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Danielle Walker's Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple - (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 319

Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine

Sub-Genre: Health & Healing

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

Book theme: Gluten-Free

Author: Danielle Walker

Language: English

Street Date: September 2, 2014
TCIN: 15590224
UPC: 9781628600421
Item Number (DPCI): 248-87-5223


Food blogger and author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook, Against All Grain (www.againstallgrain.com), Danielle Walker, is the new face of grain-free cooking. A self-trained chef, Danielle tempts a range of appetites with her innovative, accessible Paleo-influenced recipes that are not only healthy and delicious, but are also credited for saving her life. Paying homage to the dishes she loved from her pre-Paleo days, she imaginatively recreates all of her favorites without grains, gluten and most times, dairy.

A Diagnosis and Decision
For months, Danielle suffered from drastic weight loss, joint pain and malnutrition. After countless doctor visits, she was diagnosed with a severe form of Ulcerative Colitis at age 22, just two months after getting married. Despite her expansive array of medications and prednisone steroids, Danielle found herself hospitalized numerous times each year, admitted repeatedly for multiple blood transfusions due to morbidly low hemoglobin levels.

Left with a choice between surgery or a life-long weekly treatment with harsh side effects, Danielle began her own research to explore other options. A friend's success on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) led Danielle to give it a try, only eating grain-free, sugar-free, starch-free, and unprocessed foods. Although no doctor would support a dietary change as a part of her treatment, Danielle realized that she could take things into her own hands to achieve real results.

Cooking by Necessity
Danielle noticed improvement, but committing to a new, drastically different diet was not easy. When her son was just 9 months old, she had an extreme setback which caused her to be hospitalized yet again and required multiple blood transfusions. She began eliminating more food groups including grains, lactose and legumes, following a plan that closely mimicked the Paleo diet. Seeing drastic progress after just 48 hours, Danielle began dedicating her free time to creating delicious comfort foods that could be enjoyed on a restricted diet. She focuses on flavors and textures, refusing to feel deprived despite her limited food choices.

Sharing her Success
Danielle started her blog, Against All Grain, to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. Her recipes are all entirely grain-free, and consequently gluten-free, free of refined sugars, and minimal to no dairy. Most are appropriate for those following the Paleo, Primal, SCD, GAPS, and gluten-free lifestyles, and more. With her acquired culinary skills, love for food, and an equal love for journalism, she has become a source of hope for others suffering from similar allergies and autoimmune diseases.

Coveting a large, but loyal following on her blog, Danielle expanded beyond the internet and released her first cookbook, Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great, in July 2013. With a large social media and blog following, Danielle has become a beacon of hope in the food community.

Danielle lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

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JMay - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is so thorough, and beautifully done. A great intro book for anyone with allergies, or just trying to work healthier choices into the weekly mix. Very impressed with the 8 weeks of menus and shopping lists... gorgeous photos... and valuable information about food!
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Wonderful cookbook!

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NYCfoodie - 3 years ago
Danielle Walker does it again with her second gluten/grain-free and paleo cookbook, "Meals Made Simple". She includes meal plans, shopping lists, recipes that use leftover ingredients, and recipes to make a container of mix so you can simply scoop out what you need for one meal. You don't need to be gluten-free to enjoy the recipes. In fact, my own family is not (I am the lone black sheep) and they gobbled up everything that I made! My favorites: pizza pasta, ropa vieja, chicken tikka masala, vegetable biryani, and fish tacos. I definitely recommend this book!!
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