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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 20, 2013 Amparo Barajas said

    Okay post #2 :-) I have liked both your page and Elana’s FB pages :-) Thanks again for the opportunity to win such an awesome book!!!

  2. On June 20, 2013 Amparo Barajas said

    Post #3 :-D I have shared this on FB :-) Thanks again. Good luck to everyone!!!

  3. On June 20, 2013 Tricia Bergen said

    I am following Elana’s Pantry on Facebook.

  4. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer said

    I have read Elana’s Pantry (the blog) for a long time and eat largely Paleo. I’d love to have a copy of her new book. Thanks!

  5. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer said

    I have liked Cook It Allergy Free and Elana’s Pantry on FB.

  6. On June 20, 2013 Tricia Bergen said

    I just shared the link on my Facebook page and tagged two friends that I know are following the Paleo diet and told them to enter. One of them had just asked me about some Paleo recipes.

  7. On June 20, 2013 Geralyn said

    I am intrigued by HOW SIMPLE these recipes look and yet how delicious they sound!

  8. On June 20, 2013 Geralyn said

    Post # 2 – I like Elana’s Pantry on Facebook!

  9. On June 20, 2013 Kim said

    Been a follower of both this blog and Elana’s Pantry blog for awhile now. I love all the recipes, so this book would be a great addition to my repertoire!

  10. On June 20, 2013 Kim said

    As I have followed both blogs, I have also liked both Facebook pages for some time now too.

  11. On June 20, 2013 Sandy Wilson said

    I liked Elana’s Pantry and cook IT allergy free on FB!

  12. On June 20, 2013 Sandy Wilson said

    Shared post on FB

  13. On June 20, 2013 Linda S said

    I love Elanas other books so think this will be great too!

  14. On June 20, 2013 Linda S said

    I like you both on Facebook!

  15. On June 20, 2013 Linda S said

    I shared.

  16. On June 20, 2013 Kristi Cooke, NTP said

    1. I love Elana’s recipes and eat mostly paleo, so I KNOW I would LOVE this cookbook!
    2. I already “like” Elana’s Pantry on FB.
    3. Sharing!

  17. On June 20, 2013 Kerry said

    The book is intriguing because of Elana and her blog. I discovered her site more than a year ago and hvae enjoyed the variety and the simplicity that she brings to the table.

  18. On June 20, 2013 Kerry said

    I have followed Elana on Facebook. I have added Cook IT Allergy Free to my likes!!

  19. On June 20, 2013 Cherie said

    I just liked Elana’s Pantry on Facebook!

  20. On June 20, 2013 Cherie said

    I just liked Cooking Allergy Free on Facebook!

  21. On June 20, 2013 Kymber said

    shared on pinterest!

  22. On June 20, 2013 Kymber said

    following both on FB

  23. On June 20, 2013 Kymber said

    Elana’s blog was one of the first I found when I started changing the way I eat. I LOVE what she makes…but I always need more ideas!

  24. On June 20, 2013 CYNTHIA said

    I liked Elana’s pantry on FB! And am sharing this link on my page!

  25. On June 20, 2013 CYNTHIA said

    I liked Elana’s pantry on FB and am sharing this link on my page!

  26. On June 20, 2013 Hana said

    I love eating paleo, I love Elana’s blog so I would love to see her cookbook as well!

  27. On June 20, 2013 Rachael said

    I have been reading her blog for quite awhile and REALLY want all her best recipes in one spot!

  28. On June 20, 2013 Rachael said

    I also already follow Elena on fb!

  29. On June 20, 2013 Hana said

    I follow both sites on facebook!

  30. On June 20, 2013 Hana said

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  31. On June 20, 2013 Andrada said

    I follow both of you on Facebook !

  32. On June 20, 2013 April said

    I love Elana’s pantry!

  33. On June 20, 2013 Lois said

    My husband is interested in eating paleo, but I have been thinking it’s too hard or weird or something. The food pictured on the cover of the cookbook looks un-weird and wonderful. I like the idea of simple food that doesn’t take forever to make.

  34. On June 20, 2013 Lois said

    I liked “cook IT allergy free” and Elana’s Pantry on facebook.

  35. On June 20, 2013 April said

    Followed on FB

  36. On June 20, 2013 April said

    Shared on FB!

  37. On June 20, 2013 Heather said

    I want the cookbook because I’m just starting out with Paleo and I could use all the help I can get!!

  38. On June 20, 2013 Heather said

    I already follow Elana’s pantry.

  39. On June 20, 2013 Eligonma said

    I would love to win this book. I love Elana’s blog!

  40. On June 20, 2013 Eligonma said

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

  41. On June 20, 2013 Eligonma said
  42. On June 20, 2013 Kim T. said

    I am intrigued by this Paleo cookbook because sometimes I lack the creativity in the kitchen to come up with yummy recipes myself. Elana’s recipes always sound so good!

  43. On June 20, 2013 Kim T. said

    Been a huge fan of Elana’s on Facebook for some time now.

  44. On June 20, 2013 Beth said

    I am so interested in these recipes as we try to eat healthier. I would love to try this cookbook!

  45. On June 20, 2013 Beth said

    Already liked on FB and shared on Pinterest!

  46. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer said

    I’ve already tried many of Elana’s recipies (from her Facebook page). I’ve been gluten free for years and am semi-paleo too. and I love cookbooks. Would love to have it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. On June 20, 2013 Kim said

    I pinned it on Pinterest!

  48. On June 20, 2013 Heather W. said

    I love that her recipes are gluten free and dairy free as my child is allergic to both. So I would love to try out some of her recipes.

  49. On June 20, 2013 Alicia said

    1. I love Elana’s recipes that I’ve tried on her website so far and I would love to see more and have it at my fingertips when I’m in my kitchen!
    2. I already follow Elana’s Pantry, which is how I found out about this contest!
    3. I have shared this post with all my friends on Facebook!!

  50. On June 20, 2013 Heather W. said

    following both on FB

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