About Elana Amsterdam


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Elana Amsterdam is the author of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. She gave up grains over a decade ago in 2001 and is known as a pioneer in grain-free cooking and baking, tempting foodies everywhere with her incredibly simple, yet flavorful recipes for dynamic, vibrantly healthy food.

Her unique knowledge base, which combines a background in the healing arts with an Ivy League education, has established her as a trusted source of information for people seeking to improve their health.

Elana shares her tips for wellness along with her mouthwatering recipes on elanaspantry.com. Her dishes are among the easiest in the world of special diets. With their refreshingly short ingredient lists, her recipes emancipate those with food allergies who fear that they have been chained to a never-ending sentence in the kitchen.

Elana’s simple recipes satisfy with nutritious food, and it is her knowledge and health tips that people seek in order to navigate the complex world that is healthy living today. Whether looking for an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe or dealing with a new medical diagnosis, people look to Elana for her knowledge, advice and insight on food and health.

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A word from the author

I’m Elana – an entrepreneur, wife and Jewish mother living in Boulder, Colorado.

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998 and right away went on the gluten-free diet. With numerous symptoms and health issues remaining, in 2001 I realized that the gluten-free diet wasn’t enough, and I went completely grain-free, which was considered somewhat radical at the time. I was questioned by friends, family and medical professionals for this unique choice. But listening to my own body, I knew it was the right thing for me.

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In 2006, to help others feeling isolated by their dietary and health issues, I started elanaspantry.com where I share my simple, healthy recipes and tips for good living.

Now 700 recipes and three cookbooks later, the grain-free diet has made it into the mainstream. Whether you’re Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free or simply looking to eat clean my recipes are here for you to enjoy.

I hope that my nutritious and healthy tips for good living make your life better!