31
Aug

A Very Special Announcement!

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I can hardly contain my excitement as I write this post for you!!

NO, I’m not pregnant. :)

Three weeks ago, I was sitting at my dining room table typing up a blog-post and daydreaming about where I wanted this little blog to be in a few years. I dream big, but there’s always been a side to me that lacks confidence, so I tend to scale things back with the fear that my dreams won’t come true. So after imagining a cookbook with all of my recipes proudly being displayed on bookstore shelves across America, I decided I probably needed to self-publish an ebook first. I figured I would need to wait until Against All Grain was a little more well known before a publisher would even think about taking the chance on my book.

Then out of the blue, I received an email from Victory Belt publishers. The email started as many do that I get from readers – thanking me for my recipes and telling me how happy their children are to be able to eat things like granola for cereal day at school. Then there was an extra paragraph. A paragraph explaining that Michele, the author of the email, showed my site to her publisher and he wanted me to write a cookbook for them. I was beside myself. I forwarded the email to my husband in amazement and promptly started researching their other authors. After 2 seconds on their site, I saw every Paleo book I’ve ever heard of. Truthfully, I didn’t actually own any of the books because I don’t like to be inadvertently influenced by other’s recipes, but I had been following and respected all of their blogs and social media for months.  We hired a babysitter that night and took a date to Barnes and Noble so I could thumb through the books and see what Victory Belt was all about.

 

       

 

I was so impressed with the quality of their books which made me even more excited. After a few phone calls with Victory Belt and some time to contemplate such a huge decision, I popped my signed contract into the mail ready for a new adventure. I am so thrilled to get to share this news with you!!

I’ve been waiting until all of the i’s were dotted and t’s were crossed, but I can now share with you that….

there will be an Against All Grain cookbook on bookshelves in the Fall 2013!!!

 

We’re still working on the details, but I can tell you that the book will be a collection of over 100 brand new grain-free recipes and will also include a handful of reader’s favorites. We are working on a nifty labeling system as well so it’s easy to decipher the SCD/GAPS recipes from the Paleo ones.

 

I already have a notebook full of mouthwatering recipes to include in the book, but there will be a lot of creation going on in my kitchen over the next 8 months so I want to hear from you!! What would you like to see in this book?

 

Leave me a comment and give me your ideas! Let me know if there are any new recipes you’d love to see, or which of my old ones you’d like to finally have in print. Do you want grocery lists or meal plans? Is nutritional information important to you? I can’t make any promises that everything you suggest will be incorporated, but this book is for you so I will do my best!

 

Thank you all SO much for your support, feedback and friendship over the last year since I started this blog. I can’t believe how much it has grown since January ’12 and am so excited to see where it will go in the next year. I will continue posting recipes on the blog, but it may be only once a week as opposed to the 3-4 times that I was doing previously. I have to keep some things a secret!

 

Oh and and a little sneak-peak of some of the foods to keep you interested!!

Because who doesn’t love a little tease?

 

 

 

  • Cathi Gross

    Please Add me to your list, would love to know when you new cookbook comes out. Always lookning for new ideas.

    • Against All Grain

      Cathi – Please enter your email address into the subscription box on the right side of my homepage. Then you won’t miss a beat! Also follow me on Facebook for announcements

  • Jane

    Hi! Just started following your website, so excited to hear about your new book! This lifestyle is new to me but it is a wonderful gift, to feel well again! Thank you! :) Jane

  • Marsha

    Congratulations! Can’t wait for your new cookbook. I love the pictures also alongside the recipes. Hope you make enough SCD and not just Paleo. Also I really miss chocolate but of course cannot have that so hoping some of your desserts are choc. free. List of legal SCD products helps and I know that changes constantly. Best of Luck and THANKS!!!!

  • Cathi Gross, Ventura, CA

    I am so glad that you are creating another cookbook. I am on the SCD Diet, but what I can eat is alot more restricted than the SCD Diet. I was so glad for your Tomatoless Sauce, because I too cannot eat nightshade vegetables, or chilles etcs. I wish there was someway to create exhanges for chillies, I really miss mexican food with all its chillie spices. Oh, well, I would rather feel well. Other foods I CANNOT eat that are on the SCD Diet are Dairy, Nuts, Fruit and Honey. I’m pretty much just eating Meats and lots of non-starchy vegetables. So, I am always looking for more ways to make Vegetables taste good. So, I am excited about your new cookbook, which I hope will have some new ideas for tasty vegetables.

  • Deanna

    Congratulations, I can’t wait for the book. Things I love are the kid friendly, simple, easy to make, or things that can be done ahead of time for busy schedules. Also little footnotes as to substitutions or variations that can be made are nice. As well as to die for goodies. Basically all your recipes:) thank you from our family.