Against All Grain

Against All Grain

Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great : More Than 150 Gluten-free, Grain-free, and Dairy-free Recipes for Daily Life

Book - 2013
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Having battled an autoimmune disease the modern-medicine way for many years, Danielle Walker took matters into her own hands and set out to regain her health through the medicine of food. After four years of turning her kitchen into a laboratory for revamping her culinary point of view, Danielle mastered the art of grain- and dairy-free cooking-and improved her well-being, virtually eliminating all her ailments.

A self-trained chef, Danielle is the new face of grain-free cooking, tempting foodies of all stripes with her accessible recipes for vibrant Paleo food. Paying homage to the dishes she loved in her pre-Paleo life, she has ingeniously recreated all her favorites without grains or dairy in her first cookbook.

Complementing her innovative recipes with elegant photography, Danielle takes you on a culinary Paleo journey that includes everything from quick breakfasts to sinful desserts, with a long list of hearty entrees in-between. And because Danielle knows she's not the only one with a finicky toddler at home, she has included a special section filled with healthy recipes that kids will be eager to eat and moms will be just as eager to serve.

These recipes are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and exhilarated, rather than discouraged and deprived. Danielle proves that omitting grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar doesn't correlate with sacrificing taste; in fact, just the opposite. This book will show you that you can go against the grain in the culinary world and enter a paradise of gourmet foods with exciting flavors.
Publisher: Las Vegas [Nev.] : Victory Belt Pub., 2013
ISBN: 9781936608362
Branch Call Number: 641.5631 WAL NVD
Characteristics: 368 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm

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PimaLib_BrennaW May 25, 2016

Whether or not you are doing a paleo diet, these recipes are delicious and approachable. Her homemade chorizo recipe is especially tasty!

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jennthurston
Feb 18, 2016

I give this book 5 stars! I feel it has great recipes that focus on real food! It's not fruit heavy, and has no fake foods. Just real foods!
I love the Cauliflower Rice (which has coconut oil, cauliflower, parsley, and coconut milk), in fact every recipe I have made has been fantastic. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking to spice up their Paleo recipes. These recipes have no dairy, grains and hardly any fruit. Her other book is great too, with the same quality of recipes!

LRS1969 May 01, 2015

REAL Paleolithic diets are MUCH better than the standard diet in America today (with the fact of its complete restriction of grains, legumes, and soy), however this author (as so many others pumping out so-called Paleolithic Diet books), they have two major problems in her approach.

Number one, as an example, it is simply impossible to have an ACTUAL Paleolithic diet that is vegetarian or vegan...

The fact is wild animals back then - like today - have significant levels of saturated fats and primitive peoples (as research has shown time and time again) prioritise on the most fatty cuts. And animal food made up 70-90% of the Paleolithic Diet..

Paleolithic is NOT low fat, nor is it primarily - much less totally (as some books even try to pursue) - plant oriented.

Sorry, but it has no archeological , anthropological, or scientific basis.

It is JUNK SCIENCE!!!

You personally may like it, but it is NOT Paleolithic!

Number two is the over emphasis on fruits and vegetables (total in this case) that so many writers have on "supposed" Paleolithic Diets.

Once the primate that became Man left the jungle, he no longer had routine access to RIPE fruits and vegetables. People with no farming or wilderness experience fail to grasp that fruits and vegetables are NOT ripe year around, and have very short time windows of when they are ripe. And Paleolithic Man had no means of preservation.

What was available year round was animal foods. Fatty, high protein, no carb animal foods.

Also, the Comment as to the life span of Paleolithic Man (as shown in one of Cordain's book reviews), it appears to have been pulled out of thin air. And while the AVERAGE life span of Paleolithic Man was lower than that of today, that is because infant mortality (which was horrific back then - for both the mother and baby), infectious diseases (no vaccines or antibiotics), and accident rates of just daily life were high. That caused the AVERAGE to show abnormally low. Paleolithic populations that reached adulthood tended to live much longer, easily into 60s and longer.

Specifically, archeological and anthropology experts and research consistently show that when Neolithic Agriculture (full scale farming, with heavy emphasis on starches - grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables - took hold, those Neolithic Peoples had MUCH lower life spans, significant chronic illness problems, dental problems, and were significantly shorter than their Paleolithic (and even animal husbandry Nomadic) predecessors.

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MichikoB
Jun 12, 2014

This had some really nice looking recipes that made the paleo lifestyle seem appealing!

kblank Aug 19, 2013

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