Today I’m so excited to tell you about a new cookbook: Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes, by Elana Amsterdam and published by Ten Speed Press.  Ever since I received an advance review copy of Elana’s cookbook several weeks ago, it’s been taunting me from the top of the pile of books on my nightstand.  I am so behind on my reading these days by the way.  I have been following Elana’s blog for years now and she helped me when I first started on my Paleo/Gluten-Free baking journey.  I referred to her blog so many times and she never let me down.  Elana’s new cookbook is packed with delicious recipes covering every possible meal, side dish, or dessert you could think of.  She has you covered and helps you see just how pain-free it is to make easy-to-prepare recipes using clean and healthy food.  One of my favorite aspects of this book is that Elana shares recipes from her friends and fellow Paleo bloggers, making the book feel very personable….which is an added bonus in my opinion when it comes to cookbooks.

I wish I could spend the rest of the day talking about Elana’s beautiful book, but it’s time for me to get back to work….my 2nd cookbook  deadline is JULY 1ST!!  Yikes!  But do yourself a favor and get your pretty hands on this new Paleo cookbook by Elana’s Pantry.

Oh….and one more thing….I am excited to be GIVE AWAY A COPY of Elana’s beautiful new cookbook!

The Giveaway

If you are interested in owning this cookbook, Ten Speed Press is giving away one copy to one of my readers. Yay!!

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older(…sorry)
  • One entry per person
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post telling me why this cookbook interests you.
  • The giveaway begins June 25, 2013 and ends on July 1st, 2013 at 11:00 pm eastern time.


Elana has also graciously allowed me to re-print one of her recipes from the book so you can have a chance to try something out and feel more confident in purchasing her book.  I had a hard time picking from the recipes because all of them sound and look delicious.  But the words BACON and TART won my heart over!


Bacon Tart with Shallot Tart Crust


  • 1 pound organic bacon
  • 8 scallions, white and green parts, ?thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 prebaked Shallot Tart Crust
  • For crust:
  • 11/4 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Spectrum all-vegetable ?shortening
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 1 tablespoon)


  1. To make Tart:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the bacon from the skillet and, when cool enough to handle, mince. Pour off and discard the fat from the skillet. Return the minced bacon to the skillet, add the scallions, and sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pepper, and salt. Stir in the bacon and scallions, then pour the mixture into the prepared crust.
  5. Bake the tart for 25 to 30 minutes, until browned around the edges and cooked through. Let cool for 20 minutes, then serve.
  6. To make crust:
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  8. In a food processor, pulse together the almond flour and salt. Pulse in the egg and shortening, then pulse in the shallots until the dough forms a ball. Press the dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch metal tart pan with a removable bottom.
  9. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until the crust is golden. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before filling.

“Reprinted with permission from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes by Elana Amsterdam (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Photo Credit: Leigh Beisch.” 

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151 Responses to Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Lisa says:

    I love Elanas recipes! Discovered it when searching for gluten free and now have adapted to Paleo and feel do much better!!!!

  2. Debi says:

    After 10 years and going gluten free I am finally migraine free… love your recipes!

  3. Suzanne Barrett says:

    I’ve been following Elana’s Pantry since I switched to a paleo lifestyle last November. All the recipes I’ve tried have been wonderful. I’d love to be gifted with her new cookbook which I’ll review.

  4. Maggie Drake says:

    I so love to cook, bake and eat…but only Paleo is good for me. I would love to have a copy of this book.

  5. Karen says:

    I’m trying to eat healthy and cut bad habits. I’ve made several of your recipes already and they’re all easy and delicious!

  6. Courtney says:

    The cookbook interests me because I need to eat gluten-free / paleo due to a food allergy, and even though I know it threatens my health and well being (I even had to have my gallbladder removed) to eat gluten and processed foods, I cannot seem to stop! I need help — and good recipes (proof that healthy food tastes delicious and isn’t difficult to make) is essential… even downright critical. Thanks!

  7. Julie Munyan says:

    Been eating grain free for 7 weeks now. I am looking for more recipes to try. I am feeling so much better. :). Your pictures on your cookbook look amazing and my friend has cooked me some of your recipes and they are wonderful.

  8. Kathryn says:

    I m an avid fan of Elana’s pantry blog and have her Almond Flour cookbook and he Cupcake cookbook. I am interested in this book because I want to start adding paleo meals to our weekly menu as we head toward a grain free, raw food paleo diet

  9. melissa smith says:

    I have the same diagnosis as Elena, and I have been on autoimmune Paleo diet ( I have been strict regular paleo for 2 years) I have not stopped thie disease from rearing it’s head now and again, but so far have remained drug free for 9 years. I was always a HUGE Elena fan, but had to stop using her recipes and they were not paleo, so I am THRILLED to see this book come out and deserately want to be a part of Elena’s talent, creativity and knowledge. I need some good fortune and some great recipes. I certainly am driven and committed to being there and mobile for my 7 and 4 year old precious girls! Food is my drug of choice:)

  10. Laura says:

    I love Elana’s blogs and cookbooks! I have her first 2 so would love to own this one as well. I cook from her first book every few weeks.

  11. lexi says:

    I have been mostly Paleo in the past due to my Hashi’s.
    Elana, I have made your recipes and absolutely LOVE them.. I would welcome your cookbook in my kitchen since I can’t have the author cooking for me. :)

  12. Antoinette says:

    Elena’s cookbook looks fabulous, and her recipe looks so appetizing. I’m going paleo and would really appreciate all the help I can get for delicious recipes. :)

  13. Ruby Lin says:

    I have been cooking gluten-free for the past 2 years. A paleo cook book is going to be very interesting to learn more about it.

  14. Jen in TX says:

    I love Elana too, and would love to read this!

  15. Rebecca U. says:

    I would be interested in seeing these recipes as I’ve begun to eat this way recently due to a Heath issue/food allergies in my children. Thanks for offering this contest!!

  16. R Lin says:

    I’d love to have a copy of the book.

  17. Clare says:

    I’ve been gluten free for three years, but I’m starting to make the transition to fully paleo as well, this cookbook would be a great start!

  18. Lydia says:

    I have allergies… wheat, thanks in advance ! <3 lydia

  19. Donna Colpaert says:

    I would love this book by Elana Amerdam, “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry”. I am learning to go Gluten free, dairy free and grain free because we have a sensitivity to them and this book would help me and my husband acheive that. I am excited to learn alot of new recipies that are healthy and made with almond flour!
    Thank you for the opportunity to be able to have a chance to win this book!

  20. Joni Jason says:

    Elana’s recipes are a staple in my kitchen. I’ve probably print several over the years. I am gluten and dairy free while my teenage daughter is vegan, gluten free. Very hard to shop and cook for all dietary needs in my house. Having Elana’s book will ease the struggles to create heathy and delicious nutritional meals, snacks and desserts!

  21. Danyal says:

    Me me me meeeee!

  22. Dawn says:

    I would love this book! I have been experimenting with grain free baking for the past few months. I am working towards a complete grain free diet for my family as well.

  23. Jennifer says:

    New to paleo and need as much inspiration as I can get, especially in the meat department, I used to be vegetarian.

  24. Marcelle says:

    I would absolutely love this book to help build my Paleo Cookbook Collection. I’ve been getting bored with some of my recipes and have heard rave reviews about this book! Can’t wait to add it to my collection.

  25. Petra says:

    I would love to have this book because I know that if it’s anything like her blog, it’s awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Dana says:

    I love Elana’s blog, and am really interested in learning more about the Paleo movement!

  27. Keegan says:

    I have always loved her recipes. I’d be so excited to see and try out these new recipes!

  28. I’ve been slowing switching my family over to an organic, gluten-free, chemical free diet and would love to have one more tool in my tool belt! Thanks!

  29. Nicolle says:

    Elanas’s website is awesome and I would love to get my family off of grain products, but going cold turkey would be too much for them, this book would help ease the transition!

  30. LuAnne says:

    I’ve just started to learn how to eat and cook in a more healthy way. This cookbook would be a big help!

  31. Judy Corbett says:

    Always looking for new paleo recipes….this would be wonderful to win!!

  32. Rebekah says:

    There are a handful of paleo blogs I follow on a weekly basis. In most of those blogs there are references to Elana’s pantry. I think it is wonderful that the paleo blogging community works together and leverages each other knowledge. It helps make the paleo lifestyle a bit easier for us trying to live it.

    I would love a copy of this book!

  33. Gary says:

    Family has some gluten allergies and I would LOVE to be able to cook something that actually tastes good 😉

  34. carmen says:

    Have a child with recently diagnosed Gluten and dairy sensitivities and i’m at a loss trying to change our whole way of eating and cooking. Would love a chance at this book!

  35. Kimberly Ann says:

    I am new to Paleo and gluten-free cooking/baking, but I’ve loved baking since I was a child. I love Elena’s recipes because they are simple to make with few ingredients (ingredients that I have on hand), and the outcome is always delicious! I would love love love to have this book. Thank you for creating such awesome recipes!

  36. Jessica says:

    I follow Elena’s blog and love her recipes, would love to get a copy of her book!

  37. denise says:

    I am always looking for new recipes that are PALEO. I have been eating paleo since November. I love the way I feel and I am always needing new healthy ideas. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome cookbook like this.

  38. kristina g says:

    I would love this cookbook because i absoutely love being in the kitchen and am newer to pale and would love a paleo cookbook!

  39. Jaime Mills says:

    I’m a paleo newbie and obviously ANY paleo cookbooks would help me get into the swing of things. I follow the feed and love all the stuff that is posted! would LOVE to win this book!

  40. Ashley Weiler says:

    After numerous times trying to eat a healthier lifestyle I finally decided to adopt the Paleo lifestyle! Elena’s blog has helped me stick to my new lifestyle and keep my food tasting amazing! Thank you!

  41. LeAnne says:

    We are trying to eat healthier and my daughter is constantly having stomachaches and headaches trying my best to make her stop feeling so awful all the time. Elena’s recipes sounded terrific and after more research it seems to be the way to go for my family and myself who has been a migraine sufferer for decades.

  42. Stephanie says:

    My husband and I converted to the Paleo Lifestyle just 4 months ago. We feel so good on the inside and it shows on the outside! We have converted many of our friends and family and continue to surprise them with delicious food that is GOOD FOR YOU! This has been one of my favorite new sites to follow. I would love to get a copy of this new book to continue to share great food and healthy living concepts throughout our community.

  43. jenS says:

    It would be so helpful for guidance and ideas and substitutions…the Paleo (or any kind of ‘diet’) seems difficult to follow with restrictions. The cookbook would aid in making it more user-friendly to incorporate in our busy life

  44. Jessica says:

    I love her blog!!! Would love to get my hands on her cookbook. Such great recipes.

  45. Gen says:

    I would love to try this cookbook to help my kids deal with gluten intolerance. Lots of great recipe ideas!

  46. Savannah says:

    I would LOVE this cookbook because I have been paleo for about a month now. I have been needing some new ideas to keep from eating the same meals every day!

  47. Holly Glaski says:

    First of all, I love cookbooks! I wish to be a better cook for my family and looking into the paleo diet, it seems to be the one that makes sense. My husband and I tried vegetarian for a while, but we like paleo better. Love your blog! Thank you!

  48. Gianna says:

    It’s something that sounds worth trying.

  49. dashale says:

    I am new to trying out the Paleo lifestyle and need a new assortment of cookbooks to look through. The traditional ones I have need the Paleo update. I am loving the way I feel since switching my eating habits. Please pick me!!! I am bring Paleo to my small town of 1000. I would love to open a restaurant and serve some of these dishes.

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