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Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 29, 2014

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

My two favorite go-to cookbooks I use in my home are Against All Grain and Against All Grain:  Meals Made Simple, by the New York Times best-selling author Danielle Walker.

Danielle Walker -against all grainA brief background on what led me to a dairy-free/gluten-free lifestyle:

Danielle inspires me with her incredible personal journey that got her to where she is today ((read her story here)). Her story is similar to my husbands. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at the age of 23. After we got married + after witnessing what his condition was doing to him + another trip to the ER, I just had to do something! Doctors only wanted to keep my husband on prednisone steroids + told us his diet wouldn’t help his condition. We (I, AS HIS WIFE) had to prove them wrong! My husband’s health led us to a gluten-fee, dairy-free lifestyle (and led me to learn how to cook in a whole new way, practically overnight!). We’ve had his condition under control, with no flare-ups (and no steroids) since 2011! And they said diet doesn’t matter. Your diet has everything to do with EVERYTHING!

I just feel like I can relate to Danielle in more ways than one. As a mother + a person who strives to live a healthy lifestyle + keep my husband flare-up free! I’m thankful that my NEED for learning how to cook gluten-free/dairy-free + eventually, paleo led me to her!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ok, NOW let me get to the dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Latte! Find the recipe here.

I made this last Sunday morning + It was DELICIOUS!
I’m so happy that there’s equally delicious (if not better) recipes like this for us to enjoy. The flavors were all there! This PSL made my husband nostalgic, missing his hometown of Cleveland, OH. He use to enjoy those sugary + chemical-laden drinks this time of year from those big name coffee shops. And I did too.
This made us feel all warm & fuzzy (not guilty + like we just had 568432 calories!). It hit the spot! We can enjoy what we like in moderation + still know that we made a healthier decision. We don’t have to miss out on these sweet moments…like a PSL in the fall (even living in Florida)!!

Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

You guys gotta try this PSL!

Buy Danielle Walker’s latest cookbook: Meals Made Simple!

Sources:  againstallgrain.com

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