I am thrilled to announce that my new cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, came out today, June 18th, 2013.
To share my enthusiasm about the Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free recipes in this new cookbook, I will be doing the following events:
Cooking class and Q&A session –we will make recipes from Paleo Cooking from Elanas Pantry, including Mojito Mocktail, Mustard Salmon Fillet, Avocado Kale Salad, Paleo Bread, and Mint Chip Ice Cream. There are still a couple of spots left, sign up here.
Saturday June 22nd, 1 pm
Book signing and demo with free samples of Breakfast Sausage, Primal Coleslaw, and Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Wed June 26th, 7:30 pm
I hope to see you at these events!
This recipe for dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme is based on an award winning recipe by one of my favorite bloggers, Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle is an amazing person and chef, and both she and her recipes are beloved and admired in the Paleo community.
While the name “pot de creme” is quite fancy, don’t be intimidated. This recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients –dark chocolate, coconut milk, egg yolk, stevia and salt, and is so creamy it melts in your mouth. My husband inhaled these and the boys enjoyed them too, in spite of their aversion to dark chocolate.
- Place coconut milk in a medium saucepan
- Stir in egg yolks, stevia, and salt
- Heat over medium-heat 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly
- Remove saucepan from heat
- Transfer mixture to vitamix, and add chocolate
- Blend on high for 30 seconds
- Transfer scant ½ cup of mixture into 4 ramekins
- Refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours
Makes 4 pots de creme
I like this Paleo dessert because it relies on stevia as its primary sweetener and does not have any added honey. Serve this dairy-free dessert after dinner or at the end of a family brunch.
Here are some Pots de Creme recipes from other bloggers:
Macaroons are one of my favorite naturally gluten-free treats. These gluten-free, egg-free macaroons are made with healthy, high-fiber coconut and lightly sweetened with honey.
Usually, macaroons contain eggs, and whenever I post a macaroon recipe I get numerous comments from readers asking for an egg-free version. Well, here you go –egg-free macaroons.
Makes 12 macaroons
Editor’s Note: This recipe will not work with freshly grated coconut in place of dried shredded coconut.
My younger son loves macaroons, and asks me to make them for him often. He is not a choco-holic the way my husband and older son are, so his go-to desserts are macaroons and strawberry ice cream. He is also a huge fan of lemon bars, so much so that I created a lemon bar recipe for him in my first cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, and a lime bar recipe for him in my third book, Paleo Cooking from Elanas Pantry.
This is an egg-free recipe for those of my readers that follow a gluten-free, egg-free diet, which I can tell you from limited experience is not an easy thing to do. I didn’t think an egg-free macaroon was possible until I saw this recipe on Danielle’s website Against All Grain -my recipe is inspired by that one.
Here are some macaroon recipes from other bloggers:
6/11/13: This giveaway ended at 6pm MDT.
My new book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, comes out Tuesday, June 18th.
While all of my cookbooks are gluten-free and grain-free, this one is dairy-free and nightshade-free as well, in order to appeal to the ever growing list of food allergies that my readers face.
If you are new to my website, I would recommend that you peruse the 700 recipes that are posted here for free prior to purchasing the book; that way you can decide if it is a good fit for you.
For those who are familiar with my first two books, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes, I think you’ll like this book as well. It’s filled with Paleo recipes for breakfast, entrees, salads, desserts, beverages, and much more.
The recipes in Paleo Cooking from Elanas Pantry are quick and easy in order to reduce your time in the kitchen. I like to make dishes that are truly simple, because it is the recipes with minimal ingredients that allow flavors to stand on their own and shine. That’s what Paleo Cooking from Elanas Pantry is about –simplicity and flavor.
To celebrate the release of this book, I’m giving away three copies to my amazing readers. To be entered just leave a comment below. Three winners will be selected at random on June 11th at 6pm MST.
Thanks to the following amazing bloggers for their wonderful, advance-copy reviews of Paleo Cooking from Elanas Pantry.
If you are looking for more information before you order my new book, maybe one of these bloggers who received an early-release copy has shared something below that will give you insight into what my book is all about.
Ancestral Chef –Louise Yang
“Elana’s Pantry was actually one of the first Paleo blogs I recall reading. Elana Amsterdam already has several cookbooks under her belt, and she’s coming out with a new one…”
If these reviews don’t give you enough information to help make up your mind, check out the “Look Inside” feature on amazon.com, and stay tuned for more reviews and sneak preview recipes.