I first happened upon Elana’s recipes (from Elana’s Pantry) in a magazine. I remember being thrilled because I could eat every one of the ingredients.
That doesn’t happen often.
While our cooking styles are different, we both share a love of healthier food. And, I must say I was over-joyed when I read that she shares my philosophy of refusing to give up dessert and sweets all together while steadfastly practicing moderation and choosing to make nutritious, whole foods the dietary cornerstone.
A Gorgeous Loaf of Bread
I’ll be honest…I’m not well versed in almond flour or how it use it. That’s Elana’s specialty. So when I popped this loaf of Olive-Rosemary Bread in the oven I wasn’t sure it would work. I nervously looked through my oven window every 5 minutes waiting for the batter in the pan to start looking like bread.
I was so thrilled when I saw a gorgeous brown crust and even happier once it cooled and I could taste it. The slight sweetness of the almond butter and almond flour is a perfect compliment to the salty olives and savory rosemary. It’s moist, slices beautifully, and has a texture perfect for topping or eating as is.
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Coookbook
In The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, Elana suggests slicing the bread thin and toasting it in the oven to make crackers. However you choose to eat it, make sure you have friends and family to share it with because it’s so darn good that it’s hard to eat just a piece or two.
She’s got something for everyone in the pages of her book, including meals for any time of day. I know you’ll love her classic dishes made healthier, including:
- Herb Crackers
- Chicken Fingers
- Broccoli Pizza with her Pizza Crust Recipe
- Chocolate Velvet Torte
- Fig Newtons
Today, I’m giving away 2 autographed copies of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. I know you’ll love her recipes as much as I do.
And, make sure to check out her new book Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour which will be released on April 26th.
Win Elana’s Book!
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- Share this give-away & Elana’s book on FB, Twitter, or your blog. On Twitter, mention Elana (@ElanasPantry) or me (@Amys_SSGF).
- Visit Elana’s Pantry – find something yummy to make and share it in the comments with a link.
Contest Guidelines: Contest will close on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be announced on SS&GF and notified via e-mail. Open to continental US & Canadian residents only – sorry to my international friends.