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Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations (Hardcover) by Danielle Walker

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This New York Times bestselling cookbook from Danielle Walker presents 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.

NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST GLUTEN-FREE COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY MINDBODYGREEN

When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations, a collection of recipes and menus for twelve special occasions throughout the year.

Featuring a variety of birthday cakes, finger foods to serve at a baby or bridal shower, and re-creations of backyard barbecue standards like peach cobbler and corn bread, Danielle includes all of the classics. There's a full Thanksgiving spread--complete with turkey and stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, and pies--and menus for Christmas dinner; a New Year's Eve cocktail party and Easter brunch are covered, along with suggestions for beverages and cocktails and the all-important desserts. Recipes can be mixed and matched among the various occasions, and many of the dishes are simple enough for everyday cooking. Stunning full-color photographs of every dish make browsing the pages as delightful as cooking the recipes, and beautiful party images provide approachable and creative entertaining ideas.

Making recipes using unfamiliar ingredients can cause anxiety, and while trying a new menu on a regular weeknight leaves some room for error, the meal simply cannot fail when you have a table full of guests celebrating a special occasion. Danielle has transformed her most cherished family traditions into trustworthy recipes you can feel confident serving, whether you're hosting a special guest with food allergies, or cooking for a crowd of regular grain-eaters.



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In her signature trusted voice, Danielle Walker offers a new classic filled with expert tips and recipes that achieve glory while being entirely grain-free and Paleo. Even if, like me, this way of eating isn't a lifestyle for you, nothing feels like it's missing from these tried-and-true recipes. My body feels great, and my taste buds do, too. The pictures alone make you want to dive head first into her delicious world of abundance to celebrate all year long.
--Daphne Oz, TV host and bestselling author

Danielle Walker is nothing short of inspiring. Rather than allow autoimmune disease and food limitations to sideline her, she instead tackled them head-on, creating an approach to food that's not only sustainable for her and her family, but also mouthwateringly delicious! Her new collection of special occasion recipes is a treasure trove for anyone---food sensitive or otherwise---who enjoys beautiful food.
--Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks

"Danielle is a master of her craft and this book is no exception. This is grain-free entertaining at its best and, most importantly, has the whole family in mind so no one is left out of an important celebration."
--Lisa Leake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 100 Days of Real Food

"Danielle Walker understands the incredible power that food has to help and to heal. Her inviting, vibrant recipes welcome everyone to the table with generosity and deliciousness. That's something we can all celebrate!"
--Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat, Get Thin

"All of us form memories around food. So when we have to change our diet, it's easy to fear that we'll lose our ability to connect and take part in traditions. Danielle Walker understands this so well, and with 125 mouthwatering recipes, she proves that no matter what we eat (or don't eat), we never have to give up the joy of celebrating with food."
--Andie Mitchell, New York Times bestselling author of It Was Me All Along and Eating in the Middle

In 125 recipes, Walker show cooks how to prepare holiday favorites while meeting paleo-style requirements, transforming them into something as treasured as any traditional dish.
--Publishers Weekly

Gluten- and dairy-free eaters, this is the fall cookbook for you. Walker shows you how to create delicious, comfort food classics--like Thanksgiving stuffing and vanilla birthday cupcakes--without using grains, dairy or gluten.
--People

Danielle Walker has a grain-free, whole-foods based approach to cooking, and her Whole30 recipes have been longtime favorites of our community. In her new cookbook Celebrations, Danielle provides grain-free, allergy-friendly recipes for celebrating life's milestones and special moments. This cookbook is the perfect compliment to support your food freedom in your life after Whole30, as you enjoy time spent around the table with family and friends.
- Melissa Hartwig, New York Times bestselling author

Healthy options for holidays and special gatherings never tasted so good!
--Today.com



About The Author



Danielle Walker is the beloved author of three New York Times bestselling cookbooks--Against All Grain, Meals Made Simple, and Celebrations, which was named one of the five best gluten-free cookbooks ever published byMindBodyGreen--and the voice behind one of the most popular grain-free blogs on the Internet, Against All Grain. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and suffering for many years, Danielle found health through dietary changes. She has become a beacon of hope in the autoimmune world, and has been a leader in the Paleo and gluten-free movement for nearly ten years. Danielle has appeared on Today, The Doctors, Fox News, Access Hollywood, Hallmark's Home & Family, and many other syndicated shows. Her work has been featured in People, O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Shape, Women's Health, Parents, and Fitness, among others, and she is a frequent contributor to Today online
Dimensions (Overall): 9.8 Inches (H) x 8 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.95 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Health & Healing
Publisher: TEN SPEED PR
Format: Hardcover
Author: Danielle Walker
Language: English
Street Date: September 27, 2016
TCIN: 51190498
UPC: 9781607749424
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-3363
Origin: Made in the USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
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20 recommendations

Cooking made easy

5 out of 5 stars
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Nonslip - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This cookbook exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this book.
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Great recipes

5 out of 5 stars
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norine - 7 years ago
Love all Danielle Walkers previous books and so excited to tryout all these recipes.
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I own all 3!

5 out of 5 stars
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rikp26 - 7 years ago
I LOVE all of Danielle's cookbooks. They are very informative, easy to follow and all of her tips and tidbits are so helpful! This is a must buy!
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Excellent cookbook!

5 out of 5 stars
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NYCfoodie - 7 years ago
This cookbook has tons of delicious meals that are made with wholesome, gluten/grain-free, and paleo ingredients! Perfect for anyone starting out on a paleo or gluten-free journey, but the recipes can be enjoyed by anyone! There's also a section dedicated to kid-friendly foods and the photos will leave you salivating. I've made a ton of recipes from this cookbook and my family loves them! In fact, the Spanish frittata, pad see-ew, cauliflower rice, chocolate chip cookies, and jello are staples at our house. HIGHLY recommend this book!!
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Danielle does it again!

5 out of 5 stars
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LMH7 - 7 years ago
I own Danielle's first two cookbooks, and they are the most used cookbooks in my kitchen. I reach for them multiple times a week. My family eats mostly Paleo, with the occasional raw dairy for my kids and husband. I was thrilled to receive an advance copy of Celebrations from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Celebrations does not disappoint! It is categorized by events throughout the year rather than categorize by type of recipe, but a recipe index is included in the back in case you wish to look up by type of recipe- breakfast, appetizers, soups, etc. So far I've made the Lemon Bars (p 117), Knife and Fork Pork Ribs (p 124), Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Salad (p 168), Salad Skillet Corn Bread (p 131), and the Blackened Salmon with Stone-Fruit Salsa (p 177). My pictures are of the Lemon Bars, Corn Bread, Salmon with Salsa and Heirloom Tomato Salad. If I had to pick a favorite, it was definitely the salmon with the fruit salsa... I lost count of how many times I said "wow" while eating it. The flavors were fantastic. :) I wasn't sure what to think about the tomatoes combined with the watermelon - in my head it just didn't seem to work, but again, it was delicious!! Not a combination I would have thought of, which is why I buy cookbooks! :) The lemon bars were perfect for our labor day picnic... in complete honestly, I could have eaten the pan myself :) The crust was perfect. I will be making all of these recipes again and am really looking forward to the fall and thanksgiving recipes. Especially the pumpkin pie!
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Do yourself a favor - buy this book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Sharonea - 7 years ago
For the past 2 years or so my husband and I have been eating mostly gluten/grain free. We just feel better eliminating gluten from our diets. Eliminating gluten/grains from our lives meant going in search of new recipes. I first checked out Danielle's first book "Against All Grain" from the public library. I loved it so much that I returned the library book and purchased my own copy. When her second book came out, "Meals Made Simple", I immediately bought it as well. Her recipes are easy to follow and tasty! Now she has released her third book, "Celebrations" which is full of amazing recipes to share with your family and friends on holidays and special occasions. The best thing about all these recipes, besides being easy to make and tasty, is that EVERYONE loves the way the food tastes! You don't have to label it gluten free, because everyone will want to eat it ALL! So far I have made the following recipes from the new book: -Cauliflower Buffalo Bites (Page 54) - Great alternative to buffalo chicken wings -Green Chile Chicken Soup (Page 58) - Starting to feel like fall in Colorado, made this 2 nights ago, it is ALL GONE. Everyone LOVED it! -Lemon Bars (Page 117) - Delightfully lemony. -Knife and Fork Pork Ribs (Page 124) - Made these for Labor Day. Super easy to make and were a big hit. -Skillet "Corn" Bread (Page 131) - The corn is in quotes because there is no corn in the recipe. This bread is delicious! Goes with everything. Tastes like dessert! You will not be sorry when you take this out of the oven! -Peach Cobbler (Page 132) - Who doesn't love a good peach cobbler, and this one is gluten free. (no one will know the difference!) -Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Salad (Page 168) - This salad screams summer, it is light and tasty. Perfect side dish for any BBQ! - Ginger Ale (Page 181) - Who knew you could make your own gingerale so easily? I sure didn't, but now that I do, I'll be making it all the time! Love ginger, so this was right up my alley! - Deviled Eggs, Four Ways (Page 187) - I only made them one way, with the Pesto Filling! I've made these twice now and everytime they disappear. I was hoping for a leftover to put in my lunchbox, guess I'd better make 2 dozen next time! -Herb Ranch Dressing (Page 326) - I made this to dip the buffalo cauliflower bites in. It was so good and I made a big batch, so served it up with cut up veggies. Every veggie was eaten and the dip bowl was wiped clean! -Pumpkin Spice Latte (Page 263) - Made this for my daughter last weekend when she came to visit, fall in a cup. So comforting to drink on a fall day! I cannot say enough about Danielle and her books. They will literally change your life. You'll feel better and your family and friends will love you for it! Treat yourself to all three, I promise you will not regret it!
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Perfect for the holidays, and great for every day meals!

5 out of 5 stars
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Katy G - 7 years ago
I have been gluten free for four years, grain free for two, and paleo for just over a year, because of food allergies and thyroid issues. I have always been in charge of holiday meals for a large number of family (just this Labor Day we had 17!). In the past it has been a struggle to find foods that were safe for me and my girls, while making sure our extended family had comfort foods that they would enjoy. We would scour the internet and test a bunch of recipes, and usually came back to Danielle Walker's recipes from her previous books. When Celebrations came out, I was quick to jump on a pre-release trial! I have already made a bunch of the recipes, and I can say with confidence that every recipe we've tried has been delicious, and not terribly difficult to make. If you are not used to cooking with paleo-friendly ingredients, it may seem a little foreign at first, but trust the recipes, they work! I am looking forward to each of the coming holidays, knowing that I have a selection of items, from appetizers to entrees to desserts, for each and every holiday. And not only are they holiday friendly, they make great every day meals, too! The recipes I have tried and loved: -My Heart Beets for You Smoothie p. 67 -Eggs Benedict Strata p. 113 -Sweet and Sour Meatballs p. 50 -Cauliflower Buffalo Bites p.84 -Pesto Deviled Eggs, p.187 -Green Chile Chicken Soup p.58 (LOVE this recipe - and crockpot easy!) -Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Salad p.168 -Skillet "Corn" Bread p.131 (family favorite, we have made it many times already) -Knife-and-Fork Pork Ribs p. 124 (this didn't last long at our Labor Day cookout!) -Burger Bites p.140 (my children enjoyed helping to make these) -Mini "Corn" Dog Muffins p. 143 (great Friday night family meal) -Chicken Salad Biscuits p. 192 (best chicken salad I have ever eaten) -Lemon bars p. 117 (tangy, sweet, and absolutely mouth watering) -Peach Cobbler p. 132 (unbelievably delicious!) -Christmas Fudge p, 312 (I meant to take this in to work to share, but kept it for myself! Shh, don't tell the girls at work!) -Ginger Ale p. 181 -Pumpkin Spice Latte p. 263 (HEAVENLY, and clean ingredients!) -Gingerbread Latte p. 272 (DIVINE, and ditto on the clean ingredients. Both lattes were surprisingly easy to make) -Barbecue sauce p. 321 (yum!) -Blender Bread p.323 -Herb Ranch Dressing p. 326 (DELICIOUS. I think this recipe by itself has tripled the number of vegetables I eat!)
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Easy meal planning and celebrating!! (Bonus it's Gluten Free!!)

5 out of 5 stars
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Momofthreeglutendairyfree - 7 years ago
This book is gorgeous and filled with so many awesome recipes and perfect holiday meal plans!!! I'm so excited to try them all because I have already tested so many that were absolutely perfect!!!! Gingerale, my kids and I both love this and I can feel good about giving them this "soda" for holiday treats, special occasions and as their special tonic when they are sick!! Witches fingers (which would be awesome bread sticks for normal non-Halloween days!) Peach cobbler- even my non gluten and dairy free family members gobbled this up!! Nut free vanilla cupcakes- not only did I serve these to an entire preschool class (gluten, dairy and nut allergies!!!) but I froze them so my dairy free son could take them to birthday parties and not be left out during cake time!!! Bacon jam Brussel sprouts were also huge hits!!! So excited to try everything in this cookbook!!!! Thanks for making gluten and dairy free living so easy Danielle!!
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AMAZING COOKBOOK

5 out of 5 stars
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EK - 7 years ago
The Celebration Cookbook is amazing. The recipes are so varied and easy to make especially with her extra tips. Even though the recipes are listed under a holiday these recipes can be used every day. The book is very organized, beautiful photos, and something for everyone. I want to make every recipe in this book....I will enjoy working my way through this book. It's nice to eat healthy and have so many wonderful flavorful choices. This book is great weather you are Paleo, Gluten Free or just want to eat healthier. I have made the salmon with the fruit salsa, heirloom tomato salad and the incredible cornbread. The recipes were not difficult to make and were delicious. My non Paleo husband loved the recipes also.. An added advantage is that the book lies flat while you are working with it. This book will not leave my countertop. Thank you so much for writing this book and helping us eat healthy.
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Fabulous Paleo Cookbook!

5 out of 5 stars
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Maureen V - 7 years ago
I have Danielle Walker’s other 2 cookbooks (Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple) Although I don’t have the food issues and need to eat paleo like the author, I do have sensitivities and Danielle’s cooking fits the bill for me. I was very excited to be a part of the launch team for her latest cookbook Celebrations, and have been testing recipes for about a month. First of all, the cookbook itself is beautiful. The photos are gorgeous, really showcasing the finished dish. I love the idea behind the cookbook as well – celebrations! It’s an event based cookbook with full menu plans starting with New Year’s Eve and going through Christmas. There are Game Day menus, Summer BBQ and Mother’s and Father’s day meals, every kind of event you could have in a year. I LOVE that the main dish, sides, desserts, even drinks are planned out in one place. But you don’t have to remember which event had the ribs, and which one had the fabulous BLTA burgers because there is a meal type index (breakfast main, side, dessert etc.) included, plus a regular index. Really Danielle thought of everything for this cookbook! She also includes ingredient substitutions, pantry staples, and tips and tidbits for making things ahead. I tried out a lot of the recipes: • Eggs Benedict Strata, pg 113 • Deviled Eggs 4 ways, pg 187 • Curry Pumpkin Soup, pg 220 • Heirloom tomato, Watermelon and Cucumber Salad, pg 168 • Baked “Beans”, pg 128 • Skillet “Corn” Bread, pg131 • Be Mine Pizza, pg 72 • Knife-and-fork Ribs, pg 124 • BLTA Burgers with special sauce, pg 172 • Peach Cobbler, pg 132 • Apple Pie, pg 259 • Granny Sarella’s Biscotti, pg 308 • Christmas Fudge, pg 312 • Ginger Ale, pg 181 Just about everything was amazing. Of all the recipes I tried, there was only one I didn’t like and it was comprised of mostly things I don’t like, but wanted to give it a go anyway. I thought maybe it would be like a Reuben – I don’t like many of the ingredients in a Reuben on their own, but LOVE them all put together. I saw lots of extremely positive reviews for it as well. It just wasn’t for me. But that’s not a bad ratio considering how many things I tried and absolutely loved. I made several dishes for company and they had no idea they were eating paleo except for when I told them.  Since I don’t have the restrictions Danielle has, I was able to substitute regular items like burger buns, or real beans in the baked “beans” and still enjoy the incredible flavors of the recipes. There is something for everyone in this book, regardless of whether you follow a paleo lifestyle or not.
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Amazing recepies for every occasion!

4 out of 5 stars
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KimmieRochelle - 7 years ago
Danielle Walker's latest book is full of great tasting recepies and beautiful photos. For those who are new to the gluten-free, Paleo, grain and dairy free diets, you will be very pleased with this cookbook. From buffalo wings for football season, to carrot cake for Easter, these recipes are sure to satisfy food lovers of all ages. Danielle's recipes are arranged by occasion. There is also a very handy index at the end of the book which allows you to look up recipes by their name or specific ingredient. The book also includes helpful tips for those new to the gluten-free, Paleo, or grain free lifestyle. It includes handy measurement conversion charts, ingredient resources and tips on hosting any occasion with ease and confidence. Cooking and baking from Danielle's newest book has been great! My family and friends who have enjoyed the recent recipes raved about how great they taste and I did not even need to specify that they were gluten-free or Paleo. Danielle does a wonderful job of re-creating holiday recipes for all to enjoy. They are delicious and have wholesome ingredients. So once you get your hands on this book get to cooking and happy eating!
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Great addition to your kitchen library!

5 out of 5 stars
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JenLynn - 7 years ago
Danielle Walker did it again! This cookbook is amazing. Every recipe turns out looking and tasting great. Husband and kid approved. This cookbook although Paleo is really for anyone looking to eat healthy, delicious, and also to cook outside the "box." The Celebrations Cookbook is put together in chapters based on occasions such as; New Years Eve, Easter Brunch, and Halloween, just to name a few. A great addition to your kitchen library!
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Another winner for everyone in your family!

5 out of 5 stars
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SS - 7 years ago
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of this book and have been enjoying it for nearly a month. Danielle Walker has struck gold again with this book. The recipes are easy to follow and so delicious they will please the paleo and non-paleo eaters in your life. What Danielle has done is to make a cookbook that addresses many holidays and celebrations throughout the year with fantastic grain-free & gluten-free recipes so that no one is left out! Some of these holidays include: New Year’s Eve, Valentine Dinner, Easter, Baby Shower, Mother’s Day Brunch, Game Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and LOTS on Halloween and fall cooking too. Everything I made was just fantastic. My teenage daughter made a few of the recipes also. Again, easy to follow and all tasted wonderful. Some of our favorites: Skillet “corn” bread (my non-paleo son raved about this) Blackened Salmon with Stone Fruit Salsa (made this salsa over and over!) Thumbprint cookies (light, tender and not too sweet Pumpkin Spice Latte (ditch the toxic garbage from “you know where”) Watermelon/cucumber salad (perfectly summer) Candied Sweet Potatoes with bacon and pecans (was sorry I had cut the batch in half) Peach Cobbler -- oh man was it tasty!! Lemon bars! (irresistible) Lavender Lemonade (a delicious combination!) There are so many more recipes I can’t wait to dig into; just need a little more fall weather where I am located. This is a cookbook you’ll turn to over and over! And if this paleo/grain-free is your lifestyle, you’ll always have something to make/bring/plan to eat; everywhere you go!
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Loving It!

5 out of 5 stars
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LaurenB - 7 years ago
I was lucky to receive an early copy, so I've been cooking from this book for about 2 weeks, and it's a MUST HAVE. This book is not only for those who have allergies, or follow GF diet, every recipe I have made so far has been delicious, and my family (with 0 diet restrictions) has loved each one so far. My favorite has been the "corn" bread. It's moist, has amazing texture, and I have been repurposing it for other recipes as well. I have already made it 3 times because it's so delicious and easy to make. We've made the blackened salmon with stone fruit salsa, and with chicken, and it was so flavorful. I love how easy the recipes can be for weeknight dinners. As long as you're prepped with the ingredients, actually making most of these recipes have been a breeze. I've really loved two things about this book in particular: the tidbits, and hints to make cooking easier, or prepping ahead of time. And her breakdown of ingredients at the beginning of the book that really help with the brands she recommends. Learning about GF baking (almond flour vs meal, almonds vs cashews, etc) can be overwhelming, but she really explains each ingredient! I really can't stress how diverse this book is from desserts, to meat, to sides, and beverages, I love that it has the full range of meals. I think the innovation behind recipes for each Holiday really resonated with me. I found out I have Celiac Disease only three years ago, and have felt very left out at Holidays and have missed the common food at these holidays. But so many classics are now available to me, and not only do they bring back those memories of the original, but I KNOW EXACTLY what I'm eating now. No chemicals and processed cans, just clean, natural foods that I can enjoy with my family! Definitely a must-buy for those with and without allergies in your life! I really think this would be such a cute gift for any Holiday!
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Danielle Walker does it again! Celebrations is a must have for the Healthy, Gluten-Free, Paleo, or SCD/GAPS Kitchen!,

5 out of 5 stars
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Lasheard - 7 years ago
Danielle Walker does it again! The Against All Grain Celebrations Cookbook is excellent! One of my favorite things about all of Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain cookbooks is that each of her recipes has been tried and test. I also like that each of the recipes has their very own photo, and I know by experience that each recipe she publishes always turns out looking like the photo. I have never been disappointed from any of her recipes. In fact, I predominately use her recipes from her first cookbooks for our meals and treats. Whenever serving Walker’s recipes to guest I am alway complimented. Her recipes are filling with out weighing you down, and they always taste so fresh. A HUGE thing for me is using quality gluten-free ingredients. When I decided to take charge of my health, I knew that I didn’t want to stop eating one thing to start eating an ingredient that is worse for me. (I know that there are some who have gone gluten-free and gained weight and not really felt better, because they swapped gluten and ingredients like tapioca flour to be a staple in their diet.) Walker’s uses good quality ingredients. Her choices in ingredients match up well with the recommendations of both, Dr. William Davis’s Wheat Belly book’s and also Dr. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain. To find out more information on Walker and why she choses to create health recipes, please check out her blog here. (Her story is inspiring!) Besides the amazing recipes, here are a few things I like about the cookbook: 1. The cookbook is hard back and lays flat. No more stacking cans and random items to keep the book open to follow along. HA! 2. The recipes are listed by holiday and each holiday has it’s own menu. So the recipes use ingredients that are in season. 3. There are pages in the book that list all of the main dishes, sides, desserts, etc in the book, so you can search quickly. 4. Walker notes in her recipes those that can be made ahead of time. 5. A great section about substitutions 6. There is a “Special Diets Index” that you can quickly look at to see which recipes are Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Nightshade-Free, and/or SCD/GAPS. 7. Hosting Tips! 9. The recipes are NOT just for the holidays! There are are many recipes you will be using the entire year for main dishes, sides, desserts, drinks, and even breakfast!! 10. Can I mention GORGEOUS Photos again! Each recipe has it’s very own photo and yours will actually turn out looking similar! The recipes in the Celebrations cookbook are so delicious. The first recipe I tried out was the Lemon Bars (pg 117). I have to admit I am a little bit of a lemon bar snob. These lemon are a great mix of tart and sweet. Very good! Then I tried the Skillet “Corn” Bread (pg 131). I was a little nervous because I am NOT generally a Corn Bread fan because many are dry. This recipe has a wonderful texture and flavor. The bread is not sweet. It would work well as a side, as sandwich bread, hamburger buns, or even breakfast sandwiches. This “Corn” Bread is the best corn bread I have ever had, and it doesn’t even have corn in it! (The corn bread is even better the second day!) I served this corn bread with Slow-Cooker Beef Chunk Chili from Walker's first cookbook "Against All Grain," which is a wonderful cookbook too! The third thing I tried was the Chicken Salad Recipe (pg 192). Before I tried this recipe, I thought that I had a great recipe for Chicken Salad. I have had many people ask me over the years for my recipe. After trying the Against All Grain Celebrations Chicken Salad Recipe, let’s just say I don’t plan on making my own recipe anymore. The Celebration’s Chicken Salad recipe is amazing! It is light, refreshing, and flavor packed. I was really impressed! You have to try this! (There is a biscuit recipe with the Chicken Salad, but I decided to use lettuce wraps this time. I am excited to try the biscuits soon.) We ate the first batch of Chicken Salad up, so I decided I had to make a double batch!
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LOVE IT!

5 out of 5 stars
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andreak - 7 years ago
Danielle Walker has done it again! This book is her best yet! I cannot say enough good things about this book. There are so many foods that I had given up ever eating again that she has remade that I can now enjoy. She included pictures of every recipes (a must for me!) along with make a head tips to save you time during your celebrations! Are you gluten free? This book is for you! Are you dairy free? This book is for you! Do you eat Paleo? This book is for you! No dietary restrictions? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!! You will not regret it. She has created entire menus for holidays thru out the year but they are so easy to mix and match. My favorite recipes (so far): "Corn" Bread Prosciutto Asparagus Tart Whipped Cream Chili Chicken Soup Lemon Bars Sausage Egg Fritatta Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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Another fantastic Danielle Walker cookbook!

5 out of 5 stars
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Chelsea M - 7 years ago
I can not say enough positive things about this incredible cookbook. What is so special about Celebrations, is how she has remade all those iconic meals that you eat during holidays and celebrations, but into healthier, paleo versions. She has recipes for New Year’s Eve, Game Day, Valentines, Easter, Mother’s Day luncheon, Father’s Day Cookout, Birthday Parties, Fourth of July Barbecue, Summer Shower, Halloween, Autumn Dinner Party, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not only does she include incredible, well tested, reliable recipes, she also has filled the book with so many tips and tricks. Most recipes have tidbit notes on how different brands of paleo products fair in the recipes, or make-ahead tips to simplify a party prep. The front of the book is filled with more grain-free recipe tips and ten wonderful tips for effortless entertaining. And just like her other two books, she includes an extensive ingredient glossary and substitutions and her recommended kitchen gear. The recipe index in the back makes for simple holiday meal planning. You can access all the nutritional data for each recipe online. One of my favorite little perks- this cookbook LAYS FLAT ON IT’S OWN. Which is basically mind-boggling to me and makes cooking so much easier. Even though the recipes are geared towards holidays, they are simple enough and delicious enough to make as part of an every day meal as well. These have been added to our regular rotation. My family doesn't eat paleo or have any dietary needs, and yet my family has loved these recipes just as much as I have. The recipes cook up like traditional non-paleo recipes, but in a healthier way, which is really fantastic. I don't feel the need to make 2 separate dinners for paleo and non-paleo people. I have cooked through many of the recipes including: - A,B,&J Hand Sandwiches (pg. 144) - Deviled Eggs, Four Ways (pg. 187) - Skillet "Corn" Bread (pg 131) - Mini "Corn Dog" Muffins (pg. 143) - Chocolate Cake (pg. 152) - Vanilla Buttercream (pg. 160) - Lemon Bars (pg. 117) - Pumpkin Spice Latte (pg. 263) - Gingerbread Latte (pg. 272). I promise, this cookbook will not disappoint!
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Welcomed addition!

5 out of 5 stars
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EM81 - 7 years ago
I am a big fan of all of Danielle Walkers books. I own both books and e-books. Celebrations is her best one yet! One of the biggest struggles many of us face when we follow a particular diet, for one reason or another is around holidays and get togethers. Do we suffer and starve? Break our diets for the day and potentially deal with the repercussions of that decision? This book helps to solve that. What I love about this book: -Menus ideas are given for just about every holiday/gathering you can think of. - Each recipe includes tidbits. Which includes: how far in advance each item can be made. If you can freeze it and how long. How to reheat it. None of us want to spend an entire day cooking for guest, and miss out on quality time with friends and family. -substitutions - dietary breakdown in the appendix. - recipe index broken down by meal course in the back. -the recipes are easy to make. - Lastly, like her previous books, these recipes taste great. You will not regret adding this to your collection.
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THE Essential Paleo Guide to EVERY Holiday!

5 out of 5 stars
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Victoria - 7 years ago
If you are Paleo by necessity (or have someone in your life who is): this is the book you’ve been waiting for! My Christmas dinner last year was a couple of boiled potatoes and a few slices of the (conventional but at least gluten free) ham my husband made. A few family members (we do Christmas as a pot luck) mentioned afterward that they knew I couldn’t eat what they were bringing, but were stumped for a Paleo option. For as great as the Internet is, it becomes a game of roulette when you’re searching for special occasion recipes – recipes you’re going to make once and don’t necessarily have time to test beforehand. That’s what is great about Danielle Walker’s recipes – they are foolproof. I have been Paleo for almost three years and have made countless recipes from her website and now all three of her cookbooks, and have yet to have a recipe fail me! Every possible event from New Year’s Eve, to a baby shower are covered in Celebrations; big meals (with the recipes scaled appropriately to save you the math) and small plates and seasonal treats are included, with gorgeous photos of every recipe throughout. The recipes I’ve tried so far have all been winners: - Buffalo wings with herb ranch dressing (p. 53) - Chile garlic rapini (p. 80) - Lemon bars (p. 117) – this was one of my favorite desserts as a child and I’m so glad to have it back in my life! - Skillet “corn” bread (p. 131) - Margarita (p. 135) – yes, really! - Mini “corn” dog muffins (p. 143) - Heirloom tomato, watermelon, and basil salad (p. 168) - Special sauce (p. 172) – great on burgers, eggs, pretty much anything! - Blackened salmon (p. 177) – great as chicken, too - Truffled bacon deviled eggs (p. 187) - Butternut sage carbonara (p. 224) - Roasted garlic mashed cauliflower (p. 237) - Pumpkin spice latte (p. 263) – works as a creamer, too! - Blender bread (p. 323) - Whipped coconut cream (p. 331) The only things missing – and this is as someone spoiled by Danielle’s first two cookbooks – are clear cooktimes at the beginning of each recipe and a picture index of the recipes. These formatting preferences aside, Celebrations is the essential special occasion resource for anyone following a Paleo template.
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Incredible book

5 out of 5 stars
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Morgan - 7 years ago
The book is incredible, I have been able to enjoy food again. I can not tolerate to eat grains. This book is a work of love. The recipes are some of the best I have tried. I have all her books that I cook out of on a regular bases. Love her book
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