I launched this website in 2006. Part of the initial crop of food blogs on the internet, it was the first grain-free blog to hit the mainstream. During that time I’ve raised two amazing boys, both now in college, and lived with a challenging neurological disorder, multiple sclerosis, sharing my journey with you.
The First Grain-Free Cookbook
During this time, I’ve also written three books for Random House, including the New York Times best selling low-carb cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. My groundbreaking path has meant being the author of the first grain-free cookbook brought to market by a major publisher.
Birthing a Movement
On this journey, I’ve seen fans who made my recipes when going grain-free, and left comments here a decade ago, become forces far bigger than I am, which makes me very proud. Heading into my mid-50s, I feel like the mother hen of the grain-free paleo movement!
Testimonials of Healing
I’m amazed every day, by your beautiful stories of healing with my recipes. There are over 80,000 comments here and being with you in this community has been a gift. Sharing intimate struggles and triumphs with those of you who know the pain and suffering of food allergies and autoimmune disease, is a comfort and blessing. Your comments inspire me every day and I am honored to be on this healing path with you.
New Look, New Features
After all this time together with you, I decided to freshen things up here. I wanted my website to be every bit as user-friendly as the recipes I share. So I invested in a very talented team to redesign this website and provide you with the same great content in an even better format. We’ve also created a bunch of new features that I’m so excited to share with you!
Find Your Recipe
First, we’ve installed recipe filtering so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for. On a dairy-free, Keto Diet? No problem! Just go here! You’ll love the drop-down menus at the top of the site which will guide you to the custom diet plan of your dreams!
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Health and Wellness
Another great feature? Easy access to my health and wellness solutions! Also at the top of the website in the navigation. Now you have my fantastic information on everything from EMFs to Clean Beauty at your fingertips.
Holiday Recipes Section
The holidays are a big part of my family’s life. I’ve now collected all of my holiday recipes in one section of the site for you. Cooking for Rosh Hashanah just got a whole lot easier! I have menus and recipes for other celebrations and festivities as well. You’ll love my healthy low-carb Christmas cookie recipes all year round if you’re a cookie monster like my boys are!
One of the most consistent requests I get is for nutrition information. I provide nutrition information for all of the recipes in my books. But, during the coming year, we will be adding nutrition information for all of the recipes on the website. Calculating this will take time and be a significant expense for me, but I know how important this is for you. We will be starting with the most recent recipes and going backwards chronologically through my catalog of creations.
Love Your Recipe
There are over 1,000 pages on this website and it is incredibly costly to host and maintain. Because of this we will be auditing the site this year and eliminating posts that do not have high traffic and engagement. What does this mean for you? If you have a favorite recipe and you want to see it stay, leave a comment letting me know you love it so that it makes the cut!
What Else Are You Looking For?
I hope you love this new design as much as we do! If we missed adding any features or you’re having any trouble finding your way around, leave a comment and I’ll be happy, as always, to answer your comment and help you out!
Hi Elana, what exciting developments. I didn’t realize it could get any better! I wasn’t sure where to post this. I’m following a low-carb diet and am never sure if I’m paleo and/or imperfect keto. One thing that has been challenging for me is going out and drinking. I love a beautiful
Glass of rose or white wine particularly when we’re at a lovely restaurant but know that the sugar content affects me. I sometimes cheat but I can’t fool my body! Have you written on this issue? Wine, pizza and lasagna are three of the challenges to my low-carb required lifestyle!
Judith, thanks for your lovely comment! I have a fabulous pizza recipe in my first book. In terms of alcohol, I don’t drink due to the reasons you mention, ie, we can’t fool our bodies. If I did drink it would be this:
I hope you’ll stay in touch!
Frances Shaw says
I am new here and love it!!However, when I try to pin a recipe, it says Oops! Something went wrong on our part.
What can I do???
Frances, thanks for your comment You may need to update your browser :-)
Caroline Koeppel says
The nutritionist at Cornell Hospital forwarded your site to her subscribers, so I just discovered you! Your site is amazing and helpful in so many aspects. I’m a complicated case (my leg goes numb too!). I’ve been in a medical maelstrom for 10 years now.
Gut issues are a big problem and I’ve found the FODMAP diet helpful. Not sure where that fits into your categories. Did I miss it? I’ve made my first recipe from your site—the turkey burgers—awesome!
Thank you for such a comprehensive and enjoyable site. Hope you’re staying strong! (Love your posts on sleep and stress and toxic people;)). Your openness about supplements and doctors is great too. I hope something works for me.
Caroline, thanks for your unbelievable comment! I’m so glad you mentioned the nutritionist and Cornell Hospital forwarded my site to those that get her newsletter. I’m going to reach out to her and see how we can support her work too. Very grateful to be on this healing path with you :-)