How to Make Guacamole

How to Make Guacamole recipe paleo

Guacamole is a favorite dip in our family. This guacamole recipe is healthy, and with only seven ingredients, so easy that my boys and their friends often make it as an after school snack. All you need is ripe avocados, lime juice, red pepper flakes, cilantro, chili, chipotle, and salt. If you want to knowRead More →

Cilantro Detox Juice

Cilantro Detox Juice recipe

Cilantro is a super food full of healing properties and incredible phytonutrients. In addition to chelating heavy metals from the body, cilantro helps to build healthy skin and hair, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Cilantro also contains antimicrobial properties (this is likely why it’s been widely used in cooking for culturesRead More →

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream paleo recipe

I have the perfect dairy-free topping for you! It’s my Coconut Whipped Cream, and it’s delicious. If you’ve given up dairy and are still hankering for something creamy to smother your desserts in this recipe is your answer! It’s not quite as airy as regular whipped cream, but it is close and has a wonderful,Read More →

Almond Pulp Macaroons

almond pulp macaroons recipe

Whenever I make almond milk and post a photo to Instagram, I receive several comments asking what to do with the almond milk pulp. That’s why I’ve created these Almond Pulp Macaroons. To make these you can use the pulp from my basic Almond Milk recipe, or you can use the pulp from my superRead More →

5 Books That Changed My Life

Books that Changed my Life

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, booksRead More →

Cherry Berry Syrup

cherry berry syrup sauce paleo recipe

If you’re wondering how to make pancake syrup from scratch, I’ve got you covered. This healthy pancake syrup recipe is made with blueberries and cherries, and sweetened with apple juice and stevia. If you don’t care for stevia, use a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and it will be just as delicious. Growing upRead More →

Turmeric Root Milk

Turmeric Root Milk paleo recipe

Golden Turmeric Root Milk will brighten even the dreariest of days with its gorgeous hue. What is turmeric root? Turmeric root has brown skin and brightly colored orange flesh, and looks similar to ginger root. It has a slightly bitter, delicately spicy flavor. The ground spice turmeric, found in most kitchen spice drawers and usedRead More →

Instant Dandelion Latte

instant dandelion latte paleo recipe

The health benefits of dandelion tea are numerous. Dandelion root is a fantastic liver cleanser. When ground and roasted it makes a wonderful coffee replacement. I first introduced  Dandelion Root Coffee as a substitute for traditional coffee here on my blog in early 2011, though this healing beverage has been part of my routine for farRead More →

The Year in Review

Amsterdam family vacation

This year was full of surprises. Not the type that I was expecting. At all. As I mentioned in my “When Things Fall Apart” post, the traffic on this website, Elana’s Pantry, skyrocketed to over 900,000 unique monthly visitors, which was a good thing. Unfortunately, I had not scaled the site for such a highRead More →

Spicy Party Mix

healthy paleo Spicy Party Mix recipe

Spicy Party Mix is a fabulous appetizer and a great healthy snack for kids. For adults, it goes really well with a cocktail; for children it’s the perfect replacement for Chex Party Mix. Ever since the boys were little we’ve been visiting a resort in Mexico called Palmilla. It’s an old time place in SanRead More →

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays

reduce reuse recycle holidays

I love the holidays. I find it especially rewarding to slow down when everything around me is speeding up. I love going for long walks on the empty streets of our neighborhood when the malls are packed, or wandering on trails in the woods with the (almost) silent sound of wind whistling in my ears.Read More →

Apple Fritters

paleo apple fritter recipe

All of the Jewish holidays have fabulous culinary traditions, and Hanukkah is no exception. During Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of lights with fried food. How is frying connected to Judaism? I’ll get to that in a minute. First, a few words about this apple fritter recipe, a spectacular Hanukkah dessert. Sweet rings of freshlyRead More →

How to Make Guacamole

How to Make Guacamole recipe paleo

Guacamole is a favorite dip in our family. This guacamole recipe is healthy, and with only seven ingredients, so easy that my boys and their friends often make it as an after school snack. All you need is ripe avocados, lime juice, red pepper flakes, cilantro, chili, chipotle, and salt. If you want to knowRead More →

Cilantro Detox Juice

Cilantro Detox Juice recipe

Cilantro is a super food full of healing properties and incredible phytonutrients. In addition to chelating heavy metals from the body, cilantro helps to build healthy skin and hair, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Cilantro also contains antimicrobial properties (this is likely why it’s been widely used in cooking for culturesRead More →

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream paleo recipe

I have the perfect dairy-free topping for you! It’s my Coconut Whipped Cream, and it’s delicious. If you’ve given up dairy and are still hankering for something creamy to smother your desserts in this recipe is your answer! It’s not quite as airy as regular whipped cream, but it is close and has a wonderful,Read More →

Almond Pulp Macaroons

almond pulp macaroons recipe

Whenever I make almond milk and post a photo to Instagram, I receive several comments asking what to do with the almond milk pulp. That’s why I’ve created these Almond Pulp Macaroons. To make these you can use the pulp from my basic Almond Milk recipe, or you can use the pulp from my superRead More →

5 Books That Changed My Life

Books that Changed my Life

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, booksRead More →

Cherry Berry Syrup

cherry berry syrup sauce paleo recipe

If you’re wondering how to make pancake syrup from scratch, I’ve got you covered. This healthy pancake syrup recipe is made with blueberries and cherries, and sweetened with apple juice and stevia. If you don’t care for stevia, use a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and it will be just as delicious. Growing upRead More →

Turmeric Root Milk

Turmeric Root Milk paleo recipe

Golden Turmeric Root Milk will brighten even the dreariest of days with its gorgeous hue. What is turmeric root? Turmeric root has brown skin and brightly colored orange flesh, and looks similar to ginger root. It has a slightly bitter, delicately spicy flavor. The ground spice turmeric, found in most kitchen spice drawers and usedRead More →

Instant Dandelion Latte

instant dandelion latte paleo recipe

The health benefits of dandelion tea are numerous. Dandelion root is a fantastic liver cleanser. When ground and roasted it makes a wonderful coffee replacement. I first introduced  Dandelion Root Coffee as a substitute for traditional coffee here on my blog in early 2011, though this healing beverage has been part of my routine for farRead More →

The Year in Review

Amsterdam family vacation

This year was full of surprises. Not the type that I was expecting. At all. As I mentioned in my “When Things Fall Apart” post, the traffic on this website, Elana’s Pantry, skyrocketed to over 900,000 unique monthly visitors, which was a good thing. Unfortunately, I had not scaled the site for such a highRead More →

Spicy Party Mix

healthy paleo Spicy Party Mix recipe

Spicy Party Mix is a fabulous appetizer and a great healthy snack for kids. For adults, it goes really well with a cocktail; for children it’s the perfect replacement for Chex Party Mix. Ever since the boys were little we’ve been visiting a resort in Mexico called Palmilla. It’s an old time place in SanRead More →

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays

reduce reuse recycle holidays

I love the holidays. I find it especially rewarding to slow down when everything around me is speeding up. I love going for long walks on the empty streets of our neighborhood when the malls are packed, or wandering on trails in the woods with the (almost) silent sound of wind whistling in my ears.Read More →

Apple Fritters

paleo apple fritter recipe

All of the Jewish holidays have fabulous culinary traditions, and Hanukkah is no exception. During Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of lights with fried food. How is frying connected to Judaism? I’ll get to that in a minute. First, a few words about this apple fritter recipe, a spectacular Hanukkah dessert. Sweet rings of freshlyRead More →