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19
2013

Paleo Cooking with Upside-Down Apple Tartlets and a Giveaway

Paleo Upside Down Apple Tartlets

Are you drooling yet?

I can honestly tell you that the decadence that is pictured above is definitely worthy of it.

Those Paleo Upside-Down Apple Tartlets come straight from Elana Amsterdam’s latest cookbook: Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes.

I have been making Elana’s recipes for years. They are, by far, some of my favorites because I love her cooking style: simple ingredients and directions that result in the freshest and healthiest recipes.

When I received my advanced copy of her newest cookbook from Ten Speed Press, I could not wait to dig in to it. I can say now that, in the short couple of weeks that I have had my hands on this baby, I have already used it over and over

This recipe collection did not disappoint and is full of simple recipes that every single person in the family will adore. The photography is absolutely stunning (as evidenced above) and the recipes are all Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free.

Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry

All of these breakfast, entrees, salads, desserts, beverages, and more are quick and simple to make your time in the kitchen fast and efficient…just my kind of cooking.

And as Elana herself says…“It is the recipes with minimal ingredients that allow flavors to stand on their own and shine. That’s what Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is about – simplicity and flavor.”

You will love, love, love this book. It was just released and available for immediate purchase June 18th, 2013.

And lucky for one of you, I am giving away a copy to one lucky person here!

The GIVEAWAY!

Update: This Contest is NOW CLOSED. Winner has been notified by email.

If you would like a copy of this book, just simply do One, Two, or all Three of the following for a chance to win one. Just leave A SEPARATE COMMENT for each one that you do so that you can earn an entry for each.

1. Tell me what intrigues you about this cookbook!

2. Follow Cook It Allergy Free and/or Elana’s Pantry on Facebook, or tell me if you already do.

3. Share this post with your friends on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook or other social media and leave an additional comment saying you did so. Help spread the word about this great new cookbook!

The contest will end on Wednesday, June 26th at 9am PST. The winners will be announced then. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Disclaimer: While the cookbook was provided to me for free by Ten Speed Press, I was not paid for this review and the opinions are my own. The cookbook included in this giveaway is being provided by me.

The RECIPE:

And now I am happy to share Elana’s Paleo Upside-Down Apple Tartlets… these are incredible and were promptly devoured by my entire family. They are really simple to make and would be a perfect Fourth of July Treat!

Upside-Down Apple Tartlets

Serves 8  Sweetness: Medium

Crust

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla crème stevia

Filling

  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place eight 1-cup wide-mouth Mason jars on a large baking sheet.

To make the crust, pulse together the almond flour and salt in a food processor. Add the coconut oil and stevia and pulse until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

To make the filling, place the apples, apple juice, lemon juice, arrowroot powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl, and toss to combine. Transfer the apples to the Mason jars so that each one is overfull. Divide the remaining juice from the bottom of the bowl between the jars.

Remove the dough from the freezer, place between 2 pieces of parchment paper generously dusted with almond flour, and roll out the dough 1/4 inch thick. Remove the top sheet of parchment. Using the top 
of a wide-mouth Mason jar, cut out 
8 circles of dough and place one on
 top of each apple-filled Mason jar.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the juices are bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Serve the tartlets hot out of the oven.

Coconut Whipped Cream

Makes 1 cup  Sweetness: low

This dairy-free whipped cream recipe calls for full-fat canned coconut milk. The fat is what makes the recipe creamy and luscious; light coconut milk won’t work and results in a watery mess. Serve over Upside-Down Apple Tartlets (page 101 in the book) or Peach Cherry Crisp (page 98 in the book).

  • 1 (13-ounce) can Thai Kitchen
    coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 drops vanilla crème stevia
  • Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator at least 24 hours before making the whipped cream, so it is well chilled. Chill a metal bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Take the coconut milk out of the refrigerator and remove the lid. Gently scoop out the coconut fat, placing it in the chilled bowl. Pour the remaining liquid into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator, saving it for another use.

Using a handheld blender, whip the coconut milk fat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Whip in the honey, vanilla extract, stevia, and salt.

Use right away or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

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.

Kim Maes - Allergy Free Food CoachKim Maes, CNC, AADP, known as the Allergy Free Food Coach, is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Certified in the Practical Application of Food Allergy Guidelines.. She is also the creator of the Cook It Allergy Free iPhone and iPad Apps and the Cook It Allergy Free website, where she shares her passion for teaching others how easy and delicious it can be to eat whole, pure allergy-friendly meals that the entire family will enjoy.

245 Comments
  1. On June 19, 2013 Robin said

    I am really looking forward to this cookbook. I have her other cookbooks and have followed her blog for the past three years since we went gluten-free. Her recipes are easy to follow and so good. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  2. On June 19, 2013 Dyanne Spease said

    I have just gone gluten free and am in dire need of some recipes that are tried and true. This cook book will be an awesome blessing to my kitchen and new journey.

  3. On June 19, 2013 Dyanne Spease said

    I am following Cook It Allergy Free on FB.

  4. On June 19, 2013 Dyanne Spease said

    I have been following Elana’s Pantry on FB for a long time. Love her recipes and tips.

  5. On June 19, 2013 Dyanne Spease said

    I have shared this cookbook giveaway on my Pinterest giveaway board.

  6. On June 19, 2013 Dyanne Spease said

    I have shared this giveaway on my FB page.

  7. On June 19, 2013 Dyanne Spease said

    I have shared this giveaway on my Google+ page. https://plus.google.com/u/0/?partnerid=gplp0

  8. On June 19, 2013 Vanessa said

    I love Elana’s recipes! We’re 80% paleo in our house, but struggle to give up all dairy, so this book would be a perfect addition to my collection!

  9. On June 19, 2013 Vanessa said

    Following on facebook! :)

  10. On June 19, 2013 Carrie A Groff said

    I’m looking forward to this book as I’ve been wanting to start making Paleo recipes for my husband and I.

  11. On June 19, 2013 Carrie A Groff said

    I Liked Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook. Carrie A Groff

  12. On June 19, 2013 Carrie A Groff said

    I already follow Elana’s Pantry on Facebook.

  13. On June 19, 2013 Carrie A Groff said

    Shared this giveaway on my Pinterest Contests Board.

  14. On June 19, 2013 shauna price said

    I love trying new gluten-free recipes.

  15. On June 19, 2013 Neva said

    This cookbook looks like it has many recipes that would suit what I am looking for. Can’t wait to see a copy

  16. On June 19, 2013 Neva said

    I follow both Cook It Allergy Free and Elana’s Pantry on facebook

  17. On June 19, 2013 Robin Whiting said

    I love simplicity when cooking and wholesomeness for ingredients I can’t wait to try some recipes.

  18. On June 19, 2013 Robin Whiting said

    I Follow Cook It Allergy Free and Elana’s Pantry on Facebook.

  19. On June 19, 2013 Alisa said

    What a seriously fun recipe! Elana is so inventive with almond flour. Just thumbing through her new book now!

  20. On June 19, 2013 Maureen Hayes said

    I have followed both FB sites :)

    I would love to try paleo cooking/baking to see if this will ease some of my daughter’s tummy problems.

  21. On June 19, 2013 Cindy W. said

    I would love to with Elana’s new book. I am trying to incorporate more Paleo meals into my diet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. On June 19, 2013 Amy said

    What a great cookbook. Love the no sugar aspect.

  23. On June 19, 2013 Cat said

    Following both pages on FB now. Didn’t even know Elana had a FB page. Thank you!

  24. On June 19, 2013 Cat said
  25. On June 19, 2013 Cat said

    I have followed Elana’s Pantry for a year now. I love the ease of her recipes. I can get most of the ingredients at any store close to me, whether I am walking or on the bus. Breakfast is always hard for me, I struggle with wanting my toasted Paleo Banana Bread all the time.. Don’t always have time for eggs and bacon. I love that her new book has so many meal ideas, including BREAKFAST.

  26. On June 19, 2013 Cara said

    I follow both on Facebook :)

  27. On June 19, 2013 Cara said

    Shared on Facebook and pinterest!

  28. On June 19, 2013 Cara said

    I am intrigued because I can never have enough simple, nutritious recipes these days :)

  29. On June 19, 2013 Jean said

    I am a sporadic follower because my neighbor and several friends eat gluten free. I have been told my gluten free foods are absolutely wonderful thanks to your recipes. I would like your cook book to continue making healthy and enjoyable foods for them, but mostly for me. I have been a weight watcher for years and am no longer successful at losing the excess weight. My neighbor and friends have let go of a great number of pounds and have become much healthier as a result of eating gluten free. This cookbook sounds like a way for me to be successful on many different levels. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to start thinking in a different direction.

  30. On June 19, 2013 Julie Usdavin said

    I’m intrigued about this cookbook, I have her other almond flour cookbook, which is great and I’m always looking for new gluten-free recipes!

  31. On June 19, 2013 Julie said

    I follow both on facebook!

  32. On June 19, 2013 lindy said

    Would love to get my hands on this. Love paleo but it is a bit hard with allergies. This would be helpful!

  33. On June 19, 2013 JoAnne said

    I love how the cookbook is paleo, along with being allergen free.

  34. On June 19, 2013 JoAnne said

    I am following both on facebook.

  35. On June 20, 2013 briita n said

    i love elana’s cookbooks!

  36. On June 20, 2013 briita n said

    i follow you on Facebook

  37. On June 20, 2013 briita n said

    i follow elana’s pantry on Facebook

  38. On June 20, 2013 Cara said

    I love how I can use this cookbook and there are not ten million different flours!

  39. On June 20, 2013 Cara said

    I follow Elana’s Pantry on FB.

  40. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer said

    I am new to allergy free cooking and this book looks like it would inspire me to fully embrace that lifestyle.

  41. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer said

    I follow you on facebook

  42. On June 20, 2013 Rachel Lookabill said

    Shared on Pinterest!

  43. On June 20, 2013 Rachel Lookabill said

    I follow you and Elana’s Pantry on facebook!

  44. On June 20, 2013 R Lin said

    I’d love to own her book. Her receives are very doable.

  45. On June 20, 2013 Karen Garner said

    I’m always on the lookout for a gluten free cookbook that uses fresh, simple ingredients. This one looks amazing!

  46. On June 20, 2013 R Lin said

    I follow elana’s pantry on Facebook.

  47. On June 20, 2013 R Lin said

    I follow you on FB

  48. On June 20, 2013 Karen Garner said

    I already follow both pages on Facebook.

  49. On June 20, 2013 Karen Garner said

    I’m sharing this post via Facebook right now.

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