I want to officially welcome you to my new home – DanielleWalker.com! 

This is such an exciting day and something that we have been working on for a really long time! My blog againstallgrain.com first started in 2009, just before Asher was born, and during my early days of starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Ryan and I racked our brains for a title for the blog – and because I was daily telling friends and family that I couldn’t eat any grains, and felt like I was swimming upstream from the popular way of eating, or against the grain, Against all Grain felt like a great fit! So much more to come on those early days of blogging in my memoir that will be out this time next year!

My first blog was a little .wordpress site that Ryan set up for me. I snapped photos with my phone camera and had no idea how to write a recipe. I created a honey pot logo in PowerPoint and typed out the blog title next to it to affix at the top of the page for visitors to see. I must say, I thought the grainy font for the word grain was quite clever! Ha! 

“My sous chef making his favorite dinner food – carrots with coconut aminos, curry powder and cumin. Seriously.. The only way I can get him to eat his veggies.”

After a year or so, and seeing the blog gain traction, we took the plunge and started paying the hosting services to have my own web address. Againstallgrain.wordpress became Againstallgrain.com. 

It’s been quite a journey these last 11 years – nearly 400 recipes amassed on the blog, 4 cookbooks, a memoir on the way, and another cookbook in the works…I’m ready for a little facelift!

So Why The Change?

You may have noticed with my cookbooks that my brand has been evolving slowly over the last 6 years. It was, and continues to be, important to me to become part of my community with you, and not just the Against all Grain girl. I wanted you to know me by name, since I got to see all of yours in the comments. And I especially wanted to be able to speak on more than just grain-free recipes.

When I first started the blog, we didn’t even have Asher yet. I never imagined that I would eventually start writing about motherhood, parenting, child loss, autoimmune disease lifestyle, some fashion, and even occasionally, home decor!

In addition, after 3 kids – our way of eating has evolved after 11 years. I still eat grain-free 99% of the time. I can, on very rare occasions, tolerate some rice and gluten-free oats but my kids and Ryan are paleo 80% of the time and gluten-free the other 20%. I use sprouted grains here and there for them, and when I polled you guys on Instagram – I found most of you to be the same!

Moving my home to DanielleWalker.com will allow me to publish some recipes on occasion that do include some grains – like this Baked Oatmeal that uses soaked steel cut oats so they’re easier to digest, and is such a wonderful holiday breakfast to make up in advance. You guys also loved my Sprouted Rice Crispy Treats and my Caramel Corn using sprouted popcorn that I released (against the rules haha!) on AgainstallGrain.

What You Can Expect Here

This will be your new place to visit for all things new! Any time I publish a new recipe, it will be here. Because I still eat mainly grain-free and dairy-free, the types of recipes published here will not change much. I’m just excited to have the freedom to start playing with some more gluten-free recipes for you guys that include certain grains that you all can eat and tolerate well!

I’m looking forward to creating more in the lifestyle and parenting space. For starters – my ultimate Christmas movie list that you’ve been requesting for so long!

You will continue to be able to find my favorite products that I use daily – be it kitchen appliances or tools, enriching children’s games and activities, and other things that I’m currently loving, wearing, or using in my daily life.

But the most exciting new thing here will be my NEW store!! We have been hard at work creating some brand new, Danielle Walker exclusive products that you will only be able to purchase here. Plus you’ll be able to purchase SIGNED COPIES of all of my cookbooks here for yourselves or for holiday gifting. I can’t wait to start seeing you all using these new DW products in your kitchens!

I’m also very excited about the cookbook recipe index that we’re working on. Maybe you remember seeing something that piqued your interest while flipping through one of my four cookbooks but forgot to flag it (P.S. grab those adorable page flags in the store ASAP!), and can’t remember which book or which page it’s on. This catalog will house all of the recipe images from all four of my books. When you search, it will pull up the name of the recipe, the image, which cookbook it is in, and the page number. And it will all be in one place!

What will happen to the Against all Grain blog?

It’s not going anywhere! For weird technical reasons that only my techy husband Ryan can explain, it’s best to keep what is on Against all Grain on Against all Grain, and everything new going forward here on DanielleWalker.com. So all of your old favorite recipes and blog posts will still be easily accessible!

Over time, this new home will have the same amount (if not more!) recipes on it. And we plan to add a recipe catalog here on this new site that will show all of my recipes from both sites in one place, and you will just be directed to the one where the recipe lives. I hope this isn’t too confusing at first and that you guys will have patience with me as we make the transition!

Let’s Celebrate!

To celebrate the launch of my new site – I’ve signed copies of all FOUR of my cookbooks and they’re available on my new shop for you for a limited time for holiday gifting! Purchase your copies HERE!

I’ve also given you THREE brand new recipes all at once that I think you will love!

Dairy-free Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream

Baked Oatmeal with Bursting Berries

Roasted Maple Acorn Squash Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette 

Thank you so much for your support over the years. Some of you were here from the start, with that little self-made honey pot logo, some came to the blog after my first cookbook released in 2013, some of you came as loss-mamas looking for someone who understood your pain, and some of you have stumbled upon my recipes over the years and chose to stick around. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you, and I can’t wait to make more, new memories with you here on this new site!

With love

Danielle

 

12/01/20

Welcome to DanielleWalker.com!

COMMENTS

  1. Debra says:

    Congratulations on your new site! I look forward to your new and exciting change

  2. Anna says:

    This is awesome! I am 14 and have had stubborn constipation/gut issues the last year and your recipes have helped me so much! I am now paleo and love how I feel. Your are my all time favorite cook/baker!!! Thank you SO much again.

    Anna

    Also if you want to see what I bake, go to my page on Instagram called @annascleankitchen

  3. Liz says:

    I’m so excited for you! This is a beautiful site and I can’t wait to see the evolution! Your recipes have brought me so much joy and allowed me to no longer miss out on the traditions of my childhood. ❤️

  4. Alana says:

    Danielle,

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news and our family is EXCITED to experience and support the DW website going forward.

    Thank you for your tireless and selfless dedication, we so appreciate you and your teams efforts!

  5. Leah says:

    New site bookmarked – check!
    Looking forward to following you on your new journey.
    Under your new recipes search function, are you able to distinguish via seasons too?
    I’m from Australia, so all your seasonal suggestions on your newsletter etc are for the opposite season. Would be great to search for in season produce recipes for my current season.
    Cheers!

  6. Kendra says:

    So incredibly excited for you! I absolutely adore you and your recipes have made my life so much easier!

  7. Melissa Russell says:

    Congratulations on the growth and changes of your business and brand. Thanks for the creative recipes that have supported me, my family and so many. Even though this year has been hard in so many ways I think it has allowed so many people to be creative and expand on what they are passionate about. Love all that you are focusing on. Also so enjoyed Waking Up with the Walkers it was something to look forward during the crazy year. Again congratulations

  8. Pauline Benfield says:

    Beautiful!!!

  9. Janet Di Prizio says:

    Sounds so exciting, Danielle! Congratulations on your new site, and thanks so much for all you do! 🥰❤️

  10. Lisa Leesman says:

    So excited for the recipe catalog… I never remember which book to look in!

  11. Michele Fletcher says:

    Congratulations on this new step ahead! I’m so thrilled to be along the journey with you.
    I’ve been a fan for quite a few years although not from the beginning-mostly because I hadn’t figured out my health issues were related to food! So obvious – You Are What You Eat!- but I didn’t realize that at first.
    I look forward to this new site
    Hoping you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Stay healthy. ❤️

  12. Kathy says:

    Congratulations Danielle on your new website!
    Thank you for all your books/recipes. As a UC sufferer for 40 years, you have changed my life for the better! So happy to be able to eat without pain. ❤

  13. Alexis says:

    Congratulations, Danielle! I look forward to trying out the search functions, and your new recipes and cookbooks to come! 😋💖

  14. Dawn says:

    Hi Danielle!
    So happy for you all. Your new site is beautiful, warm, and welcoming. I’ve been around since the honeypot days. I’ve enjoyed watching you and your family grow, prayed and mourned for you all with the loss of Aleia (I suspect I’m spelling her name incorrectly, sorry.) and celebrated your family’s beautiful moments. Enjoy this new phase of life, and so looking forward to your newest books. 💕 Dawn

  15. Dorothea Shields says:

    I joined you in 2014 after finding out I have major food allergies – many are cross reactive issues. Against All Grain was one of the first cookbooks I purchased and very soon after Meals Made Simple was released. I attended one of your book signings in Dallas. Your recipes are my go-tos. My family and I are so appreciative to have your recipes – they’ve made our lives healthier and easier. Thank you for investing in this community and for sharing your life, experiences, and recipes!

    • Danielle says:

      Thank you so much for joining me along this journey – I really appreciate it! I’m so excited for everything that is to come!

  16. Sheila says:

    I love your books and not only has Paleo kept my autoimmune issues at bay, they have transformed many lives around me with whom I have given your books. You make being healthy fun! Thank you for sharing your passion but most importantly, your personal stories that inspire all of us. God bless you amd your beautiful (inside and out) family.

  17. Christa says:

    I am SO so excited for you!! The new site is BEAUTIFUL and just looks like you! When we found out my son was allergic to gluten and dairy 5 years ago, I felt like I had to learn to cook all over again. Your cookbooks and recipes have been staples in my home ever since!

  18. Congratulations on your new website! I’ve been following you for years, have all your cookbooks, and thoroughly enjoy each and every recipe I try! Looking forward to your newest recipes and getting the next cookbook!

  19. Kat says:

    This is thrilling and I cannot wait to see everything still to come. A huge congrats on your new site. I love it. 🇨🇦

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