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This New York Times bestselling cookbook from Danielle Walker presents 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.   NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST GLUTEN-FREE COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY MINDBODYGREEN When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and event This New York Times bestselling cookbook from Danielle Walker presents 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.   NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST GLUTEN-FREE COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY MINDBODYGREEN When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations, a collection of recipes and menus for twelve special occasions throughout the year.   Featuring a variety of birthday cakes, finger foods to serve at a baby or bridal shower, and re-creations of backyard barbecue standards like peach cobbler and corn bread, Danielle includes all of the classics. There’s a full Thanksgiving spread—complete with turkey and stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, and pies—and menus for Christmas dinner; a New Year's Eve cocktail party and Easter brunch are covered, along with suggestions for beverages and cocktails and the all-important desserts. Recipes can be mixed and matched among the various occasions, and many of the dishes are simple enough for everyday cooking. Stunning full-color photographs of every dish make browsing the pages as delightful as cooking the recipes, and beautiful party images provide approachable and creative entertaining ideas.   Making recipes using unfamiliar ingredients can cause anxiety, and while trying a new menu on a regular weeknight leaves some room for error, the meal simply cannot fail when you have a table full of guests celebrating a special occasion. Danielle has transformed her most cherished family traditions into trustworthy recipes you can feel confident serving, whether you’re hosting a special guest with food allergies, or cooking for a crowd of regular grain-eaters.


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This New York Times bestselling cookbook from Danielle Walker presents 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.   NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST GLUTEN-FREE COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY MINDBODYGREEN When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and event This New York Times bestselling cookbook from Danielle Walker presents 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.   NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST GLUTEN-FREE COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY MINDBODYGREEN When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations, a collection of recipes and menus for twelve special occasions throughout the year.   Featuring a variety of birthday cakes, finger foods to serve at a baby or bridal shower, and re-creations of backyard barbecue standards like peach cobbler and corn bread, Danielle includes all of the classics. There’s a full Thanksgiving spread—complete with turkey and stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, and pies—and menus for Christmas dinner; a New Year's Eve cocktail party and Easter brunch are covered, along with suggestions for beverages and cocktails and the all-important desserts. Recipes can be mixed and matched among the various occasions, and many of the dishes are simple enough for everyday cooking. Stunning full-color photographs of every dish make browsing the pages as delightful as cooking the recipes, and beautiful party images provide approachable and creative entertaining ideas.   Making recipes using unfamiliar ingredients can cause anxiety, and while trying a new menu on a regular weeknight leaves some room for error, the meal simply cannot fail when you have a table full of guests celebrating a special occasion. Danielle has transformed her most cherished family traditions into trustworthy recipes you can feel confident serving, whether you’re hosting a special guest with food allergies, or cooking for a crowd of regular grain-eaters.

30 review for Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion [A Cookbook]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lili

    I received this book as an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to be approved for this book because I throw dinner parties at least once a month, and I need to expand my repertoire to accommodate a variety of dietary concerns. My best friend recently told me that she has been eating vegan for health reasons since the beginning of the year, and that the only time that she breaks her regimen is at my dinner parties. Her sister, who is also a frequ I received this book as an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to be approved for this book because I throw dinner parties at least once a month, and I need to expand my repertoire to accommodate a variety of dietary concerns. My best friend recently told me that she has been eating vegan for health reasons since the beginning of the year, and that the only time that she breaks her regimen is at my dinner parties. Her sister, who is also a frequent guest at my dinner parties, is both lactose and gluten intolerant. So my old ways of making a giant lasagna or baked ziti, a pot of homemade gravy, and a variety of meats for Saturday night dinner have got to change. Against All Grains Celebrations begins with an introduction that briefly recounts the author’s health journey (she refers to her blog and her other books for an in-depth account) that led her to adopt a Paleo diet, which excludes dairy, legumes, grain products, and processed foods. She also explains how to use the recipes in the book, as well as offers grain-free recipe guidelines. Having now baked three or four gluten free cakes, it was helpful to read these guidelines in order to feel comfortable in branching out to other baked goods. And the “Top Ten Tips for Effortless Entertaining” validated what my friends consider to be my odd quirks – like setting and decorating the table a few days in advance, and having all the serving dishes and utensils designated and ready to go before I’ve started cooking. Of course, I can hear my friends saying “We told you so” to her suggestion that you accept help – even if it is just picking up ice or providing beverages. The seven pages of an ingredient glossary and substitutions provided a lot of useful information. Ingredients were listed in alphabetical order, and for each ingredient there was a short description of what it is made from, how it is made and what it is used for. Next listed were any substitutions, if possible, and then the preferred brands and sources for the ingredient. Although many of the recommended sources were specialty brands or online retailers, several of the products were available at Costco, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. This section was very informative for me, as my gluten free baking experience as previously just consisted of following a recipe without knowing what the different purposes of the different flours were. Reading this section has definitely banished any lingering temptation I may have to simplify that recipe. Three pages were enough to provide a comprehensive list of essential kitchen equipment, especially since there was a reference to her website for more information about favorite brands. I will admit that I do not own everything on the list – particularly a loaf pan and a full-sized food processor – but I feel that I have checked enough boxes to consider my kitchen well stocked. After the preliminary material, the twelve chapters are organized by holiday meal in chronological order. Included are not only the main holidays – Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving – but also smaller holidays – New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Halloween – and special events – game days, birthday parties, and showers. Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas have multiple menus. Each chapter begins with a personal introduction and an overview of the menu for that chapter. Most of the menus include desserts, and some of the menus include cocktails. The menus are usually designed to serve between eight to twelve adults, but the actual number will be specified in the chapter introduction. Each recipe begins with an introduction that ties it into the holiday or event, and gives some tips for preparation or serving. The number served is clearly annotated to the left, right above the list of ingredients. Appetizer portions seem generous, at about four pieces per person. Ingredients are helpfully listed in the order of use in the recipe. The majority of the specialty ingredients were previously discussed in the ingredient glossary, so the ones that should seem odd (like coconut aminos for example) don’t seem all that unfamiliar. The recipe steps range from somewhat lengthy blocks of text to short two sentence paragraphs. After the recipe, generally follow “Make It Ahead” and “Tidbits” sections. The “Make It Ahead” section provides directions on how to prepare the recipe in advance and reheat it for the event. It seem like almost every recipe in the book could be partially or completely made ahead to ease hostess stress on the day of the celebration. The “Tidbits” section provides advice specific to the recipe, such as what type of apples to select for the Apple Parsnip Soup Shooters, as well as generic cooking techniques, such as how to blend hot liquids in a blender. This section also sometimes includes modifications or additions to recipes if dairy can be tolerated. The recipe selection is very diverse. Each menu is at least three courses – starter, soup, or salad; main course; dessert – although most include vegetables, starches and drinks as well. The birthday party section alone has six different cake recipes and six different frosting recipes, some of which are also nut-free. The Thanksgiving section has three different holiday appropriate pies. And the Christmas section has at least five different types of cookies, plus recipes for panettone, a gingerbread house, fudge, and homemade marshmallows. Cocktails throughout the book include a holiday gimlet, ginger peach sangria, margaritas, and a spiced apple hot toddy. Who knew that tequila was gluten free, as long as it is 100% agave? Following the menus are approximately ten pages of basic recipes. These are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference, and range from almond milk to whipped cream. Essentially these recipes are for basic ingredients and condiments that are Paleo compliant, such as grain free baking powder, barbecue sauce, ketchup and mayonnaise. Each recipe follows the format of the recipes in the main body of the book, including Make It Ahead and Tidbits sections afterward. The only difference is that there are no photographs in these ten pages. I found it very useful that the author included a conversion chart in her book. This seems like a little thing, but it is one less thing that I have to Google during my preparation to cook. I also found it very useful that the author included a Recipe Index, which grouped the recipe according to type – breakfast, starters, soups, salads, sides, mains, desserts, beverages, basic. Although this index did not include page numbers for the recipes, it did facilitate menu planning by giving you all the options at once. (The galley that I received did not include the full index, so I can’t comment on how easy it would be to find the desired recipe in the actual index.) The Special Diets Index is pretty awesome. It provides at a glance which recipes are Egg Free, Nut Free, Nightshade Free, and Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It is organized according the menu in each chapter rather than alphabetically, so you do need to know which chapter your recipe came from. Again, there are no page numbers, so you would need to consult the actual index to find the recipe in the book. The photography predominantly is stylized photos of finished recipes, photos of people enjoying the food, and stills of settings, such as place settings, bar set ups, and flower arrangements. Overall, the photographs are lovely complements to the text. I highly recommended this book to my father, who is a well-established pediatrician in a local private practice. When he first learned of my NetGalley hobby, he explained to me that there are a large number of kids suffering from celiac disease in his practice, so he is always on the look out for books to add to the practice’s gluten free library. It brought me joy to be able to recommend this book to him, and to know that this recommendation might enable some of his patients to celebrate a birthday party with cake, pizza, and finger foods, as well as to enjoy the traditional holidays with their families. Overall, I would highly recommend this book. The recipes are straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks to the ingredient glossary with its detailed sourcing information and the extensive basic recipes section, the “exotic” ingredients required by the recipes are much less intimidating than they otherwise may have been. It definitely satisfied my quest for ideas to serve my vegan friend and her gluten/lactose intolerant sister at my dinner parties. Thanks to this book, I could even host a Gingerbread House making competition at Christmastime! I have yet to test any recipes from this book. When I do, I will update my review. UPDATE #1: My vegan friend and her gluten/lactose intolerant sister invited me to a Stir Fry Dinner Party over the weekend, so I volunteered to bring an appropriate dessert, knowing that would give me an opportunity to test a recipe from this book. Since yesterday was National Chocolate Day and I still had chocolate on the brain, I chose to prepare the Christmas Fudge recipe. Of course, the only required ingredients I had in the house were the vanilla extract and the salt, so I had to make a special trip to the grocery store to acquire them. The recipe came together very quickly and easily – almost as easily as the standard marshmallow fluff recipe! I was a bit disappointed that the finished product was grainy rather than smooth, but that was just a matter of aesthetics. My friend, her sister, and the other guests at the dinner party thought that the fudge was very good, and everyone made sure to take some home with them. Specifically, one guest appreciated that the fudge was not cloyingly sweet and had a nice strong taste of chocolate to it. They definitely recommended that I keep the recipe to make again for them in the future. I wasn’t as pleased with the results of my test of the Lavender Lemonade recipe as written. I was thrilled to find super cheap culinary lavender at Marshalls (I bought both jars!) because I love the smell of it. But the Lavender Lemonade tasted of tart lemon, despite only using one cup of lemon juice to six cups of water. It could be because I used bottled lemon juice instead of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Or it could be that the proportions that I’m used to are one part simple syrup, one part water, and one part lemon juice. This recipe was twelve parts water to two parts lemon juice to one part honey. Somewhere between the two lie the perfect lavender lemonade proportions. I’m not above experimenting to find them. I’ve got the lavender to do it! UPDATE #2: In mid-January 2017, my friends and I held a Gingerbread House Construction Party using the paleo gingerbread recipe and royal icing recipe from this book. I was really pleased at how easily the gingerbread dough came together once I had all the ingredients for it. I made three batches of dough, which was enough to build four houses from a pattern that my friend drafted and several trees from the pattern on the Against All Grains website. The royal icing recipe was a definite winner. It held the house pieces together very solidly and set very quickly. By the time the last of the four of us had built the base of the house, the first person's base was set enough to put on the roof! Two of my friends reported to me the day after the Gingerbread House Construction Party that they had started eating their houses, and that they were delicious. So those two recipes are definite keepers! The full report on the Gingerbread House Construction Party is on my blog.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Being Gluten Free I always am looking for new cookbooks for new recipes. Although I am vegetarian there are plenty of recipes in here for me to enjoy. Straightforward and easy to prepare this is a keeper

  3. 4 out of 5

    ABookwormWithWine

    Another great cookbook I have no interest in using *sigh*. I didn't realize that the format for this cookbook was occasions even though it says it right on the cover.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Suit

    Danielle Walker has hit it out of the park with this one! I own and love her other cookbooks, but this one is already my new favorite! One of the hardest parts of switching to a Paleo diet (especially if the rest of your extended family still eats a regular diet) is the holidays. You miss out on so many of your favorite foods, and some family members just won't understand why you "can't cheat on your diet just this once". That will no longer be a problem with this book in your arsenal! With a va Danielle Walker has hit it out of the park with this one! I own and love her other cookbooks, but this one is already my new favorite! One of the hardest parts of switching to a Paleo diet (especially if the rest of your extended family still eats a regular diet) is the holidays. You miss out on so many of your favorite foods, and some family members just won't understand why you "can't cheat on your diet just this once". That will no longer be a problem with this book in your arsenal! With a variety of traditional foods and classics with a twist, Mrs. Walker covers New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, the 4th of July, a summer shower, birthday parties, Halloween, an Autumn party, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and cooking basics. The recipes run the spectrum from kid friendly food (like heart shaped pancakes on a skewer and Mummy Dogs) to a sophisticated roast, branzino, festive cocktails, and everything in between! I highly recommend this cookbook; even if you don't follow a Paleo diet you will find recipes that you will love and want to make! I received an Advance Reader Copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Punk

    Starts off with a menu for a New Year's Eve cocktail party and ends with one for Christmas Day, hitting up the Super Bowl, Mother's Day and Father's Day, Birthdays, and every major secular or Christian U.S. holiday in between. Because these are menus, the book isn't easy to flip through if you're looking for a certain item, but there's an index sorted by soup, salad, dessert, etc, and then there's a special diet index that indicates whether a recipe is egg-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, and/or Starts off with a menu for a New Year's Eve cocktail party and ends with one for Christmas Day, hitting up the Super Bowl, Mother's Day and Father's Day, Birthdays, and every major secular or Christian U.S. holiday in between. Because these are menus, the book isn't easy to flip through if you're looking for a certain item, but there's an index sorted by soup, salad, dessert, etc, and then there's a special diet index that indicates whether a recipe is egg-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, and/or SCD/GAPS appropriate—no page number for the actual recipes, though—then, finally, the full index, which is very thorough. Also because this for celebrating, the dishes tend toward the higher end of the fancy & impressive scale. Like if you want to celebrate dragging yourself out of bed with a muffin, your only choice is something called a "mini 'corn' dog muffin." I'm only looking at the index right now, so I don't know what that means, but those scare quotes are scaring me. Since I'm mostly focused on feeding myself these days, this isn't going to be much use to me. But each recipe does have a gorgeous color photo, head notes, instructions on how to make things ahead and storage advice. Measurements are in U.S. volume. Baking ingredients include coconut oil, palm shortening, and sometimes ghee; eggs; 100% unsweetened cocoa and chocolate bars, cacao butter; coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup & sugar; arrowroot powder, coconut flour, almond flour & meal, cashew flour, sunflower flour, flax seeds, chia seeds; coconut milk, nut milks; gelatin; sunflower seed butter. No gums. On a personal note, Danielle Walker seems to wear a lot of white, even while she's serving someone a plate of spaghetti with red sauce. I mean, that is not a low-maintenance choice. How can I trust this woman to be making good decisions when it comes to cooking? HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS. I'm paging through this while typing, and here we go, baked "beans" where instead of legumes (avoided by some paleo folks) she uses pine nuts. A POUND OF PINE NUTS. That's around 30 bucks for baked "beans." That's it, I'm out.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    If you have any type of food sensitivity, you can commiserate with me on how challenging it can be to find a recipe that you don’t need to adjust. Whether it’s subbing gluten-free flours for all-purpose, sunflower butter for peanut butter or almond milk for cows milk it can be challenging to get ratios correct for consistently successful recipes. This can be particularly true for the holidays! Who hasn’t spent hours in the kitchen only to come home with an untouched side dish contribution? Enter If you have any type of food sensitivity, you can commiserate with me on how challenging it can be to find a recipe that you don’t need to adjust. Whether it’s subbing gluten-free flours for all-purpose, sunflower butter for peanut butter or almond milk for cows milk it can be challenging to get ratios correct for consistently successful recipes. This can be particularly true for the holidays! Who hasn’t spent hours in the kitchen only to come home with an untouched side dish contribution? Enter Danielle Walker’s third cookbook in her Against All Grain series Celebrations. The sections are divided up a few ways. There are twelve chapters highlighting holidays and celebrations such as Game Day, Easter, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. There is a menu included in the introduction as well as tips for preparing things without losing your mind. Walker has covered every detail including a conversion chart and even giving suggestions on where to purchase ingredients. The special diets chart at the back of the 300 plus page book is a quick reference for those needing to accommodate a special guest. The variety is incredible with appetizers, drinks, main courses, side dishes and desserts included for every holiday. Pictures are gorgeous and are labeled! I love it when the picture includes not only the name of the recipe but the page it’s found on. Another detail that put’s this cookbook on the top of my list. If you aren’t familiar with Danielle Walker, you can learn more at Against All Grain where she discusses her health, family, and cooking. Walker’s gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo recipes were created after she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease at age 22. Whether you are choosing to adopt a paleo lifestyle or have to do so for health reasons, Danielle Walker will help you forget all the foods you used to crave as you replace them with healthier versions.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    I own all four of Danielle Walker's books. This one is probably my least favorite, simply because I do not have the opportunity/time to entertain using these recipes. A lot of them are longer and require a bit more preparation that I can give attention to. But I still like the book and have enjoyed the recipes I have made. I absolutely love "Grandma's Potato Salad" using the white sweet potatoes. Seriously, they taste just like regular potatoes and I love the addition of the cucumbers, tomatoes, I own all four of Danielle Walker's books. This one is probably my least favorite, simply because I do not have the opportunity/time to entertain using these recipes. A lot of them are longer and require a bit more preparation that I can give attention to. But I still like the book and have enjoyed the recipes I have made. I absolutely love "Grandma's Potato Salad" using the white sweet potatoes. Seriously, they taste just like regular potatoes and I love the addition of the cucumbers, tomatoes, and dill. The "Sweet Potato Orange Cups" were a big hit at my family's Easter gathering last year, and my hubby absolutely loved the "Buffalo Wings with Herb Ranch Dressing." "Sweet and Sour Meatballs" was the other one I tried and it was pretty good too. Hopefully I will have opportunity to try more recipes in the future and update my rating.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Briel

    I will be forever grateful to this book for giving me a gingerbread latte recipe that mimics the retired Starbucks GBL! No joke, I tried several recipes I found online last year and all were fails. Who would have thought a dairy free/refined sugar free cookbook would have the answer? The recipes in this book (and all her books) are thoughtful and professional. I’m sure, like the Gingerbread latte, they’re all delicious, but I mostly read them for future inspiration as most of them are a little m I will be forever grateful to this book for giving me a gingerbread latte recipe that mimics the retired Starbucks GBL! No joke, I tried several recipes I found online last year and all were fails. Who would have thought a dairy free/refined sugar free cookbook would have the answer? The recipes in this book (and all her books) are thoughtful and professional. I’m sure, like the Gingerbread latte, they’re all delicious, but I mostly read them for future inspiration as most of them are a little more involved than I’m ready for. Also, I’m not entirely sure I’m ready to be completely grain free/dairy free (I am just recently GF and that’s been a big change), so the recipes are a little more extreme than I’m ready for at this point.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Des

    I like Danielle Walker, she is charming and funny - and completely raw and real for lack of a better term. Celebrations was a bit much for me, it could be that through the time I was reading it and attempting to try recipes I was battling autoimmune disease as well. I found it really hard to find some ingredients, and the ones that I wished to use were too expensive with other products I needed. It simply became unaffordable but I realized this was a book for special occasions not everyday cookin I like Danielle Walker, she is charming and funny - and completely raw and real for lack of a better term. Celebrations was a bit much for me, it could be that through the time I was reading it and attempting to try recipes I was battling autoimmune disease as well. I found it really hard to find some ingredients, and the ones that I wished to use were too expensive with other products I needed. It simply became unaffordable but I realized this was a book for special occasions not everyday cooking. Danielle is wonderful, her recipes are clear and delicious. So if you can really focus, and choose a few good pieces from this book I'd recommend trying some.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Celebrations is a beautiful cookbook and a beautiful book in general. Once again Danielle Walker hits it out of the park when she makes eating and cooking grain free for a family feel accessible and doable by anyone. With appealing photographs and down to earth attainable recipes, Celebrations makes me want to cook all of these dishes for all of my events. Her gentle and encouraging style makes me feel capable instead of defeated as many cookbooks do. She also made me laugh when she offers this Celebrations is a beautiful cookbook and a beautiful book in general. Once again Danielle Walker hits it out of the park when she makes eating and cooking grain free for a family feel accessible and doable by anyone. With appealing photographs and down to earth attainable recipes, Celebrations makes me want to cook all of these dishes for all of my events. Her gentle and encouraging style makes me feel capable instead of defeated as many cookbooks do. She also made me laugh when she offers this advice “set the table a few days in advance,” ha ha In my big and bustling family, everything would be lost if I try to do that.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Katy Emanuel

    We used a number of recipes from this for our family Christmas Eve get together where we did up a variety of finger foods. There was not a scrap of food left so it all went over well. My 4 year old picked the menu which included Mini Corn Muffins, Burger Bites, Prosciutto Wrapped Glazed Shrimp, 7 layer bean dip, Plantain chips, Socca Crackers and the herb ranch dressing for dipping vegetables. We also made the gingerbread house from this book and it was delicious. The only thing to keep in mind i We used a number of recipes from this for our family Christmas Eve get together where we did up a variety of finger foods. There was not a scrap of food left so it all went over well. My 4 year old picked the menu which included Mini Corn Muffins, Burger Bites, Prosciutto Wrapped Glazed Shrimp, 7 layer bean dip, Plantain chips, Socca Crackers and the herb ranch dressing for dipping vegetables. We also made the gingerbread house from this book and it was delicious. The only thing to keep in mind is that due to this being paleo it goes soft very fast. This gingerbread freezes well though. This is a book we will go back to often for events and celebrations.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Britt

    Another fantastic book from Danielle Walker. Her cookbooks are among my top favorites and I cook with them regularly. This book is so beautiful and the recipes make me so happy as I'm able to incorporate many of my favorite seasonal/holiday foods back into those special days that I have had to alter since going paleo for health reasons. I also use these recipes for everyday cooking too. Highly recommend!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    Oh my god!!!!! I promise to change my rating to 5+ stars if her recipe for Panettone works for me. Having been gluten-free for 13 years, Christmas makes me miss panettone the most. I am so very excited to try this recipe!!! In other news, her pumpkin spice latte is so delicious that my pet rats drank some of it out of my mug. And, yes, rat-lovers, I have video of them doing it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    I tried five recipes out of this book before giving up. Even with following the directions to a T, none of them turned out like the photo. And I'm not a beginner in the kitchen. Lol. For whatever reason this book and I were not a good fit. I'm sure other people will enjoy it, but it didn't work for me and my family.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nelleke Plouffe

    I’ve been thinking about trying a healing diet for my son, who has an autoimmune condition. I’m still in the research phase, and haven’t actually tried any of these recipes. I still rate this Cookbook highly for being approachable and beautiful, and for taking away some of the intimidation I feel when contemplating completely changing my cooking habits.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I inhaled this in one sitting and it was the first time I really thought, "Wow I can do this. This can be my life." And it was the first time I wasn't overwhelmed or panicked by the prospect of changing my entire food life. Thoughtful recipes, approachable steps and lots of tips to get you planning ahead. A+

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    The recipes in this book of Danielle Walker are slightly more involved than her other books, but the recipes do not disappoint as taste-filled healthy replacements for the celebratory days in life. My favorite of the recipes is her "Corn" bread which is a surprisingly similar grain-free version. I have ALL of her books and use the recipes daily.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    I would like to try several of these recipes for the different celebrations we have during the year. This is the first time I bookmarked a Kindle Edition book and it appears I can go back and try the recipes I've bookmarked.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Snbrogangmail.com

    Great recipes for gluten free eating. Special treats abound in this book for kids and kids at heart. treats abound in this book for kids and kids at heart .The ranch is so good. I recommend for all g free cooks.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Marsha Cousino

    This cookbook will help with having more choices for grain-free, dairy-free and gluten free recipes for holidays and parties. Easy to follow directions and beautiful photos.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    I love this author so much and all her books. I just love reading them and looking at all the beautiful pictures.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Fantastic recipes Every recipe I've tried so far is delicious and easy, my friends can't believe they are grain-free and ask for me to make some of their favorites too.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gato Negro

    This book was mainly of interest due to Thanksgiving and Christmas. It gave many good suggestions and recipes.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alasandra Alawine

    Lovely layout with menus and directions for creating a great party full of healthy fair. Eating good doesn't have to be boring.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Keith

    Good learning source Heavy in fat from nuts and eggs, but provides some good ideas for high nutrition meals that avoid processed ingredients.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cortney

    Yes, I read a cookbook. :)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    Great cookbook for those who follow the paleo lifestyle.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julie Gentile

    I am inspired by the beautiful photos and I like how the book is organized by holiday/time of year.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Liz Cowans

    💘💘💘💘 I love this book. Such great teaching. I am so excited every time I make these recipes, they are healthy and good.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jenice

    Unique options!

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