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

This easy Turmeric Root Milk recipe is made with 4 ingredients. All you need is almonds, fresh turmeric root, fresh ginger root, and water. This nut milk is loaded with antioxidants and is incredibly healing. What is turmeric root? With light brown skin and brightly colored orange flesh, turmeric root looks like ginger root. ItRead 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 →

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 →

Chestnut Praline Latte

starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte paleo recipe

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, theirRead More →

10 Best Children’s Books

10 Best Children's Books

Below is a list of what I think are the 10 Best Children’s Books. Books don’t ever go out of style, they make fantastic gifts for the holidays, and great birthday gifts as well! These classic novels will delight children and adults alike. I’ve read each and every one of these books and they areRead More →

Eggnog

Eggnog recipe

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 fromRead 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

This easy Turmeric Root Milk recipe is made with 4 ingredients. All you need is almonds, fresh turmeric root, fresh ginger root, and water. This nut milk is loaded with antioxidants and is incredibly healing. What is turmeric root? With light brown skin and brightly colored orange flesh, turmeric root looks like ginger root. ItRead 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 →

Chestnut Praline Latte

starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte paleo recipe

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, theirRead More →

10 Best Children’s Books

10 Best Children's Books

Below is a list of what I think are the 10 Best Children’s Books. Books don’t ever go out of style, they make fantastic gifts for the holidays, and great birthday gifts as well! These classic novels will delight children and adults alike. I’ve read each and every one of these books and they areRead More →

Eggnog

Eggnog recipe

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 fromRead More →