I’m asked so frequently about what it looks like to live a grain-free life day to day, what new products I find or recommend, and what I eat on a daily basis. So I’m going to start sharing a new blog post recapping my week for you guys! I’ll try to catalog my meals, snacks, grocery and market shopping finds, and even some of my fashion finds on occasion! These photos, and much more, are also shared on Instagram, so if you don’t follow me there yet make sure to subscribe!
I've been editing this new recipe for Enchilada Sweet Potatoes using my new enchilada sauce. You guys are going to love these. Recipe coming to the blog later this week!
I made some carnitas breakfast burritos with the wraps from Meals Made Simple! There's instructions in the book for how to make up a dozen and keep them in the freezer for a quick breakfast, which I need often these days to keep the “morning” sickness at bay.
It was so great to spend the afternoon a few days ago in the Williams Sonoma test kitchen today in their beautiful SF headquarters for the Spoon Fork Bacon book release.
I had to jump on the Pi Day train! How about one of these 3 the Against all Grain cookbook? Black Bottom Cream Pie (p. 272), Lemon Meringue (p. 276), or Chocolate Pudding Pie (p. 274).
Dinner was a big salad with kraut, carrots, and pumpkin seeds and an enchilada stuffed sweet potatoes (recipe coming to the blog soon).
I love that there has been so much fresh fruit in the markets lately! I'm totally craving it right now, even more than ice cream! Our Costco even has organic berries, which I am so stoked about!
Save your zucchini peels for this new Springtime Zucchini Ribbon Salad recipe that is now on the blog!
What a fun surprise to see my cover from the April issue of Experience Life Magazine at Barnes & Noble! See more about my issue and a video interview they did with me here!
A little crispy aka “burnt”, but these white hannah sweet potato fries turned out great the other night!
Breakfast earlier this week was bacon, garlic, sweet potato, and baby kale hash with eggs. I like to cook everything in the skillet first until it's crispy and then add the eggs. After the whites have almost cooked through, I cover the skillet for about 5 minuted to cook the tops but leave the yolks runny. I can't stand a slimy uncooked egg white!
A little post workout snack. I used my dairy-free yogurt from the Against all Grain cookbook in this and it tasted awesome! Just a mix of greens, berries, mango, water, ice, a banana and Great Lakes collagen powder!
Oh, just baking some (grain-free) buns. This little one won't be ready until August. We are very excited to finally share with you that we are expecting baby #3!
Sometimes this is dinner, even for a cookbook author. The Organic, plain, rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods makes the perfect quick meal when my day doesn't go as planned and I'm left with nothing to serve my family at 5 PM. I got Ryan some mashed potatoes and we had a quick salad with some balsamic vinaigrette I had in the fridge.
What a fun night celebrating momma fashion with so many moms and expectant moms. I'm so excited to wear the new maternity line by Rachel Zoe for A Pea in the Pod, especially some of the amazing Spring staple pieces!
Arrowhead necklace here is by Joy Dravecky Jewelry
Dress by Isabella Oliver from Pea in the Pod (similar non-maternity one here)
Fringe Kimono from Target
Heels by Zara.
So here's something fun. I dressed up and attended a fabulously glamorous event in Hollywood last night for the Rachel Zoe maternity line. Then took a curvy Uber ride back to my hotel and got car sick and barely made it to the hotel lobby bathroom. Ah pregnancy. So then I ordered this. This baby is on Team White Potatoes, even though I normally don't eat them!
I'm ran around to meetings all day in Los Angeles and SO wish Asher could have been with me to see this! As you all know, we're huge Disney fans.
This was not only beautiful, it was so delicious and decadent. Grilled octopus with cauliflower, verde salsa, chili oil, citrus and greens. It was from a restaurant in Los Angeles called Public.
TBT to 2009 when I was near death and needed multiple blog transfusions and major dietary overhaul to save my life. Yesterday I had a meeting and after telling my story randomly ended yo sitting with a woman who works there whose disease was the exact same as mine and sounded just as severe. She was in tears while I told her all about diet changes and how it is possible to feel better, even though it can be overwhelming at first.
I remember being in that place of hopelessness and fear. I love that this happened today and so love my job! If you haven't read my story, you can here. If you have a story of finding health through food, share it. *Most* doctors won't, so it's up to you to inspire people to get well. Share it on my Facebook page, share it casually in conversation, wherever you can!!
I had two paleo pancakes leftover (recipe is in my Meals Made Simple book), so naturally it became an almond butter and jelly sandwich! I love to make my own Strawberry Jam using this Blueberry Jam recipe and subbing them in, or I like St. Dalfour or Bionaturae when I'm wanting something quick.
So fun to hear what you’ve been up to! I’ve been using Great Lakes gelatin in desserts and am trying it in a smoothie for the first time thanks to your idea. It’s really good!
I just want to say my daughter and I have just started fowling the paleo diet. I got 2 of your cookbooks and we have been making all of our meals from them! Everything has been so good and we have even lost some weight! I was wondering if you are allergic to coconut what can take its place in your recipes?
Thank for your help and thanks for all of the wonderful recipes you share with us!
Coconut flour is very tricky to sub and doesn’t have a 1:1 replacement. Oils can be subbed for most other oils and the coconut milk sometimes can be subbed for almond milk. You’ll have to experiment a bit!
Hi- I recently found out that I am allergic to Wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, and yeast (which I eat daily if not with every meal), which is probably why I have always been so sick and have had chronic migraines for 9 yrs. Your site/blog has helped me not feel so lost and freaking out, and like I can actually survive like this. I am looking forward to running by the store this week to get your cookbooks.
Thank you Victoria!
I’m not a gusher. I don’t gush. However, I just made your macadamia crusted ono recipe (using yellowtail tuna) and wow! All the words I can think of to tell you how great it was are going to come across as gushing. It was absolutely fantastic. I wanted to lick my plate it was so good. I’m going to be making this recipe again as soon as possible because everyone just loves it. We were fighting over the last pieces. Plus, it made me look like I can actually cook, when my family knows that without people like you they’d starve. On my own, I don’t know what I’m doing in the kitchen. (And that’s an understatement, really.) Anyway, I felt like I had to let you know and to say thank you. Thank you!!
Enjoying your blog, and congratulations on your happy news!
CONGRATULATIONS on baby #3… what wonderful news of joy!!! it has been so touching as you’ve shared the story of your family over the past year or so…
I am so excited for you and your family! I know you will have your hands full with a new little one! Can’t wait to see all the recipes you will make based on your “cravings’ and share them with us. I have made quite a few of your recipes since going Paleo and even though I don’t have an allergy to grains, I feel so much better with this lifestyle. Thank you again for sharing your story and recipes with us!
You should follow me on Instagram and follow my hashtag #daniellescravings !
Love, love, love Meals Made Simple! I have recently been diagnosed with some problems that I do believe can be controlled with healthy habits! Thank you for your words of inspiration! Congratulations on your newest blessing!
I hope you start to see improvement soon Linda!
As crazy as it sounds, I am noticing a HUGE difference in how I feel. Your cookbooks are fantastic. I am having a blast and have made the tuna salad, greek lamb burgers, and rosemary-lemon pork chops – had all the ingredients ON HAND! Thank you and Mahalo Nui Loa!
Elizabeth Schlitz Hull
Congrats on baby #3!!!
Congratulations on your pregnancy, wishing you all the health and happiness you deserve. X
I’m also expecting baby #3! I’m about 6 1/2 weeks along now with bad morning (all day) sickness. This is my first pregnancy Paleo (although I allow full fat dairy and cheese). I’ve been Wheat-Free for a year and am terrified of gaining too much weight. I gained 75lbs in my first pregnancy and had to come down 60 lbs after my second pregnancy to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. Now that the morning sickness has kicked in, I don’t want to eat anything because I feel sick but I feel hungry all the time. The less I eat, the more sick I feel but all I feel I can stomach is carbs. Last night I ate out and had real pizza since I couldn’t stomach anything else! I’m having a hard time eating anything with good nutritional value. Yesterday I baked your Real-Deal Chocolate Chip cookies and could eat those no problem! But is that healthy for me? I’m so scared of being unhealthy and gaining excess weight. Any suggestions on how to battle the morning sickness without turning to Wheat and Carbs? Thanks, Vanessa
Wonderful news about the new baby! I’m praying for this new life. You have been a blessing to many. Our family has enjoyed trying out your recipes.
Jess @ Crunchy Hot Mama
Congrats on baby #3!!!! Praying a healthy pregnancy and safe L&D 🙂 So happy for you guys!!!
Congrats Danielle and Hubby!! After a very difficult journey, it’s a joy to know your #3 baby is on the way! We pray that all will go well. Thank you for all your labors of love for all who are celiacs and gluten sensitive. My hobby is trying all your new recipes. Thanks!
HOW EXCITING!! So happy for you all and praising God for the special little blessing in your lives. We can’t wait to meet him or her. Super thrilled for you. God is blessing this year in abundance and I pray He continues to shower you with His love and blessings! Congrats again!!! xoxo, Kelly
SO happy to hear that you have another little bun coming. You deserve it. Praying you will have strength and A LOT of rest while you are busy doing so much for your wonderful readers. Blessings.
My dauhter and I enjoyed watching Disney’s Cinderella and eating your sweet potatoe chips!!!!These are the moments I keep in my heart…
We enjoy your cookbook….trying the recepies step by step….
Love from the River Rhine in Germany to you and your Family
I love those moments!
Congrats on your pregnancy! I love that you’re blogging your everyday meals! Eating grain-free doesn’t have to be intimidating or limiting but just seeing someone else’s choices makes the concept easier to digest (no pun intended. Well, maybe!).
I’m glad you like the new post Tiffany!
How awesome that you are having baby # 3!!! My oldest Sis is expecting a baby in August also!! Much love and Many prayers!!
Congratulations on baby #3! I’m so very excited for you all!!! 🙂
You just have to remember how terrible you feel and realize that those foods are not worth feeling like that. Then you won’t want to go back.
Thank you Emma!
Hi! I just found your site and I just wanted to let you know that I’m loving it so far. I’ve recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and in search of Paleo and AIP friendly recipes. I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet but they all look yummy and look forward to trying them. Thank you for sharing your story and recipes.