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Posted on November 29, 2010
Wow, Thanksgiving is barely over and it’s time for Hanukkah already! I’m planning the festivities for the first night of Hanukkah (it’s this Wednesday night) if you can believe that.
I’m not in the habit of buying much Hanukkah paraphernalia and such for my boys, I like to keep this holiday simple and on point, which is a celebration of light during the darkest time of the year.
This year we will go on Heifer International and they’ll each get to buy ... read more →
Posted on November 17, 2010
I’ve had so much fun over the last few weeks making various Thanksgiving dishes and dinners for my family –we’ve had several mini-Thanksgiving celebrations to date in preparation for the below menu. So, as you can imagine, the following are my favorites. I have compiled these gluten free dishes into one big, healthy, delicious Thanksgiving menu. I hope you all enjoy these dishes as much as we have. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted on October 21, 2010
Looking for Halloween treats that won’t make your little ghosts and goblins frown? So am I. Hence, I’ve composed the lists below of gluten-free goodies.
This year, I’ve purchased organic (gluten-free) milk chocolate squares to hand out to the trick-or-treaters. My children and I had a funny conversation about this at Whole Foods the other day while we were grocery shopping. When they asked what we would be passing out for Halloween this year. I told them, “organic milk chocolate.”
Their response? ... read more →
Posted on September 17, 2010
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. Fasting begins 20 minutes before sundown and ends after nightfall the following day.
Over here, we’re getting ready. As you can see from the menu below, we enjoy breaking our fast in a lighter way –we’re not into the typical bagel and lox break fast with numerous rich and gooey desserts to follow. In our house, soup is very soothing ... read more →
Posted on September 7, 2010
We had a great Labor Day weekend with lots of festivities. In fact, my older son turned 12 during the weekend and we celebrated in various ways with lots of his friends. It was an absolutely delightful time.
Now, though, it’s a bit of a zany week; a 2 day work week, given that Monday was a holiday and that Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday evening at sundown. We will be in synagogue Thursday and Friday, so there is an extra lot ... read more →
Posted on September 3, 2010
It’s been a super busy week over here at Elana’s Pantry. The boys are back in school and I’m working on a couple of fun holiday articles for different magazines. In between all of that, I’m hoping to attend some fun holiday gatherings this weekend and have been looking through my recipes to figure out what to make.
Here’s a little roundup of my favorite gluten free recipes for the Labor Day holiday.
salads and sides
asparagus basil salad
squash ... read more →
Posted on March 29, 2010
My mother and father will be spending Passover with us and I am really looking forward to it. Mom and I will be in the kitchen all day today preparing for our gluten free Seder –she has celiac too, as do my older son, sister and mother-in-law. Gluten free is a family affair for us.
Here’s what we’ll be making for Passover 2010. Pretty much my standard Passover Seder menu.
Matzoh Ball Soup
Chipotle Orange Chicken
Looking for a gluten free ... read more →
Posted on February 26, 2010
Purim is here! One of my favorite festivals (it’s not a holy day) Purim is a wonderful time to gather together with family and friends.
For those that aren’t familiar, Purim, (like so many other Jewish holidays and festivals) involves the story of the attempted destruction of the Jewish people, the subsequent redemption to “freedom” and much feasting. Hooray for freedom and feasting! Hooray for Jewish celebrations!
Yesterday afternoon, we had a Purim Party at our house during which ... read more →
Posted on December 22, 2009
Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite Christmas recipes. We’ve been going wild with the Star Cookies lately, pulling out all of our cookie cutters and making them in every possible shape, then frosting them with the Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting. The boys (and I) are having a blast.
I’ve been taking it easy this week and spending a lot of time reading –books that is. I usually find myself just trying to keep up with the Boulder Daily Camera ... read more →
Posted on December 7, 2009
Hanukkah begins this Friday at sundown. My older son is sitting next to me as I write up this post. As I read the text out loud, he exclaimed, “Really?!” He’s getting into the Hanukkah spirit and you can too with this yummy little gluten free, higher protein holiday menu below.
I’m looking forward to whipping up a batch of Squash Latkes and Homemade Apple Sauce this Friday and lighting our menorah.
Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes
Kale with Cranberries
Butternut Squash Latkes
Raw ... read more →
Posted on December 4, 2009
Big news in the gluten free world. The Denver Post has named The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook one of the best cookbooks of 2009.
The reason I find this to be somewhat amazing is that some people out there look down on gluten free; some have even told me that gluten free food has a “stigma” attached to it. So for my little old book to be included with “regular” cookbooks, seems like a bit of a breakthrough.
Along these ... read more →
Posted on November 24, 2009
Much chaos prevails as we prepare for another yummy high protein, healthy, gluten free Thanksgiving with loved ones. I have put together a list of some of my favorite gluten free Turkey Day recipes, our fall favorites, just for you. Enjoy the day!
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Day Recipes
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Yellow Split Pea Soup with Smoked Paprika
- Cranberry Walnut Bread
- Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing
- Chipotle Orange Chicken
- Cranberry Sauce
- Raw Cranberry Relish
- Kale with Cranberries
- ... read more →
Posted on November 23, 2009
If you are looking for a quick and easy DIY holiday dessert gift, these gluten free candied nuts will do the trick.
The nuts are delicious and take about 20 minutes to make, maybe 3 minutes of that hands on time. All you need is a 2 cup mason jar and some beautiful wired ribbon (I found mine at Michael’s) and you’re on your way.
Candied Nuts Holiday Gift Jar
1 mason jar
1 holiday ribbon
fill jar with: Spiced Pecans, Candied Pecans, Vanilla Roasted ... read more →
Posted on October 31, 2009
My son and some of the other boys from the neighborhood in their “Go Green” cheerleading uniforms.
I’m posting links to some gluten free candy lists for parents who might be digging through piles of Halloween candy right about now.
My children are still out trick-or-treating and I’m sure they will eat quite a lot of candy tonight, though I have a whole table full of organic turkey, lettuce, strawberries and raspberries sitting here for them. Thankfully, every time they’ve come home ... read more →
Posted on September 17, 2009
Rosh Hashanah is tomorrow at sundown and although I’m a tad behind in my planning, we are getting ready. Thus far, I have put together the below menu. I’ve been perusing Claudia Roden’s The Book of Jewish Food for additional ideas, as she is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Of all time.
Although I will not be making the challah that is listed below, I thought others might enjoy using this recipe for the holiday. I think the recipe ... read more →
Posted on July 3, 2009
-photo from rr_rocketman on Flickr
Just in case any of you are looking for more recipes for your July Fourth celebrations, here are some wonderful dishes from several of my favorite food bloggers:
Joey’s Kicked Up Rockin’ Guacamole with Lime + Tomatillos from Karina’s Kitchen
Cucumber and Red Onion Salad from The Nourishing Gourmet
How to Grill Zucchini from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Broccoli Slaw from Smitten Kitchen
Raw Mediterranean Salad from Brigitte Mars
Grilled Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive, Caper, and Parsley Relish from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Scallops ... read more →
Posted on July 1, 2009
I’ve had several people request Fourth of July picnic and barbecue menus from me in the last week. Here’s a simple assortment of easy dishes that you can make for a fun fourth.
Gluten Free Fourth of July Menu
Crudite with Sesame Dip
Mixed greens with Green Goddess Dressing
Simple Fruit Salad
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free Dairy Free)
I still haven’t quite decided what we’ll be doing for our Fourth of July festivities, though with the boys at prime fireworks viewing age, ... read more →
Posted on May 19, 2009
Here are some easy recipes for a gluten-free Memorial Day barbecue.
This year we are laying low on Memorial Day Weekend. The boys are going to run in the Bolder Boulder race and then we’ll probably hang out after that. No big plans for a barbecue or any type of festivities, we are just hoping to recover from our little league baseball fatigue. We have a game every night of the week (and weekend) usually during dinner time, so I am ... read more →
Posted on May 6, 2009
Here’s a recipe round-up for a healthy high protein, gluten free Mother’s Day brunch. This is a brunch menu that won’t leave you with the dreaded brunch bloat and hangover afterwords.
I haven’t figured out what we’ll be doing for Mother’s Day yet, though I do know that we don’t have any baseball games scheduled so it will be a nice and hopefully fairly lazy day. Maybe the four of us will take a walk down by the creek.
Usually we plant ... read more →
Posted on March 27, 2009
Passover is right around the corner. Given that I’m extra busy with the boys (they have the week off for spring break) I still haven’t settled upon exactly what we’ll be having for our rapidly approaching Seder meal.
Below is a rough idea of what I have in mind at this point. I may do a Chicken Marbella style dish for our entree, though need to experiment with that a bit more. I’m also thinking of grilled broccoli tossed in fresh ... read more →