From the two-time New York Times best-selling author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple, comes 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.
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.
About the Author
Danielle Walker is the author of two New York Times best-selling cookbooks, Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple. She is also the voice behind the most popular grain-free website on the Internet, AgainstAllGrain.com. She is a self-trained chef who tempts a range of appetites with innovative and accessible grain-free recipes that are not only healthy and delicious, but also can be credited with saving her life after a diagnosis of a serious autoimmune disease. She lives with her husband and two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"In her signature trusted voice, Danielle Walker offers a new classic filled with expert tips and recipes that achieve glory while being entirely grain-free and Paleo. Even if, like me, this way of eating isn't a lifestyle for you, nothing feels like it's missing from these tried-and-true recipes. My body feels great, and my taste buds do, too. The pictures alone make you want to dive head first into her delicious world of abundance to celebrate all year long."
--Daphne Oz, TV host and bestselling author
"Danielle Walker is nothing short of inspiring. Rather than allow autoimmune disease and food limitations to sideline her, she instead tackled them head-on, creating an approach to food that's not only sustainable for her and her family, but also mouthwateringly delicious! Her new collection of special occasion recipes is a treasure trove for anyone---food sensitive or otherwise---who enjoys beautiful food."
--Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
"Danielle is a master of her craft and this book is no exception. This is grain-free entertaining at its best and, most importantly, has the whole family in mind so no one is left out of an important celebration."
--Lisa Leake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 100 Days of Real Food
"Danielle Walker understands the incredible power that food has to help and to heal. Her inviting, vibrant recipes welcome everyone to the table with generosity and deliciousness. That's something we can all celebrate!"
--Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat, Get Thin
"All of us form memories around food. So when we have to change our diet, it's easy to fear that we'll lose our ability to connect and take part in traditions. Danielle Walker understands this so well, and with 125 mouthwatering recipes, she proves that no matter what we eat (or don't eat), we never have to give up the joy of celebrating with food."
--Andie Mitchell, New York Times bestselling author of It Was Me All Along and Eating in the Middle
"In 125 recipes, Walker show cooks how to prepare holiday favorites while meeting paleo-style requirements, transforming them into something as treasured as any traditional dish."
"Gluten- and dairy-free eaters, this is the fall cookbook for you. Walker shows you how to create delicious, comfort food classics--like Thanksgiving stuffing and vanilla birthday cupcakes--without using grains, dairy or gluten."
"Danielle Walker has a grain-free, whole-foods based approach to cooking, and her Whole30 recipes have been longtime favorites of our community. In her new cookbook Celebrations, Danielle provides grain-free, allergy-friendly recipes for celebrating life's milestones and special moments. This cookbook is the perfect compliment to support your food freedom in your life after Whole30, as you enjoy time spent around the table with family and friends."
- Melissa Hartwig, New York Times bestselling author
"Healthy options for holidays and special gatherings never tasted so good!"