Bestselling Cookbook Author Elana Amsterdam Offers Her Tricks to Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Top Quote Gluten-free guru creates ghoulishly-good Halloween desserts. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2011 - Bestselling gluten-free cookbook author, Elana Amsterdam, has just the treats to trick taste-buds this Halloween. For those with celiac disease and other gluten intolerances or sensitivities, Halloween can be a particularly frustrating holiday. With so many sweets being passed around, those adhering to a gluten-free diet are often left in the dark. However, Elana is serving up delicious gluten-free, Halloween-inspired treats that are sure to delight even the pickiest of palates.

    Whether it is candies, cupcakes or other sweet treats, Elana Amsterdam offers trick-or-treaters ghoulishly good gluten-free recipes. Her secret ingredient: almond flour, a wheat-free alternative that adds a nutritious and delicious twist to Halloween sweets. Since pumpkin is the ingredient of the season, Elana is infusing her recipes with the super healthy food. Dishing out everything from pumpkin cinnamon cheesecake to pumpkin ginger soup to pumpkin bars and beyond, the spooky squash is being put to good use this holiday.

    "As someone who lives with celiac disease, I know firsthand how difficult Halloween can be," says Elana. "Especially when we are younger, everyone is bringing candies and treats to school, and those of us with gluten-intolerances are often left behind. I want to change that. All of my recipes are easy to follow and guaranteed to impress."

    With celiac disease affecting upwards of 3 million Americans, Elana's mission this Halloween is to provide easy-to-make gluten-free recipes for adults and children alike. While store bought gluten-free brands are available, their taste is often as scary as their list of ingredients! Thanks to Elana's spooktacular gluten-free recipes, this Halloween the best trick will be the one played on your tastebuds. For more information, visit

    Elana Amsterdam is the bestselling author of two gluten-free cookbooks, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes.

    As one of the leading experts on gluten-free cooking, Elana Amsterdam is changing the taste of gluten-free foods forever with an eclectic mix of almond flour focused recipes. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder which results in intolerance to gluten, Elana was motivated to change her lifestyle and cooking habits for the better. Unwilling to compromise taste, Elana drew on her years of nutritional knowledge and cooking experience to cultivate a series of gluten-free recipes that would not sacrifice taste or texture.

    Elana is also one of the web's most renowned food writers, publishing hundreds of innovative recipes, tasty tips and information to live by on her blog,

    For media inquiries and/or to arrange an interview, please contact Jessica Lieu at 323.937.1951 or jessica ( @ ) tylerbarnettpr dot com.

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