posts tagged "primal"

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Posted on March 20, 2015

A couple of years ago my mother-in-law (MIL) asked my to make her a healthy chocolate chia pudding recipe. Although it took some time, I now have one. My MIL loves that my recipes are the easiest out there, and this Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt.

I use stevia rather than maple syrup or honey as I am eating a lower-carb diet these days which has helped quite […]

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Posted on March 17, 2015

Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a huge hit in our house. The boys (now teenagers if you can believe it!) and their friends love this healthy after school snack. I love that it’s high protein and full of healthy fat.

If you’re looking for healthy St. Patrick’s day recipes, I’ve got you covered with this one! Craving more green-themed recipes? Take a look at my Green Eggs recipe –it’s a super healthy bright green method for making scrambled eggs.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Posted on March 6, 2015

Homemade coffee cake is one of my favorite comfort foods. Growing up my mother used to buy an incredibly tasty frozen coffee cake at the grocery store. It was a special treat, albeit processed and full of preservatives and chemicals.

My healthy version is made with only six ingredients –almond flour, salt, baking soda, coconut oil, honey, and eggs– this easy coffee cake recipe can be thrown together in no time flat. The topping has three additional ingredients –coconut sugar, cinnamon, […]

Goldfish Crackers

Posted on February 27, 2015

Homemade goldfish crackers are surprisingly easy to make. With just six healthy ingredients –almond flour, salt, baking soda, cheddar cheese, olive oil, and egg, they make a fantastic gluten-free snack for kids.

If you are wondering if these are Paleo goldfish crackers, the answer is, I don’t know. It depends on what your definition of Paleo is. It depends on which foods your body can digest. It depends on what you consider a real food. I can tell you for sure […]

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Posted on February 12, 2015

I have some incredibly versatile icing recipes on this website. My Paleo Chocolate Frosting is an all time reader-favorite (with only three ingredients), and those who can eat dairy say that my Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is simple and deliciously addictive on my healthy Carrot Cake. I’ve been working on a frosting recipe for my Paleo Sugar Cookies however, for quite some time.

I’ve tested dozens of batches of icings in order to create one that is light in hue, so […]

Paleo Raw Chocolate Bites

Posted on February 9, 2015

I’m on a bit of a raw foods kick lately. I’ve been making nut milks for myself and the boys, and I’ve just created my fourth recipe for this website that uses the leftover almond pulp from my Almond Milk recipe. Given how expensive almonds are right now this strategy is key!

These super easy no-bake cookies have only 5 ingredients — 100% dark chocolate, almond pulp, dates, coconut, and salt. I haven’t tried it yet, but I imagine these Paleo […]

Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes

Posted on February 4, 2015

If you’re a fan of my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes and my Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes, you’ll love these Paleo Strawberry Cupcakes! They’re incredibly moist and fruity.

This quick and easy cupcake recipe is made with only seven ingredients –coconut flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, honey, vanilla, and fresh strawberries. Better yet? It can be whipped up in mere minutes.

If you’re wondering how to make cupcakes this is a great recipe for beginners. I haven’t tried making these cupcakes without eggs, but I […]

Paleo Tortilla Chips

Posted on January 30, 2015

Paleo Tortilla Chips made with almond flour are easy to make and perfect with homemade guacamole. I like to serve this classic, yet healthy combo when we watch football or have barbecues. These paleo chips will make an appearance with other healthy Super Bowl snacks at our get together this weekend.

Made with only four ingredients –almond flour, golden flaxmeal, egg whites, and salt, you can whip up these chips in a jiffy. Now you have a gluten-free, grain-free, corn-free tortilla […]

How to Make Guacamole

Posted on January 30, 2015

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 know how to make fantastic guacamole all you really need is perfectly ripe avocados. I have a couple of quick tips so that you will know how […]

Almond Pulp Macaroons

Posted on January 23, 2015

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 super food Tumeric Milk. I tested these macaroons with both types of pulp and they were fantastic. When these macaroons are made with almond pulp from […]

Turmeric Root Milk

Posted on January 13, 2015

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 used in curries, comes from turmeric root.

Turmeric is incredibly healing and contains a substance called curcumin that has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Its effects have been likened […]

Instant Dandelion Latte

Posted on January 6, 2015

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 far longer.

Usually, I make my dandelion coffee from scratch. If you’re wondering how to make dandelion coffee, it’s easy. I purchase dandelion root online, roast it […]

Eggnog

Posted on December 5, 2014

Just the other day, my children and I were discussing the etymology (i.e., derivation) of the word “eggnog.” According to Wikipedia, the drink may have originated in England, and it is possible that it developed from a drink called “posset,” a beverage made of hot milk. Eggnog’s second syllable, “nog,” seems to have come from the word “noggin” which is from 16th century English and appears to mean “small cup or mug.”

This Eggnog recipe is based on Alton Brown’s eggnog. […]

Paleo Peach Crisp

Posted on August 22, 2014

Paleo Peach Crisp is made with only six ingredients: peaches, almond flour, salt, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. This healthy gluten-free crisp is another one of my easy-to-make Paleo recipes that has even less added sweetener than usual. The entire recipe has one tablespoon of maple syrup. Better yet? My boys and their friends devoured it last night.

If you make this healthy dessert recipe with frozen peaches, be sure to let them thaw completely before you make the crisp. When […]

Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Posted on December 13, 2013

Dip your Ginger Shortbread Cookies in dark chocolate for a wonderfully decadent holiday treat.

Nothing says Christmas like Ginger Shortbread Cookies. This recipe for grain-free, Paleo Ginger Shortbread Cookies is as quick and easy as it gets. The cookie itself has only six ingredients. You can dip these gluten-free cookies in chocolate and sprinkles (as pictured above), or eat them straight up.

I want to thank all of you who chat with me over on my Facebook page for letting me know […]

Hazelnut Fudge

Posted on December 4, 2013

Quick & easy Hazelnut Fudge made with dark chocolate is a delightful treat for Christmas… or any time of year!

When I was a girl I loved making Christmas cookies and candy for our neighbors. Back in those days (the 1970’s) I used a lot of sugar and gluten in my dessert recipes; this Hazelnut Fudge however, is both dairy-free and gluten-free and makes a wonderful Christmas treat for regular old folks as well as those with food allergies; frankly, no […]

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Posted on November 20, 2013

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a festive, quick and easy dish to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a classic Thanksgiving recipe. I make it year after year. It’s festive enough to make both a healthy Thanksgiving side dish as well as a wonderful vegetable dish for Christmas.

I love Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts because it is an especially wonderful combination of fall vegetables. Sweet butternut squash (any winter squash is likely […]

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Posted on November 15, 2013

This simple Paleo Pumpkin Pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert for the whole family –food allergies or not!

I’ve received more requests for a Paleo Pumpkin Pie than I can count. So, this fall I began working on perfecting a Paleo Pumpkin Pie recipe for you to have as a dessert on your Thanksgiving table. After numerous attempts, I came up with a quick and easy recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Pie that uses a mere 6 ingredients in its filling.

Another bonus? […]

Paleo Cooking Review Roundup

Posted on June 6, 2013

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

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

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

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

Paleo Graham Crackers

Posted on April 24, 2013

Paleo Graham Crackers are gluten-free, made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with yacon.

Are graham crackers gluten-free? In general, the kind you buy at the store are not, however, these homemade Paleo Graham Crackers are not only gluten-free, they are grain-free as well. And with a mere four ingredients this Graham Cracker recipe is quick and easy to make.

These Graham Crackers will satisfy your urge for a gluten-free, grain-free crunch, and go very well with a cup of Joe (which […]