posts tagged "celtic sea salt"
Posted on April 11, 2014
For years my friends, family, and readers have been asking me to create a grain-free matzo recipe. This year, instead of throwing matzo together the day of our Seder, I took time during the last few weeks (well prior to Passover) to work on creating an amazing gluten-free, Grain-Free Matzo recipe.
As you can imagine, my house has become a veritable grain-free matzo factory with batch after batch of matzo spread out all over my kitchen counters.
Matzo is an interesting food. Most Jews, including myself will tell you that we don’t really like the taste of matzo. It’s dry and starchy, and for the most part completely lacking in flavor. On the other hand, matzo is an incredible vehicle for a fabulous part of the Seder, the Hillel Sandwich, which is matzo with charoset and maror (horseradish).
Posted on March 21, 2014
Given the number of requests lately that I’ve had for gluten-free recipes that are also nut-free, I decided to create a quick and easy brownie recipe made out of sunflower butter. What is sunflower butter? It is similar to almond butter, however it is made of ground sunflower seeds. These Sunbutter Brownies are a cinch to make and a chocolatey delight.
Posted on March 19, 2014
Salmon Wasabi Burgers are perfect if you adore spicy food, and enjoy the pungent, hot taste of wasabi and ginger. I make these spicy burgers with wild caught salmon and just a few other healthy ingredients, and serve them sans buns. When I do need a bun, I use lettuce or other greens as a serving vehicle for my burger recipes, and find that crispy Romaine lettuce works especially well. Boston, or bibb lettuce also works superbly for this purpose.
I serve these Salmon Wasabi Burgers with my Asian Cole Slaw recipe, the flavor combination is absolutely fabulous, and this is how I depicted these fish burgers in the photo above!
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 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 February 16, 2014
Beef Brisket served with Mashed Cauliflower is easy to make and a favorite Paleo dinner in our family.
Growing up I loved the brisket that my Bubby made. It was melt in your mouth amazing. My mother also made an incredible brisket. Now it’s my turn to take a whirl at Beef Brisket –the perfect Paleo dinner entree.
Since I started eating red meat religiously a couple of years ago (rather than every now and then) I have watched my iron levels ... read more →
Posted on January 19, 2014
Salt and Pepper Crackers will satisfy your need for a healthy, crunchy snack.
Instead of running to the store and grabbing a box of highly processed, expensive gluten-free crackers (with who knows what ingredients in them?!) you can make these Salt and Pepper Crackers. My boys and their friends says that these Salt and Pepper Crackers are the best crackers. I like them too, especially because they’re quick and easy to make.
It’s even easier to make gluten-free, grain-free crackers from scratch ... read more →
Posted on December 28, 2013
Brew up a cup of this rich and creamy White Hot Chocolate made with real raw cacao butter and relax by the fire.
I’ve wanted to create a White Hot Chocolate recipe for just about as long as I can remember. When bought at a coffee shop or elsewhere, White Hot Chocolate is generally one of those uber sweet drinks made with far more sugar than my system can handle.
After creating a bunch of Paleo Christmas Cookie recipes this past month I’m ... read more →
Posted on December 22, 2013
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are fabulous for any special occasion or holiday, though especially at Christmas.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies and asked y’all what other Paleo Christmas cookie recipes you would like me to share. Here is a comment that was left by reader Marlene Placido requesting one of my all time favorite cookies:
I have been looking for years for a recipe for a raspberry thumbprint almond cookie… a traditional Christmas cookie from ... read more →
Posted on December 19, 2013
Homemade steak rub adds incredible flavor to grassfed steak and makes a great DIY gift for friends and family.
Whether you’re a family that’s gone gluten-free due to someone with celiac, or a die hard CrossFitter following the Paleo diet, you’ll love my homemade steak rub. It’s not only full of organic antioxidant-rich spices, it adds incredible flavor to your grass-fed or regular meat.
And, if you’re someone like me who needs to eat more red meat to get stronger, yet does ... read more →
Posted on December 13, 2013
Dip your Ginger Shortbread Cookies in dark chocolate for a wonderfully decadent holiday treat.
Nothing says Christmas like Ginger Shortbread Cookies. This recipe for grain-free, Paleo Ginger Shortbread Cookies is as quick and easy as it gets. The cookie itself has only six ingredients. You can dip these gluten-free cookies in chocolate and sprinkles (as pictured above), or eat them straight up.
I want to thank all of you who chat with me over on my Facebook page for letting me know ... read more →
Posted on December 11, 2013
Nut-free Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes –the entire recipe contains just two tablespoons of honey.
If you like my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, you’ll find these Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes irresistible. This Paleo dessert recipe is not only quick and easy to make, it is nut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
So what’s in these moist vanilla cupcakes? They’re made with coconut flour. Yes, for all of you nut-free folks, this is the perfect nut-free dessert. If you are looking for more nut-free recipes, hop ... read more →
Posted on December 9, 2013
Mexican Wedding Cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, and now both gluten-free and grain-free.
The other day on Twitter one of my readers asked me to create a recipe for Paleo Mexican Wedding cookies. Well here you go –these Mexican Wedding Cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. They’re also quick and easy to make. Paleo Mexican Wedding Cookies? Yes please!
According to Wikipedia, Mexican wedding cookies have quite a few other names and are also commonly referred to as Russian ... read more →
Posted on October 11, 2013
Asian Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice; photo by Leigh Beisch
Today I want to share a deliciously healthy recipe from my latest book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. I’d also like to thank all of you who let me know on Facebook and twitter that you found the book at both Costco and Target. It’s great to see the Paleo and grain-free trends spreading. Everyone deserves healthy food.
This Asian Stir Fry is one of the numerous healthy entree recipes in Paleo ... read more →
Posted on September 10, 2013
Paleo tzimmes –traditional Jewish fare that tastes great and is healthy to boot.
A while back my mother-in-law asked me to create a tzimmes dish for the Jewish holidays; it was a comment from Shari in NC that spurred me towards fulfilling that wonderful request.
I made tzimmes for our Rosh Hashanah dinner a few days ago and my family loved it so much that I’ll be making it again for Yom Kippur.
There are several ways to make tzimmes, though most often ... read more →
Posted on September 3, 2013
Nothing like fresh green vegetables to boost your health and happiness –this salad is a great choice any time of year!
Arugula. Cucumbers. Olive Oil. Lemon. Salt. What could be easier?! I like to make this super healthy, yet simple salad for festive meals such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur Breakfast or Passover Seder. I also will serve it on a Friday night when we’re having an easy, casual dinner firing up some burgers on the backyard grill.
Arugula Cucumber Salad with Lemon ... read more →
Posted on August 26, 2013
Harness the power of coconut butter, hemp seed, flaxmeal and dried cranberries in this Paleo power bar.
Cranberry Coconut Power Bars are not only gluten-free and grain-free, they are nut-free to boot. Eat them after you go to your CrossFit workout, or if you’re more of a middle aged woman such as myself who prefers sleep to exercise, eat them after a long walk in the foothills, or a restorative yoga class.
I’m using Steve’s unsweetened dried cranberries for this recipe, which ... read more →
Posted on July 17, 2013
Pick some of the fresh basil that’s exploding in your garden for these zesty grain-free herb-flecked cookies.
I based this recipe (and photo) on one from Bon Appetit for Lemon-Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies. As you might expect, these are gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free cookies. I used the same flavor profile as the Bon Appetit recipe, though decided not to make mine a shortbread cookie.
I’ve used coconut butter as the fat in this cookie recipe, which I learned to do from Jessica ... read more →
Posted on June 26, 2013
Keep this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe in mind when your garden explodes with zucchini this summer.
I’ve created this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe to help gobble up all of the zucchini that emerges each summer in our gardens and CSA shares. This is a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free recipe for the entire family to enjoy.
Coconut oil, which studies have shown can help our immune systems mount resistance to viruses, is one of the ingredients that gives this bread a moist, ... read more →