Thursday, November 17, 2016

Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations: A Review

Now here's a novel approach: Gather all your favorite gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo recipes. Arrange them by occasion. And then photograph each special meal with your family in your own home. Which is exactly what Danielle Walker did for her newest blockbuster cookbook, Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations.

Danielle highlights the following special occasions: New Year's Eve, Game Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday, Fourth of July, Summer Shower, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Each celebration features a menu that's not only healthy, but vibrantly beautiful, too! I can't wait to try her Butternut Sage Carbonara, Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Knife-and-Fork Pork Ribs, Mini "Corn" Dog Muffins, and Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns. Who says healthy can't be decadent as well?

If you'd like to take all the thought, work, and planning out of each special occasion, and still guarantee its success, let Danielle be your guide in this fabulous new cookbook of hers.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for my review. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Inspiralize Everything: A Review

My kids got me a spiralizer for Christmas. And ever since then, I've been excited to try new dishes with it. So when I heard that spiralizer queen and blogger, Ali Maffucci, was coming out with a new book, I just knew I had to get it.  Inspiralize Everything is everything I was hoping it would be--and more.

Ali packs this book with more recipes than I thought possible using this unique machine. She organizes her table of contents by produce, from apple and pear, to beet, broccoli, sweet potato, and zucchini. She even includes some I never thought of, including celeriac, chayote, jicama, kohlrabi, and rutabaga.

Some of the more interesting recipes I want to try are Chai-Spiced Pear Oatmeal; Roasted Carrot Noodles with Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Creamy Herb Dressing; White Beans, Escarole, and Turnip Noodles in Parmesan Broth; and Bell Pepper Taco Skillet. There are tons of beautiful photographs and helpful how-to tips.

If you're committed to healthy eating and colorful dishes full of nutrition, this book's for you.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.