If you’ve watched my videos lately, you’ll know I’ve been obsessed with one cookbook. I snagged it a few months ago on a whim for a cookbook haul. But recently, it’s taken over my meal planning and dinner most nights. Against All Grains* is filled with paleo, gluten-free and even a few vegan friendly recipes. It’s quickly become a kitchen essential in my life. So today I thought I’d a review everything you need to know about Against All Grains by Danielle Walker.
Who’s it for?
Anyone who is on a lower carb, paleo or gluten free diet will benefit from this cookbook. It’s filled with easy to make recipes that are mostly vegetables and meats. If you’re looking to cut back on the junk or add in more veggies to meals, Against All Grains is a great place to start.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT?
One of my favorite things about this cookbook is how decadent the recipes taste. The meals taste indulgent but they are also healthy. And the recipes are easy to make. Most of them make a few servings which is awesome for meal prep. But there are a few that build off each other. I love the dressings and tend to make them in bulk to use over a few days. Plus, Danielle finds unique ways to make meals without grains.
It’s also really easy to swap meats in and out of recipes. I don’t eat pork or beef but I like some of the recipes she’s made. So I’ve swapped in chicken instead. I’ve adjusted the cooking time and everything has still turned out great!
WHAT’S NOT SO GREAT ABOUT IT?
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this might not cater towards you. But there are still quite a few vegetable recipes that are delicious. Also, if you’re not super into spice, I’d make sure to stay on the light side with the spice mixes. They can get a spicy fairly quickly.
HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN TESTING IT?
I’ve been cooking from Against All Grains for the last month. And I’ve made 8-10 meals so far. Other than a bit too much taco seasoning on the taco salad, every recipe has been amazing.
WHAT LEVEL OF COOK DO I NEED TO BE TO USE IT?
It’s a fairly beginner friendly cookbook. All the recipes are timed out so things finish at the same time. The best advice I would give is to prep all your fruits, veggies and measurements ahead. It makes it a lot easier to stay on track.
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Danielle’s recipes have been one of my favorite ways to sneak more vegetables into my family’s diet. They’re easily hidden and the meal taste so good no one thinks twice. If you have a picky eater in your life, Against All Grains* is the way to go!
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