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Christmas In July Book Giveaway!!!

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Three uhMAZing cookbooks up for grabs!

There Is An Arctic Oasis In My Mailbox

Summer may swelter on, but it’s no match for the avalanche of books that have been delivered these past few weeks. Seriously, folks, Christmas in July is real – at least it is at the end of my dirt road. And now it’s my turn to play elf.

I’ve sorted, I’ve bookmarked, I’ve wiped drool off my sleeve, and what I have for you today are my top picks for the season. These three most recent arrivals are like the cherry on a giant homemade sundae, and though I originally asked you which ONE you wanted me to give away, I decided to toss all three in the pot! In no particular order, they are . . .

Against All Grain ~ Danielle Walker

You guys, I don’t even know where to begin. Just about every dish you’ve ever adored can be found in these pages, only yummier and free of processed junk. The photography is a feast for the eyes – sure to inspire you even on the days you don’t want to cook! My favorite part: Though Danielle’s vibrance is most definitely behind every recipe, she’s also right in front, sharing the story of her transformation.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2007, Danielle of the blog Against All Grain endured multiple hospitalizations, severe weight loss, thinning hair, and other problems. Her doctors gave her no hope for recovery – the best they could offer were heavy duty medications that might alleviate some of her symptoms. Through her own research, though, Danielle decided to change her diet in hopes of regaining her health, and it worked!

As you can see in the before/after photos, she is now the thriving mom of a gorgeous little boy, not to mention a ridiculously amazing self-taught chef. The Against All Grain Cookbook is a paleo-friendly culmination of her determination to regain her health without feeling like she was being cheated at every meal. And who could with recipes like these?

(SERIOUSLY, watch the video. This book is so beautiful it almost made me cry. Maybe that’s because I’m six months pregnant – maybe not! You decide.)






Can’t wait for this book? Pre-order Against All Grain on Amazon for 28% off here

Beyond Bacon ~ Stacy Toth & Matthew McCarry




If “Bacon Makes Everything Better” is one of your life motto’s, this new book from Matt & Stacy of Paleo Parents may induce bliss. Every recipe  incorporates lard, bacon or some kind of pork in ways that are sure to make your mouth water. For example, those decadent brownies in the middle are made with lard and topped with ice cream/salted caramel bacon sauce! (Click on the image to enlarge the photo if you aren’t drooling enough already) (Click here to learn how to render lard)


Here are a few more recipes I can’t wait to try:

  • Savory Bacon Jam fantastic with green apples or Homestyle Biscuits
  • Fried “Corn” Dogs – really!
  • Sweet treats made luxuriously rich with lard, such as Grain-Free Pie Crust, Salted Mocha Biscotti, Chocolate Fudge, and Maple Lard Scones,
  • Instructions on how to properly BBQ and smoke your meats as well as recipes to make your own sauces
  • Instructions for curing your own bacon, pancetta and even home-made sausage better than store bought
  • Perfect Pork Chops

Fermented ~ Jill Ciciarelli







If your family grimaces when you pull kraut out of the fridge it might be time to move beyond the basics. This book will inspire you with recipes for homemade red wine vinegar, salami, kombucha sangria and yogurt cheese. There are even recipes for “shrubs,” which are fermented drinks I’ve never heard of! Apparently they date back to Colonial times and come in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions, like:

  • Raspberry Mint
  • Strawberry-Tarragon
  • Plum
  • Cranberry

Strawberry-Tarragon is first on my list of things to try – yum!

Want To Win All Three?

Good, because I might seriously question your sanity otherwise. Here’s how to enter:

1. Pick one of the 3 prizes to read up on!

Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes To Eat Well And Feel Great

Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog

Fermented: A Four Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods

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529 Responses to Christmas In July Book Giveaway!!!

  1. Ellie says:

    I think Fermented looks the most promising, but I love a good cookbook!

  2. Heather Whigham says:

    They all look wonderful, but I think then it is Fermented for me.

  3. Shelly Nelson says:

    Can I really only choose 1?? I love the cookbooks, but I have just recently starting doing my own fermenting, and I’m excited to learn more about it. So I guess I would have to choose the Fermenting one!

  4. gal says:

    All these cookbooks would be helpful for healthy cooking for my family of seven! The first I’d like to read is Against All Grain.

  5. Celeste says:

    I would love to win Fermented!!! It looks like a beautiful and thorough book!!

  6. Jennifer Hofmann says:

    The title of this blog post made me smile… When my Mom was still with me, she had this wonderful little quirk of always forgetting where she hid one of the Christmas present she bought for me. She would always find it either during spring cleaning or in the summer. She would walk up to me and say… “Merry Christmas in July (or whatever month it was). Thank you for making me smile today.

  7. Kathleen says:

    I’m really looking forward to Against All Grain

  8. Colleen B says:

    How do you choose? They all look wonderful! I would be thrilled with any, perhaps most intrigued by the book on fermented foods!

  9. Minda says:

    I want them all but I’m especially interested in Fermented!

  10. Aimee says:

    They all look like incredible books! Because we buy a whole pastured hog every year I am definitely wanting “Beyond Bacon!”

  11. Kristi says:

    Beyond Bacon would be awesome!! My boyfriend and I LOVE bacon!

  12. Sarah says:

    Beyond Bacon sounds good!

  13. Linda Linder says:

    I couldn’t choose which book I would like to have first. . .

  14. Emily says:

    Entering now!

  15. Jana says:

    They all look so good! The Fermented cookbook looks AWESOME (I need help in this area) but I would also love the Against all Grain cookbook as well. My husband has ulcerative colitis and we are seeing some major healing in him since we started eating Paleo last fall. So grateful for nutrition knowledge!

  16. Karen Close says:

    Ohhhh! I want to learn All about all of it!

  17. dee m says:

    I would love to win “Against All Grain Delectable Paleo Recipes To Eat Well & Feel Great”.. I have been dabbling with avoiding glutens the last year. It is tough getting the right combinations of gluten free ingredients to get a great end result. I suffer with auto immune complications, with RA, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Chronic Fatigue. All these heightened a few years ago when I got struck by lightening. I have been making life changes in our diets the last years. I have always cooked from scratch, that helps. I am always looking for ways to better our health, my health. I just want to feel good again… its been a long time!! Thank you! :)

  18. Aimee c says:

    I’d really like against the grain!

  19. Meg says:

    Against All Grain looks awesome! As do they all really, but if I had to choose one.

  20. Madison Brown says:

    My first choice would be Against the Grain and second choice would be Beyond Bacon… I know I live abroad, but I just love reading your blog and ideas. So inspiring! :)

  21. Allison says:

    Against all grains for sure!!!

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