Danielle Walker's Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime (Paperback)
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Say good-bye to rushed, repetitive, unimaginative weeknight meals.
Do you ever feel that no matter how much time you dedicate to cooking during the week, dinner time still seems to creep up on you without warning so that you’re left frantically trying to throw something together? It’s time to put those days behind you!
In Meals Made Simple, New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker applies her experience with creating amazing gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo recipes to planning and preparing simple, tasty meals any night of the week. Preparing real foods can be time-consuming and monotonous, but Danielle brings both simplicity and creativity to the everyday meal with an enthusiasm for flavors and textures that are often lacking in easy weeknight dishes.
In Meals Made Simple, Danielle provides eight weeks’ worth of dinner ideas, complete with full weekly shopping lists, and shares how to have fresh, home-cooked meals that are easy to prepare and filled with variety, while still meeting the needs of various dietary restrictions. The book includes
• A variety of slow cooker, one-pot, and thirty-minute meals
• Ideas for creating entirely new dishes from leftovers
• Special “tidbits” to help ensure that your meals turn out picture-perfect
• Meal plans that make the most of the ingredients in the shopping lists, which helps you save money and reduce food waste
• Recipes for delicious, nutritious dishes such as
• Pork Ragu
• Beef Stroganoff
• Peruvian-Style Chicken
• Chicken and Rice Casserole
• Salmon with Peach Salsa
• Snacks and sweets
Regardless of whether you follow a Paleo lifestyle to manage health concerns or simply want to improve your current nutritional model by removing processed foods and ingredients, Danielle helps you prepare easy, delicious meals for you and your family
About the Author
Food blogger and author of the New York Times bestselling 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 re-creates 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 nine months old, she had an extreme setback thatcaused 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 forty-eight 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. 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.
Meals Made Simple brings culinary excitement to the health enhancing world of low-carb and gluten-free. For anyone who embraces the notion that food matters in terms of health and longevity, this book is a treasure.
— David Perlmutter MD, - Author, #1 New York Times Bestseller:
Some of her popularity might have to do with her easy-to-follow and relatable approach—and the fact that her dairy-free, gluten-free, and Paleo recipes appeal to so many different types of people and dietary concerns...
— Molly Gallagher,
Beautifully presented and clearly explained, Meals Made Simple is a delight for Paleo newbies and longterm Paleo-ites alike. The recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, and I like that there are often tips for using leftovers from other recipes in the book. While many cookbooks leave a trail of half-used jars of obscure ingredients scattered across your kitchen, Danielle actually makes it seem easy to stock your kitchen with versatile Paleo staples, all of which can be used in countless ways....
— The Kitchn
What’s healthy, uncomplicated and definitely not boring? Well, practically any of self-trained chef Danielle Walker’s recipes in her newest cookbook, Meals Made Simple. In fact, all of the Against All Grain blogger’s meals are gluten and dairy-free — meaning you can finally enjoy dinner without feeling too bad about going for that second helping of dessert.
— Rachel Sylvester
Danielle Walker’s first book --was (and still is) a gangbuster hit, so trust me when I tell you that her second book, Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple, is just as exciting and eye-opening when it comes to eating a gluten free and/or paleo diet. I was looking to try out a recipe or two from the book but while reading it everything looked so amazing I ended up putting tabs on more than half of the pages.
Danielle Walker, whose cookbook "Against All Grain" made her a celebrity with the paleo diet and gluten-free crowd, offers conscientious recipes for celebrations and holidays in her new cookbook, "Meals Made Simple." (How conscientious? Her pumpkin spice latte includes real pumpkin.)
— Denver Post
After her debut paleo recipe title Against All Grain soared to the New York Times Bestseller list in 2013, she nails it again with inspiring, beautifully photographed recipes that sound incredible—and are all made sans dairy or grains. This time around, you also get 8 weeks of meal plans and shopping lists.
— Self Magazine