I’m a big fan of Danielle Walker’s cookbook and food blog, Against All Grain. Not only does she whip up some incredibly healthy Paleo and gluten-free recipes, she’s a mother and wife. Plus, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area (uhm, totally jealous about that). Her health story is inspirational, so make sure you check that out on her blog. It’s no wonder she’s on the New York Times Bestsellers List!
Obviously, when she reached out to me and invited me to guest post on her blog, I was all sorts of giddy. I’m happy to make a recipe for her loyal readers but also, I’m excited to introduce her to my readers (in case you don’t know of her already!)
Before I forget, check out my recipe on her blog, posted Wednesday!
Like me, Danielle’s a self-taught cook. When I decided to pursue Inspiralized, I thought to myself, “hmm.. should I go to culinary school?” Then I immediately thought, “well, what would that do for me?” Since I’m not currently in school, you can guess that I came to the conclusion that being a great cook doesn’t require going to school. I think that some people are born with a creativity and a determination when it comes to food. If you don’t really like cooking the same thing twice, you can relate.
Actually, Lu jokes around with me about my disinterest in leftovers. I rather finish a double portion than put it in the refrigerator for “next time.” He manages to bring it up when we’re out with friends, teasing me. In the end, he wins – he eats something new most nights!
Sure, I could learn how to mince garlic a bit quicker. I could learn proper temperatures for cooking meats. I could whisk eggs better. I could, I could, I could. Maybe one day. For now, Inspiralized is my school!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely a “go to” dish sort of gal. I just tweak it each time – kale instead of spinach, shrimp instead of tofu, tomato sauce instead of pesto.
And that’s my schpeel. Back to the recipe… seriously, read all about it on Against All Grain today. Butternut squash noodles are quickly becoming a new favorite – I’m going to be sad to see them go once zucchinis are back!
Here’s a video tutorial for how to spiralize butternut squashes (they’re a bit tricky!)