posts tagged "paleo"

Apple Fritters

Posted on December 18, 2014

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 freshly sliced apple are dipped in a grain-free, nut-free batter made of coconut flour, arrowroot powder, and eggs, then deep fried until golden and crispy.

Fried foods […]

Chestnut Praline Latte

Posted on December 11, 2014

When I discovered that Starbucks was coming out with a Chestnut Praline Latte, I decided it was on! Yes, I’m taking on the behemoth of beverages with my healthy version of this festive holiday drink. My caffeine-free Chestnut Praline Latte is made with real chestnuts, coconut milk, and nourishing Dandelion Coffee. According to Starbucks, their Chestnut Praline Latte contains “espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices.”

Yes, I know it’s mighty easy to go to Starbucks and order […]

Paleo Mini Bagels

Posted on December 2, 2014

I thought y’all might enjoy some Paleo Mini Bagels for the holidays. Yes, I know this is not exactly a traditional holiday treat. However, as of late I’ve been going lower and lower in my carb consumption. I am truly digging the results I’m getting from ditching fruit and dessert and sticking to fat, protein, and vegetables. A low-carb diet seems to agree with my constitution!

So, what’s a low-carb-a-holic to do during the season of desserts? That’s where my gluten-free […]

10 Paleo Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Posted on November 21, 2014

Since I started this blog in 2006 I’ve created tons of easy dessert recipes. Dessert is my favorite part of any meal. Since Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, I figured what could be better than dessert recipes for Thanksgiving? Only one thing –Paleo Thanksgiving dessert recipes!

These Paleo dessert recipes are perfect for after Thanksgiving dinner and will round out your Thanksgiving menu because while they look stunning and impressive on your table, they are actually easy recipes. The […]

Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Granola

Posted on November 18, 2014

Pumpkin Cranberry Granola makes a great grain-free breakfast or healthy snack. This festive fall granola recipe is made with almonds, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a touch of honey, and it is darn delicious!

You will notice that this recipe calls for a 10 hour baking time at 170° –that is not a typo. Baking low and slow, rather than at a high temperature for a shorter time preserves more of the live (or raw) enzymes in […]

Upside-Down Apple Tartlets from Paleo Cooking

Posted on November 13, 2014

Although I did not make a big fuss when it came out, I remain beyond thrilled with my third book, the New York Times bestseller, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. This labor of love is the culmination of almost a decade of cooking simple, healthy, and most important, tasty food for family, friends and the millions of people that read my blog.

While there have been a flood of Paleo cookbooks that hit the market in the last year, my readers […]

Pecan Apple Crisp

Posted on November 7, 2014

I don’t know how to say it any other way. I’m a sucker for apple crisp. It’s easy to make –so much simpler than apple pie! It’s also a consistent crowd pleaser, my boys both request and devour it on a regular basis. Nothing makes them quite as happy as walking into the house after school to a freshly baked apple crisp.

Although I have other apple crisp recipes, I created this one because I wanted a crisp recipe that was […]

Cranberry Orange Biscuits

Posted on November 4, 2014

Paleo Cranberry Orange Biscuits are gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free so you can serve them to all of your guests at Thanksgiving and Christmas! Better yet? These healthy biscuits are nut-free!

This fabulous fall treat is perfect with a cup of Dandelion Coffee; they also make a festive Paleo breakfast or a wonderful Paleo dessert. If you’ve been wondering how to make biscuits from scratch, this easy biscuit recipe is for you. It literally takes mere minutes to make. You simply dump […]

Martha’s Coffee Meringue Acorns

Posted on October 31, 2014

Martha’s Coffee Meringue Acorns make a beautifully festive holiday dessert. Given their seasonal appeal, they are perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These cute maple syrup sweetened meringues, flavored with pure coffee extract, are dipped in dark chocolate and pistachios. This brilliant dessert recipe is based on a meringue cookie recipe I found on Martha Stewart’s site. Her coffee meringue acorn recipe is also gluten-free, but is sweetened with white sugar, which I do not use.

If you’re hankering for a […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Posted on October 24, 2014

Paleo Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies are a fantastic holiday treat. This year, I’ll be making them for Halloween, along with my Paleo Bagels. My boys and their hungry friends are gobbling up the grain-free bagels faster than I can make them these days. They also love my healthy whoopie pies. I’ll also be serving up all of these festive Paleo treats for Christmas and Hannukah.

If you’re in need of a nut-free whoopie pie for the holidays, you’ll absolutely love […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Chiffon Pudding

Posted on October 14, 2014

When fall arrives I pull my pumpkin recipes out of their file. I’m a huge fan of all things pumpkin as well as pumpkin spice. My husband? Not so much. While I add warming cinnamon and nutmeg to my daily (liver cleansing) Dandelion Coffee, he shies away from the flavors of fall.

I made this Pumpkin Chocolate Chiffon Pudding for my beloved, so that he would have a fun fall dessert to partake in while the boys go to town on […]

Pumpkin Spice Meringues

Posted on October 8, 2014

My teenage boys love these Pumpkin Spice Meringues. They plowed through batch after batch as I tested them. Yes, the boys are not only cookie lovers, they are meringue cookie lovers and devour my baking recipes. Right now they are asking for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie a couple of times each week. Of course I oblige! I am completely obsessed with pumpkin recipes, and especially pumpkin desserts now that fall is here.

The recipe for these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Meringues went […]

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Posted on October 2, 2014

This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is perfect for fall! It’s also great for those times when you’re in the mood for a Pumpkin Pie but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking one. It’s made with baked pumpkin or squash. Remember, a pumpkin is a squash. For the smoothie depicted above I actually used one cup of red kuri squash. When the weather gets a little chilly I tend to bake a pumpkin or squash a couple of times per week […]

Start the Day with Hot Water and Lemon

Posted on September 17, 2014

How do you get yourself going each day? Do you drink coffee first thing in the morning? Do you eat food shortly after you wake up? Do you workout right away?

Since my Ayurvedic training in the early 1990’s I have made sure to start the day with hot water and lemon. I thought this ritual was something that most people did until I started asking around. One person told me that she drank green tea first thing, another said he […]

Brazil Nut Milk

Posted on August 29, 2014

Brazil Nut Milk is rocking my world. This dairy-free milk tastes just like the real thing according to my older son (now a teenager). I think this nut milk recipe is the bomb. Brazil Nut Milk is a fabulous dairy alternative. It’s creamy, smooth, and easy to make, with only three ingredients.

I serve Brazil Nut Milk with my Paleo, grain-free Mulberry Granola. It’s also delicious on top of Paleo Porridge, or in Dandelion Coffee. If you miss cookies and milk, […]

Meatballs

Posted on August 26, 2014

This basic meatball recipe is easy to make. No frying! Flavored with shallot, tomato paste and a hint of Dijon mustard, these simple meatballs are incredibly tasty. My boys and their friends love them!

Meatballs are also a great make ahead dinner dish. Often, when I have a busy day, I’ll make these meatballs the night before, let them cool, and refrigerate them. The next evening, I throw them in a baking dish with a glass lid, cover them with […]

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Posted on August 19, 2014

I’ve followed a strict grain-free diet since 2001. Still, I eat pasta every week. How’s that possible? Zucchini noodles, otherwise known as zoodles.

There’s nothing like spaghetti with meatballs, or Bolognese sauce. When you know how to make zucchini noodles, there’s no need to be deprived of such classic dishes! Trading processed food (high-carb pasta) for another serving of vegetables? Now that’s healthy and nutritious. It’s a great way to eat whether you’re grain-free or not. Zoodles rule.

In our house we […]

Strawberry Crisp

Posted on August 12, 2014

Strawberries are at their peak right now. They’re overflowing in our garden and at the local farmer’s market. While I love making strawberry pie (with Paleo Pie Crust), sometimes I want to make something simpler.

This Strawberry Crisp can be whipped up in minutes. It’s an easy gluten-free dessert that is made with only five ingredients –strawberries, almond flour, salt, butter, and slivered almonds. If you’re dairy-free, I also tested this recipe with palm shortening and it was delicious.

When I was […]

Fudgsicles

Posted on July 22, 2014

These lightly sweetened dairy-free Fudgsicles are a major hit with my chocolate loving teenage son. He’s been devouring them this summer, eating a couple a day. I like homemade Fudgsicles too as they’re low-carb and sweetened with only one date (in an entire batch of six).

This rich fudgey frozen treat also has a bit of stevia in it, which you can likely omit entirely or replace with some other sweetener of your choice. If you do experiment with this recipe, […]

Peanut Butter Frosting

Posted on April 23, 2014

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

The best thing though, is that if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, you can easily make this Peanut Butter Frosting […]