3.4.15

You know when you meet a girl who is, like, really pretty…but she’s so laid back and casual and lovely you’re not sure if she know what a stunner she is? Yeah. That’s how we felt when we met Ella last year without having even glanced at her blog. “You’re so photogenic!” we crooned as we took Instagram photos over coffee. Little did we know, she’d heard it once before (about a million times over) as the star of her own wellness journey turned blog turned mini-empire, Deliciously Ella.  

The incredible popularity of her U.K.-based blog and now cookbook (it goes on sale in the U.S. starting today!) has everything to do with Ella herself and the casual loveliness with which she shares her health journey with those who follow her. The new plant-based cookbook, Deliciously Ella is everything her cult following has been waiting for. Cover-to-cover, the book is filled with clean, gluten-free, plant-based recipes that leave little to be desired. These gluten-free sweet potato pancakes are one quintessential example from within its pages.

Try these pancakes, then every last one of the recipes within the new book’s pages. We’re giving away one signed copy of the new U.S. edition of Deliciously Ella that hit shelves just yesterday! Here’s Ella…

These sweet potato pancakes contain only five ingredients – all of which are great for you. Sweet potato holds the pancakes together, while also adding a great flavor. I love serving these with my Strawberry Jam, a little Apple Purée (both recipes also in the book!) and some fresh fruit. Tip before you start: Make sure to cook the first side for long enough. It’s tough to be patient, but if you’re not, they won’t flip properly.

Deliciously Ella’s SWEET POTATO PANCAKES
Makes 12 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 small sweet potato (about 7 oz)
¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp oat milk
1¼ cups brown rice flour (about 7 oz)
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
coconut oil, for greasing

Directions:

Peel the sweet potato, discard the skin and chop the rest of the potato into small pieces.

Either steam or boil the sweet potato pieces for about 10 minutes, until they’re really soft.

Then place them into a blender with the oat milk, flour, honey and cinnamon and blend for 30 seconds or so until the mix is totally smooth.

Place a nonstick frying pan on the stove and grease it with coconut oil, then allow it to get really hot before placing about 2 tablespoons of batter in it.

Use a spoon to shape the batter into a circle and then allow it to cook for 2–3 minutes, until the top of it no longer looks like runny batter and is starting to firm. Flip the pancake over and allow it to cook on the other side.

Continue until you’ve used up all the batter.

Excerpted from Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward. Copyright © 2015 by Ella Woodward. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


Win A Copy Of The Deliciously Ella Cookbook!
Drooling over a signed copy of Deliciously Ella for your own culinary adventures? Simply sign up for our weekly TCM Newsletter, then leave a comment below letting us know you did and why you want to win. Open to U.S. readers only. Giveaway closes Monday, March 9 at 5pm PST. Good luck, readers!

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  1. I started eating clean, gluten-free, and vegan in February and love it so much that I am completely committing to it as a lifestyle choice! It keeps my skin clear and I have loads of energy as well (I gave up coffee in January). This cookbook looks like a great resource for me, as a 23 year old just getting started on building my own repertoire 🙂 I am trying to influence my family and friends into eating clean as well, and what better way then to cook them these delicious recipes?

    Ashley | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  2. I would love to check out this cookbook! I regularly pour (= drool) over the recipes on her website, so this would be fantastic to win!

    Lauren S. | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  3. I love Deliciously Ella! I’m trying to eat more gluten-free veggie-based dishes and this cookbook is perfect for that.

    elizabeth | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  4. She is a stunner! And I love her approach to food and eating in general. I need this cookbook in my life…

    Nicole H. | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  5. I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle and stumbled across Ella while doing so. I’ve become a huge fan of hers and love all of her recipes! Her book would mean the world to me!

    Amanda | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  6. I subscribed to the newsletter and I would love to win this cookbook because I just started following her blog and love all the recipes. I also have hashimoto’s and these recipes would help me take preventive care of myself!

    Joya | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  7. Subscribed! 🙂

    Jessica | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  8. Subscribed! I think she’s such an inspiration to the wellness community as a whole and I absolutely adore her recipes! Would love to try more.

    Jessica | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  9. I’ve been subscribed to the chalkboard mag newsletter and I love it! Great tips and recipes for eating clean and healthy!
    I’d love to win this cookbook because about a year ago I found out I had a dairy intolerance as well as a gluten intolerance. It’s been a hard lifestyle change and it’s hard to find products or foods I can enjoy. This cookbook would help give me ideas and get me back to cooking foods I love & can eat!

    Brooke | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  10. I’m trying to cook more clean dishes. Would love to have further inspiration and guidance!

    Cora | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  11. I signed up and I want you to know that it would truly make my week to win Deliciously Ella’s cookbook. I am a faithful “follower” of her and her recipes and I love all that she stands for in terms of clean eating and nourishing the body. I’m not currently in the monetary position to buy her book as I’m struggling to pay student loans and money is very tight at this time in my life. Healthy eating is very important to me and I’ve become a certified “health freak” over the past few years. Having access to her recipes like this would be such an honor and a privilege. Thank you so much for your consideration…

    Brianna | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  12. I just subscribed to the newsletter! I am super excited about this giveaway because later this month I’m moving in with my good friend who follows a vegetarian and gluten-free diet. I love to cook and bake, but if I want to make meals for the both of us I will need to change up my own diet! This cookbook would be such a wonderful help as I venture into the world of gluten-free recipes!!

    Ginelle | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  13. I have been receiving your newsletter for some time now! Thank you for always sharing so much wonderfulness in one place! I’m such a foodie- so This amazing cook book would sit absolutely beautiful along side my other special fav! Every wed I have friends over and choose a cook book and pick a few recipes to re-create then we talk bout where it come from and who’s it was and what health benefits we gain from nurturing the body this way! So hopefully this will be another I can choose from 🙂

    Rebecca | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  14. a nice find

  15. My husband and I have been trying to eat healthier, a promise we have made to each other to ensure a long life together :)! I’m still learning in the kitchen and am quite nervous about experimenting, and creating meals out of my comfort zone still. This cookbook would be a great way to try healthy new meals I already know we will love.

    Joelle | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  16. She IS beautiful, just like the article says. And her recipes reflect this beauty. As a college student, I’m always looking for ways to eat healthier, and especially since heart problems and stroke are present in my family, it’s imperative to start eating a more balanced diet…and what better place to continue this healthy journey than with this incredible cookbook 🙂

    Kaitlyn | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  17. This book looks absolutely divine. As a new wellness blogger, I’m always looking for new healthy recipes, blogs to follow, & books to read. Not to mention, I am recently gluten free due to medical conditions. What a wonderful opportunity, I would love to get my hands on a copy of this!

    Ally Mullaney | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  18. This looks like an amazing read and I would use it everyday. I would love to discover the beautiful and healthy recipes it has to offer. Fingers crossed. Oxox

    Vanessa | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  19. I have really worked hard developing a healthy life for myself the past year. This book would be a great addition to keep me on track with what I eat. Ella is such an inspiration to me and I would absolutely love having a copy of her cookbook!

    Katy Mitchell | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  20. I am a die-hard (healthy) foodie. I love that Ella shares accessible recipes that any one could use. Her website has helped me convert my friends & family into a more self-aware eaters as well (sweet potato brownies & bright pink beet soup, anyone!). I read Ella’s beautiful blog & TCM daily for the best tips & tricks! I would absolutely love love love this book! (pretty please!)

    Marcia | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  21. I would absolutely love to win a copy of Delciously Ella’s cookbook!! I am a undergraduate college student and have been practicing making whole, organic foods part of my every day lifestyle! I have dealt with IBS and kidney stones for over 5 years now and I have been ready for a change. This year I have added green smoothies to my diet and drink one every morning for breakfast. I have also made homemade granola and my next project is homemade vegan chocolate! I have been feeling great and have noticed my energy levels change, but I would like to keep improving my health so that my energy fits with my busy lifestyle! I have been more motivated to change by following companies like you on Instagram but would definitely like to have access to more resources and recipes since I am no expert with all of this! 🙂

    Jess | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  22. Would LOVE to win this! Plant based and gluten free is how I eat! Would love some inspiration!

    Erika | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  23. Just subscribed! I have been following Ella’s journey for about a year now. She is not only lovely, but personable, inspiring and real. I’m so impressed by how much she has accomplished in the last few years and love trying her recipes!

    Emily | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  24. I’ve been signed up for your news letter for a while now! I want to win this cookbook so that I can learn more about eating a plant based diet and make the change!

    Courtney stafford | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  25. I started a juice cleanse 24 days ago and I think i am going to finish at 30 days…I would LOVE to have a copy of this book so that I can continue to prepare “clean” recipes for my family!

    Veda Byrd | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  26. I really want to start eating healthy and make a big change I’m my eating habits for the rest of my life. I feel the only way to properly get started is with the help from your cookbook. It would be life changing to me if I won the book and it looks amazing.

    Ashley | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  27. Already a follower of the chalkboardmag on Instagram and now the newsletter as well! Ella is truly an inspiration and I would love to win her cookbook to help continue my healthy living initiatives. I am gf/dairy-free/soy-free and she continues to provide delicious and accessible recipes that are easy to follow in my own kitchen!

    Gina | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  28. I’ve followed Ella’s blog for over a year and would LOVE to have a copy of her book!!

    Leanna | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  29. it’s gems like these that makes me love Chalkboard. I am recently dairy/gluten/soy free for health reasons/ diagnoses and would LOVE to start this health journey with this cookbook!!

  30. I just signed up for your newsletter because I am desperately trying to find a yummy gluten-free pancake recipe for my flapjack-obsessed hubby!! Please pick me to win this book and make our life even sweeter!!!

    Laura | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  31. Hi The Chalkboard Mag!!! I’ve been signed up with ya’ll for awhile now and follow you on IG and Facebook! I would love to win a copy of this book, to help me along the way with my new journey to become gluten-free, plant based, cooking family of five!!!!!! I have a long life to live ahead of me, and I am not going to let bad food choices shorten that for me, or my family!!!!! This book would be a wonderful addition in our home, and we would use it everyday <3

    Brittney Waldrop | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  32. My husband and I love to cook and, since being diagnosed with Celiac, we need help in the kitchen. This cookbook would be a wonderful tool in helping us to find our way in the kitchen again.

    Emily Hawtin | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  33. I have a developing passion for cooking and cooking outside the box using fresh ingredients. I am a student and am inspired by Ella and her passion for both cooking, healthy living and just doing what you love in life. I would love to win this cookbook and challenge myself to try all the recipes!

    kelyn | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  34. This spuds so wonderful. I’ve been signed up for awhile now and I love reading all the healthy recipes. I’ve been working towards a healthier lifestyle and buying fruits and veggies at the farmers market. Her book with more healthier recipes would be amazing to have. I hope whom ever wins it uses it well!

    Miquela M. | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  35. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Vanessa | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  36. I love Ella’s blog and want to get healthy with more of her recipes!

    Kayla | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  37. I’ve always been a healthy eater but do to recent health issues I have had to make even bigger changes including going gluten free and practically becoming a vegetarian. Ella’s book would be amazing to have and is just what I’ve been looking for! P.S. can’t wait to try out this sweet potato pancake recipe, thanks!

    Alexandra | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  38. I’ve been abroad this semester in London, a journey that I embarked on entirely on my own. I’m vegan and Ella’s kind words and beautiful recipes have helped me find comfort during such a transitional period of my life (plus her London eatery recommendations have never failed me). I’ve already subscribed and am excited at the prospect of winning such a special book! Thank you.

    Tyler | 03.04.2015 | Reply
  39. I have Ella’s app and love her Instagram feed. I imagine her cookbook is just as luminous, cheerful, and creative! Look forward to trying out her recipes.

    Maja | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  40. I would love to try out her recipes and add to my repertoire of healthy, dairy free recipes! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

    Megan Caton | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  41. I have found the amazing benefits of clean eating and holistic medicine in helping me to feel great! I never realized how good I could feel until I started. And I hope the cookbook will continue to inspire me to try new recipes and live well!

    camille | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  42. I always look forward to receiving TCM’s newsletter for reasons like this – Ella! Love her and her message. I’ve recently cut out dairy and am in progress of cutting meat.. one big challenge for me is not getting bored by the healthy foods I cook. I need more options to keep this clean way of living new and delicious – and her book would be a blessing!! x

    Kelly | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  43. I used to think that vegan recipes were easy and so were gluten free, but vegan and gluten free at the same time is pretty much impossible. And then I stumbled upon Ella’s blog, and have been spending a lot of time digging in her blog archives lately. I’m bookmarking pretty much almost every recipe, and wish I had more time in a day to try making multiple at once. Like breakfast, lunch and dinner. Why not. That would be so delicious and fantastic. I love Ella’s simple approach to delicious food, and she shows that you can easily be vegan and gluten free at the same time!

    Natalia M | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  44. There are days when life can dampen your spirit, and ware on your body and mind. Food and community found through sites like this, through blogs and the recipes and words of people like Ella, can encourage, inspire, and simply lift our spirits. This cookbook would be such a fulfilling gift that would be used so often…and shared with others!

    Julianna Bialek | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  45. I’ve been signed up to your TCM Weekly and I would love to win a signed copy of this book to help me along my clean eating journey to eat more plant-based food.

    Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  46. I have been in love with Ella since last summer!! I make everything from her; her recipes are absolutely amazing and I’ve never gone back to any of my bad eating habits because of her. I signed up for the newsletter; love to have a shot at the book!!

    Sarah | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  47. I LOVE your newsletters and the fact that you put diverse & helpful topics in each one.

    I have just found out that I can’t eat gluten-based grains so Ella’s cookbook would have an honored place in my kitchen and be much utilized making her yummy recipes!

    Sally H | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  48. I’m adopting a gluten free lifestyle and I want to do more gluten free cooking in the home, versus buying prepared foods or eating out.

    Lauren Topor | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  49. It’s heartening to see more and more people exploring the plant-based and whole foods way. What’s even more delightful is that someone who never thought they’d be a gluten-free vegan is now paving the way for others. Just imagine what we’re all capable of if we change the story we tell ourselves. I am so happy to know about this book. Thanks TCM.

    Sarah | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  50. I absolutely love your newsletter and read all the articles published! I never make time for this normally but the information in these newsletters are so informative! They have answered so many questions that I have wondered.

    Simone White | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  51. LOOOOOVE Ella and would love a copy of her new book! And I’m already a subscriber to your fabulous newsletter! 🙂
    Cheers, Maureen

    Maureen Sutherland Weiser | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  52. still getting the hang of gluten free eating…and mixing with fresh natural ingredients is one of my goals

    SusanB | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  53. I have been receiving the chalkboard mag for a while now and love it because there are always inspirations to help me create more beautiful vegan dishes that fit into my body building meal plan. Even during off season I try to eat as clean as possible because it’s bikini season somewhere- plus why have to punish myself before every show with a strict diet when I can stay lean and eat well all year round? This book will definitely expand my library of vegan clean resources.

    Elora | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  54. I’ve been on a long-term clean living lifestyle for many years & am always loving new recipes to keep winning my kids & husband in this wonderful direction. Delishiously Ella would be a fantastic addition to this lifestyle.

    Rachael | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  55. I am already a subscriber {btw} 😉

    Rachael | 03.05.2015 | Reply
  56. I’ve been a subscriber for some time now. I love the mix of recipes, interviews, healthy living tips and information.

    Lauren | 03.06.2015 | Reply
  57. been a subscriber for a while and just tried these pancakes on my kids. delicious. would love more of her recipes through her cookbook. Thank!

  58. I’ve been a subscriber to the TCM newsletter for months, and I have also been a follower of Deliciously Ella for several months after reading about the blog on The Kind Life website. I love the information and recipes Ella has on the blog (and I can say the same about TCM) and would love a copy of her cookbook. I follow a dairy and gluten free diet (with some slip-ups here and there) and I’m always looking for tasty recipes. I also love cookbooks. I know I can get a million and one recipes online, but there is something about an actual book. I have a a lovely little collection I’d like to add to.

    Nicole | 03.06.2015 | Reply
  59. Wow, I would love to win this cookbook! I’m excited to discover Ella’s recipes. I am trying so hard to live a plant-based lifestyle and I would love to have this book as a resource on the days when creative juices just aren’t flowing and I don’t know what to make! I think it would also be useful when I do my weekly meal prep, to make sure I’m staying in line with my clean eating goals. Thanks TCM for this giveaway, I’m crossing my fingers!

    Nicole | 03.06.2015 | Reply
  60. I’ve been really happy with TCM weekly newsletter for over a year now because of your excellent well informed content. You rule! I’d be so pleased to own this book because I’d love to have Ella’s charm and go to recipes as a staple in my kitchen.

    Lindsey | 03.06.2015 | Reply
  61. Signed up and would love to win this cookbook! Visited her blog for the first time today, and am definitely not disappointed 🙂

    Megan | 03.07.2015 | Reply
  62. Ella is THE BEST! Would love to win a copy!

    Hayley | 03.07.2015 | Reply
  63. I’m all signed up with your newsletter and would love to win Ella’s cookbook for more delicious recipes. I have some from her blog and would be really inspired with a whole book of them.

    Deb E | 03.08.2015 | Reply
  64. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS – CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, SALLY H!

    The Chalkboard Mag | 03.09.2015 | Reply

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