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The New Health Rules

Posted on February 2, 2015

My friend and colleague, Dr. Frank Lipman is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and someone whom I’ve long relied on for good advice when it comes to healing. Now, with his third book, The New Health Rules, you can too.

This tome is a treasure chest of health tips, tricks, and common sense practices that will jumpstart your life. With stunning photos and inspiring sections on eating, movement, boosting, healing, and living, Dr. Lipman offers easily digestible advice on […]

5 Books That Changed My Life

Posted on January 20, 2015

I grew up in a house of books. Raised by two amazing Jewish intellectuals, bookshelves grew like vines from the walls of every room of my childhood home, spilling over with compelling titles. Books are still an important part of my life. I spend a lot of time with them. In some funny way, books are my friends. When we built our new house I had massive bookshelves built into the family room, living room, and my office. These bookshelves […]

10 Best Children’s Books

Posted on December 9, 2014

Below is a list of what I think are the 10 Best Children’s Books. Books don’t ever go out of style, they make fantastic gifts for the holidays, and great birthday gifts as well! These classic novels will delight children and adults alike. I’ve read each and every one of these books and they are fantastic. Alongside each book is my personal mini-review, and below that a plot summary (usually the book jacket) in quotes from

10 Best Children’s Books

The […]

Book Review: The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook

Posted on March 25, 2014

Every week I receive loads of Paleo cookbooks in the mail asking for a review; I wrote my own called Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry which we use in my house on a daily basis. So forgive me if I’m a little jaded when it comes to Paleo cookbooks.

However, I received a Paleo cookbook recently that I am absolutely loving and can highly recommend. It’s called the The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook by wunderkind Joshua Weissman.

Full of uber-healthy recipes and phenomenal photos, this book is bound to please. In fact, I like it so much that I gave a copy to my best friend Deb, and she too is enjoying it immensely. We are both completely dazzled by this Paleo cookbook.

Book Review: Make Ahead Paleo

Posted on March 4, 2014

Make Ahead Paleo is a fabulous Paleo cookbook that will teach you how to to eat incredibly well even if you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off –and who isn’t these days? I have two teenagers in two different sports. Sometimes getting both of them to their after school activities and getting dinner on the table can seem like a military operation. It’s days like those that call for a quick and easy recipe from Make Ahead Paleo.

Tammy’s book has enticing sections that include “Make & Freeze,” “Low & Slow,” “On the Go” and more. You get the idea. This is the book that will make it easy for you to stick to a healthy Paleo diet without all the fuss.

Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook

Posted on November 4, 2013

Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook by Kelly Brozyna is an absolutely incredible book.

It has 80 amazing chocolate recipes. What could be better than that?!

And they’re made with healthy ingredients to boot, so that my family and I can enjoy them. Because I’m not one of those 80-20 girls. I’m a girl that’s 100% grain-free, 100% of the time. Have been now since 2001. That’s over a decade, as you can see, it’s going on 13 years.

So Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook? I’m […]

The Paleo Manifesto

Posted on October 21, 2013

The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant is one of the most important books of our time on the Paleo lifestyle, right up there with Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet, and Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution –a vital addition to your collection if you are at all serious about understanding paleo living on an in depth level.

I first came across John Durant in a New York Times article back in 2010. A year or so after that I saw him […]

Giveaway: Against All Grain

Posted on August 19, 2013

8/19/13: This giveaway ended at 9:30am MDT. The winner is Lori.

This past spring I reviewed several cookbooks. That was before my new book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry came out in June. With the publication of this, my third book, I decided to take a break from reviewing other books for a couple of months. In what seems to be an apparent nuclear arms race of Paleo cookbooks this summer, I wanted to stay focused on my own labor […]

Paleo Cooking Review Roundup lll

Posted on August 5, 2013

You too can have gluten-free, grain-free poppyseed bagels if you purchase Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.

Did you know that Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is a New York Times Bestseller? With nearly 100 recipes for everything from classic Paleo staples such as Flank Steak and Cauliflower Rice to indulgences such as Blueberry Coffee Cake and Mojito Mocktails, there is something for everyone in this book.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of discussing Paleo Cooking from Elana’s […]

Paleo Cooking is a New York Times Bestseller

Posted on July 1, 2013

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry has landed on the New York Times Bestseller List. In case you don’t already own a copy, you can purchase the book on, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore.

While Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is full of wonderfully healthy vegetable and entree dishes, as well as quick and easy recipes for breads and crackers, my favorite recipes in this Paleo cookbook (and what I think makes it stand apart from others) are the […]

Paleo Cooking Review Roundup ll

Posted on June 24, 2013

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is showing up on bookshelves everywhere.

Although it seemed like a long time coming, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry was released on June 18! While devoting some time and energy to promoting the book locally over the next few weeks, I am also enjoying reading reviews as readers get their hands on copies and start preparing the gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free recipes for their families and friends.

I hope these reviews help provide a representative sample […]

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry Published

Posted on June 18, 2013

I am thrilled to announce that my new cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, came out today, June 18th, 2013.

To share my enthusiasm about the Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free recipes in this new cookbook, I will be doing the following events:

Thursday June 20th, 6:30 pm

Sur la Table, Boulder

Cooking class and Q&A session –we will make recipes from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, including Mojito Mocktail, Mustard Salmon Fillet, Avocado Kale Salad, Paleo Bread, and Mint Chip Ice Cream. There […]

Giveaway: Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

Posted on June 11, 2013

6/11/13: This giveaway ended at 6pm MDT.

My new book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, comes out Tuesday, June 18th.

While all of my cookbooks are gluten-free and grain-free, this one is dairy-free and nightshade-free as well, in order to appeal to the ever growing list of food allergies that my readers face.

If you are new to my website, I would recommend that you peruse the 700 recipes that are posted here for free prior to purchasing the book; that way […]

Paleo Cooking Review Roundup

Posted on June 6, 2013

The reviews for Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry are starting to roll in!

Thanks to the following amazing bloggers for their wonderful, advance-copy reviews of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.

If you are looking for more information before you order my new book, maybe one of these bloggers who received an early-release copy has shared something below that will give you insight into what my book is all about.

The Domestic Man –Russ Crandall
“The book sports some really delicious and ultra […]

OMG that’s Paleo

Posted on May 28, 2013

OMG that’s Paleo? by Juli Bauer is packed with mouth-wateringly healthy recipes that make you want to cook.

OMG that’s Paleo? has recipes for just about everything that I’ve ever wanted to cook Paleo-style. And that’s a good thing. This Paleo Cookbook contains 100 gluten-free, grain-free recipes by my almost neighbor Juli Bauer –she lives in Denver, and though I have not yet had the good fortune of meeting her, I hope to soon.

First, I must confess that before I had […]

Paleo Slow Cooking

Posted on May 20, 2013

Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower is full of healthy Paleo recipes for your crockpot.

I recently received a copy of a Paleo cookbook called Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower. Like me, Chrissy is a wife and mother of two wonderful children. Her goal as stated in this book is to “use the slow cooker as a tool to cut food costs” while not compromising on the core ingredients that make up a healthy and wholesome Paleo diet. Revealing her […]

Gather: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Posted on May 1, 2013

Gather, The Art of Paleo Entertaining – is full of delicious Paleo recipes and beautiful photos.

I recently received a copy of a new Paleo cookbook called Gather by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley. It is a gorgeous coffee table book (large size format with beautiful photos), though it will not spend much time on your coffee table –it will be in your kitchen where you can use it.

After my younger son and I spent the evening reading through the book, […]

Crazy for Kale

Posted on April 1, 2013

Krazeeeeeeeeeeee for Kale!

Some people are crazy for Vail. Some people are even crazy for Quayle. But me? I’m crazy for kale. And so is my friend Hallie Klecker, who released a new e-book today titled Crazy for Kale: Glow from the Inside Out with 40 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes.

Hallie is a well-known food blogger; you can purchase her book while it’s still hot off of the e-press. It is available for $5.99, and it contains 40 recipes (33 are Paleo/grain-free, 31 […]

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

Posted on January 7, 2013

I am happy to announce the arrival of my forthcoming book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, now available for pre-sale on The publication date for my new (and 3rd grain-free cookbook) is June 18, 2013. Of course, you can pre-order it now.

The book contains close to 100 Paleo recipes including entrees, vegetable dishes, condiments and healthy desserts.

My new book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is 100%:


There is also a plethora of nut-free and egg-free recipes.

I am so thankful for the […]

E-Release: Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook

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, Facebook and Twitter regarding […]