posts tagged "paleo"

Peanut Butter Frosting

Posted on April 23, 2014

If you’re as big a fan of my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes as the Boulder High Freshman Baseball Team, you’ll love them topped with my luscious Peanut Butter Frosting. There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. You could even call this grain-free treat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup style cupcake.

The best thing though, is that if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, you can easily make this Peanut Butter Frosting ... read more →

Grain-Free Matzo

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. ... read more →

Meringues

Posted on April 4, 2014

Meringues are a light and crunchy naturally gluten-free dessert that melt in your mouth. Better yet? Mine are made with only two ingredients –egg whites and maple syrup.

Meringue cookies are fun, yet elegant, pleasing both young and old; my children and their friends devour them. So does my husband. We’ll be serving my quick and easy Meringues at our Passover Seder, along with my egg-free Macaroons, in order to give everyone with food restrictions loads of options.

If you’re not Jewish, ... read more →

Sunbutter Brownies

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.

Salmon Wasabi Burgers

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!

Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen

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.

Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime

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.

My dinner tip for today? Serve this Mexican flavored grilled lime chicken with my Paleo Dirty Rice, Roasted Butternut Squash, and a huge salad, and you’re good to go!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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.

Roasted Cauliflower Carrots and Zucchini

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!

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

While Grandma loves everything I make and cooks from my latest book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry religiously, she is passionate about making my Paleo desserts for our large Jewish family.

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!

Beef Brisket

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 →

Frozen Banana Bites

Posted on February 11, 2014

Frozen Banana Bites made with just three ingredients are a super easy treat to make for your Valentine.

I know you guys come here for great grain-free recipes. I also know that you count on me to create healthy recipes that don’t have a trillion ingredients. That’s why I made this Paleo Frozen Banana Bites recipe for you. These chocolate-dipped bananas are not only fabulous for Valentine’s Day, they’ll also prevent you from spending your entire life in the kitchen! What ... read more →

Paleo Chai Latte

Posted on February 7, 2014

Paleo Chai Latte made with organic warming spices will heat you up on a chilly day.

The perfect breakfast beverage, Paleo Chai Latte, made with warming Ayurvedic spices will keep you cozy during this crazy spell of cold weather.

Made with eggs, coconut oil, and antioxidant rich chai spices (cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves), this rich hot drink makes a great on-the-go breakfast. Sometimes I serve Paleo Chai Latte as a healthy snack in the afternoon, as it gives me a nice ... read more →

Mango Salsa

Posted on January 26, 2014

Mango Salsa is the perfect dip for football season, or a wonderful accompaniment to grilled fish during the warmer months.

Fresh mango chopped with cucumber, cilantro, and scallion, make this vibrant, colorful Mexican salsa (it could also be considered a mango-cucumber pico de gallo) the perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken, or beef. It’s also incredible in fish tacos. Better yet? If you are looking for a recipe for mango salsa, this is as easy as it gets.

My boys and their friends ... read more →

Salt and Pepper Crackers

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 →

White Hot Chocolate

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 →

Peppermint Frosting

Posted on December 20, 2013

Peppermint Frosting on Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes –a festive winter treat to brighten up any dessert table or cookie exchange.

Christmas is almost here folks! Do you think peppermint and Christmas go together? If you do, you’ll enjoy using this Peppermint Frosting recipe on my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes. It’s a healthy version of a Devil’s Food Chocolate Cupcake topped with minty Christmas frosting. I love the holidays.

This healthy frosting would also be a great topping on Paleo Christmas Cookies, especially my Gluten-Free ... read more →

Rochel’s Cashew Bread

Posted on November 28, 2013

Rochel’s Cashew Bread is gluten-free, grain-free, SCD compliant and Paleo.

Rochel’s Cashew Bread is a fabulous Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipe; it makes an amazingly delicious Paleo bread for those following the Paleo Diet –in fact, this is one of my all time favorite low-carb, gluten-free bread recipes.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet saved my life. While I haven’t spoken extensively about it here, I owe Elaine Gottschall a load of thanks for long phone conversations, incredible advice and her friendship more than ... read more →

Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

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 →

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Posted on July 8, 2013

Melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles flavored with bioflavanoid-rich orange zest.

These fantastically healthy dark chocolate truffles are full of antioxidant rich cacao powder and sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through.

Although I experimented and made these truffles with vanilla and raspberry, I ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.

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Filling:

2 tablespoons coconut oil
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