Elana Amsterdam is one of my favorite gluten-free cookbook authors. Her last two cookbooks, “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” and “Gluten-Free Cupcakes” are two of my most go-to, used and perused cookbooks that I own.
And now Elana has created yet another marvelously, scrumptious collaboration of gluten-free, grain-free and dairy free recipes in her newest cookbook addition – “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry – Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes”.
I’ve heard a lot over the past few months about Paleo cooking, but was never quite sure what it was all about. What exactly is the premise of Paleo cooking? What can you eat? What can’t you eat? Does the diet allow any baked goods at all? And after reading the first few chapters of Elana’s cookbook I discovered the answers to all of the questions I had regarding the Paleo cooking… plus more.
What I learned is that Paleo cooking is free of gluten, grains and dairy. It takes its cue from our hunter-gatherer ancestors and “consists mainly of all-natural low-sugar, high-fiber, and high-protein real foods like fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, seeds and nuts.” All the things that I love the taste of… and love to eat!
This cookbook is fantastic for those that have allergies (aka: me!); folks who want to eat “cleaner” and avoid processed foods (aka: me!), or even for those who want to lose some weight by eating “real” foods that are low in sugar and high in fiber (aka: me!).
After paging through the recipes in this cookbook and already giving several a try ( and can you say delicious?!) I think I may soon jump aboard the Paleo Diet for a few weeks. I love the way that Elana incorporates almond flour and coconut flour into her recipes to produces high-fiber, soft and yummy baked goods like bagels, Banana Bread, & Blueberry Coffee Cake.
And congratulations to Elana for having this cookbook land on the New York Times Best Sellers List! Kudos to you, Elana!
All of the yummy & enticing Paleo recipes, from one of my favorite cookbook authors, in one easy to read cookbook with fantastic photos and terrific variety are the reasons that I am so excited Elana Ansterdam’s newest cookbook, “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry” is this week’s Win-It-Wednesday sponsor on BeFreeForMe.com. Four (Yes, 4!) lucky BeFreeForMe members will be the winner of their very own copy of this cookbook! Two winner will be randomly selected from all comments / entries received before Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST), and a second winner will be selected from all comments / entries received between Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM (EST) and Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST).
How can you win?
Reply to this blog and send your congratulations to Elana for having this cookbook make the New York Times Best Seller List (I will make sure she receives all of your congrats =) ! Good luck, remember gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free (and allergen free!) can be tasty & scrumptious, AND on the New York Times Best Sellers list!… and as always…