Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion is cookbook that encourages changing your diet for better health. Danielle suffered from autoimmune disease since the age of 22 and finally came to the realization that one of the biggest ways to feel better was through the food she ate. She adopted a grain-free and gluten-free diet, but after years of trial and error she has been able to come up with a book full of great recipes for all those parties, holidays, and special occasions. Danielle shares that you don’t have to be like her when she first changed her diet. You don’t have to avoid all the special gatherings. She has recreated all the party and holiday favorites to fit with her healthy eating standards.
This cookbook is conveniently divided into chapters by holidays starting with New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party (p. 23) and ends with Christmas (p. 265). She also covers The Basics (p. 320), Kitchen Gear (p. 20), and more. While I haven’t adopted this diet, this cookbook encourages me that if I ever take that leap that is doable and that I won’t have to miss out on many of my favorite recipes. There are several recipes that I’d like to try like the Sausage Breakfast Casserole p. 271 for breakfast, Witches’ Fingers p. 217 for Halloween, and the Cauliflower Buffalo Bites p. 54 for a side or snack. I think anyone that wants to go to a more Paleo diet would find this cookbook helpful.
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