AAG Cookbook Review4

Today I am very excited to giveaway a copy of my new favorite cookbook! I’m sure many of you know and love Danielle Walker from the blog Against All Grain. I have been a huge fan of her blog for quite awhile and was literally counting down the days until the release of her cookbook! Danielle’s recipes are the kind you can always count on the be delicious. Everything I have ever made from her blog has turned out amazing!

Danielle’s cookbook,  Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great, is no exception. It is full of mouthwatering Paleo recipes and stunning photography. She has a full color picture for each recipe in her book with is pretty amazing! I know I love being able to see what a dish will look like, so this book really is treat.

Danielle’s recipes are all made without grains, refined sugar, processed ingredients, and dairy. About 60% of what I eat fits into the Paleo diet. The diet I’ve found that works best for my body is lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and meat, limited whole, unprocessed grains,  properly cooked legumes, and very little sugar and dairy. That is what I’ve found works for me, and I know all of our bodies are different. Danielle has an amazing story about her recovery from a debilitating autoimmune disease through diet (read it here). I truly believe food is our greatest medicine or poison and think it is wonderful that good eating habits can lead to health and healing.

I love paleo cooking because it is all very healthy and naturally gluten-free! I also I think baking with almond and coconut flour is the greatest. I have to eat gluten-free and both almond and coconut flour are very nutrient-dense, non-inflammatory, and gluten-free flours. Danielle is truly a genius when it comes to grain-free baking. I am in love with her world-famous bread as well as the banana streusel muffins you can find on her blog. There are many more amazing recipes in her book I can’t wait to try!

AAG Cookbook Review_2I cannont wait to try this coconut milk yogurt! You know a blog is good when you trust it so much you consider making an investment as big as a yogurt maker just to try her recipe. I also can’t wait to try these slow-cooker curried short ribs! AAG Cookbook Review3

These spiced pumpkin muffins will definitely be at our house as soon as fall rolls around! Another one of my favorite recipes on Danielle’s blog is her strawberry cupcakes. I can’t wait to try this layer cake version of her strawberry cake with lemon curb this summer.

I could really go on and on about all the recipes I want to try in her book – crispy sweet potato fries with wasabi aioli, indian spiced pork roast with cumin-curry carrots, glazed lemon poppy seed pound cake, chocolate cream pie with chocolate cookie crust, and many more! Danielle also included a kids section in her book (recipes adults will love too!), which I am excited about for my 2-year-old.

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The first recipe I decided to make from Danielle’s book was her peach streusel coffee cake. We bought 1/2 a peck of the best peaches at a fruit stand earlier this week and this cake was calling my name. As expected it was perfection. You would never guess this coffee cake is not only gluten-free, but grain-free. I love Danielle’s recipes because they are so good I can make them for my non-paleo and non-gluten-free friends with rave reviews. I made this cake last night with the intent to photograph it today and had to stop my boys from eating it before I had the chance! It is lightly sweet, perfectly moist, and scented with warming cardamom and cinnamon – so I don’t blame them for wanting to dive right in!

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Whether you eat paleo or not this cookbook is a must-have on your shelve! You can see the piling positive reviews about it over on Amazon. I am giving away 1 copy of her book to a lucky reader! The giveaway runs today until August 8th at midnight. Good luck!

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Looks amazingly delicious!!

  2. [...] Meaningful Eats – “I love Danielle’s recipes because they are so good I can make them for my non-paleo and non-gluten-free friends with rave reviews.” Giveaway here too! [...]

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