The Dark Side of Statins

The Dark Side of Statins

Lately statins, a class of drugs utilized to reduce levels of fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, have become big news. Why? Because they are so amazing and save lives? Actually, quite the opposite. It is the dangerous side effects of statins that are making headlines everywhere from major news outlets in GreatRead More →

What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is an ailment that strikes travelers who venture up into gorgeous mountain habitats, high above sea level. Those who have experienced altitude sickness, know that it is a very real, and terribly unpleasant condition, that if extreme, can be dangerous. Air is Thinner at High Altitudes The percentage of oxygen in the atmosphereRead More →

Top 10 Paleo Recipes of 2015

Best Paleo Recipes of 2015

Since I launched Elana’s Pantry in 2006, I’ve created hundreds of Paleo recipes for you. Here you will find the Top 10 Paleo Recipes of 2015. The most viewed this year, these were your favorites! Whether you’re newly gluten-free, cutting back on carbs, or just looking for healthy Paleo recipes that are super easy toRead More →

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Life

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Life

I love taking time to slow down during the holidays as everything around me speeds up. This is the time of year when the days grow short, the nights long. A period when we are designed to hibernate, sleep, and rest. As the year draws to a close, I reach for my inner stillness, goRead More →

Chocolate Decadence Cookies

Chocolate Decadence Cookies

This scrumptious Chocolate Decadence Cookies recipe is my gift to you, dear readers! I’ve been making these healthy cookies for my family for a couple of years now and they adore them. A base of rich dark chocolate, studded with pecans and MORE dark chocolate, they remind me of my Chocolate Pecan Pie in aRead More →

Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar recipe

This healthy hot chocolate mix in a jar is a fabulous DIY Christmas gift. I love making homemade healthy gifts for the holidays. Giving friends, family, and neighbors a homemade gift from the heart can be every bit as meaningful as something expensive. Sometimes even more so! My healthy hot chocolate mix in a jarRead More →

Cranberry Walnut Scones

Cranberry Walnut Scones Recipe

I’ve been making this Cranberry Walnut Scones recipe for the boys for the last couple of years. Since it’s become an official family favorite, I thought it was about time to share. Last week, I decided to make these Paleo scones one evening; by morning, they were gone. Scones for dessert, breakfast, snacks, whenever. BecauseRead More →

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

Studded with rich dark chocolate, these nut-free, egg-free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and have an incredible crumb on the inside. The coconut flour-arrowroot base is so amazing that I foresee using this flour combination for many other Paleo cookie recipes –I like it that much and I think you willRead More →

What’s the Deal with Dairy?

What's The Deal With Dairy?

Recently I’ve been posting photos of food made with dairy products on my Instagram page. That’s because lately I’ve been eating my fair share of this amazing food. And since I’ve received quite a few questions about why I’m eating dairy again, I thought it would make sense to discuss it here on the blog!Read More →

Pizza Muffins

Pizza Muffins Recipe

The boys have been going gaga for these gluten-free Pizza Muffins. They eat them for breakfast, in their lunches, and as a healthy after school snack. Since I’ve been cutting back on my sugar intake I’m a big fan of these pizza muffins too. For me, they’re sort of like a savory cupcake. Cute andRead More →

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

When I shared my Paleo Birthday Cake recipe with y’all a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had also created a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. So many of you asked for that recipe that I had to oblige! This 2-ingredient Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe is amazing in many ways. First, and foremost, it tastesRead More →

Kids and Cell Phones

Kids and Cell Phones

When should your kid get a cell phone? Each of our boys received one, of the most basic sort (not an iPhone) when they entered middle school. Here in Boulder, middle school starts in sixth grade. When I grew up we called it junior high and it began in seventh grade. This town is aRead More →