I’m really excited to share a new weekly series on Extraordinary Folks in Food. These are people I know or have read and think that they make great contributions to the food world. I’ve sent a list of questions to each and they have chosen which ones to answer. I’ve shared their answers below so you can get to know them a little better.
This week I’d like to share with you Elana Amsterdam who writes the food blog Elana’s Pantry. She has also written two cookbooks, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour due out in April of this year. We love the recipes in her first book and can’t wait for the second.
Come back at the end of the week for a twist on one of her recipes and a chance to win an autographed copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.
Name : Elana Amsterdam
Business and or blog name: Elana’s Pantry
Focus of blog or business: healthy organic food
Social Media I play in: Facebook/twitter @elanaspantry
I started my blog in the month and year: 2006
Training/education I received: BA in History, Columbia College, Columbia University
My favorite healthy food: almonds
My favorite snack food: almonds
My top 3 healthiest foods I love to eat or recommend: almonds, kale, blueberries
Childhood ambition: to be a “business person”
My favorite cookbook: Joy of Cooking
Favorite activity: Walking
Favorite thing to cook: Anything.
Favorite kitchen tool: My hands
Favorite exercise: Walking
What I you do to treat myself: Walking
What I do to feel at peace: Walking
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Skydiving
Books I’ve written: The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook, Gluten Free Cupcakes