The Pantry…Remodeled

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!

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!

Nutrition Information

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!

Yours is the number one site I go to for healthy recipes!


64 responses to “The Pantry…Remodeled”

  1. Elana, please do not delete the wealth of information you have provided so many people for so long! Instead, go old-school: push all those low-traffic pages to a fringe webpage (or locale), remove their costlier elements, such as photos and dynamic comment sections, and post them in plain text as a continuous scroll, in lieu of individual pages.

    I know I’m not using the correct jargon. I’m not a programmer nor even a blogger. But, there is a website—called The PaleoFood Recipe Collection (at—that IS doing something similar to what I am trying to describe to you now.

    Basically, could you archive much of your past hard work and your current and future followers’ information access by paring it down (into a database, for instance) rather than removing it from the web altogether?

  2. Love your new look, Elana! I still remember your site from long ago…when I started reading it alongside Mark’s Daily Apple, at the beginning of my paleo-primal journey. Thank you for all that you do!

  3. Your most recent pic of you in your pantry….I would love to see what it looks from within. Have you ever discussed or shown how you stock your pantry?

    I love all that you do…and you do it with such grace.

    Many thanks,

    • Brian, thanks for your sweet comment! That is such a great idea since as of now I don’t have a post on how I stock my pantry. It is not very big, but incredibly organized :-)

  4. PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT AUDIT AND DELETE RECIPE POSTS!!! Just because a post has less traffic or is older does not mean someone may not find it useful one day when they are looking for a specific type of recipe or looking to use a specific ingredient and that just may be the oldest recipe on the blog or one that did not get a lot of traffic. Thanks!!

    • Christy, thanks for your comment! All you have to do is comment on your favorite posts and it is likely they will stay :-)

  5. The new look for your website is so unique and lovely! The redesign has only added to the already enjoyable experience I always have when I stop by.

  6. Love the new website, especially having all the nutritional info and the ease of looking at recipes like Keto and Paleo. You may have written about this before, but I’m wondering if you used the AIP diet in the past and why you now use Keto. Thanks!
    Judy from frozen MN

    • Judy, thanks for your comment! In the past I’ve given up nightshades and my second and third books are entirely nightshade-free. I love the Keto Diet because low-carb works so well for my body :-)

  7. Dear Elana,
    Thank you so much for your pioneering work, helping us find health through food!
    I have all three of your books and they are fun to use and I just love reading them!
    Bless you and your family, thank you!

    • Dee, I’m so happy to hear you have all three of my books and that you are enjoying them! Thanks for your kind words :-)

  8. Wow Elana you’re an amazing woman! In spite of all your challenges you have accomplished amazing things for yourself, your family, and the world community. Thank you for the positive impact you’ve been in my life! Love the new look of your website. God bless you with health, strength, joy, and continued growth. ❤

  9. Elana, I have used your recipes for years for my hubby who has Celiac disease. Three years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Everything is going well, but I deal with joint pain from medications that I take. I am interested in keto-paleo that you say you follow. How does this look? I need to walk for exercise, but honestly, it hurts. Keep up the good work!

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