Review: Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
This is going to have to be a quickie because I’m off to go camping (ok, you might call it “glamping” – there are cabins but no electricity) in a few hours, but Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great by Danielle Walker releases today and I wanted to post a little something about it.
The first thing that I noticed about this book is that the recipes are really interesting. Paleo cookbooks are now at a new level of gourmet. What I appreciate, is while these recipes sound a little more complicated than many other paleo cookbooks on the market, they don’t seem to contain a lot of unnecessary ingredients. Also, the photo styling is top notch. I love all of the beautiful bowls and textures she incorporates in the images. Because some of the props are so cool, it would be awesome if she would sell some of those bowls on her blog.
I made two dishes out of the book so far, the Pan-Seared Salmon in Red Curry Sauce, and the Rosemary Breadsticks. Both were winners! The breadsticks had a great rosemary and salty taste, and were moist and not too difficult to make. I didn’t have blanched almond flour as the recipe called for, but still enjoyed them with the regular kind I was able to find at the natural foods store while I was on vacation in Seattle last week. The curry sauce for the salmon was definitely something I’d like to make again. Like the breadsticks, the recipe wasn’t complicated and really delivered on flavor. Even my kids ate it – a sure sign of a winning recipe to me. That sauce would be great on chicken and over sauteed vegetables, too.
So if you’re wondering if this book, in the sea of new Paleo cookbooks, is worth your buy, I’d say yes. There are several other recipes I’m looking forward to trying like the Korean Beef Noodle Bowls, the Mexican Chicken Chowder, and the Curried Short Ribs. Click here to purchase the book from my Amazon store.Google+