Gluten. You know I cut out gluten before Thanksgiving, right? Frankly, it was way easier than I expected. (There are so many great gluten-free alternatives out there!) I should probably clarify that I cut gluten not because of celiac disease or a GI problem or anything like that – it was a suggestion by my naturopath for my general health, not because I had specific tummy issues. I had no idea that adding gluten back into my diet would cause an issue. So imagine my surprise last night at an event in LA when I decided to be a rebel and eat a homemade churro. HOLY BLOATATION AND GROSSNESS. I made the 50 mile drive back to Newport Beach cursing gluten something fierce. Never again, people. Never again!
I bought Against All Grain a few weeks ago, and it has become my cooking bible. I mean, Paleo and gluten-free deliciousness. This week, I made Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Curried Chicken Salad, Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder, and the famous Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I can’t recommend it enough, whether you are Paleo, gluten-free or don’t follow a specific diet at all. The flavors of Danielle’s recipes are outstanding, and it’s fair to say I have a girl crush. You can check out Danielle’s website and her personal health transformation (it’s pretty astounding) here.