Cookbook of the Month – September 2017

I’m back with my Cookbook of the Month – September 2017 recommendation, Against All Grain – Meals Made Simple by Danielle Walker. Danielle is a New York Times best-selling author who made her mark when she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease in her early twenties. Tired of hospitals and ingesting so many medications with no results, she decided to put her health in her own hands. Danielle created a wildly successful blog, www.againstallgrain.com. As a result, Danielle concentrated on helping those with similar illnesses. Danielle believes everyone can eat well and feel great without being deprived of flavorful, simple and easy meals and I agree with her totally.

So, what is so great about Danielle’s cookbook, you ask? First of all, each and every recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo. If you need to eat gluten-free, the recipes are both enjoyable and easy. Danielle takes all the guesswork out of meal planning. Can’t eat dairy, try her dairy-free recipes. Eat Paleo? Danielle has created recipes for you, too. No matter what, at the end of a long day we want home-cooked meals that are easy to prepare with simplicity taste great.

Cookbook of the Month – September 2017

Danielle’s ability to be creative shines through in each recipe. Flavors and textures as Danielle says can be lacking in minimal ingredient recipes which I can attest to. I need flavor and great taste. Recipes calling for a few ingredients can be very boring. nothing boring here. Meals Made Simple includes slow cooker, one pot and 30-minute meals for easy meal prep. Want ideas to use up those leftovers, Danielle’s got you covered with entirely new dishes made from those leftovers.

Cookbook of the Month - September 2017
Simple and Delicious! – Cookbook of the Month – September 2017

Cookbook of the Month – September 2017

Second, Preparing real food with great ingredients can be time-consuming and a monumental task. It can be exhausting when you think hard about everything that goes into a meal. Have no fear, people! This cookbook will get you over the hump, help you prepare and ensure picture perfect meals. The days of the plain baked or grilled chicken and mundane steamed vegetables are behind you.

Third, add some excitement with Cookbook of the Month – September 2017. Danielle has even included quick desserts to top off your meals. All her recipes can even be served when entertaining giving your guests something to talk about. Meals Made Simple includes complete shopping lists so no guessing is required for meal planning. Danielle also includes a Paleo cheat sheet, key words to look for, words to avoid and a swap this for that section. Her cookbook also contains the Dirty 12 and Clean 15 lists which helps you choose healthy choices when buying organic fruit and vegetables. I actually carry this list with me at all times in case I forget what to buy and not to buy.

Cookbook of the Month - September 2017
Easy Weeknight Meals – Cookbook of the Month – September 2017

Cookbook of the Month – September 2017

Last but not least some of my favorite recipes from Meals Made Simple and best reason I can give you to purchase this book. Checkout Strawberry Shortcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream (page 272), Roasted Tomato and Shrimp Pasta (page 204), Slow Cooker Braised Pork Shoulder (page 184), California Chicken Wraps (page 128), and Minestrone Soup (page 84). I highly recommend this cookbook and flip through the pages of Danielle’s other cookbooks online or in your favorite bookstore. You don’t need to have an illness to eat healthy but I try and incorporate healthy choices as much as possible in my weekly meal plans. I promise eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. Happy Reading! Until next month…

 

 
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