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Posted on March 10, 2014
It’s that time of year again –Purim. Which means time for Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen. This year because so many of you requested it on my Facebook page, I’ve developed Hamantaschen that are not only gluten and grain-free, they are nut-free as well.
Making gluten-free cookies without grains, nuts, butter, and sugar took quite some time to perfect. While I typically use almond flour to make cookies here, I use coconut flour –a very dense flour that is highly absorbent and soaks up tons of liquid and fat. In my experience, coconut flour yields fantastic muffins, cakes, and baked goods. This is the first time that I have developed a gluten-free cookie recipe using coconut flour.
Posted on March 5, 2014
I first made this Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime recipe for a Sunday night dinner when my in-laws were visiting. They were delighted by this easy chicken recipe and impressed with how quickly I was able to throw it together after we arrived home with them from a weekend in the mountains. The best thing about grilled chicken? The grill! As in no messy pans or baking dishes to clean up.
Posted on March 1, 2014
These super scrumpdidlyicious healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are made from only seven ingredients. That includes the coconut oil in which you sauté them. The base of these pancakes (one of my super easy breakfast recipes) is cashews –that’s right, no flour, not even almond flour.
Replacing high-carb wheat flour with lower-carb cashews is fantastic for those watching their blood sugar. Cashews also work well in baking (see my Cashew Bread recipe) for folks who are gluten-free, which is another reason I use them.
While these quick and easy pancakes are a fantastic breakfast on a weekend morning, I also like to serve them along with an egg dish on Sunday nights for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is a family favorite in our house, and the boys especially appreciate the change in routine.
Posted on February 25, 2014
During winter I roast vegetables several nights per week. I learned in my Ayurvedic training during the early 1990′s that it’s important to adapt both cooking and eating to the seasons. Mostly, though, it’s just common sense to eat local root vegetables in the winter (this is one of my favorite carrot recipes) and to run a nice toasty oven on a cold evening.
Roasted vegetables are an amazing dish –affordable, easy to make, and quite healthy. One of the best things about this Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, and Zucchini is the beautiful mini-rainbow of colors the vegetables in this dish create.
So if you’re looking for a roasted vegetable recipe, take a peak at this one –it’s perfect for the most seasoned of chefs, as well as beginner cooks. Personally, I think this is the best way to cook zucchini and carrots… and cauliflower too!
Posted on February 21, 2014
My mother-in-law (aka Grandma Marylyn) is obsessed with all things crispy, crunchy, and Paleo. Like me, she has celiac disease and has followed a strict gluten-free diet for years. I created this Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe just for her. Grandma Marylyn is a huge fan of my Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti, as well as my Chocolate Orange Scones, and presents me with freshly made batches of each of these every time we have a visit.
Grandma has been asking me for years to develop a thin and crispy cookie recipe. She has no idea that I’ve created these Paleo chocolate chip cookies for her!
Posted on September 13, 2013
Delicious low carb almond flour is a super food, far more nutritious than most other flours you can find.
I love almond flour. You may have guessed as much given that I wrote an entire book of almond flour recipes called The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Why is almond flour one of my favorite super foods? Because it’s high in protein and good fats, easy to use, and most important of all, it tastes delicious.
Of course, for many people, almond ... read more →
Posted on August 23, 2013
This roundup is full of healthy zucchini recipes to help you deal with the proliferation of zucchini in your garden.
Zucchini roundup alert! ‘Tis the season to figure out what to do with all of that marvelous zucchini. So I’ve provided you with several links including one to my Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe, which I’m often told tastes like a chocolate zucchini cake. The great thing about zucchini bread is that it’s healthy, and so are my other recipes for zucchini.
Whether ... read more →
Posted on May 3, 2013
Access to clean food is a basic human rights issue; hence my passion for the Slow Food movement.
I like food. You may have guessed as much by perusing the 700 recipes on my website. You may also notice that it is gluten-free, grain-free recipes that have appeared here since 2006, the year I launched this site. In fact, I have been on a grain-free diet for more than a decade. Not because I think it’s the “right” way to eat; ... read more →
Posted on January 28, 2013
Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones are a delicious gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free treat; naturally sweetened with honey.
I really don’t write a lot on my website because:
I’m not a writer.
I figure you all come here for the recipes anyway.
What’s the point? I like short and sweet. Literally.
Every now and then though, I do get the itch to write just a bit. And this recent comment on Facebook tickled my writing fancy:
I absolutely adore your recipes. I’ve been Paleo for over a ... read more →
Posted on December 28, 2012
New Year’s Eve Finger Foods are gluten-free, healthy, and best of all filling.
According to Wikipedia, an amuse bouche (pronounced aˌmyzˈbuʃ) is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre.
Literally, this term means amusement of the mouth. I’m putting together a list of amuse bouche finger foods that will amuse fingers, mouths and guests alike during your New Year’s Eve celebration.
Posted on December 5, 2012
Latkes with apple sauce are my favorite part of the Hanukkah meal –gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo of course.
The Hanukkah meal is a special dinner for us during the holiday season, we look forward to it all year. As soon as the gluten-free latkes hit the plate, they seem to disappear. Boys + latkes = lethal combination.
I am sharing our Paleo Hanukkah Menu so that you too can enjoy this amazing holiday whether you are Jewish or not.
I began the tradition ... read more →
Posted on November 18, 2012
Paleo condiments and sauces will make your Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers sparkle.
Here are my favorite Paleo Thanksgiving condiment and sauce recipes. All of these gluten free accompaniments will be used in my house throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend to keep our leftovers jazzy and exciting.
Healthy condiments spice up surplus food (in other words “must go’s”), so that you can keep serving your guests scraps and remnants of your turkey day meal during a long holiday weekend of football games, parades ... read more →
Posted on October 23, 2012
Recipes for everything from Pumpkin Pie to Chicken Fingers in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
My first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, will be available in electronic format today. So get out your Kindles and iPads and worry no more about splattered old paper pages. This version is especially good for those traveling to loved ones for the holidays –no more packing cookbooks and shlepping them along in your suitcase.
I have had countless inquiries on elanaspantry.com, Facebook and Twitter regarding ... read more →
Posted on September 21, 2012
After going without food and water for over 24 hours, we like to keep our break fast light and healthy.
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. Jewish fast days not only include abstaining from food, but water as well.
Because the fast is not always easy and can be challenging on the body, we make ... read more →
Posted on June 27, 2012
If you are looking to celebrate July 4th with some fun, festive food; look no further. I have an array of quick and easy gluten free recipes that will satisfy family and friends.
For the most part, the menu below is Paleo –the Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies are more Primal than Paleo –still I included them for those looking for a healthy party treat.
Paleo 4th of July Recipes
Easy Veggie Snack
No Potato Salad
Green Chili Turkey Burgers
Simple Fruit Salad
Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I ... read more →
Posted on April 2, 2012
Paleo recipes take your gluten free seder to the next level of healthiness.
Although I’ve been grain free since 2001, this will be our first strictly Paleo Passover seder. I’m sharing my seder menu since the requests for Paleo Passover recipes are coming in a mile a minute.
Many of these gluten free Passover recipes are traditional Jewish fare and can be used for other Jewish holidays as well –think Squash Pie, which I serve as kugel.
I hope this menu will make ... read more →
Posted on January 3, 2012
This Paleo Plan is for my friend Leslie Dietrich. Our children play baseball together and Leslie and I had the pleasure of thrift shopping our way through Waco, Texas last summer when their team was in the Regional Little League World Series Playoffs.
Like me, Leslie has a host of auto-immune disorders. Unlike me, she still eats gluten and grains. Leslie asked me for an eating plan that she could try for one week to see if the symptoms in ... read more →
Posted on December 10, 2011
After I saw Recipe Girl’s beautiful post, “25 Favorite Christmas Recipes,” I knew I’d have to do a similar gluten free post. You see, like everybody else, I’ve been slightly obsessed with Christmas desserts this month.
However, unlike many people, I’m Jewish, so I have a certain lack of confidence when it comes to identifying recipes that are Christmas friendly. Now, thanks to everyone who responded to my self-conscious twitter queries regarding Christmas-worthy cookie recipes I just might be in the ... read more →
Posted on December 7, 2011
When it comes to substitutions, I wish I could answer each and every one of your questions. Unfortunately, I can’t. You see, I don’t have a crystal ball with the answers; they’re not in my head, they’re in my hands, but I’ll get to that later.
For me, baking involves the use of techniques and ingredients that come together in a magical way –each recipe is unique. Like my hero Virginia Satir, I believe in “leading the change process a half ... read more →
Posted on December 31, 2009
The other day, one of my favorite commenters suggested that I post a roundup of leftover chicken recipes; actually at this point I would probably call ~M (that’s the handle she uses when commenting on my site) a “contributor.”
I quickly took to ~M’s idea since this time of year so many of us are suffering from post holiday cooking fatigue. If you have leftover chicken or turkey from the holidays or if you want to throw a bird in the ... read more →