cauliflower rice paleo recipe

Cauliflower Rice

I mentioned in my Stuffed Peppers post the other day that I would give you all the recipe for my Cauliflower “Rice.”   Around here, we call it Cauli Rice, and I’m super happy that my husband and children like to eat it as much as I do.  Cauli Rice is a tasty, nutritious, grain-free, alternative to white rice for those of us that follow a Primal or Paleo eating plan.  Works for the Atkins people too.

I’ve been making Cauliflower Rice for a while now.  I found out about it on a Yahoo Low Carb Group and posted my own recipe for Mexican Chicken and “Rice” back then.  My friend Kalyn over at Kalyn’s Kitchen has a fabulous looking recipe for “Cauliflower Rice” with Fried Onions and Sumac.  I actually like her post better than mine because she has tons of photos and how to tips along with her recipe, so head on over and check it out!

Cauliflower Rice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  1. In a large 9 inch skillet , heat olive oil over medium heat
  2. Saute onion over medium heat for 10 minutes, until soft
  3. Add celery to skillet and sauté for 5 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, place cauliflower in a food processor with the "S" blade and process until the texture of rice
  5. Add cauliflower to skillet, cover and cook 5-10 minutes, until soft, then add salt

It’s hard to believe that The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook has been out for more than a year now! I’ve been reading through a lot of the reviews on Amazon and wanted to give thanks and highlight this review from Madeleine of Paris, France:

For people with celiac disease, baking is not always easy, results often not too pleasing and very often not too healthy either. This book addresses these 3 problems in a magnificent way. The recipes are super easy, the results absolutely delicious and the nutritional value outstanding. I reach for Elana’s recipes again and again. Friends and family prefer ‘her food’ over regular stuff. If you have never cooked before and don’t know where to begin, this book is a great place to start. For more experienced cooks, the book has a lot to offer as well: a lot of recipes for pie crusts, pizzas, breads etc etc that spark your own imagination and creativity. Do your family, your palate and your health a favour and buy this lovely book!

Wow. Thank you Madeleine for your complimentary words and favorable review!  I greatly appreciate it.

So… Are you ready for another freebie this week!? Well, I’m giving away a signed copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour CookbookLeave a comment below to be entered.  For those that already own it, another copy of The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook could make a great holiday present for friends and family.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. The winner of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook was ildiko v. Thanks to everyone who participated!


  1. says

    Love this and cauliflower ‘mashed potatoes’. Always leaves me shocked that it’s cauliflower and not rice/potatoes. Such a versatile veggie! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. says

    Congratulations on the anniversary of your successful cookbook!

    This cauliflower dish sounds wonderful! I tried mashing cooked cauliflower recently, but it didn’t work too well. It also cooled off a lot while I was trying! I’ll be trying this recipe soon.

  3. Bethanie Lundgren says

    Sounds wonderful! I’m making your stuffed peppers this evening! I’m not GF but I have made several of your baked goods recipes and they have all been outstanding. I love how simplified you’ve made GF baking. It’s so accessible for those of us who don’t want to spend a TON of money on a lab experiments worth of GF flours and who want to feel good about the sweet treat they’re enjoying! I don’t like using white flour or white sugar in my sweets (but in non GF baking it is almost a must to get it to taste right) and the flours and sweeteners you use are such a wonderful alternative for me! Recommend your site all the time to my GF friends! Would LOVE a copy of your book to either give away or keep for myself!

  4. Michael Blessing says

    Your recipe for cauliflower rice is a bit different than how I’ve made it before. I’m looking forward to trying it. I love cauliflower.

  5. Amanda says

    I am so excited about those stuffed peppers, but I think I will try tofu instead, seeing as I don’t do the meat thing. Very excited about the cauli rice too. Also would love to be entered into your drawing of course for the cookbook!

  6. Pamela Gammill says

    The cauliflower rice sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with us.

  7. Alana says

    I am very excited to try this cauliflower rice recipe! Cauliflower is my partner’s favourite vegetable, and with two little boys of his to feed, I can’t wait to “sneak” this vegetable onto their dinner plates!

    Congrats on the success of your book! Would love to have a copy of my own to make the fabulous recipes I hear so much about.

  8. Jessica says

    I actually already own a copy of your book and LOVE it! My family is finding new favorite recipes from it all the time. I would love a copy to give to my mom or sisters! Thanks!

  9. Caitlin says

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I love seeing what goodies you come up with! This one sounds amazing- can’t wait to get in the kitchen! :)

  10. Gina says

    Do you put the whole head of cauliflower into the food processor, with just the leaves trimmed off? Or do you cut it into pieces first?

  11. Vivian Bruno says

    Your blog and your book are a huge blessing to my 3 daughters and myself who all have celiac disease. I would love to pay it forward. Thanks!

  12. KatieC says

    How funny! I just ate an “Indian-ish” version of curried shrimp over cauliflower rice for lunch! My whole office was shocked that it wasn’t actually rice I was eating. My love for this little gem of an idea is growing and growing!

  13. says

    Yum–Cauli Rice. I don’t need to eat gluten free, for health reasons, however I find myself using your recipes because they are health-full and just taste good. Plus, I think we eat far too much wheat in our society and think it’s good to add more variety in my diet. As more and more of my friends are choosing to or required to eat gluten free, I’ve been so happy to be able to send out a link to your blog, Elana! Keep up the stellar work!

  14. says

    Thanks so much for posting this. The timing couldn’t be better. I keep hearing about cauliflower rice but hadn’t gotten around to looking for a recipe. I will try it tonight. And for dessert, your dairy free chocolate chip cookies. Those are the very best cookie EVER. 1000 times better than the original wheat version. You are truly the queen of GF baking! I’d sooo love to have a copy of your cookbook.

  15. Denise says

    We don’t normally eat much cauliflower, but may have to try this one out. Thanks for sharing! I would love to have a copy of your book : )

  16. Jenny E says

    Mmmm…your cauliflower rice sounds so good. I’m thinking my family will love it too…my husband is a triathlete who is interested all things Paleo as well as gluten intolerant so a copy of your cookbook would also be fantastic!

  17. Laura rechtfertig says

    I found your website a couple of weeks ago and now use it everyday! Thanks so much for the great recipes. Can’t wait to try this new “rice”.

  18. debra says

    Oooh, this recipe comes just in time. Trying to find some grain alternatives myself and this really fits the bill. Thanks!

  19. Tracy W says

    I’ve been scouring your web site for the last three weeks because my naturopath has suggested taking my daughter from gluten free to grain free. I just ordered my almond flour, grape seed oil, Dagoba chocolate chips and your cookbook. I’m armed and ready and can’t wait to try all of your recipes. I’m looking forward to seeing how grain free will improve my daughter’s health.

  20. Sonny says

    I’ve been “stalking” your blog for about 3 months – since I found out that my 8 year old daughter and I are gluten and dairy sensitive. Thank you for your inspiring recipes, beautiful pictures and easy to follow instructions! I’ve really enjoyed the recipes that I have tried, and look forward to my Google Reader page alerting me to a new update! But, knowing a cookbook was on the line, I thought I MUST leave a comment!

  21. says

    This looks great Elana…to bad cauliflower gives my fam bloated stomachs. :( Is this normal or are we different?? Hmm… But great recipe anyways! Very creative!

  22. Carol says

    I will definitely try the cauliflower rice! My husband is not a lover of rice, so this may be a good alternative. And I would love a copy of your cookbook!

  23. Karen says

    I was just looking at this cookbook on Amazon. I have enjoyed your website and the recipes are wonderful. I just saw the cauli rice and will be making that very soon. To win the copy of the book would just be wonderful…I started a diet back in June and have lost 50 pounds and we have to use almond flour in our cooking.

  24. Kathleen Ayers says

    I’m a newcomer to your website, but am glad to find it. After eating gluten-free for several years, I developed a rice allergy and have had a difficult time finding rice-free recipes. Most of the GF cookbooks rely heavily on rice as a substitute and I had nearly given up on eating baked goods again! Thanks for all you do!

  25. Echo says

    I am so happy to have found your site! I have been gluten free (celiac) for 4 years now and its improved my life greatly. Now my 2 kids are as well and we have found different improvements in each of them :) I only recently found this site through the PB so I don’t have your book yet and am happy to have a chance to win it! Thanks

  26. Cindy says

    Elana–my thanks for your hard work and ingenuity just keeps on growing! I have received my ordered copy of your cookbook, and have made several of the recipes. All are delicious–and my family loves them! If I should be lucky enough to win the signed copy, I will give it as a Christmas gift! A cook for a large family for 38(!!!) years—Cindy

  27. jo says

    Ha! I’ve been poring over a library copy – not finished reading and cooking but it’s due back too soon! I’d love a copy of my very own…

  28. Pat Shake says

    I would love to have your cookbook! My daughter (15) has just been diagnosed with gluten intolerance and is also suffering adrenal fatigue so this would be a great source for recipes to go with our already bought almond flour :)

  29. says

    I don’t have a decent-sized food processor (just a “mini” one) so I make my cauliflower rice by hand using a grater. Almost every time I serve it, my (non-primal/paleo) husband says he likes it BETTER than the same dish served with normal rice. =]

  30. Rebecca Haacke says

    I love to make cauliflower rice. I usually grate it with my cheese grater, then cook for 30 to 60 sec in Microwave. I am excited to try it on the stove with onions. Thanks.

  31. Kathy says

    Elana your recipes have been such a tremendous help to me. I began my journey of eating gluten, dairy and sugar free 8 months ago as I was diagnosed with systemic candida overgrowth. I found the first few months quite challenging and spent hours looking over recipes and blogs trying to find help with this new way of eating. A family member shared your gluten free bread recipe with me and since then, the endless possibilities and recipes on your website have really blessed my life! I can now enjoy toast, pancakes, flapjacks, muffins, cookies and the list goes on! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to eating so healthy and sharing it with the world! Keep it coming!!

  32. says

    I make cauliflower rice many times, especially in mexican dishes for spanish rice. Works like a charm, everytime. I will have to post that along with my grain free enchiladas. Your recipe looks amazing, though–almost like quinoa! I recommend trying out a spanish version Elana.

    • kmatthys says

      Looking forward to that post, Brandon! I’m not sure how to make a gluten free sauce for the enchiladas… Love the idea of making the cauli rice Spanish style! Great, now I’m hungry :)

  33. says

    I love cauliflower so this is going to be a great one to try. Here’s hoping the kids like it.

    I would love, love, love a copy of your book!!! Thanks so much for all you do!


  34. Susan Jackson says

    Can’t wait to try this. I feel better on a gluten free and grain free diet but it is hard to find recipes accepted by the rest of the family and I am really tired of doing two meal plans! This sounds perfect for us, especially now when the weather is turning cooler in Minnesota.
    Seems like you always know what I’m craving. I open the email and there is a recipe for it. Thanks.

  35. margot says

    i just love your cookbook-i need to stay away from empty treats, but yours are so yummy and satisfying AND nutritious. i feel so good making and sharing them. i have your cookbook but would love to send one to my d-in-law and the grandchildren-bless you for your generosity and creativity!

  36. peter millichamp says

    Well, after years of looking for great recipes for my celiac suffering wife, what a revelation to trip over this site & indeed this fantastic cook book, everything I try from the book works, & works well to the extent I now no longer cook ‘regular bakery’, in fact during August we hosted a fund raising ‘Afternoon Cream Tea’ for my art club, I done all the bakery from the book & no one knew it wasn’t regular bakery until I told them !!
    Thats some going for a group of 43 English Tea Drinkers.
    Thanks for all your efforts …….

    Peter Millichamp

  37. Peter says

    Love your blog; I have found it to be a great and inspiring resource.

    As the main cook in a house with a celiac 11 year old, I’m always looking for new and healthy cooking and (especially) baking options. Would love to have a copy of your book to help with some healthy baked treats.

  38. says

    What a pleasure your website is, Elana! I enjoy reading about your process as you experiment with recipes and refine your techniques.

    I especially appreciate the recipes featuring almond flour for baking, since it’s really tricky to make baked goods that both taste good and have a pleasing texture. Among other goodies, your “rye” bread is wonderful.

    I have been gluten-free (and in fact almost completely grain-free) for a decade. This has made an enormous, positive difference in my health. As a published author in the holistic health field, I often address the health hazards of gluten. Studies are showing that even so-called “normal” people — that is, people not diagnosed with Celiac disease — have a great deal of trouble processing gluten. Gluten is also implicated in autoimmune disorders and scores of other conditions. Because of the seriousness and scope of the effects of gluten, I am glad to see the public becoming more aware of gluten-free cooking and baking.

    You have helped in a major way to bring this awareness to the public. But you have also filled another vital need. Now, eliminating gluten from the diet does not have to be a hardship or make us feel deprived.

    Thank you for all your efforts.

    Nenah Sylver, PhD

  39. Kristi Isak says

    I have a head of cauliflower in my fridge and I was just going to steam it and serve with salmon. Kinda boring… Wow, Elana, thanks for this idea, I’m going to try it for tonight’s dinner as it looks so easy and yummy (just like all your recipes!) and best yet, I have all the ingredients too so no shopping needed. I don’t have a copy of your new book so I’m happy I will have a chance to win it!!! Thanks again!

  40. Judy B says

    Hi Elana, I am GF and have found I can only eat other grains in small doses, but I sure do love me some cauliflower! I can’t wait to try it.

  41. says

    I’ve never heard of cauliflower rice before! I would love a copy of your book! I only dabble in gluten free, but it sure is fun and yummy, I have tried a few of your recipes and really enjoyed them.

  42. Karen H. says

    Thank you so much for this great recipe and all the others you so freely share with us! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get a signed copy of your cookbook.

    I have a head of cauliflower and will be trying this Cauli Rice recipe tonight! Am so excited. Am new to this blog, but am loving what I am seeing. Soon I will have the ingredients I need to really cook Elana’s way-can’t wait!

  43. says

    I’ve been making Cauli-rice for many years. Love making Chinese “fried rice” I am looking forward to trying your version. I see that you use the S blade – I have found that using the shred blade without the S blade makes it appear more like “rice”.
    Tonight for dinner I am making a pizza crust using the shreadded cauliflower rice. Although NOT diary free it is a great treat!

  44. Denise Kurpgeweit says

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have made the difficulties incredibly delicious, even fun and enjoyable. How wonderful.

  45. Heather Burke says

    A chance for your cookbook has lured me to comment! Can’t wait to try cauli rice. Love cauli “potato” salad. I can’t actually explain how you, via your site, photos, writings, and recipes, calm me and inspire me. I’m grateful you love to cook so much that you will try one recipe 26 times. I couldn’t do that.

  46. Amanda Loiacono says

    After years of frustrating health issues I recently learned I have a gluten intolerance. I am so grateful to have accidentally stumbled upon this recipe and your blog. I am so anxious to dive into the world of your creations and am hoping to pick up a copy of your cookbook soon. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  47. Eliza G. says

    Elana, I have been reading your site for about a year now. My daughter has a severe allergy to peanuts, and we thought also to wheat (testing came back negative!) We have tried & enjoyed may of your recipes. You truly are a gift to those that have celiac or choose to eat healthier. I would love to own a copy of your book, it would probably become my evening read!

  48. Jennifer Marie says

    I love the book…own the book and have been wanting to bless my mom with it!!! (Belated birthday present) It has transformed the way I think about food, baking & health.

  49. Andrea says

    This looks great! I have done mashed cauliflower before but not “rice”. I have been reading your blog for a while now but this is my first comment. I have Type 1 diabetes and do not eat a lot of starches and grains. I have gotten such HUGE inspiration from your blog. I can’t wait to try the stuffed peppers you posted a few days ago!

  50. says

    Delicious. I like the grain free aspect.
    A fun version as well would be broccoli with celery or broccoli with fennel, :) or carrots! I don’t like cauliflower as much, but I just should keep trying it.

  51. Kate Cusano says

    I make Cauliflower rice all the time — my whole family loves it — I use it in place of regular rice in all the ways I used to use rice. Last week I made Curried Meatballs and I made the “cauli-rice” to serve it on and it was yummy. I make mine by running raw cauliflower through my Cuisinart Food Processor using the grating attachment then I put it in a covered casserole dish with a little sea salt and microwave it on high for 4 and 1/2 minutes. Let it sit for a few minutes before serving — it is so good and dosen’t have any cauliflower taste when you put a sauce on it, and it has the texture of rice. YUM!! I will try this recipe too!

  52. Patricia A. Presky says

    “Not just for celiac disease…” Good evening, Recently my two grandsons have been diagnosed with food alergies…gluten, casein and soy, just to name a few. You can imagine our frustration attempting to wean the boys off the foods that contain these products. We absolutely could not find a recipe for good bread that would look and taste like good bread. I was doing some online research when I was directed to Elana’s Pantry website. We purchased the cookbook, almond flour and agave nectar. We regularly bake at least two loaves of bread each week and have also had biscuits, cake and pancakes. The little boys love it all and it is also more filling than highly processed foods. We are loving it! We have also experimented a little by adding some dried fruits to the biscuits…can we say “yummy”? The boys love chicken nuggets and we have made a batter with the almond flour that rivals Chik-fil-a. Many thanks to you Elana for showing us the possibilities!

  53. Gen says

    I’ve only been reading your blog for a short time and I’m really enjoying it, I try to feed my family healthy foods and blogs like this sure help, thanks, keep up the great work!

  54. Jessica says

    This sounds incredible! I’ll definitely be making it for my roommates sometime this week; we’re cauliflower fanatics (:

  55. Kim Keller says

    I am not gluten free, but i do eat low carb and try to be primal. I have been gathering great recipes from your site for 3 years or so. Loving your food wisdom.

  56. Sylvia says

    This is a great recipe idea, just like all your others. I have gluten, dairy, sugar and yeast allergies and find lots of great recipes on your site. I am the only one with allergies in my family of 4 and have been making seperate meals for myself for years. Your recipies have helped me make dishes everyone can eat and loves (my boys love your lemon kale chips). Thanks!

  57. Dana says

    This recipe sounds so interesting. I never thought of cauliflower as rice…and I would love a copy of the book as well :-)

  58. Moriah says

    I agree wholeheartedly with Madeline! Finding your cookbook and then your blog has been a blessing in so many ways! THANK YOU! Your recipes are simple – simple enough for someone with Lymie brain to follow. Every recipe I’ve tried has been very delicious (cannot say this about every other GF blog I’ve followed). No more hard work thrown out in the trash for it tastes like sawdust. Yeah! I have such confidence that even non-GF people will enjoy your recipes that I often serve them for the first time to guests and neighbors! And I’ve recommended your cookbook to others three times this week alone. Thanks, Elana, for all your efforts, time, and commitment. You are making such a difference!

  59. Ben says

    Hi Elana. I found your website through Mark’s Daily Apple and I have to say that your recipes are fantastic! You are really helping me make healthier meals as a college student! I figure that a good cookbook to add to my collection would only help me more

  60. Hannah says

    I have your cookbook and use it all the time- my latest make was your chocolate chip scones… so good! I would love a copy of your cookbook to share with my sister, who is just starting to learn more about living healthier and making her own healthy food at home. Thanks for all the amazing recipes!!!

  61. michal says

    wow! this looks great. i am sure to give it a try.i would realy love to get your book as well. thank you for your lovely blog.

  62. Jane Ballantyne says

    My husband and I have been eating pureed cauliflower for several years. This cailu rice is an awesome addition to our carb reducing eating.
    Also, baking with almond flouer works so well for me…thanks a bunch, Elana!!!

  63. tina says

    I’ve been meaning to try the cauliflower rice. I seem to have some trouble with regular rice making my mouth feel funny, not sure why that is but…..anyway, this sounds good.

  64. Harriet says

    I had always assumed I didn’t like cauliflower until I decided to try it again recently and decided I loved it. This sounds like a great way to experiment with my new taste for the stuff.

    I love your blog and would be ECSTATIC to get a signed copy of the cookbook.

  65. Debbie in WA says

    As a low-carb follower, tasty, simple recipes that reduce grains and increase the use of vegetables sounds great. Looking forward to more ways to enjoy healthy, satisfying meals!

  66. Suzanne says

    My gf son and I absolutely love your recipes. After struggling with rice flour and xanthan gum, the almond flour is a taste delight! Thanks for all your hard work!

    (PS. My computer would love a copy of the book. She’s tired of getting batter dripped on her in the kitchen.)

  67. says

    Elana, your blog has been one of my favorites for a long time now. I was so excited to see you publish your cookbook. I would love to win it! I grew up in the California Almond community and have loved them for more than 50 years!! Now we must be gluten free and finding how much we can use almonds, well, it’s exciting to me. I hope I win your cookbook! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! Both my daughter and I love cauliflower, so this recipe will be a hit!

  68. Jennifer R. says

    I would LOVE another copy of your cookbook to give to my mother-in-law, so she would have ideas for what to make when my kids are visiting her or our family is going to their house for dinner. Thanks so much!!

  69. Peg Davis says

    Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome has made cooking, a once loved endeavor, difficult for me. The most recent diagnosis of gluten sensitivity sent me in search of gluten-free, low carbohydrate recipes that are easy and I found you. What an absolute pleasure it has been to try some of your recipes. You have brought a little sunshine into a cloudy life. Can’t wait to try your cauliflower/ rice recipe.
    Thanks you,
    Peg Davis

  70. Catherine says

    I am so happy to have found your site, and to see some ingredients that I recognize and a few new ones to add to my repertoire. As a hypoglycemic I have been able to adapt some recipes, and others I simply gave up since I couldn’t “fix” them. This weekend I am baking chocolate cupcakes for the first time in over 20 years, and I am so excited! Thanks Elana!


  71. PJ says

    Thanks for the recipe. I originally fixed cauliflower rice by removing the leaves (I wanted it all white), cutting off the stems (I thought they had a woody texture), breaking into little pieces by pulling apart the sections and running the sections through my processor with the grating disk. I only served it in place of plain rice and found when I reheated it the next day it had a strong cauliflower taste; so your additions for more flavor in the first place are going to be a whole new taste sensation to me.
    I have to be gluten, dairy, egg, corn and nightshade free, so I really appreciate your almond flour recipes. Thanks for being there.

  72. carey says

    I am so excited to have found your website after starting the Ten years thinner diet. I have tried the alomond butter brownies and they are wonderful. I would love a copy of the book

  73. Kaitlyn says

    I’m 12 years old and I LOVE to cook. Unfortunately due to a toxic mold exposure my family (of 11 people) is unable to eat grains, dairy… ect. Therefore it makes this MUCH harder to cook.
    Your recipes are fantastic! I would LOVE a copy of your book! Thank you!

  74. Daphne says

    Just recently found your website and was checking out your cookbook on Amazon as our bookstore does not have it yet. Would love a copy. I can’t wait to get my very own cookbook and will be getting one soon, regardless.

  75. Karen F says

    Hi Elana,

    I love your website. Your simple recipes are a gift to me, as I struggle to cook with ME/CFS–the greena colada has become a staple at my house. I would love to win a copy of your beautiful book!

    Best Wishes,


  76. Karen says

    We have just been looking at your site and are ready to dive in and make some of the recipes. We just had a whole bunch of carrots given to us, so we started with Carrot Cake. Delicious!

  77. Julie says

    I’m actually eating this right now! My husband just asked for seconds. Really great stuff. Can’t wait to try cauli/mashed potatoes. Thanks Elana for all the great recipes!

  78. lynne says

    I’ve always broiled my cauliflower before, but this looks great and probably takes less time. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  79. Eryn says

    My son loves cauliflower and onions, so I think I will make this tomorrow! Yum! And he was drooling over the cake on the cookbook cover, so we would love a copy :)

  80. Svitlana says

    Elana, I tried several of your recipes and absolutely loved them! The breakfast bars are my favorite. My 2 year old loves them too. I would love a copy of your book to learn more about cooking with almond flour.

  81. Juleeanna says

    I made the cauliflower rice tonight and served it along side some French onion soup. It was great. My family loved it! I plan to make more tomorrow to have it on hand for the week ahead. Thank you for the great recipes. I have tried many and love them. I already have a copy of your cookbook and use it often. I plan to make the German Chocolate cake soon as it is my favorite dessert.

  82. says

    This looks great. My family is a big fan of “smashed” cauliflower (like mashed potatoes) so I’m sure this will be a big hit too. I have cauliflower in the refrigerator waiting to be cooked and this is how I will make it. Thanks.

  83. Brenda says

    Every single one of your recipes has been amazing!! Any more cake recipes (with fruit or pumpkin…. which is a fruit haha) going to be published soon?

  84. Megan says

    Would love a copy of your book!! I’ve made a few of your recipes and have loved all of them (esp. the chocolate cupcakes)! Pick me! Pick me!

  85. Diane says

    Would LOVE to win your cookbook!
    I just recently found you and am just now starting to explore gluten free and organic cooking. What a perfect way to start! :)

  86. Mary says

    This sounds delicious. We have been eating cauliflower all different ways, but the onion and celery will add a new and different flavor. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks.

  87. cshel says

    Love your book. I use it daily. I have been Primal for about 6 months and between your book and it has seemed EASY! I have never felt better. Thanks for all your long, hard work!

  88. Tracy says

    New to gluten free- have have gastropareresis and have found that gluten free helps. Tried you rye bread- it was great. Will be getting some cauliflower to try this recipe- would love your book to try more of your recipes.

  89. Pamela says

    Another great creative recipe! I’d love a copy of your Almond Flour Cookbook…my almond flour just arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to get started :)
    Happy New Year!

  90. madeline says

    Your recipes are simply creative & very simple to follow. We’re crazy in love w/ almonds, we drink the milk, enjoy almond butter w/ veggis, bake desserts & make our pancakes & pizza from almond flour. I’d would be more than honored to have your Almond Flour Cookbook & add even more almond recipes. I refer all my friends & family to your FaceBook page, website for recipes & encourage them to sign up for your newsletters cause what you bake or cook is simply easy, delicious, healthy & guiltfree.

  91. Liz says

    So many thanks for the joy your site shares with all of us out here. I’ve tried several of the flourless recipes on your site and eagerly await the arrival next week of my first bag of almond flour (well, bags: one for my family and one for a friend with a recent diabetes diagnosis). I’d love to gift the book to them, too. Mostly glad, though that _someone_ will enjoy it – in ways taste buds don’t measure as much as in the ways they do.

  92. says

    I love cauliflower – I recently used it to thicken a creamy soup and keep it dairy free. I’ve seen this rice approach a few places, and kept meaning to try it, thanks for reminding me :). I made this last night as a side dish with some roasted salmon – I loved it! This is going to be a new staple in my house!!! I am planning to try caulflower “mashed potatoes” soon too.

  93. says

    Cauliflower rice is also excellent for low carb diets. You can even use it to make pizza crust and other tasty dishes.

    Thanks for all your great recipes. I find myself looking through old ones and need to start making some things for the kids lunches!

  94. Adrienne DeGuere says

    I’ve just discovered your site and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Winning your cookbook would put one big smile on my face!

  95. Julia says

    I already have your cookbook and LOVE it! If I win it I will give it to my mom for Christmas. I also love your cauliflower rice. Your Mexican Chicken and “rice” is one of our favorites.

  96. says

    Hi Elana,

    This is my first time writing in to your site but definintely not the first time I’ve visited. I love all that you have done to create a healthy gluten free eating life style not just possible but fun fullfilling. Anyway I wanted to share my favorite use of Cauliflower rice as an alternative for making pizza crust. Don’t think this one is new but is is very good.

    Pre-Heat oven to 400° F
    Rice 2 cups of raw Cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl.
    Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
    Spread onto paper towels to cool and dry, patting out most of the water.
    Place back into the bowl and add 2 cup low fat mozzerella cheese and two beaten eggs.
    Mixes throughly by hand folding ingredients together.
    Place onto non-stick cookie sheet. pressing batter down into a thin sheet.
    Work the edges into a “crust”
    Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. I use McCormick Italian blend.
    Bake for 10-12 mins.
    That’s the crust which I’ve found bacn be made ahead of time and frozen for later use.
    To finish the pizza, while crust is cooking prepare toppings.
    Precook meats and set aside
    Lightly saute veggies. This is a matter of taste. How cooked do you like the veggies on your pizza?
    Once the crust is done remove from oven.
    Cover with 3-4 Tbs of your favorite pizza sauce, I use Prego.
    Spread your precooked topping over pizza and sprinkle with a little more low fat cheese.
    Pop it back inthe oven and set to low broil for 3-5 minutes of until top cheese is melted.

    Love this stuff. Very filling and so tasty.


    I’d love to win that copy of your cook book. Gotta try some of those Almond Flour recipes.



  97. says

    Elana’s cookbooks are and recipes are the only one’s that come close to fitting with my life style, being gluten free, and mostly grain free.
    When I don’t have time to create my own recipe, I look to her to see what she has created. She also proves substitutes to sugar, which I’m grateful for, because most grass plant don’t agree with me either…

    If you haven’t tried her recipes yet because you haven’t used almond flour,
    don’t be silly. Almond flour make a great tender texture. and texture it the harder thing to recreate in gluten free cooking….
    muffins will be moist and tender, not gritty, like if you used rice flour.

    Looking forward to more cookbooks from Elana
    Gluten Free That’s Me

  98. Bella says

    I would love to win a copy of your cookbook Elana – as I am getting older, I am finding that nutrition has such a big impact on our daily lives, be it our energy levels, the comfort level of our digestive system, our tolerance for different foods. I look through your website numerous times a week and am inspired to know that living a healthy lifestyle filled with nutritious, delicious, and healthy foods is possible! Thanks! :)

  99. pat says

    We would love to have this cookbook for making those treats that we miss.

    I bought peppers at the farmer’s market yesterday to try the stuffed peppers you posted earlier.

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this cookbook.

  100. Karen says

    Thanks for all the recipes!!! You have helped me change the ways of eating for my family! Thanks so much and hope to get a copy of your cookbook:)

  101. Joanne says

    I came upon your website when searching the web for a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe. That was 5 months ago and your book is now dog-eared from all the recipes I’ve tried! Love the simplicity of the recipes and, yet, everything tastes delicious and healthy. I’ve told all of my other health-conscious friends and think we’ve put a drain on your book inventory in our area. Last night, I made the pizza crust and tonight I’ll be trying the green chile turkey burgers. You’ve made cooking and baking a delight. Mucho gracias Elana!

  102. Kobi says

    I have not been disappointed by a single recipe yet and am so relieved to have stumbled across you on google! Pancakes and Chicken Piccata are amazing! Thanks so much for making life easier.

  103. Sarah says

    I’m looking forward to trying out this cauliflower recipe! It looks delicious :). And I’d love a copy of your book – my sister has it and has been raving about it!

  104. Kate says

    Thank you for your part in making this gluten free diet so easy not only on those who require it, but those who live with GF family members. For a while I felt like I was punishing those who didn’t require the dietary restrictions. Now it doesn’t feel like punishment at all! I wish you continued success in your good work!

  105. Nicole says

    I am soooo excited to start trying your recipes with almond flour!! I have been drooling over the recipes and now it is time!
    It is sooo expensive in Vancouver, Canada -$13.99 for 600grams at Wholefoods. I have been searching for it and found some in Bellingham, WA. A lovely lady named Lucy at SC Diet (specific carbohydrate diet)- I later realized it was recommended on your site.

    They normally sell wholesale but I gave her my credit card number and my parents picked it up on a visit to do some shopping in Bellingham.
    $33 US for 10lbs!! of almond flour.

    I can’t wait to get started on the vegan gluten free chocolate chip cookies!

    Thank you for all your hard work and time you put into this amazing site!

  106. Sarah Claburn says

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. As a long-time low carb eater I have found cauliflower to be a very versatile ingredient. Thanks for all your recipes!

  107. Sabrina Rhodes says

    The cauli rice recipe looks and sounds wonderful. I am anxious to try your recipe. I have MS and can’t tolerate gluten nor dairy and have limited amount of energy. I ran across your website as I was trying to find workable recipes for foods that I can eat and to my delight your website offers all that and more. My own attempts at trying to substitute ingredients in traditional recipes failed miserably and I retreated from cooking altogether. However, eating out all the time is not everything it is made out to be and I found myself longing for recipes like my mother used to make. Your recipes are delicious, easy to make and rival even the best of recipes that Mom or Grandma used to make. Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us. You have definitely renewed my interest in food and cooking. I do not have a copy of your cookbook, but would love to have one of my own. Sabrina

  108. jennifer poe says

    This looks amazing, I’m always looking for new ways of using cauliflower and “sneaking” it into our diet! Living in a very small town on a gluten-free diet, I feel like I eat the same things over and over again because they’re safe and easy to find the ingredients. I’m always perusing your blog and finding new inspiration — thanks for all your hard work and sharing your wonderful recipes and photos with us!

  109. Paula Gerhart says

    I looove your website and this recipe looks yummy! Please enter me for a chance to win your cookbook. I’d love a copy! Thanks. :)

  110. Steve Watkins says

    I love the Almond Flour cookbook! I am a working Dad of two girls and my wife struggles with Fibromyalgia as well as various food intolerences (including gluten and corn). I do most of the cooking in the house anyway, but baking has never been very successful for me. I struggled to find something that is easy to bake yet tastes great.. great enough for my kids to eat and not feel like a freaks when their friends have cookies and birthday cakes or even just sandwiches.

    Thanks to your book, I can make treats for my wife and kids that really are treat (I mean, they taste great!) and are easy enough for rookie bakers (that’s me) to make. As a bonus, my girls love to cook with me. Thanks so much for making it easy for me to take care of my family.

  111. Traci in Orlando says

    I picked up your book at the library as we had friends coming to visit who are living gluten-free. I fell in love instantly and I’ve checked it out a few more times since! I myself am a Type 2 diabetic and find the recipes right up my alley as well. Thank you for this and your wonderful website!!!

  112. says

    I’ve never read your cookbook, but I love your blog and the recipes you share here. I’ve been gluten-free since this past March (don’t know I have celiac or not), and your site has helped me so much! Thank you!

  113. kmatthys says

    If you don’t win the cookbook, you need to buy it. I can’t imagine attempting to be gluten-free without it. Seriously. The book is so affordable, and it will be the best money you’ve ever spent. And, really, considering how much free info Elana provides us with on this site, isn’t it the least we can do? My husband and I use it daily to prepare delicious, grain-free meals and desserts, and we don’t feel like we’re missing out on a thing. When my husband was diagnosed gluten intolerant, we were bummed. And he has SUCH a sweet tooth and loves cookies and cakes… We asked, how is one supposed to cook without grains? Well, Elana has answered the question deliciously. Thanks again, Elana!

  114. Kathy Sharpe says

    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer 8 months ago at a young age of 36. One of our main goals at the onset of diagnosis was to immediately change our eating styles. Although we had always felt we ate ‘well’, removing wheat from our diet became more critical. Thoughout 6 months of chemotherapy we were able to maintain a healthier diet and I enjoy reading your recipes…many have been huge hits in our home! Thank you and now with chemotherapy finished, we have no intention of going back. Your cookbook will be invaluable on our journey!

  115. Sue says

    You are truly a blessing! I’m always looking for low carb tasty treats to add to my meals – and you are the first (and usually ONLY) place I have to look. I’ve made faux potato salad before and was totally surprised at how great it tasted – and it didn’t sink like a lead ballon in my stoamach like regular potato salad does – and I didn’t feel guilty while eating it. I would love to win a copy of your book! Just received my order of coconut flour – so I’m excited to try that alternative as well. Thank you so much for all you do!

  116. says

    I would love to have another copy of your Almond Flour Cookbook! It’s my new favorite cookbook and I recommend it on my site and to all my gluten free friends.

    Your cauli rice looks great Elana… I just started researching grain free stuff for my website, so I’ll definitely try this.

    Congrats on your year anniversary!


  117. Dawn says

    I’ve been wanting your cookbook since it first came out!
    I love all your recipes, and look forward to them in my email!

    I’m going to try the Cauli Rice recipe right now!!

    Thanks for this amazing Website and the fantastic recipes!


  118. Judi Vance says

    Having lived in Mexico for the past eleven years I have come to rely on the recipes on your Website. It’s not easy, in fact it’s impossible to buy products for a gluten-free diet but there’s an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts. With your recipes and a creative mind I have been able to please my palate. My sister is coming to visit in February and I have asked her to purchase your recipe book for me. What a delight and honor it would be to have her bring the recipe book that I won through your Website. Thank you for all you’ve done to help others.

  119. KarenLana says

    Thank you for your generosity and fantastic recipes! You’ve spoiled me for anything but your lovely food. Unbelievably, I found a gluten-free bakery in a town that I’m visiting and was so excited to try a cookie and a piece of cake. All I could think was, “Elana’s is 1000 times better than this!”


  120. Sherri says

    I have been using your recipes for several months. I find they fit my lifestyle perfectly! I would love to win a copy of your cookbook. I’m currently waiting for the book to become available through my local library. It is wildly popular and I’m on the waiting list (I have been on the wait list for at least a month now).

    Three years ago I weighed more than 300 lbs and was miserable. That was also the time I went out on permanent disability from my nursing job (I was diagnosed with MS in ’06). I decided to take control of my health and change my eating habits. I have followed a gluten, dairy and sugar-free diet since July ’07 and I’m proud to say I have lost more than 150 lbs! I also feel better now than when I was first diagnosed with MS. Our food choices really matter!

    Thank you, Elana, for the great recipes!

  121. Lacey Demalis says

    I have just stumbled upon your website and LOVE it! My daughter has to follow a gluten free diet and these recipes have given me a new, fun, and approachable way of cooking once again. THANKS!

  122. Heidi says

    Elana, I just got my copy of the cookbook and honestly, I’ve made 3 trips to the bulk food store (in 2 days!) to re-stock my almond flour. You have turned my three-year-old into a baking fanatic! He begs me to bake more cookies the moment he runs through the door. RIght now, I’m finishing my apple cobbler (I swapped out the pears since that is what I had) and honestly, omg. OMG! Very recently did I discover that my body does *not* like to play nice with gluten, so having your wealth of experience and resources available is positively dreamy. Thanks ever so much.{hugs}

  123. Sharon says

    I would love to enter myself to win your wonderful cookbook! I love your site and look so forward to making more of your great recipes!!

  124. Judy H. says

    I eagerly awaited this recipe and made it for dinner tonight, following your recipe exactly … okay, adding 2-3 dashes of black pepper. It was *fabulous*! And my gluten-loving husband really liked it as well! We’re sharing some with our neighbor, an amputee widower that we cook for once a week, who loves vegetables and home cooking, compared to the frozen food he normally eats. This will become a regular, and I can’t wait to try it Thai style!

  125. Joan Seliger Sidney says

    I like your exciting gluten-free recipes but am I missing the rice part of this cauliflower-rice recipe? I only saw the cauliflower.

    Another question: I try to use all organic ingredients. Where do you get organic grapeseed oil?

    Shana Tova.

    Regards, Joan

  126. Nancy says

    I have been grain free since February and just started really missing rice. I roast cauliflower a lot, and now can’t wait to make the “cauli rice”- And I’d love another copy of your cookbook. Mine has been happily spilt on many a time.

  127. ashley says


    Thank you for putting so much of your work and yourself on your website. It’s very inspirational. Over the past year, your site has been so helpful! I’ve always had a passion for food but my fear of failure stopped me from pursuing a career in the whole foods industry. Reading sites like yours helped me finally get to the point of fearing regret more than fearing failure. So, I’ve just moved to Boulder, CO to spend six months taking classes at Bauman College to become a certified natural chef. I’ve left my home and my wonderful, supportive husband at home to give myself these six months in Boulder to decide if there is a career option in the whole/natural food industry that is right for me! I’m so excited to get started! Thanks for continuing to blog and post delicious recipes. I love to cook with cauliflower and make several different cauliflower mash dishes. This cauliflower rice sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it!


  128. Danielle says

    I love all of your recipes!!! I went to the bookstore to check out the cookbook and loved what I saw, my husband and I are trying to save money right now so I was unable to purchase the book =( I would love to win your free cookbook!!!

  129. Cathy E. says

    We LOVE cauliflower rice! We would also LOVE a copy of your cookbook! Thank you for great recipes! Your chocolate chip cookies are amazing!

  130. Moreen says

    Thank-you for writing gluten-free cookbooks – it is very encouraging for someone like me who is new to a gluten-free way of life!

  131. Tracy Milstead says

    I was thrilled when my husband came across your website and showed it to me! I’d LOVE to get a free copy of your cookbook!!!! PICK ME! :)

  132. says

    I would love to win this copy of your book! Your website was the first website I found when I was diagnosed two years ago and I still go to it daily. I am in love with your recipes (my favorite is still the thai chicken soup!!). You make gluten-free cooking easy and enjoyable. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful recipes with all of us.

  133. Cathy says

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I like roasting cauliflower, or making mashed cauliflower, but haven’t thought of cauliflower rice. It’s great to see Paleo-friendly recipes!

  134. Kathy says

    I have been using a copy of your book since it first came out. It has particularly helped me with lunches for school. I make individual pizza crusts in the cook book-freeze them and have a quick base for lunches. Sometime I freeze the completed pizzas too-with great success. I make 4 loaves at a time of your almond bread and use a lot of raisins in it and it works great for sandwich bread and french toast. It has solved so many of my special needs for my son. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes so generously! I would love to hear about others successes with lunches!

  135. Nicole says

    As someone suffering from multiple illness with allergy sensitivities your site has helped me so much to get out of the box. I would love to be able to enjoy a copy. I run a support group for persons with illness caused by antibotic over use they all have allergy sensitivities there. Mostly grains on SCD diet this would be a great addition to our group. congrats on a yr anniversary!!!. I look forward to your posts

  136. says

    Thanks for all your amazing recipes Elana!
    I have truly enjoyed them! I just recently have re-united with my grandmother, who has grown up very traditional jewish. So as you can imagine when she was diagnosed as a celiac it was very hard for matzo ball soup??!!! Or bagels! not good! And of course when I found out that I was gluten intolerant..well its been a very interesting..and tasty journey for the most part :)Its nice that her and I have that in common and I can share these recipes with her. I had such glory having her visit me for the first time in 20 yrs and being able to make her a warming bowl of matzo ball soup and a lovely carrot cake! Thank you for your lovely work! I hope to have a copy of the actual cook book one day , I can only imagine what treasures lie in there to be had!


  137. Darcy says

    This recipe looks great!! Would love to win your cookbook – I definitely could use some more good recipes!! Thank you for all you do!

  138. Leah says

    I just found your website last week and can’t wait to get a copy of your cookbook! I have three children and we are gluten free and mostly grain free. We follow a Weston A Price type diet (raw milk, grass fed and free range meat, soaked and fermented foods). I’ve been buying almond flour from Lucy’s Kitchen for about a year and coconut flour from Tropical Traditions for several years. I am always looking for new recipes and am thrilled to have found you!

  139. says

    i would LOVE a copy of your book! my head swims with all of the alt flours and g-f combinations out there. i’d really like to dive deep into the potential of one alternative. and i really, really like almonds :)

  140. Margaret says

    LOVE your cookbook (got it from the library)! I don’t cook, don’t eat fruit or vegs but I am starting to make some major changes for me and my family. I was very excited that I could make (with success) your recipes. THANK YOU!!!

  141. Rebecca says

    Such a wonderful idea! Just went to the store to purchase my cauliflower! Can’t wait to make this recipe! :) Cauliflower is so good .. and especially good for you! I’m thinking of cooking it with coconut oil and making a coconut curry sauce for an asian flare.

  142. Christa says

    I love this cookbook! Unfortunately, I was making quiche and I spilled egg all of the book. Now pages 61-136 are completely stuck together. I need a replacement!

  143. Roxana says

    Elana’s Pantry has changed everything in our house. Being able to bake delicious things that are ok to eat has made all the difference. I can even send cookies in my son’s lunch, or have brownies around for a snack – 2 of my favorites! Last night we made the Peach Chicken, YUM! thanks for the amazing recipes!

  144. says


    I am a Clinical Nutritionist that designs gluten-free programs for people all around the world. I usually keep people away from gluten even if they do not have Celiac disease. I just feel that gluten is not meant to be digested by anyone and there are healthier alternatives.

    I currently own your cookbook but could use another one to give to a client of mine. Thanks for being so creative with all of your delicious healthy gluten free recipes. I enjoyed posting one of your recipes on my blog last month. Hope to continue to share your recipes with my clients and family.


    Lauren Brooks

  145. Anne says

    your gluten free recipes and living gluten free since June has changed my life! I have struggled my entire life addicted to wheat and sugar, and never realized how wonderful and delicious food would be without starches and sugar. I don’t eat rice, or wheat or sugar or processed foods. and I love almond flour!! never knew it existed, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being one who advocates this life saving way of living! you have a real talent.

  146. Stephanie says

    I have only recently discovered almond flour and would like to expand my recipe base for this ingredient beyond one recipe. “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” would be a welcome addition.

    Cauli Rice really does resemble rice (which we don’t eat any more) and is a must try recipe. Thank you

  147. says

    This looks fantastic!!! I have been wanting to do another 3 month stint of Paleo and this sounds like a fantastic way to do a “rice” dish or casserole! And I LOVE cauliflower! Thanks for posting this! I will pass it along to my other Paleo gang :)

  148. Elise says

    I just want to thank you for your website!! I was diagnosed with IBS in 2007 and have recently grown sensitive to gluten and your recipes are a blessing. My family is pretty picky but I made your Mustard Lime Chicken and Roasted Asparagus and they absolutley loved it! Since going Paleo and using your recipes I have gone from having terrible attacks weekly to only having a few in a month. Thanks again.

  149. kristen says

    I would LOVE a copy of your cookbook! I cook GF for myself and my daughter and love that when I make your recipes my whole family will eat them and not complain! Can’t wait to try the cauli rice…

  150. claudia rose says

    I love roasted cauliflower but i have never tried it in a skillet. Sounds great! Really enjoy your blog, just beautiful.

  151. Peiwen says

    I finally took the plunge and bought a 5lb bag of almond flour that you recommended, and had been going through your recipes like a mad woman for 2 weeks now– the almond flour is now half gone! We’ve (the bf in particular) been very delighted with the outcome. Your recipes are very forgiving and robust, I’ve been able to substitute the agave nectar with coconut sugar in reduced amount with great success. I’m on a paleo diet and your recipes had help me curb my carb/sweet cravings. Thank you so much for sharing! When (and if) I get out of this baking phase I’ll definitely try this cauliflower rice.

  152. debb says

    love your recipes!!! thanks to your website I have made brownie points with my Mother-n-law who is gluten free she can’t believe all the recipes I make are gluten free thanks do much

  153. Lisa says

    If you pulse the cauliflower a little longer, you get a cous-cous texture which works nicely too. This summer I finally found the grain-free alternative to my favorite summer meal: cook your cauli-rice. Top the warm “rice” with super-ripe chopped tomato, shredded basil, good olive oil, and grated parmesan.

    Oh, and I would love to win a copy of your cookbook!

  154. Susan says

    Elana, I love your blog and I would love your cookbook just as much! I’ve been GF for more than 7 years, and had my MS diagnosis (PPMS) for about 3 years. Wishing all the best to you and your family.

  155. ali says

    Hi Elena! Love the blog and recipes! Life has never been the same since discovering the joys of baking with almond and coconut flour!!! Thanks for all you do. – Ali

  156. Robin in Washington says

    We love a lot of your recipes too! I like that you make them more nutritious and with more fiber–though I’m disheartened to hear about the negative effects of agava. You got us hooked on it and we really like it alot! Thanks for all your great recipes Elana.

  157. Kathy Culbert says

    I have just started cooking some of your recipes and I’m blown away with the results. I was never full or satisfied unless I ate lots of pasta, bread, etc. And of course, I’m as big as a house!!! Now I feel great, more energy and your right, it’s not worth eating bad makes my body sad:( Lost a couple of pounds so I’m on my way!!! Thank you for all your great information and time and pictures.


  158. carly says

    Your cookbook is on my birthday wishlist…and my birthday is 2 1/2 weeks. I would LOVE a copy of it since I’m a huge fan of the website and it has been indespensible since I found out I was a celiac three yeras ago! I love cauliflower rice, can’t wait to try your version!

  159. Monica I. says

    Listened in on the California Almond Board webinar in July, loved your recipes. Glad to see this cauli-rice recipe. I love roasted veggies.

    Look forward to following your blog more often!

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  160. Evan says

    I’m just tossing my hat into the ring! Your recipes have allowed me to enjoy a lot of foods I never thought I’d be able to eat again, thank you Elana!

  161. says

    I’ve made plain cauliflower rice before, but this sounds much better. Gonna try a version tonight. I saw that Mark over at Mark’s Daily Apple is giving away a copy of your book too! Woohoo!

  162. Jamie says

    Thanks for all your recipes! I found your website after your kale chips were highlighted in Parents Magazine. It’s so refreshing to find good, easy, healthy, gluten free recipes that my whole family can eat. Every week I try another one of your recipes, and my whole family loves them. Half my Rosh Hashanah menu came from your recipe suggestions! THANK YOU!!! :)
    I can’t wait to try this one too! YUM!

  163. Karen S says

    My Mom, who has been my helpmate in finding all kinds of fabulous gluten-free sites and recipes, told me of your site with enormous enthusiasm in her voice. I almost felt badly telling her that I’d been aware of you for months, had ‘friended’ you on Facebook, and had already cooked some of your mouth-watering recipes. It’s Kismet!!! Please keep cooking and sharing with us – you actually make all of this gluten-free madness bearable :)

  164. says

    I LOVE this recipe! Who would have thought cauliflower could substitute for rice so perfectly. I made this into shrimp fried “rice” for my boyfriend and he could hardly believe that it was CAULIFLOWER!

    Through experimentation, I realized my body does not react well at all to grains, so over the last several months I’ve been exploring grain-free cooking. I stumbled across your blog and I’m SO happy I did because you have so many incredible recipe ideas. I would love to win a copy of your book!

  165. Karo Taylor says

    In love with this recipe because I can finally have something to accompany my dishes instead of just plonking them down on a bed of leaves. Whilst my family have rice or pasta. Now we all have the cauli. Big smiles all round. This site has made a big difference to my life. I am not a coeliac however I have been very unwell for years. Crippling seizures and migraines. Since cutting out grains and amines from my diet I have miraculously got my life back. Sites like this make it possible for me to enjoy my diet and thrive. My family and I thank you!

  166. says

    Keeping up the GF diet from Lima, Peru has not been the easiest – but your recipes help a ton! I can’t wait to get my copy of your cookbook and maintain the healthier and exciting diet!

  167. Melissa says

    This dish was so yummy. Even my 3 year old ate it, my husband who is a meat and potatoes guy said it was very tasty. The next day I added some leftover chicken and it was so good! Thanks for the recipe its inspired to get back on track and stay away from the grains which I have a problem with.

  168. Wanda Yee says

    I love the recipes from this book. Unfortunately I lent the book to a friend and I don’t think I’ll ever see it again!! My friend loves this book too!!

  169. Susan says

    You have peaked my interest. I’m new to receiving your recipes and I can tell you , I am hooked! I really look forward to getting them. A new staple in our house is the oven baked Kale “chips” – thanks to you…The batch is just never big enough :) Looking forward to the cauli rice.
    -Thank you!

  170. Kelly says

    I want this cookbook! I would take the cover off, frame it, and hang it on my kitchen wall, that cake looks that good :+)

  171. Kelly says

    I want this cookbook! I would take the cover off, frame it, and hang it on my kitchen wall, that cake looks that good :+)

    Oops …this 2nd one is courtesy of my gf 4 yr old!

  172. Abbie says

    I just discovered your website, and I am in the process of making a batch of your gluten-free coconut macaroons as I type this (I added some macadamia nut pieces to the tops of them before baking). I have recently begun “detoxing” by eliminating raw sugar, gluten, and artificial chemicals and preservatives from my diet, and I look forward to trying many more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and culinary creativity with us!

  173. Marla Teyolia says

    Elana, this recipe looks amazing! My 3.5 year old son is gluten-intolerant and we’ve really been enjoying your recipes. Keep them coming!

  174. Wendy Gartner says


    Tried your chicken fingers recipe from your cookbook last night, kids loved it and didn’t even notice that it was a different flour (Teens,too!) I thought it was a lighter tasting version than regular heavy chicken fingers. Thanks for all your hard work. It definitely makes dealing with gluten free easier and tastier!


  175. Crescentia Neuman says

    Elana-No one has Celic issues in my family but we love your recipes, and I am always recommending you to friends and family– such a healthy twist! Thanks!

  176. Janet LaRue says

    I would love a chance to win your cookbook! I have tried a few recipes with Almond Flour but they are far and few between! I love your blog/website page! I also run a support group and would love to share the copy with the group! Thanks for great recipes!

  177. Lisa says

    I am very intrigued with almond flour and all of its uses. I would LOVE to win your cookbook to learn how to properly prepare the recipes.

  178. Lisl says

    Love the cauliflower rice recipe. I’ve never made the cauliflower with celery and onions before. Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing all your yummy recipes…I especially appreciate all the grain free ones — and would LOVE a copy of your cookbook!

  179. Shaina says

    Looks super yummy! My girls are sensitive to EVERYTHING and I’m starting to think they may even be sensitive to rice! :p I’m going to try this one for sure :)
    Oh yeah, I would SO love to win one of your cookbooks!!

    salexander421 at comcast dot net ;)

  180. marie says

    I chance upon your website while looking for gluten free cupcake recipe for my husband’s back to school night. My husband is a preschool teacher for children with autism and most if not all of his students is on a gluten free diet. And he requested that i make some gluten free treats for his class on back to school night, hence i’m now admiring your site tremendously. Thank you very much and keep up the good work!

  181. Meredith says

    Just recently started on a GF lifestyle. This recipe looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for your website and posting your recipes. They are simple and definitely delicious.

  182. Nicole says

    I Love your website! My family loves the agave lime chicken. Its become one of my go to recipes. I have also made it several times for new moms and cancer patients (who need to eat healthy) and always get rave reviews for my “Fancy food”. Little do they know, its super easy!!

  183. says

    I made the cauliflower rice recipe last night with a version of your stuffed peppers.The whole meal was wonderful. The “rice” was delish! The celery gave it a nice nutty flavor. Thanks for sharing.

  184. meg says

    love your recipes & this dish has become a fave!! your recipes make life alot better for me & so many others… thank you!!!!!!!!!

  185. tammy says

    I can’t wait to get your cookbook! I saw it advertised on “The Tasty Kitchen” the other day. I have enjoyed several of the recipes that you have posted there, so I know your cookbook will be great! Thanks for the good gluten-free recipes!

  186. Catherine says

    I served cauli-rice with a Thai chicken curry and it was fantastic. Then made the chocolate (flourless) cupcakes and was in fudgey-chocolate heaven! So glad I found your site.

  187. Joanna says

    Trying this one tonight with fish! Thanks for such an encouraging, helpful website. I’m an SCDer and stop by here often for some inspiration! I’d LOVE a copy of your beautiful cookbook. Keep the wonderful recipes coming! :)

  188. Britt says

    I have cauliflower in the fridge to try this tomorrow night. I have been gluten free for almost a year now, and now my roommate has discovered she has to eat gluten free as well. We’re hoping for your cookbook to amp up our usual repertoire!

  189. Rebecca says

    I love making cauliflower rice and pretty much anything else you post! I’ve borrowed my friend’s Almond Flour cookbook, but haven’t made the purchase yet for myself. Why? I love it. Everything is so tasty. Thank you.

  190. says

    Elena, I have no words to thank you for your lovely recipes.
    They bring sunshine & happiness and they open up a whole new world for celiac diagnosed people.
    As a culinary entertainer I decided to tell as many people I know about your fantastic work.
    Yesterday I started by handing out samples of your honey cake @ my gym, to promote healthy food & people went wild.
    Nobody ever imagined diet food to taste this heavenly.

    I would love to have The Almond cookbook to make even more people happy & more important to teach them & demo’s how easy it is to make these yummy treats.


  191. says

    I had to go GFCF after the birth of our second daughter. I was extremely daunting at first … purchasing all sorts of weird, expensive ingredients that made not so tasty meals. Then I found EP! It’s made such a wonderful change! GFCF isn’t so bad. In fact, I actually like it now!

  192. Heartsong says

    Your book would make a great “look who’s coming to dinner’ gift for my friends who don’t always know what to prepare when they invite me….

  193. Linda Sallee says

    I was known as “the baker” before being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Then when my doctor told me I should not bake with wheat flour, I was devastated! I recently saw your web site and thought you were the answers to my prayers. I am going to head to the library this morning to see if they carry your book, The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook!

  194. Julie McCarthy says

    I have just begin eating gluten free. I have used several of your chicken, soup and muffin recipes. All of them were delicious and enjoyed by our family. My youngest daughter (19 years old) is very much the taste “cop” around the house and she approves. I just read this one for cauli rice and will try it tonight Thanks for the help. Julie

  195. Steff says

    I stumbled onto your site via Mark’s Daily Apple and am so encouraged! We have just begun to eliminate gluten and being an avid cook and researcher I am now on ‘information overload’…but your recipes are practical and simple, and your photography is lovely and thoughtful. Thank you for your hard work, I know a lot of people appreciate it. Cauli rice tonight with grilled chicken and green beans with mint!

  196. Lisa Sparks says

    I tried this recipe – unbelievably good! Thanks so much for this Elana. It’s much appreciated. I have yet to try a recipe of yours that didn’t come out well. – L

  197. Anna says

    Have been thinking about buying your book for a while and just adore the different recipes you post on your blog. There are many blogs out there that do gluten free recipes, but most of them use sugar, which I cannot handle. Finding your blog changed my baking and made it easier coming up with new recipes!

  198. Deb Smith says

    I’ve been trying to get my sugars down as I have been classed as a diabetic. Your website is extremely helpful. I appreciate access to these types of reciepies and will recommend your website to all of my friends and family. Thank you for all your hard work in keeping this website going.

  199. Amanda says

    I finally made this last night for dinner and my boyfriend loved it. He couldn’t believe it was cauliflower. Unfortunately he doesn’t like onions, so I omitted those. It was still so delicious. And without a food processor I chopped up the cauliflower by hand, which worked fine but made a huge mess. Or that could be my lack of culinary skills. What a wonderful substitution for rice! Thank you again Elana.

  200. says

    Bored of roasting or steaming cauliflower, I tried this recipe tonight. In short, fantastic! Others I have spoken with have been so-so on cauliflower as a substitute for rice sides. Clearly they didn’t try this. I added some bacon to give it a little saltiness. I think I will put this on my Christmas dinner menu – the glutineers in the family won’t even miss the mashed white potatoes :)

  201. Diedre Weaver says

    This is AMAZING, so nice to have something different. I have to be gluten free and can’t have much rice because I found out I am allergic to the protiens in grains. Thank you! I just got my almond flour and I’m just waiting on my salt that you recommend and I’m baking away!!! Just roasted some pumpkin last night for your pumpkim soup! Really really excited that I can eat some new exciting food. Diedre

  202. Corinne says

    Wow! What a great idea! I rarely buy cauliflower, but that is going to change! It has been so fun to try recipes from your cookbook. If I win, my DIL will be blessed with it too!

  203. Poppet says

    As a newly diagnosed diabetic type 2, I have found out a low carb diet is the *way* for me to keep my Bg’s low. And Cauli rice is mentioned as an alternative to rice. Am thrilled with this recipe and others on here too, so many thanks

  204. Christina Bacla says

    A friend recommended this site to me and it looks like a winner. I’m off to the grocery store to get the ingredients for the stuffed bellpeppers…sounds yummy ;)

  205. Kate says

    SO DELICIOUS!! I made this last night and didn’t have an “S” blade for my food processor so I chopped the cauliflower up into little crumbs in my food process and it turned out great. Didn’t look as good as the picture but tasted wonderful!!

  206. Carmen Martinez says

    OH MY GOSH!!! I made this tonight, served aside spinach & feta stuffed chicken. It was absolutely delicious! My family raved and couldn’t believe there wasn’t any “real” rice in it. My doctor has asked me to say good-bye to grains (amongst many other things), so I thought I’d give this a try. The family says I can make this every night :)

    Your recipes are such a blessing to us!

  207. Stacy says

    Thanks for this recipe Elana. I’ve made it twice now with a few additions, and my family loves it!! I don’t even make it as a side dish. By adding garbanzo beans and some herbs, it makes a complete meal. Delicious!!

  208. Sara Jean says

    Ok, this was SO delicious!!!! I have added a lot of different flavor profiles, like paprika, or roasted red peppers, or salsa. It is SO yummy and versatile! Thanks for this great idea, Elena.

  209. says

    LOVE cauli rice! i usually roast the cauli with olive oil, sea salt & pepper and then put it through a ricer or food mill. i have used it with meat in my stuffed cabbage in tomato sauce. would love a copy of your book!

  210. Stephanie says

    First time in eating a gluton free diet and I am loving all the recipes options to do and I am feeling good doing so. The Cauliflower Rice recipe looks great and can’t wait to try it. Crunch is good:)

  211. Angelfeathers says

    Really yummy! I didn’t have any celery so I added some garlic and some chard from the garden, as well as diced carrot, peas, sweetcorn and leftover roast chicken to make it kind of jewelled rice.

    I don’t think it actually tastes like rice, but it was certainly yummy, though I think next time I’d add a bit of chicken stock as it came out a bit dry.

    My 6 year-old wouldn’t eat it, even though he tried it before I told him what it was, but I didn’t expect him to as he’s still at the ‘only carrots, peas and sweetcorn’ stage of vegetable eating, but hubby liked it all right, which surprised me!

  212. May Soas says

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!….you are a lifesaver. I have been suffering with gluten intolerance for over 25 years(being misdiagnosed)…lost my thyroid as a result and have too many autoimmune issues to count. Your recipes are so helpful and delicious. I felt like a fish out of water until now. Even my husband and son enjoy them. Now I would love to try my hand at baking. I borrowed my friend’s copy of your almond flour cookbook and am loving the recipes…have not tried any yet. I think this is going to be my way of life; have had 2 primary cancer and truly believe the diet is involved. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

  213. Maureen Kerkhoff says

    Cauliflower has a very distinctive taste—honestly, does it still just taste like itself with added ingredients?–if so, it wouldn’t work in our household

  214. says

    Hi Elena!

    I just wanted to say you are such an inspiration and I have been following your blog for years now. I recently launched my own healthy cooking blog and I can thank you for inspiring me. When I first read this post, I had never made cauliflower rice before and now it has become a staple in my house. It’s so incredible as a rice substitute! I just made these amazing Mexican Rice bowls with fresh seafood the other night and they came out fabulous. Please check out the recipe on my blog here:

    Looking forward to seeing what new goodies you have cooking in that kitchen of yours!



  215. LoveJ62 says


    This looks absolutely FABULOUS!! Thanks to this scorching Colorado heat and my Pitta dosha, I am already yearning for autumn and feel that this would be a great substitute for stuffing on Thanksgiving.

    Also, I’ve been following your blog for a while now and cannot thank you enough for your wonderful recipes. My husband and I moved to CO from “yellow meal” (i.e. pork chop, corn, and mashed potatoes) midwest families and found healing and health in Colorado’s fresh air, sunshine, and healthy eating. Your recipes make living with intolerances that much easier and delicious.

    Thank you so much for all that you do, and I hope that I can meet you at one of your book signings and/or events!

    Much love,

  216. Liz says

    Hi Elana
    Just come across your website and find it very interesting. My son is trying to follow the paleo diet and Ihave been having trouble finding recipes that work well.
    Yours seem great so I have printed out a few and will try them out on the family next week.

  217. Kirsten says

    What if you do not have a food processor? What do you suggest doing instead, should I boil cauliflower and then place in saucepan? Thank you!!

  218. Dorothy Deihl says

    Love this recipe. Already make caulifried rice which is similar. I add tomatoes and feta cheese before serving.

  219. says

    Hello Elana,

    Love your recipe blog! I was introduced to it by one of my patients. As an Acupuncturist and holistic nutritionist I am constantly looking for new recipes. This recipe blog is a keeper and I will be recommending it to more of my patients! Can’t wait to try the cauliflower rice!
    Thank you!

    Monita, R.A.c, RHN

  220. WifeMotherGoddess says

    This was GREAT! I was skeptical (as was my husband) but we made it with a cashew chicken and used it in place of brown rice. It was fantastic! Personally I’m not sure if I’d love it alone…. I think it’s great as a base for stir-fry or those types of dishes. Very, very yummy!!!

  221. Sara says

    Hi! This is a wonderful recipe my daughter has type one and is 7 years old and wanted rice. This is perfect can’t wait to try it!

  222. Raychel says

    This is fantastic everyone loved it! It even passed the texture test for my son and that is no easy task. The best part he has never eaten more than a bite of cauliflower previously because of it’s texture, now he wants to have it all the time. Double thumbs way up and thank you.

  223. Mitzi says

    I made come crackers using almond flour and mesquite flour. I also have some pecan meal. Have you used either of these? I’m anxious to try both

  224. Laura Champieux says

    Your book sounds amazing! If I win I’ll buy it to share with my friends! If I don’t I will buy if for me and share with my friends!!

  225. Jessica says

    My fiancé is new to the Paleo diet, which left me looking for recipes that wouldn’t leave us bored. Wow! I found a GEM in your website. Thank you for all of your hard work in making such delicious foods the both of us will enjoy.

  226. Laura Penman says

    Thank you for posting yummy Paleo recipes. It has been an adventure transitioning into the paleo lifestyle, but we pages like ours makes it easier! Thank you again.

  227. Jana says

    I just found out I have celiac and am leaning towards paleo and am starting to bake with almond flour, I would love this cook book!


    I just started eating Gluten free. I have been on a complete detox for the past 5 days (2 more to go). Then I will start my Gluten free life. Would love a copy of the cookbook. I am very new to this.

  229. Heather says

    looking for rice alternatives and made this tonight with your roasted apple rosemary chicken. YUM….. my most picky daughter even ate it.
    can’t wait for leftovers.

  230. Jo says

    Thanks Elana….you have inspired me to try the cauli-rice — I was never a big fan of rice but cauliflower is my new favourite veggie and so versatile !! I have tried many of your fabulous recipes and look forward to trying many more !!

  231. Rebecca peoples says

    I been suffering with autoimmune disorder since 2006. The last 18 months been eating clean mainly paleo . Going to make some changed cause I still suffer from flare ups . This cookbook would be great addition to a few other cookbooks I have , Against the grain and autoimmune and clean eating

  232. says

    Wonderful recipe and I love cauliflour, so can’t wait to try it.
    Love your site Elana, everything looks so mouthwateringly delicious, and makes “trying” to go gluten free so much easier?!

  233. Jessica says

    I have made this and it’s wonderful! I’ve also made your recipe for cauli rice with almonds and cranberries and like that one even better

  234. Kathy Garcia says

    Can’t wait to try this. Love and appreciate everything you share. Congrats on the anniversary of the book.

  235. Liz says

    This recipe is great for kids who primarily eat rice….it may need to be toned down with nothing but cali…and as white as possible!

  236. Beth says

    I’m looking in to being gluten free – my sister-in-law and nephew have been for a couple of years. I would like this book so I can give it to her and she can tell me what recipes are good. My nephew has felt so much better bing gluten-free and his ADHD is also better.

  237. Tammy Gober says

    I love your recipes from Paleo Cooking (Chocolate Mint Cookies) and your Mushroom Soup. Especially love your Lemon Basil Cookies. Keep up the good work.

  238. Tammy Lee says

    I have recently run across your blog. I would love to win your cookbook. I have checked it out on Amazon, and it looks great!!

  239. Dirk Beaulieu says

    What a great recipe! I did some substitution/used coconut oil instead of olive oil/put a -tiny bit of dried chili pepper and 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and we loved it.

  240. says

    I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been eating gluten and dairy-free for awhile now, and I think my body is telling me that I could really pass on grains all together. It’s a hard leap to take because I hold this belief that my diet is already really limited (I don’t eat meat either, but I do eat eggs). Seeing recipes like this make me realize that there are still a lot of options out there for replacing the grains in my diet.

    Do you have any other advice for making this shift?

    Much love,

  241. says

    Elana I am am so greatefull for sharing your work! You’ve made my day and eased my way thru cooking these days, I feel like I eat again! thank You thank You thank You
    Greets! Andreea

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