Grain-Free Savory Pastries Course 

Learn how to make the best gluten-free, vegan bread, crackers, crusts, and savory pastries in this easy to follow course

100% Gluten-Free + Soy-Free 


Are you tired of crusts and bread that tastes like cardboard? Us too! Now you can learn how to make both soft and hearty gluten-free bread, crackers, crusts, and savory pastries in one easy to follow course. No pre-made flour is used, nor any corn or potato starch! 

You will learn to make these foods from scratch using ingredients like organic sprouted nuts, seeds, buckwheat, and coconut. Once you learn how to make some of these recipes you will be able to create your own versions using the principles we teach. 

Regardless of your background, Pure Joy Academy is here to help you take your cooking and raw skills to a professional level. We bring you a solid and challenging online multimedia course.

Online learning doesn't mean you go at it alone.

You can complete the training on your own time in as little as a month, or at a pace, that's right for you (we recommend completing the course in 6 months but you can have as much time as you need). With monthly online seminars, a private support group, and an interactive online platform, you'll get the support and motivation you need to become your best-chef!

Become immersed in a fun and interactive culinary arts experience that is based on Elaina Love’s 20+ years of experience in developing allergy-free, low glycemic recipes! This online course is designed to help you build a new career, while simultaneously helping you achieve the healthy body you have always dreamed of.

In this course, you will walk away with the skills to:

  • succeed as a chef or teacher in the whole food wellness industry
  • navigate your kitchen like a pro - from set-up to everyday efficiency
  • nourish and heal your body with high energy superfoods
  • develop recipes which fit into all styles of eating: raw, vegan, paleo, and low-glycemic/low-carb
  • create delicious, nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic pastry recipes for your family, cafe, or catering business
  • adapt to changing times as a Holistic Raw Food Chef
  • teach your clients the best and most integrative diet
  • optimized your nutrition for gut & brain health
  • create recipes you can eat on a daily basis (foundational foods)

"I am absolutely loving my Raw Chef Classes! Each time I watch one of the online videos, I feel motivated and inspired to get in the kitchen and "cook"! Elaina has a beautiful way of expressing her vast knowledge about raw foods and nutrition in a way that feels inviting and supportive. Because of her genuine approach, I feel as though I know her even though we have yet to meet in person.

I have been a vegan for many years and I have wanted to learn how to include more raw foods into my life, yet I have felt afraid of failing until now. This course has sparked an inner belief in myself that had been asleep. Elaina's loving kindness is contagious and she delivers the recipes and nutritional information in a way that makes me want to keep making new recipes every day.

This course has been such a gift for me! I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their lifestyle one recipe at a time! I am so grateful for the opportunity to share vegan treats with people and to watch them awaken to the wonderful world of plant-based eating! Thank you so much!"


A Peek Into Some Of The Modules



In addition to the full instructional and professional recipe videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

Variety, Flavor, Quick Recipes that Become Staples. Easy to Follow. Happy Taste Buds. No Deprivation.

Course Synopsis

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Essential Culinary Lessons

These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planet. From professional knife skills, setting up your kitchen, stocking your pantry (ingredient and equipment list included), dehydration, sweeteners and thickeners and so much more, you'll be ready to dive into your recipes.

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Essential Nutrition Education

Our courses are about is more than just food. Learn about the top superfoods and supplements in the health industry (including optimal dosage, brands, and use), food combining, and cleansing.

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Tortillas, Vegetable Wraps and Coconut Wraps 

Learn how to open coconuts using a cleaver, how to make unforgettable corn-free tortillas, coconut wraps, and turmeric wraps. These make the perfect vegan, low-carb, raw, and paleo wrap. All you need is a blender and a food dehydrator to make the perfect, low carb wrapper or tortilla. This is what you need for your gyoza/pot tickers, samosas, burrito wrapper and more.

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Italian Bread Loaf

In this demonstration, Learn how to make a sunflower bread loaf. This gluten-free bread is loaded with yummy herbs and garlic.

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Onion Herb Breadsticks or Pretzels

How to make a gluten-free breadstick or pretzel from buckwheat, sunflower seeds and more. Roll it in some ground flax meal and nutritional yeast for an even more flavorful finished product

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Savory Pastry Crusts 

Learn how to make a gluten-free crust almond crust. This is a great recipe for a quiche crust, pizza crust, calzone wrap, bread, and any pastry you need a perfected and reliable base.

Spinach Mushroom Quiche 

Learn how to make a raw, vegan quiche. This is made with macadamia nuts and zucchini as the base. Add the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes to make a super-rich quiche. 

How to Sprout Buckwheat 

Buckwheat is an often overlooked and underutilized seed that makes a great base for crackers, cereal, flours, and more. Learn how to prepare it properly for optimal digestion and taste.

Buckwheat Pita Chips

Learn how to make dehydrated pita chips from sprouted buckwheat, carrots, red bell peppers, and more. This is a satisfying replacement for glutenous crackers. It will surely become a favorite snack

Recipe and Technique Assignments and Quizzes

Test your skills and get feedback. We send reminder emails to make sure you are checking in and staying on track.

How to Shop (and get the best deals)

What are the best ingredients and where to shop for them? Learn how to outfit your kitchen like a pro with the top-rated culinary tools and ingredients. You will gain access to our favorite brands and ingredients so you can feel confident you will get the best out of your recipes.

Ongoing Support and Networking in our Private Facebook Support Community

We pride ourselves on our support system pre and post-course. We want you to succeed in your health goals long after your coursework is done! Plus, you will receive bonus recipes by staying active in the group. Sometimes we post a surprise recipe video even after the course is over.

What You Get With This Course

  • A complete recipe manual. Downloadable and printable PDF’s to all course materials to watch/read and practice over and over again.
  • Comprehensive instructional videos. Thorough demonstrations to help you understand each step in the preparation.
  • Advanced plating and presentation of each recipe.
  • Ask questions. Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal is a place where you can comment and get your questions answered.
  • Pro Restaurant and Catering Techniques and Recipes.
  • Get access for a LIFETIME! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Plus, receive bonus lessons like:

  • Dehydration Techniques 101 - Everything you need to know to successfully dehydrate your recipes in this course and beyond.
  • How to Work With Different Sweeteners: Learn about the different kinds of sweeteners used in vegan, keto, and gluten-free recipes such as xylitol, Lakanto, stevia, coconut sugar, and more. This course focuses low glycemic and zero sugar sweeteners. You will be guided through how to use each one for your specific body needs.
  • How to Work With Different Thickeners: What are some good thickeners to use when making pies, bread, and puddings? How do you know what to use in which recipe? Learn about psyllium husk, Irish or sea moss, flax and chia seeds, coconut oil, cacao butter and a lot more ingredients use to thicken your recipes.
  • Medicinal Mushroom Cappuccino Elixir Class: It's got the immune-boosting power of medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Chaga, plus the sweet and healing benefits of cinnamon. In this lesson, you will learn how to make a hot medicinal mushroom tonic from scratch.


You will have the skills and practice to create the career of your dreams in the plant-based holistic wellness industry with the guidance from Elaina Love and the Pure Joy Academy Team and Alumni through our Pure Joy Graduates Community and private networking/support group.


Get intimate access to your online Instructor and peers, ask questions, and get personalized feedback on the techniques you're learning  via our online private Facebook support group.

Be supported by an entire community of creative chefs just waiting to cheer you on with your recipe achievements. (You may even make a creative friend for life!)

If you have any tuition or course questions please contact [email protected]

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Meet your Instructor, Elaina Love

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"Buckwheat Pita Chips: I absolutely LOVE that you use a lot of buckwheat and sunflower seeds in your recipes other than a lot of nuts! And they are so far the best recipes I’ve have tasted from a raw food course! This recipe was quite easy. The only thing I find difficult is spreading it evenly on the dehydrator tray.I scored the chips but when I was breaking them apart they were breaking; but no biggie, they still tasted amazing. They pair really well with beet hummus which is what I was eating them with."

- Crystal, Canada

"The bread loaf came out incredible. It was so nice to have "bread" again after almost a year of not eating any processed store-bought bread. Thank you for this amazing recipe.

- Jeneil

Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 plant-based recipe books, a speaker, and an internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.

Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full-flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.

Through whole, and mostly plant-based foods, cleansing, and fasting, Elaina has healed herself from a serious case of systemic candida, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances during menopause and cleared up her severe skin problems. She is the creator and producer of the first-ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag, and continues to create new recipes and content for online courses and retreats.

Katelyn Louise

Katelyn (aka Kate) specializes in healing autoimmune through low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant-based foods, with an emphasis on medicinal herbs, medicinal mushrooms and superfoods.

She is passionate about detox since she was able to renew her health through cleansing and nourishing her own body.

Kate has taught and facilitated plant-based chef trainings, detox retreats, classes and workshops around the world for years. She is a private chef and works with clients one-on-one to help them transition to a healthier gluten and grain-free diet with delicious alternatives.She'll show you the top superfoods and which ones you should start with, how to make healing Medicinal Elixirsusing herbal medicine and tonic teas, everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens and why you need them to heal your gut and boost ur immunity.



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