posts tagged "holiday"
Posted on December 8, 2010
I recently fell in love with Georgia Pellegrini’s book Food Heroes and will be giving it to various friends for the holidays. I am also giving away a copy to one lucky winner on my Food Heroes post from Monday. It’s a great read and has wonderful recipes. The recipe below is my adaptation of Georgia’s grandmother’s fruit pudding, which I think you’ll enjoy.
This light and easy to eat dessert is a perfect Christmas pudding. It’s basically made with dried ... read more →
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 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 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 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 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 December 30, 2008
While I enjoy the holidays, I do frequently find New Year’s to be a bit of a let down.
Though I must confess, last year New Year’s Eve was a wild bacchanalian affair. We went to a 70′s party with our friends Peter and Patrice. Everyone (except the 4 of us) were, to our surprise, in costume. Somehow Peter’s brother had found out in advance that this soiree was a costumed event and he wore crazy polyester bell bottoms and stuffed ... read more →
Posted on December 23, 2008
-photo from this chicken on Flickr
I have read so many articles this year about how the economy is impacting Christmas. How people are not spending as much money and buying as many presents for children and loved ones.
For me, the holiday season is not about the stuff, it’s about quality time. Taking the time to hang out with friends and family. Of course, I do enjoy making festive meals this time of year and feel blessed to be able to ... read more →
Posted on December 19, 2008
Hanukkah is only 2 days away! It starts on December 21st at sundown. The big question? What to serve for the holiday of lights and oil.
Here is a festive menu that I have put together for a delicious Hanukkah dinner, full of lovely winter vegetables in peak season. You don’t have to tell anyone it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain processed white sugar. I’ve served this to crowds before and no one had a clue. They just chowed. Enjoy ... read more →
Posted on March 15, 2008
Purim is this Friday, March 21st, less than one week away.
For those who aren’t familiar with Purim, it is a festival as opposed to a major holiday or “holy day.” Purim involves the story of the attempted destruction of the Jewish people, the subsequent escape to “freedom” and much feasting, a set of themes that run throughout many of our celebrations.
Purim is recorded in the Book of Ester and dates back to 600 BCE. At this time, Jewish exiles ... read more →
Posted on February 12, 2008
Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. I don’t buy into the flowers and Hallmark card aspect of this holiday. Rather than the usual hoopla, my favorite taste tester (that would be my husband) and I don’t do much, if anything at all. Simply put, I try to appreciate and show my love for him day in and day out.
On another note, who on earth decided that consumers should show their love by purchasing useless items on some specific day? The ... read more →
Posted on January 20, 2008
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death”.
Posted on December 23, 2007
The other day we had friends over and made tons of gluten free gingerbread men cookies. So many little hands rolling and cutting out dough. We decorated our gingerbread men with dried fruit and nuts. The kids even cut loose and made free form cookie shapes as well.
Gingerbread Men Cookies
5 cups blanched almond flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or vegan shortening
½ cup agave nectar ... read more →
Posted on February 13, 2007
We have been working away on our Valentine’s cookies this week. The ones pictured above are my younger son’s.
This recipe for heart shaped sugar cookies is gluten and dairy free, Paleo/primal friendly and does not use refined sugar. Further, this cookie recipe uses coconut oil, of which I am a big fan.
My older son did not want to give out paper valentines, so he made cookie valentines, as pictured above. Because the children in his class have a myriad of ... read more →