Apple Pie Cookies (Grain-Free, Vegan Option Noted)

The calendar tells us that autumn has arrived! The weather where you live may or may not agree with that. While we enjoyed temperatures down in the 70’s and 80’s last week (prefect West Texas autumn temperatures), this week we are back in the mid to high 90’s. Meh.  That’s West Texas craziness for you. […]

Sweet Potato Souffle (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, ACD)

I love this time of the year! As summer draws to a close, fall produce intermingles with the last of the summer harvest. It is a great time to incorporate your favorite year-round vegetables in new and exciting ways. It is also the time that everyone seems to be gearing up for all things pumpkin. […]

Blogiversary, Loving What I do and an Angel Food Cake for you!

If someone had told me three years ago that more than 30,000 unique individuals would be visiting this website every month, I would have laughed. You see, when I started this site my goal was to share recipes that made my life easier.  To create food that was safe for my family and delicious to […]

Sugar-Free Avocado Fudgesicles

I believe the best way to sabotage something like an elimination diet, especially one that you must be on for health reasons, is to forbid yourself the ability to enjoy a treat every now and then. Especially when you are 9. The process of eliminating Candida has not only brought my daughter and I to a […]

Roasted Garlic Baba Ghanouj

Baba Ghanouj (Baba Ghanoush) is a naturally gluten-free, dairy-free Middle Eastern dish that is typically served with pita bread and/or vegetables. In our battle against Candida, I have found that dips and sauces have become more important to our daily routine. First, kids love to dip their food. Last night we had roasted cod fish, […]

Coconut Butter Cacao Nib Bars (Candida-Fighting, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Whole30, ACD, GFCF and more!)

When I started this website, I set out to show the world that no matter how challenging the food restriction, there is a way to still enjoy what you have to eat. Heck, I don’t want you to enjoy your food; I want you to love your food! My second youngest daughter, at just 9 […]

Easy Peasy Healing Bone Broth

If you do a general search on the healing powers of bone broth, you will come up with more than 50,000 articles, blog posts and references with why you should incorporate this amazingly simple remedy into your diet. Known especially for its power to heal the gut, bone broth is something I managed to add […]

Candida Friendly Cucumber Salsa

My long-time readers have seen me, and thereby this website, through a number of new eating adventures…new diagnosis and many trial and errors. As you know, I have celiac. Two of my 5 children show signs of gluten-intolerance but have not tested positive for celiac. Still, maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle has benefited them greatly. Even […]

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry; Review and Giveaway!

I don’t do giveaways often. When I do, it is always something that I have personally used, products I believe in and things that have the potential to make life easier.  If you are following me on here, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, I earnestly hope it’s because you enjoy what I have to share […]

Baked Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles

Recipe development is an interesting thing. No doubt we all go about it in our own way, but for me it starts with a memory, a craving or a challenge from a friend or follower. Yep, I have been known to turn my kitchen upside down to help someone reconnect with an old food love […]