping though the pages of Against All Grain Celebrations entices me and my young chef to get started cooking the delicious variety of recipes.

gluten free cookbookFull page photographs immerse you into the goodness, the family fare, and the fun that gluten/grain-free, real food cooking can be. Recipes take you all through the year complement each holiday. With everything from appetizers to main dishes, salads to desserts, and just plain fun party food.

Here is a list of my favorites from Celebrations:

  • Ginger Peach Sangria (which will help me break my Starbucks Refreshers habit)
  • Skillet ‘Corn’ Bread (like Grandmama’s, but even better)
  • Chocolate Cake (because, cake!)
  • Chicken Salad Biscuits (lunch again and again)
  • Vegetable Bacon Parcels (because, bacon)
  • and there’s even a Gingerbread House!

Here’s why you need this cookbook in your life:

  • You may be suffering from food related illness.
  • If you do not know you are suffering from food related illness.
  • When you want delicious ideas for holiday and everyday meals.
  • You want to serve foods that accommodate your guest’s special needs when you entertain.

The photographs of Danielle’s adorable kids make this cookbook even more of a personal story and inspire my young chef to get started cooking with Celebrations. The thorough ingredient glossary is a special extra feature that explains special ingredients and substitutions for the recipes.

Whether or not you think you might want or need to try out a change in your eating lifestyle, Celebrations is a valuable addition to any cook’s library, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Danielle’s other cookbooks. By the way, her blog is awesome, too. Check it out at  Againstallgrain.com

The publisher provided a review copy of Celebrations.

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