There are food blogs and then there are FOOD BLOGS. Elana's Pantry is the latter. Setting the benchmark for paleo/gluten-gree/grain-free/dairy-free recipes, this blog is seriously respected in the Paleo community and the website gets nearly 450,000 unique visitors a month! Throw in 70,000 Facebook fans and you've got yourself a pretty big deal.
Because Paleo is so hot right now, and we are always interested in people telling us what we should (and shouldn't!) be eating, we caught up with Elana Amsterdam from Elana's Pantry to chat about the diet that's taking the world by storm and . . . ice cream.
I write books and run a website both of which promote healthy living and healthy eating.
No day is typical, each one is different and full of surprises. I do walk an hour every day and lift weights or do yoga 3-5 times per week as well. Gentle exercise helps me to stay happy and healthy.
I did not want to pass out pieces of paper with my recipes on them in the parking lot of the school that y children went to, so I launched my blog in 2006.
A love of food and healthy recipes to make for their family and friends.
I can't digest grains, corn, rice potatoes, quinoa, etc. I haven't eaten those foods since 2001, and the 700 recipes on my website are completely grain-free as well, as are the recipes in my 3 books.
Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry is a collection of close to 100 gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free recipes ranging from dinner to sides to desserts and beverages.
Ice Cream is hands down my favorite food and my all time favorite ice cream is the high-protein dairy-free Coffee Ice Cream from my new book Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry –it's made with hemp seeds and coconut milk.
I'd go back to school to get a graduate degree in European History.
Locally grown food.
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison
Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Foot rub from my children or husband.
Homecooked meals every night for my children and their friends.
The Honey Lemon Chicken and Sesame Kelp Noodles from my new book Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry.
New York, I lived there for 17 years.
Sleeping late. Daily exercise.
Just taking it day by day.
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