I love cookbooks. I could (and sometimes do) flip through them endlessly, looking for inspiration and imagining the possibility of all those tasty creations. The thing about being a food blogger though is I don’t often actually get to cook from cookbooks. I rarely follow a recipe, instead I’m always trying to come up with fresh, new ideas for my blog.
So, I was excited to review Against All Grain by Danielle Walker – not only because I’d finally have an excuse to follow a recipe to a T, but also because it’s entirely paleo! No substitutions or adjustments required! There are so many yummy recipes to choose from, and they’re all beautifully photographed. Danielle is the author of the popular blog againstallgrain.com, and this is her debut cookbook.
One of the first questions people always ask me when they hear I’m paleo (primal) is what the heck do I eat? Life without bread seems to boggle minds. Well, here are 348 pages of delicious ideas, plus even some menu suggestions at the back. They range the gamut from breakfast, to appetizers, to mains and all sorts of sweets and goodies. Flipping through this cookbook is bound to get your creative (and digestive!) juices flowing.
I was planning to make ribs this past weekend, so the curried short ribs recipe on page 174 jumped out at me right away. And I’m glad it did! I love curry, so I very much enjoyed the curry and coconut milk flavours. The ribs turned out tender and flavorful, and best of all, the recipe only calls for 10 ingredients, and very little prep time, as the ribs are slow cooked. I don’t actually have a slow cooker, so these were baked in the oven at 325°F for 2.5 hours.
For the full recipe, you’ll have to check out Danielle’s book! Or better yet, go meet Danielle and get your book signed – she’s is currently doing a book tour, with plenty of stops left on her schedule. The closest one to my neck of the woods is Seattle on August 20th and Portland on August 22nd.