Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry–Paleo Bread & Flourless, Nut-Free Brownies

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Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

There are over 100 reasons that you should get Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry by my dear friend Elana Amsterdam. Those reasons include the nearly 100 recipes in this cookbook; Elana’s 10 years of experience eating paleo and developing grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free paleo recipes; and, specifically, Elana’s Paleo Bread and Flourless Nut-Free Brownies recipes, which Elana and Ten Speed Press are graciously allowing me to share with you today.

Have you ever looked at some gluten-free recipes and just about cried when you saw all the ingredients and multiple steps? That has never, ever, been an issue with Elana’s recipes. Her recipes always have just a handful of real food ingredients and that’s what you taste when you eat her main dishes, sides, salads, beverages, and treats. Real food. There’s nothing weird in taste or texture. I love that fact and I especially love that her recipes show others that living gluten free (and more free) doesn’t have to be difficult in any way. While Elana’s does use a few ingredients that are not ones you can pick up at your average grocery store, they are worth the purchase and will become ones you rely on in the future.

I’ve made only the Paleo Bread and Flourless-Nut Free Brownies thus far from Elana’s latest cookbook, but my “to make” list is almost as long as the table of contents in Paleo Cooking!

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Paleo Bread (Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry)

Elana’s Paleo Bread is excellent. I’ve made it three times and it made us all quite happy. In fact, each time I have made it, I am newly surprised how good it is! It’s super simple to make, too. For a gluten-free bread, particularly grain-free bread, that is saying a lot! (See recipe at the bottom of this post.)

As one who loves flourless recipes of all kinds, I simply had to make Elana’s Flourless Nut-Free Brownies. They are better than even I could have possibly expected. In a word, they are fabulous! Mr. GFE’s review: “Delicious! Tastes like a real brownie to me.” Again, these brownies are just wonderful and the hardest part of making these brownies is waiting for them to cool so you can sample one! (See recipe at the bottom of this post.)

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Flourless Nut-Free Brownies (Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry)

I have even more of reason to love this cookbook than Elana’s previous two cookbooks—The Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour, which are already favorites. Why? Elana mentioned me and my gfe blog in the introduction to her Upside Down Apple Tartlets recipe! That was such a nice thing to do—thank you, Elana! I love it when those in the gluten-free community share the “wealth,” so to speak. Incidentally, you can get the recipe for those lovely Upside Down Apple Tartlets over at Cook IT Allergy Free. Kim is also doing a giveaway for Elana’s new book, but hurry on over as her giveaway ends Wednesday, June 26!

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UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed. The winners and their comments are shown below:

Carolyn ~ “More Paleo recipes! Yes, I need these recipes.”

Heather ~ “”I am new to Paleo and a 14 months strict gluten free. I am excited to find new recipes that are healthy and healthful yet still delicious!! This book is exactly what I’m looking for! Congrats on the Bestseller!!”

Congratulations, Carolyn and Heather! Thanks to all of you who entered this giveaway. Stay tuned for more book and cookbook giveaways, including more paleo cookbooks! And, of course, if you didn’t win, you can simply order a copy of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry via Amazon here if you like. The current price is great!

This giveaway will end Wednesday, July 3. There will be two winners. To enter the giveaway here on gfe, please do the following:

~ Simply leave a comment on why you are interested in paleo cooking and/or this new cookbook from Elana. (required)

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Note that the winners will be chosen by the Pick a Giveaway Winner tool and contacted via email. If there is no response within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Get more chances to win Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry by visiting my other gluten-free blogger friends below! They are also sharing more recipes so you get more of a preview as well.

And Love It, Too!ends June 30.

Multiply Delicious … ends July 1.

Z’s Cup of Tea … ends July 12.

If you’re not into giveaways, you can simply click here to order Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry right now.

Here are Elana’s recipes for Flourless, Nut-Free Brownies and Paleo Bread, respectively.

Flourless, Nut-Free Brownies
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup Spectrum all-vegetable 
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with shortening.
  2. In a medium saucepan over very low heat, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat, then mix in the shortening and coconut sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached.
  4. Let the brownies cool in the baking dish for 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares and serve.
Makes 16 brownies

Sweetness: High


Paleo Bread
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup golden flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 
over very low heat
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 7 by 3-inch loaf pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs, coconut oil, honey, and vinegar and pulse until thoroughly combined.
  3. Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 1 hour, then serve.
Makes 1 loaf (about 12 slices)

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

Full disclosure: One copy of this cookbook was provided for my review and one copy was provided for this giveaway. Both were free of charge from Ten Speed Press. However, the opinions expressed in this review are explicitly my own. I am providing the second giveaway copy. 

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144 Responses to “Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry–Paleo Bread & Flourless, Nut-Free Brownies”

  1. Kathryn on June 25th, 2013 11:50 pm

    Lovely review Shirley! I keep forgetting to get on Amazon and order this book. I love her first two and I’m sure I’ll love this as much.

    I’ve made Elana’s Paleo Bread a few times myself and love it. It’s simple and so delicious and satisfying.

    The brownie recipe will be made this week. Looks so chocolately and rich.

    Love the shout out you received, too!

  2. kate t on June 25th, 2013 11:58 pm

    great review. thanks for the recipes!

    *shared on FB & twitter

  3. Tammy S on June 26th, 2013 12:51 am

    Hi, I’d love to win this because I’ve tried numerous recipes from the emails I receive and they are wonderful and delicious!!! I have to eat grain/gluten free because of health and it can get pretty boring since I’m not great in the kitchen. These recipes break up the monotony of eating the same food over and over. It is also great to share the food with others so they can see that going grain/gluten free is a tasty way to eat! Thank you for all the recipes and I’d love to have the books to go through when I need a recipe!

  4. Angela on June 26th, 2013 1:06 am

    Thanks for your review – that alone makes me want that book! I know that whatever you recommend, it great! I will share on FB right now!

  5. Kristi Zemas on June 26th, 2013 2:22 am

    I am interested in the Paleo Cooking because I have been diagnosed Celiac and just starting to do basic gf baking with a named brand mix to do zucchini bread and would like to expand to other items like the bread and brownies in this review. Thank you for bringing these recipes to all of us.

  6. Chantal on June 26th, 2013 5:17 am

    Recently I’ve made Elana’s Paleo cinnamon breakfast bread again, which I love and I really really hope winning her book. Can’t wait to see her new recipes!!

  7. Corinne on June 26th, 2013 6:00 am

    Great review, love the recipes can’t wait to try them out
    Shared on Facebook

  8. Cara on June 26th, 2013 7:41 am

    I have a lot of friends who are Paleo and I would love to learn more about the diet.

  9. SherriS. on June 26th, 2013 7:53 am

    I agree with you Shirley that I love Elana’s cookbooks because of the small list of ingredients! I’ve enjoyed both of her other cookbooks and look forward to trying these recipes as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Sheilah Miller on June 26th, 2013 8:22 am

    I have been trying to eat Paleo for a year and it is hard to find good cookbooks. I would love to try this one.

  11. Katrina on June 26th, 2013 8:30 am

    I also like he fact that many of her recipes have short ingredient lists as well. I have enjoyed many of the recipes I made from her website. I would love a chance to win the cookbook! Thanks Shirley !

  12. Ina gawne on June 26th, 2013 8:30 am

    Shirley – the brownies and bread look delicious! Does this bread make good toast too? I love how simple the recipes are…a very nice cook book and review!

    • Shirley on June 26th, 2013 1:21 pm

      Ina–I have never toasted it! I always love it just as it is, but it should be perfectly fine for toast. ;-) Thanks for the kind words, dear!

  13. Leslie M. on June 26th, 2013 8:33 am

    Very nice review! I would like to win this cookbook because it sounds like it has something for everyone in my family. My oldest son and I are celiac, and my youngest son has nut allergies. The brownies will be perfect for him, and I can’t wait to make them! It seems like a great book with recipes for eating in a much healthier way, which is what I want for my whole family.

  14. SunnyB@andloveittoo on June 26th, 2013 8:49 am

    Thank you for the mention, lovie! xoxo

    • Shirley on June 26th, 2013 1:20 pm

      Hey Sunny–My pleasure, of course! :-)

  15. Emily on June 26th, 2013 9:46 am

    Loved your review. I’d love to win.

  16. Dyanne Spease on June 26th, 2013 10:47 am

    I really need to get serious about my diet. Have been “playing with” Paleo and Gluten free here and there but really need to stick to it. I just love the recipes I have gotten from this and other sites and have found Elana’s recipes very tasty. I make and love the above bread recipe. One of my go to’s.

  17. Dyanne Spease on June 26th, 2013 11:02 am

    I have shared this giveaway on FB.

  18. Dyanne Spease on June 26th, 2013 11:04 am

    I have shared this giveaway on G+

  19. Dyanne Spease on June 26th, 2013 11:06 am

    I have pinned this giveaway onto my Pinterest board for giveaways.

  20. Zoe on June 26th, 2013 12:10 pm

    Hey, dear Shirley! Not entering the giveaway, but just wanting to say I noticed how you were included in Elana’s cookbook and I think that’s awesome! :)

    • Shirley on June 26th, 2013 1:19 pm

      Awww, thanks, Zoe! I thought the mention was very generous of Elana! :-)

      • Zoe on June 26th, 2013 1:35 pm

        I wonder how many people were introduced to your blog because of that? :) I forgot to mention, also, thank you for linking to my giveaway! It’s a great cookbook.

  21. Melody on June 26th, 2013 12:46 pm

    I’ve tried a few of Elana’s recipes and have been pleased. My daughter and I have some health issues and this cookbook would be a great asset to our cooking!

  22. Melody on June 26th, 2013 12:53 pm
  23. Melody on June 26th, 2013 12:54 pm

    posted on Facebook!

  24. Cindy W. on June 26th, 2013 1:49 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook because I have been trying to eat more Paleo but more importantly my oldest daughter is eating Paleo to help with getting pregnant. (: We can learn Paleo together.

  25. Angela on June 26th, 2013 2:05 pm

    I would love to win this book. I’ve recently begun changing my (and my family’s) diet to paleo due to health issues and my son’s focus issues. Her recipes look easy and simple which are very important with a family.

  26. Angela on June 26th, 2013 2:09 pm

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  27. Donna Strickler on June 26th, 2013 2:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing these recipes Shirley – I can’t wait to make them both, but especially the brownies – which are one of my favs :-). I have Elana’s almond flour cookbook, and I absolutely love it because the recipes are so easy, and the taste is unbelievable (especially the Carrot Cake :-))!

  28. Alisa on June 26th, 2013 2:56 pm

    I have Elana’s book and am excited to dive in. She really knows how to write approachable recipes! Those brownies look awesome Shirley. Must make some of those for sure.

  29. noosh. on June 26th, 2013 3:10 pm

    i’m interested in the book because i have to eat paleo/nightshade free and always looking for new options! love her creativity and simplicity!

  30. noosh. on June 26th, 2013 3:14 pm

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  31. Moriah on June 26th, 2013 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the review, the recipes, and the giveaway! I just LOVE Elana’s recipes – as they are simple and simply delicious – and would love to win a copy of her newest cookbook. :)

  32. Kerri on June 26th, 2013 5:00 pm

    Love Elana’s other cookbooks. I have a teenager with Celiac and type 1 diabetes so goodies made wit almond flour are much better for him!

  33. eileen on June 26th, 2013 6:19 pm

    Trying to go Paleo. My son is GFCF. I love Elana ‘s other books, this would be great

  34. Susan on June 26th, 2013 6:35 pm

    Elana’s book looks great. It is always so nice to get new recipes — especially ones that don’t have a weird combination of hard to find ingredients! Real food sounds great to me. So glad you were able to share the recipes for bread and brownies. I’ll put them in my “to try” file today!

  35. April on June 26th, 2013 9:06 pm

    I’ve been a huge fan of Elana for a long time now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. April on June 26th, 2013 9:07 pm

    Shared on FB!

  37. April on June 26th, 2013 9:07 pm

    Shared on Twitter!

  38. April on June 26th, 2013 9:08 pm

    Shared on Pinterest

  39. elaina on June 26th, 2013 9:43 pm

    Trying to get my name in the pile to get picked t win one of these copies of Elana’s newest book. Thank you
    I posted to Facebook also

  40. jen currie on June 26th, 2013 10:02 pm

    The brownie’s sound amazing! I’m in grave need of some hearty paleo meals to please my hubby! This cookbook would be awesome!

  41. Vickie on June 26th, 2013 10:07 pm

    It would be great to win one of the cookbooks! I am gluten and dairy free and see that grain is a problem now and wondered if I needed to try Paleo to clear up the problems I am having. Both of you Ladies have great Blogs and I am thankful for you.

  42. dawn on June 26th, 2013 11:25 pm

    I began my real food journey 4 years ago, transitioned to gluten free 8 months ago and have had improvement in my health – lost some weight, better blood sugar control, feeling better in general. I feel like transitioning to Paleo will finally eliminate the last of the food-related issues I have have and greatly improve my health. This book would be so helpful since I have much to learn about Paleo cooking and eating.

  43. dawn on June 26th, 2013 11:29 pm


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  45. Clare on June 27th, 2013 1:07 am

    I love Elana’s blog and other cookbooks. This one looks just as wonderful.

  46. Sharon on June 27th, 2013 7:49 am

    I love elanas first cookbook and would love to add this one to my collection as well. I love how simple and easy her recipes are.

  47. Sharon on June 27th, 2013 7:50 am

    Tweeted this giveaway.

  48. Dana on June 27th, 2013 12:43 pm

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

  49. Susan in Salida on June 28th, 2013 10:07 pm

    I picked up Elana’s first cookbook when I first went gluten free and have several go-to recipes from that book. Looking forward to seeing the new one!

  50. Felicia Saucier on June 29th, 2013 3:17 pm

    I love Elana’s cookbooks and am excited about this latest one, since I have been exploring the paleo movement. Thank you Shirley for the recipes and the opportunity to win this cookbook.

  51. Felicia Saucier on June 29th, 2013 3:29 pm

    I pinned this on pinterest~

  52. JANET on July 1st, 2013 9:54 am

    A friend recently told me about Paleo. One of my favorite foods is bread, but every time I eat regular store/restaurant breads or desserts, I get a rash. I would love to try Paleo, because I need to focus on only ONE cookbook that has easy recipes, or it’s just too difficult to stick with it on my busy work schedule.

  53. Heather on July 2nd, 2013 2:05 pm

    I am new to Paleo and a 14 months strict gluten free. I am excited to find new recipes that are healthy and healthful yet still delicious!! This book is exactly what I’m looking for! Congrats on the Bestseller!!

  54. Kate Myers on July 2nd, 2013 2:05 pm

    All these recipes look delicious! I would like to enter to won this cookbook because it’s very difficult for me, having a gluten and nut, in addition to seed and coconut allergy, to get the right texture in my cooking.

  55. Heather on July 2nd, 2013 2:06 pm

    Shared on Facebook!!

  56. Heather on July 2nd, 2013 2:07 pm

    Pinned on Pinterest!

  57. Diedre Rutherford on July 2nd, 2013 2:08 pm

    Love your recopies. I have used many of them. I would love to have this book

  58. Courtney on July 2nd, 2013 2:37 pm

    I need to eat gluten-free for health reasons, and would love to try (and success at) paleo cooking — and her cookbook will help. :)

  59. Courtney on July 2nd, 2013 2:41 pm

    I shared on Facebook & Twitter. <3

  60. Courtney on July 2nd, 2013 2:54 pm

    Shared on Google+ :)

  61. Wendy on July 2nd, 2013 4:19 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook because my husband has to eat gluten free and we are trying to go dairy free and eat more plant based. I hope I win!

  62. Linda S on July 2nd, 2013 5:12 pm

    I’d love to win this cookbook because I really want to learn more about Paleo cooking and I love simplicity, too. Thanks so much for sharing, Shirley!

  63. Jen a on July 2nd, 2013 5:13 pm

    I would loves this, wee at are dairy, soy, and gluten free because of alllergies.

  64. runy lin on July 2nd, 2013 7:26 pm

    i’d love to have a copy of Elana’s cookbook.

  65. Maria on July 2nd, 2013 7:27 pm

    Love the recipes! I am going Paleo to improve my skin, wish me luck <3

  66. MIchele on July 2nd, 2013 7:30 pm

    I would love a copy of Elana’s book simply because she is awesome! I have her other books and she has opened my eyes to a whole new world of cooking.

  67. kathy butz on July 2nd, 2013 7:31 pm

    I cook gluten free and would love to try paleo. cookbook looks great!

  68. Elizabeth Helm on July 2nd, 2013 7:31 pm

    I am very interested in feeding my family better. I have been disagnosed Celiac and gluten free for about 4 years but would love to learn more on how to cook/bake GF and Paleo.

  69. Ann on July 2nd, 2013 7:31 pm

    I love her recipes – they’ve been vital to knowing how to be gf AND healthy – two things that don’t always go together.

    Also – I’ve never won a giveaway! :(

  70. Suzanne Barrett on July 2nd, 2013 7:32 pm

    I’ve been Paleo/gluten-free since last November and have enjoyed better health as well as losing 28 pounds. This is a lifestyle for my family and we’re always looking for great new recipes since we love to cook. Elana’s Pantry has been an inspiration from the outset. I would love to win her cookbook.

  71. Lana on July 2nd, 2013 7:33 pm

    Just getting started on a Paleo lifestyle, would love this cookbook :)

  72. Theresa Kulbaga on July 2nd, 2013 7:33 pm

    I loved Elana’s first cookbook! As a gluten-free vegan, I find it difficult to find good cookbooks. I can’t wait to try the recipes from this one!

  73. Carolyn on July 2nd, 2013 7:35 pm

    More Paleo recipes! Yes, I need these recipes.

  74. Kris Conway on July 2nd, 2013 7:36 pm

    I have to eat paleo due to medical conditions and have loved Elana’s cookbooks so far. I can’t wait to see her new book soon.

  75. Suzie on July 2nd, 2013 7:37 pm

    I’ve recently started a gluten free diet due to some health issues, so I’m a beginner and need some easy recipes. Would love to win this cookbook! :)

  76. Nicole M. on July 2nd, 2013 7:42 pm

    I have been trying to follow more closely to a Paleo lifestyle lately, in the interest of my family’s health. Elana always has great recipes and I would love to win her new cookbook to try more!

  77. Manon Ruel on July 2nd, 2013 7:42 pm

    I came to a gluten-free (and paleo) way of eating when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I am always on the lokk for new recipes to try :)

  78. Sharon Joy on July 2nd, 2013 7:44 pm

    Pinned, tweeted and liked and shared :)
    I need this book…newly gluten intolerant and still in denial :(

  79. Manon Ruel on July 2nd, 2013 7:45 pm

    shared on Pinterest :)

  80. Frances on July 2nd, 2013 7:53 pm

    I have been paleo for a couple of months and I feel soooooo much better! I’ve used a lot of Elana’s recipes that I’ve seen on Facebook or that I’ve found other places on the Internet…..but would so love to have her cookbook!!!

  81. Emily on July 2nd, 2013 7:54 pm

    I jus recently started eliminating grains & feel so much better! I’m excited to try Elana’s recipes! :)

  82. Tammy on July 2nd, 2013 7:55 pm

    I love the Almond Flour cookbook – my favorite recipe is the Almond Flour Chocolate Chip scones… I’ve made them for my neighbors and they love them too. Now, they ask me for them! Two and 1/2 years ago, I was diagnosed with RA – and since wheat and sugar cause inflammation, I’m trying to give up both. Not an easy task but this cookbook is amazing. I’m going to order her other two soon.

  83. Scott Smith on July 2nd, 2013 7:59 pm

    i love elana’s almond flour cookbook and i can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  84. Mariam on July 2nd, 2013 8:00 pm

    Just starting on our journey of Paleo cooking and this book would be a great help.

  85. Tammi on July 2nd, 2013 8:11 pm

    Would love to win this cookbook. I’ve been following Elena for a while. I’m the only one celiac in our house, but we are all trying to eat more healthily. Thanks for the review and recipes.

  86. Michelle Maynard on July 2nd, 2013 8:12 pm

    I found Elana’s site with a google search and have tried a couple of her recipes. I am sold on her recipes. I had Lap Band surgery 6 years ago and had gotten out of touch with the proper way of eating. Her recipes help me greatly with eliminating all the regular white flour and adding healthy options. I am changing my ways.

    I have shared this giveaway on facebook.

  87. Kendra M. on July 2nd, 2013 8:23 pm

    Went to naturopotic doctor (saved up on teacher’s salary) and was told to try dairy free, gluten free diet for my two year old son. Specifically told to try Paleo diet. Not sure what to feed my family now. This cookbook looks awesome. I won’t feel so lost in my own kitchen.

  88. Jen on July 2nd, 2013 9:07 pm

    I love Elana’s blog…such great recipes. Her new cookbook would be well loved here!

  89. Tracy Davis on July 2nd, 2013 9:09 pm

    Trying to have a healthier eating lifestyle. Paleo is something I’m very curious about and would love to try her recipes!

  90. Linda on July 2nd, 2013 9:20 pm

    I Love eating Paleo and love sharing recipes with others to help them realize you can eat paleo and still enjoy food and while taking good care of yourself….it demystifies the idea and encourages others to try too!

  91. Alaina H. on July 2nd, 2013 9:23 pm

    Elana’s blog was my first paleo blog that I followed on a daily basis. I started off by “going gluten free” and eventually moved to the more serious tier of “going primal” with paleo, and never looked back!

    Every week (and yes, I mean EVERY week) since September, I make Elana’s “breakfast bread” (with a few tweaks). I absolutely love this recipe and recommend it to anyone looking for new breakfast options. The banana bread is always a hit at parties and of course, the kale chips have earned me a few strange glances at work when I take a snack break!

  92. Kim on July 2nd, 2013 9:26 pm

    Would love this book! I have been GF for a long time but would like to start mixing in more paleo into our family diet.

  93. Chelsea on July 2nd, 2013 9:33 pm

    I started Paleo almost a month ago and have been following recipes from Elana’s website! Lovelove

  94. Stephanie LaFond on July 2nd, 2013 9:42 pm

    I have been following Elena’s blog for a little while now. Such great recipes. I would love to win a cookbook.

  95. Marcey on July 2nd, 2013 9:47 pm

    OH, I have Elana’s other two books and love them! I’ve been Paleo for a couple years now and I’m always on the lookout for more inspiration.

  96. Kim on July 2nd, 2013 9:51 pm

    I am starting my family on a wheat free lifestyle to better our all around health. This cookbook would help me with the transition.

  97. Ruby Lin on July 2nd, 2013 10:08 pm

    Love to have a copy of Elana’s cookbook. I have been cooking gluten free for over 3 years and use a lot of Paleo recipe. This cook book would come in handy.

  98. Rachel on July 2nd, 2013 10:10 pm

    I recently found Elana’s website online and frequently make the recipes she has posted. I would do love a copy of this book because every time I make one of her recipes I am amazed at how well they turn out!

  99. Ruby Lin on July 2nd, 2013 10:12 pm
  100. Jen on July 2nd, 2013 10:34 pm

    Shared giveaway on Facebook.

  101. Randi on July 2nd, 2013 10:41 pm

    Would love a copy of her book.

  102. Cindy on July 2nd, 2013 10:43 pm

    I love Elana’s no-nonsense, simple, but delicious recipes, and I’ve yet to have one that failed on me.

  103. Kim Geisler-baker on July 2nd, 2013 11:03 pm

    I shared this on Facebook

  104. Judy Wall on July 3rd, 2013 1:59 am

    Paleo cooking definitely seems the way to go! I have tried a few of Elana’s recipes and they are delicious. Feeling so much better without grains. Would love to win Elana’s book – please pretty please. :)

  105. Indre on July 3rd, 2013 4:46 am

    I love paleo foods, paleo recipes, baking, cooking paleo because I feel the best with Paleo!

  106. Ashley Breton on July 3rd, 2013 6:57 am

    I’ve loved Elana’s recipes!

  107. Meredith Larson on July 3rd, 2013 7:45 am

    Wonderful, wonderful recipes!! Would love to have a copy of this book!

  108. Erin on July 3rd, 2013 7:50 am

    I have loved all of the recipes that I have tried of Elena’s so far and am looking forward to her help with my journey on being a creative paleo mom!

  109. Erin on July 3rd, 2013 7:53 am

    Re-tweeted giveaway!

  110. Erin on July 3rd, 2013 7:53 am

    Shared in Facebook!

  111. Melanie M on July 3rd, 2013 9:22 am

    Started Paleo a few months ago. Could not have survived without Elana’s recipes! Love the granola! Would LOVE a copy o9f this book!!!

  112. Eileen on July 3rd, 2013 9:58 am

    Shared on FB. I love all the recipes that Elana Amsterdam shares and have followed her for a couple of years now. Gluten-free seems to be the way to go, for me anyway. I have her Almond Flour cookbook and love it! Would really like to own her new paleo book as well. :-)

  113. Manon Ruel on July 3rd, 2013 10:04 am

    shared on Twitter also

  114. Geralyn on July 3rd, 2013 10:20 am

    I am interested in Elana’s cookbook and Paleo cooking due to health reasons. I love Elana’s recipes though because they are so simple!

  115. Ernie Sanchez on July 3rd, 2013 12:58 pm

    I enjoy eating Paleo and have made several recipes from ER website. I can’t wait for more recipes!

  116. Chana on July 3rd, 2013 1:31 pm

    My husband eats completely paleo now, and has gotten me into it. I always feel better when I follow the paleo life style and I would love to learn more about it.

  117. Melanie Binkley on July 3rd, 2013 2:13 pm

    I would really love to win because it is fun too win! Also for the sheer joy as this book has been on my “wish list!”

    My biggest challenge in staying paleo is the breads and desserts! Its funny I feel so much better on Paleo/Ancestral lifestyle and you think that would be enough… alas I am a lover of breads and bread products and brownies.

    When I jump off the wagon now I go GF right away but even then it is a slippery slope to regular products sort of as a rebellion!
    So for me the contents of this book offer me hope and good strategies to not even leave my Paleo/Ancestral eating lifestyle!

    I have purchased commercial Paleo bread before and frankly I would rather chew on the leg of my chair! But I trust Shirley rather implicitly and so I am so anxious to give the bread a go and for the thrill and pure joy it would be to win a “longed for” item to cherish and bring joy to my days!

    Thanks for the great opportunities!


  118. Melanie Binkley on July 3rd, 2013 2:19 pm

    FB shared!

  119. Melanie Binkley on July 3rd, 2013 2:20 pm


  120. Melanie Binkley on July 3rd, 2013 2:20 pm

    Pinned on Pinterest!

  121. Melanie Binkley on July 3rd, 2013 2:20 pm

    Google +!

  122. Petra Prochazkova on July 3rd, 2013 3:14 pm

    I love Elana’s recipes. I’ve tried many of them and would love to have a copy of her cook book. I am also celiac and paleo diet is just great for me. I feel so much better to eat grain free diet.

  123. Christianne Madona on July 3rd, 2013 4:36 pm

    I am already gluten free, dairy free and grain free(except quinoa), I am leaning more toward paleo for more protein and healthy fats. I would love to have Elana’s new cookbook. I need all the help I can get! Thanks for showcasing!

  124. Dawn on July 3rd, 2013 5:48 pm

    I would love a copy of Elana’s cookbook. I have been following her blog and have recreated many of her recipes, which never fail to please. We eat paleo/gluten free because we feel so much healthier, but also because of food sensitivities which all of my kids and husband suffer from.

  125. Kathy Kilbourne on July 3rd, 2013 6:46 pm

    I would love to win this book. Eating paleo after having some health problems and feeling so much better. Would love to get some paleo recipes. Elana’s recipes are delicious!! Sharing on facebook.

  126. Becky M. on July 3rd, 2013 11:44 pm

    I would like to win this book because I’m trying to follow a Paleo lifestyle. I’m enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. This would be a great addition to my collection! Thanks!

  127. Leta on July 4th, 2013 1:20 am

    Would love a copy! I use her recipes all the time. She is so talented! I shared on Facebook.

  128. Leta on July 4th, 2013 1:21 am

    Would love to win! Her recipes are so good! Very talented lady!

  129. Joni Owada on July 4th, 2013 4:48 am

    We are trying to eat Paleo for health reasons.

  130. Joni Owada on July 4th, 2013 4:51 am

    shared on FB

    Joni Owada

  131. Carolyn on July 4th, 2013 11:26 am

    I won! Thank you Shirley, winning put a bright spot in my day! I can’t wait to try out the new recipes.

  132. Heather on July 4th, 2013 1:04 pm

    I’m so excited that I won! I can’t wait to dig into this book and start making healthy Paleo meals that are yummy!! Thank you so very much, Shirley!!

  133. Melanie Binkley on July 4th, 2013 11:44 pm

    Yaaaaaaay for you Heather! I would rather it had been me hehehehe but yaaaaaay for you! Wooooopeeeee! Congratulations! Hope you enjoy it!

  134. Judy Miller on July 10th, 2013 11:41 am

    To late to win the cookbook, but will definetly try these recipies. GF is hard to find a good tasting bread.

  135. Carolyn on July 13th, 2013 8:40 am

    Yeah! I received my cookbook in the mail today. Can’t wait to try out the new recipes! Thanks, Shirley!

  136. Maria on August 24th, 2013 6:08 pm

    Both recipes look marvelous! Can the bread recipe be made without the apple cider vinegar? Can lemon juice be substituted?

    • Shirley on August 31st, 2013 3:18 pm

      Hi Maria–Welcome to gfe! :-) I read your comment the other day, went off to investigate, and got sidetracked! :-( The ACV provides the acidity to activate the baking soda, so the lemon juice *might* work in that regard, but I can’t be sure. However, I was reading about one person who made this bread leaving out the ACV and although it didn’t rise, the bread still tasted good. My point is that even if you try the lemon juice and it doesn’t work in activating the baking soda and causing the bread to rise, you won’t completely “lose” your loaf of bread. If you give it a try, please let us know your results! :-)


  137. Maria on September 1st, 2013 11:57 am

    Thank you Shirley. I was told to avoid vinegars for candida but I can’t imagine that 1 TBS in a loaf of bread would be that bad. Nonetheless, it’s helpful to know what purpose it serves. The kale chips I’m making this morning seem a lot less intimidating than baking bread!

    • Shirley on September 2nd, 2013 6:38 pm

      Maria–It’s interesting, because I know that many on the candida diet do avoid vinegar, but I’ve heard of at least one candida plan that allows small amounts of raw Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar. I don’t know how much of the sugar in the vinegar would remain after baking. It seems like the amount would be much smaller than say using ACV in salad dressing, but I don’t know for sure. As far as being intimidated, there’s absolutely no reason to be intimidated with Elana’s bread recipe. It’s easy … and good! Non-yeast breads are super easy to make! :-) But kale chips are always delicious, too. ;-)


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