Win-It-Wednesday: “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry” Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam

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 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…

Be Free!

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64 Responses to “Win-It-Wednesday: “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry” Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam”

  1. Larc Bogdan Says:

    We love your Almond Flour cookbook, and this one looks great! My husband does very well on the paleo diet, since it is automatically gluten-free. The cookbook looks great, and many congratulations on making the NYTimes bestseller list!

  2. Michele Says:

    Congratulations! Nicely done! Looking forward to reading and cooking from your cookbook.

  3. Katie Says:

    Congratulations on your book making the NY Times best seller list, Elena! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book and try out all your new recipes…

  4. jill carl Says:

    WOW–great job to get your cookbook on the NY Times Best seller list !Way to go!!

  5. Susan M Says:

    Elana, Congratulations o the NY Times Best Selling List!

  6. Christina Says:

    Congratulations for making the NY Times best seller list. I’m so glad to have gluten free healthy food in the public eye. I can’t wait to try your new Paleo cookbook.

  7. scorekeeper Says:

    Good job Elana! I’m glad somebody is showing the world that gluten-free doesn’t mean taste-free and it’s a great way for all people to get healthy…I look forward to trying the recipes out!

  8. Christine S. Says:

    Congratulations Elana. This must be a fantastic book since it made the NY Times Best seller List. Cooking Paleo is the only way to go, and it’s great to have such a well-respected resource available. Sounds like more and more people are getting on board the Paelo train.

  9. Theresa Says:

    Awesome work! I have your other cookbooks that I can use for paleo but a full cookbook is awesome. Can’t wait to find it in stores if I don’t win.

  10. Martha Russell Says:

    Congrats on your new book and for making the NY Times best sellers list already!!! I really enjoy your website.
    Now I find out you are going to be here for our annual book festival in September and I won’t be available- darn!!! Can’t believe I’ll miss it!
    Would love to win a copy of your book.
    Thanks for all you do!

  11. cindy w. Says:

    Congratulations, Elana on making the NY Times best seller list. I have your cupcake book and would love to win a copy of your latest book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Eileen Says:

    Congratulations for making the N Y Times best seller list. Don’t have any of your cookbooks but sure would like to win one.

  13. julie Says:

    congrats thats awesoome!

  14. Christina C Says:

    Wow, a gf book making the NYT best seller list? Rock on!

  15. Melissa Says:

    Congrats! I am so happy to see your success with your book. I’ve been following your work for a while, it’s great stuff!

  16. Forress Says:

    This is a wonderful looking book. Before getting Celiac Sprue I collected cook books and cooked from the several times a week. After getting sick I shied away from it all. But I am slowly getting back into it. I would love to have this cook book so I could once again get back into the cooking.

  17. Julie Says:

    Congrats! I would love a copy:)

  18. Donna Says:

    Love your work and looking forward to more of it – Congratulations on the success of this book!

  19. Jen Currie Says:

    Congrats on making the NYT best sellers list! Good to see real food recipes getting more and more love!

  20. Shelley B. Says:

    Just saw it in the bookstore yesterday. It looks wonderful. Congratulations!

  21. Rachael Says:

    Congratulations Elana for having this cookbook make the New York Times Best Seller List! I hope I win.

  22. Swetha Says:

    Congrats Elana.. I love your recipes.. Way to go !!

  23. Kris Conway Says:

    I love the new cookbook. I can’t wait to try the recipes. congrats to Elana!

  24. Dyanne Spease Says:

    Congratulations Elana for having your cookbook make the New York Times Best Seller List!! Keep up the great work, I love your recipes!

  25. Sharon Says:

    Congratulations Elana on making the New York Times best sellers list. I have your cupcake and almond flour books. I go to your sight for recipes often. Thanks!

  26. Alicia Says:

    Congratulations for making the NY Times best seller list~ Can not wait to become gluten free

  27. Lisa Says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to trying out new recipes!

  28. Judy S Says:

    Another great cookbook from Elana? A must-have for sure! Hope I win. If not. I’ll have to make a trip to the bookstore

  29. Austin Says:

    Wahoo! Congratulations on your book! I have loved your other books so much as they have been able to fit into my Paleo lifestyle, but a Paleo book itself couldn’t be better! Hope your celebrating with your Almond Butter Blondies (my favorite, yummy). Way to GO!

  30. Yael Cohn Says:

    Congratulations to you, Elana, on the success of your new book! I have the Almond Cookbook which I very much enjoy and can’t wait to get it! I was so happy to find your site a few months ago and enjoy so many of the recipes! One of my staple desserts are the Paleo Coconut Bars. I finally feel that I have found a way of eating that is healthy and makes me feel good!

  31. Melanie Says:

    Congrats! This looks like a fabulous cookbook! 🙂

  32. Linda Says:

    Congratulation, Elana, on your book and making the NY times best seller list. I am so glad to see that your efforts have been recognized and that there is so much interest in healthy eating. Your recipes are amazing and I am grateful that you share them so freely. Thank you!

  33. Tempie @ The Texas Peach Says:

    I’ve made several of the recipes on Elana’s blog and love them all. Major Congrats, Elana!

  34. Ashley S Says:

    Congratulations Elanaon making the New York Times Best Seller list! Amazing…hopefully a sign that people want to live a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for what you do!

  35. Michelle Says:

    Congratulations Elaine on your book making NY Times best seller list! I just found you and am looking forward to cooking some of you recipes!

  36. niki Says:

    A big congrats to you. A long time follower of your blog and so happy to see your book do so well.

  37. Elisa Donnell Says:

    Congrats on making it to the NYT best sellers list! That is so huge! And Thank you for such a great GF option. I have many GF friends and they have loved your recipes! Not GF, but really enjoy eating good food.

  38. Nikki R. Says:

    Wonderful work! Happy to see success for such a wonderful and worthy project! Keep it up, I’ll be watching. 🙂

  39. Mary Says:

    Congratulations, Elena! What a confirmation that you are a wonderful cook and author! I love your recipes, and would love to have this book! I gave your almond flour book to my daughter and she loves it.

  40. Caroline Says:

    So many congratulations, Elana!! Thank you so much for your recipes and blog. Love them all, and I wish I’d been able to see you at The Tattered Cover last week.

  41. Rhonda Says:

    Congrats on your book! I follow your website and love all your recipes.

  42. kellie Says:

    Congrats, Elana! Another fabulous cookbook written for such a unique population. My family has celiac and a dairy intolerance so we can’t wait to pick it up. Thank you!!

  43. Denny Says:

    Congrats Elena! What a tremendous accomplishment.

  44. Annette Says:

    I really enjoy your recipes. My new favorite is the Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread, it’s like cake! Your new book is on my wish list. Thank you for creating these wonderful recipes that I can eat!

  45. Alisha Says:

    😀 Congrats!!!!

  46. cindy w. Says:

    Congratulations, Elana! Your books are wonderful.

  47. Chelsie Says:

    Congratulations Elana on your great achievement! I hope I can be making some of your yummy recipes soon!

  48. jill carl Says:

    still hoping to win that cookbook–Kudos to you Elana for your fabulous book getting on the NY Times list!!

  49. julie Says:

    congrats, this looks like a great cookbook

  50. Robena Lasley Says:

    This book looks like a Godsend. I have to eat GF/ DF/fructose free/grain free. A very boring diet to say the least. Congratulations on another great cookbook and for making the NY Best Seller list!

  51. Jenny G Says:

    Great job making the best sellers list, Elana! Would love to get a copy of your book!

  52. Susan M Says:

    Congratulations! Am looking forward to see how this fits into my life.

  53. Meaghan Says:

    Congratulations. I am excited to use your recipes from the new book!!!

  54. Maria Says:

    Congratulations! I will read the book no matter what!

  55. Sarah Says:

    As a dietetics student, cookbooks like these are a priceless resource to have for me and for future clients! For all of those who face the reality of intense intolerances to gluten/refined sugar/dairy, and those who know that feeling their best means not eating those things, great recipes are a tool for living more joyfully and healthfully day to day. Thank you, Elana, for your gorgeous resource!

  56. Angie W Says:

    Congrats! What a great accomplishment from a great cook and blogger.

  57. Lisa Says:

    Congratulations Elana, keep it up!

  58. deborah sanderson Says:

    Much congratz~! I am just starting out on the Paleo diet, and your book was the first thing I looked at when searching for recipies. 🙂 I’ve seen so many great reviews, I appreciate the chance to get a copy of your book~!

  59. Lori Says:

    Congratulations Elana, I can’t wait to try all your new recipes!!! So hungry just thinking about it.

  60. Heather Says:

    Congratulations! Looks like an awesome book! I love new recipes – I feel like I’m stuck in a rut!

  61. Cindy Says:

    Congrats on being on the NYT best seller’s list! What an accomplishment!

  62. Pat Says:

    I’d LOVE to get Elana’s book. I have her other two and since then have discovered that I can’t eat rice. As a result, my forlorn research has been leading me to the paleo diet. I feel more hope now that I see Elana has a cookbook that includes a wide gamut of recipes to guide me! Congratulations AND thank you Elena on putting this cookbook together.

  63. Celine Girouard Says:

    Congratulations on this great book! I already have your almond flour cookbook. All the best.

  64. Tanya Says:

    I would love to receive your cookbook! I am new to cooking with almond flour and I would love a collection of your recipes!

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