About Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker is the author and photographer of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook Against all Grain. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 years old, Danielle realized that she needed to make dietary changes to end her suffering.  She removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. With her acquired culinary skills, love for food, and an equal love for journalism, she has become a source of hope for others suffering from all types of diseases or allergies.

A self-trained chef, Danielle is the new face of grain-free and gluten-free cooking, tempting foodies of all stripes with her innovative, accessible recipes for delicious, vibrant Paleo food. Paying homage to the dishes she loved from her pre-Paleo life, she has ingeniously recreated all of her favorites without grains, gluten or dairy.

Omitting grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar doesn’t correlate with omitting taste in these recipes. Easy-to-follow instructions are complemented by mouthwatering photos that seem to burst off the page with flavor. Danielle’s recipes are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and exhilarated, rather than deprived.

From the Author

I’m Danielle – a mom, wife, and grain-free cook from the San Francisco Bay Area. I find joy in my free time by creating delicious comfort foods on a restricted diet and sharing them with you! My recipes are entirely grain-free, and consequently gluten-free, free of refined sugars, and low to minimal dairy. This site is great for those that follow the Paleo, Primal, SCD, GAPS, and Gluten-Free lifestyles. I have a passion for food and its flavors and textures, and refuse to feel deprived despite being limited in what I eat.

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease, when I was 22 years old. After a few years of suffering, multiple hospitalizations, and doctors telling me that what I ate wasn’t a factor in my disease, I decided to take matters into my own hands and drastically change my diet. After 5 years of eating this way and experiencing triumphs and setbacks with my health, a lot of research, and simply listening to my own body, I have concluded that every one is different and our bodies all react differently to various foods. If there is one thing I can recommend, it is to watch your symptoms closely and do what is right for you.


I hope this blog and my recipes can inspire you to get healthy and to know that in doing so, you do not have to live in a world of bland food!



Have a Question? Check out my FAQ page where I will likely answer it! If you don’t see your question, leave a comment on this page or send an email to the address below


I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty.
Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. -Phil 4:12-14 MSG


  • Julia La LaLand

    Your new book ur releasing soon looks just as yummy as the first.. Which is my scd bible heheh. Is the new book also scd or just paleo

  • Angie

    Hi Danielle!
    My friend and I have both attempted to make your vanilla frosting for the layer cake in your cookbook. Both batches turned out runny and honey colored unlike your whiter thicker version in the book. What could we be doing wrong? I use the same type of coconut milk you do. Thanks!

  • Unfortunately, without actually being there in your kitchen with you, it is tough for me to troubleshoot! My assumptions are either that the coconut milk you used wasn’t full fat or didn’t solidify, or that you accidentally used some of the coconut water from the bottom of the can. Or possibly that your palm shortening was melted?

  • Dianne Achilles

    Hi Danielle, I made your Chocolate Avocado Smoothie yesterday and it was absolutely yummy! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  • Geege

    Danielle-My chiropractic neurologist just recommend your book to me today. After surfing your website, I wish I would have know you some time ago. My daughter in law just had her entire large intestine removed from U. C. My heart goes out to you, for figuring this out and to her for suffering for so long.