This recipe celebrates Muslim New Year, Norooz, at the March Equinox. Gather all the fresh greens and leeks you can find in your spring garden. Chop them fine, mix with eggs, spices, and you have Kuku sabzi, Persian Leek Frittata. It's easy to make, like a green omelet with aromatic herbs. This is a very flexible recipe - use any leafy greens and herbs you have, including spinach, kale, chard, basil, etc.
I have a huge weakness for Poppy Seed Cake. A fabulicious special occasion cake, this is a traditional Jewish Passover recipe from my friend Merle’s grandmother. It is Paleo-adapted to be completely free of grains, dairy, and sugar, but you'd never guess. Instead of wheat flour, it uses shredded coconut, ground in a food processor.
This delectable cake will not cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested zero carb sweetener. Hooray!
This creamy avocado sauce goes well with just about any salad, vegetable, bread, or meat. Today I'm spreading it on a Flourless Blender Bread sandwich. Lusciously smooth and bursting with flavor, this thick spread reminds me of a Mexican spicy guacamole or mayo married to a Middle-Eastern sesame tahini. Yum! Just blend and serve. It's infinitely versatile. Make a 5-minute meal with Zoodles Quick & Easy.
A delectable snack, great for a hike or a lunch bag, these irresistible muffins contain no flour! Instead they're made with whole coconut flakes. Yet you'll never notice the difference in flavor or texture. It's a new era of health for me as I'm eating no flour, to keep the intestines squeaky clean. Without flour or sugar, there's no belly flab or sugar spike. Yay! Chocolate is a life necessity, and sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with the cacao flavor.
Today I was running late, and my team needed a quick, healthy snack. In the kitchen were a young coconut, some strawberries, and a banana. With only five ingredients, minutes later we were enjoying this refreshing mousse! Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however I recently bought a Coco Jack tool. See below how easy it is! I'm going to be making this a LOT! Make sure your strawberries are organic, as they absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides.
By Jane Barthelemy. What is your most valuable personal asset? Most people would agree that intelligence is right up at the top of the list. We spend time and effort building our appearance, and our physical assets. But how can we stimulate healthy brain function? What can we do to build intelligence?
Surprisingly, scientists are now saying the key to optimizing intelligence is in the gut. Recent studies show that a high-functioning brain is dependent upon two essential factors: a balanced nervous system, and a healthy intestinal environment. Yep, the brain and the gut are intimately connected. And both these factors are determined by the foods we eat.
This delicious risotto is a snap to make, and will rival anything you'll taste in the best Italian trattoria. I made this low-carb cauliflower risotto for my recent cooking workshop in Italy, and it was a huge hit. A classic combination in Tuscan cuisine is to pair lentils with mushrooms, which give a heavenly flavor and rich broth. Riced cauliflower has an al-dente texture just like Arborio rice, but without the carbs. Yay!
By Jane Barthelemy. In a healthy environment our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels will give you more energy, enhanced brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic.
This recipe is inspired by an amazing day on the Adriatic coast. After teaching a Qigong workshop in Italy, I spent a few magical days in the charming beach town of Sirolo. Of course there's nothing to do but relax and eat fish! The sky and sea were calm and brilliant blue. We lounged under umbrellas all day, while the aroma of roasted garlic, olives, and the freshest fish beckoned us from the restaurant.
By Jane Barthelemy.
This is a game that helps you train your mind to relax and let go of thoughts that block your happiness. No matter what your political views, most of us might agree the roller coaster has left its tracks. Yes, we're careening fast in a new direction. How does that make you feel? Well, here are a few tips and tricks to help you balance. Your strength and harmony help everyone around you. Prepare yourself, as you know I like to think outside the box. Don't try them all - you'll be stark raving mad. Choose just three and do them every day for 3 weeks.
These enchanting chocolate truffles are a luscious treat for someone you love. With only five ingredients, they taste just like French chocolates except they’re incredibly easy to make, way healthier, Paleo, free of sugar, dairy and carbs. Hooray! Yes, I promise the intense chocolate packs a punch. And the creamy smooth texture will make you weep with pleasure. The good news is, there won't be any sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic natural sweetener.
Let go. Release your mind. Engage in random acts of generosity and love. As the world spins in unknown directions, this recipe is your buoy of sanity and comfort. Yes, healthy food can be deeply calming and reassuring. Please share this recipe with someone you love. Take a deep breath and enjoy. After all, romance and nourishment touch the senses and say 'I love you' in a way that words can never express.
Transform Your Food, Transform Your Life!
Hello, I’m Jane, gluten-free, Paleo chef, author, health practitioner and guide in your journey to health and vitality. My view of Paleo is to nourish true wellness and balance, free of indigestion, weight gain, cravings, and moods. Here I share transformational lifestyle tips, new techniques, and luscious, original recipes for a new, vital way of living. Yay! You can do this!
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