Against all Grain

by Kitchen Ladies


Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Danielle Walker, blogger and author of the New York Times Best Seller Against all Grain, during her book signing and presentation at Barnes and Noble in Pittsburgh, Pa. Having struggled with an autoimmune disease (ulcerative colitis) for many years in her twenties, Danielle talked to the audience about how she finally had enough and decided to stray from the traditional western medicine route and instead cure herself with food. After cutting out grains, lactose, legumes, and refined sugar from her diet she started to see her symptoms dissipate from the inside out. Now she is healthy and uses her website to educate those with similar issues as well as people just interested in living in healthy lifestyle.

I have always been an avid reader of her blog, but it wasn’t until I attended the book signing that I picked up her new cookbook, and last night I tried out my first recipe from it (pictured above: shaved brussel sprouts with bacon, leeks and pomegranate seeds). It was the perfect mix of salty and sweet and Chris and I devoured it. The pictures on each page are mouth water worthy and seem to have sprouted from some of my favorite comfort foods. If you want to try out the recipe, or any others, I recommend purchasing this gem!

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