Against All Grain, Review & Giveaway.

Recently I purchased the new cookbook Against All Grain by Danielle Walker. I’ve followed Danielle on Facebook and her blog since before I started my own paleo journey about 8 months ago.

Danielle, herself, struggled with autoimmune disease for many years. Modern medicine tried and failed to treat the disease and so she took on her own research to start to heal her body.


As soon as I received my copy of the book I sat down and read it cover to cover. I felt empowered by the strength Danielle showed in sharing her story and how she came about writing the book.

Danielle’s mission in putting together the book she describes was to ‘create grain-free, dairy-free dishes that were reminiscent of the standard American diet’. People are most concerned that by choosing Paleo I am in fact missing out on all the tasty things in life and that I must eat some weird and wonderful food if I’m not eating grains and sugars. My answer is always absolutely not! I adapt a lot of my families favourites into Paleo meals that look ‘normal’ and taste sensational. I think I can appreciate this book so much, because unlike some other Paleo cookbooks, it is what I consider ‘real’ food, and family friendly.

Her approach in the layout of the book is clear and easy to follow. I believe the recipes could easily be prepared by cooks of all levels. The initial information in the book includes kitchen and pantry staples and tips; my favourite is the one that most home cooks forget to do, which is read a recipe through before beginning. Each dish has been beautifully photographed, which for me is important. I believe food is also enjoyed visually, and I like to see what the finished result should ultimately look like.


Most importantly, the 150+ paleo recipes are relevant to an every day diet of someone following this lifestyle. By that I mean that they are not made with hard-to-find ingredients or fancy dishes that are only suitable for special occasions and not my family of fours evening meal. It offers recipes for ‘real’ food that leaves everyone salivating!

How would you like the chance to WIN your own copy of this fantastic cookbook?

Against All Grain has now been named on New York Times Best Sellers list. This fantastic cookbook retails for $34.95 US. It’s filled with ‘delectable paleo recipes to eat well & feel great’ and is an essential for anyone new or accustomed to the Paleo lifestyle. Here is your chance to get your hand on it…

Simply ‘Follow’ this blog by clicking on the button located on the righthand menu bar, then pop over to The Hive Blog’s Facebook page and click ‘like’. Once you have done those two things comment underneath this post to let me know. If you already do one or both of these requirements, then all you need to do is comment.

The winner will be randomly drawn and announced in one week’s time on the 15th January at 8pm AEST.

The competition is open to anyone, including internationally. With the prize being mailed out to the winner at my expense.

This book will be a great tool to help you continue the Paleo journey after taking part in The Paleo Challenge.


10 thoughts on “Against All Grain, Review & Giveaway.

  1. So pleased to come across your blog. I’m now a follower and Facebook fan. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. I’d love a copy of this cookbook.

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