Throughout the year, Jewish holidays are wonderful times for gathering with family and friends. But what to do when someone is on a special diet? Well, these recipes are re-invented especially for alternative diets. The good news is that EVERYBODY loves them! These recipes are low in carbs, free of gluten and dairy, without glycemic sugars or processed ingredients. Yay! My favorites include Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel, Sweet Potato Latkes, Paleo Sour Cream Poppyseed Cake, Gluten-free Jewish apple cake, No-honey cake, Pumpernickel No-rye bread, Grain-free apple fritters, Instant Apple butter, Paleo Liver Pâté, Dairy-free cream cheese, and Authentic Borscht.
When the weather starts to get cooler, I feel the need for warm, nutritious comfort foods. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense crustless quiche, no one would never guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free, with sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for gatherings, you can cut in squares and save it for future,
Need an emergency pick-me-up? How about a comforting taste of home? THIS is your safety net. Everybody needs a healthy energy boost from time to time. My favorite is hot chocolate, cinnamon, dry coconut milk and superfoods. Yum! You could be stuck in the Denver airport, trekking the mountains of Nepal, or taking a break at school or work. Just whip out your zip-lock bag, add hot water, stir and enjoy! This instant beverage will give you a healthy energy lift, with no blood sugar spike or extra pounds. Yay!
By Jane Barthelemy.
Can you train your mind to relax and let go of thoughts that block your happiness? Yes you can. No matter what your background or persuasion, most of us might agree these are turbulent times, and we're moving in an unknown direction. How does that make you feel? Well, here are a few tips and tricks to help you balance your strength and harmony, which helps everyone around you. This won't be my most popular post - some of these methods are non-traditional. Ha ha! Here goes:
A taste of sunlight! Everybody loves this creamy dessert, without even knowing about its cancer prevention qualities, because of the invigorating lemon flavor, revitalizing honey, and crispy nut crust. As you may know, I study the work of German physician, Dr. Johana Budwig, a 7x Nobel Prize nominee for her research and 95% success rate healing cancer with Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Dr. Budwig was a brilliant biochemist and physician who discovered the roots of cancer, much to the chagrin of the food industry.
Tiramisù means “pick-me-up” in Italian. It definitely does that, with layers of creamy filling, espresso syrup and chocolate. This Paleo version will rival anything you’ll taste in Milano. Chefs love it too because it's so easy to make. This tiramisu has three parts: 1) two cake layers 2) pastry cream 3) espresso syrup. It tastes sinfully decadent, however it is full of nutrient-dense ingredients like pure coconut meat, cashews, high-protein almond meal and eggs. It won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the natural zero-carb sweeteners.
It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks?
Hi everybody! Did I tell you I'm going on a trip? I'll be away for two months in London, Mumbai, Ganeshpuri, Kathmandu, and Tibet, doing a medical service tour and Qigong study. When I travel I always bring uplifting treats from home. And these are my absolute favorite! A comforting snack with heavenly flavor and a superfood kick is an absolute necessity on a trip - or a hike. They'll go in my backpack so they're handy to grab. Airports are sorely lacking in nourishing food, so we have to be ingenious!
The last time I was in Paris I innocently ordered Potage Crécy, carrot soup, in a fine restaurant. The moment I tasted it I almost fell off my chair, it was so delicious. Velvety smooth with heavenly flavor and deeply nourishing. Amazed, I asked the waiter what was in it. He disappeared into the kitchen and returned with the chef, who politely said: "Madame, this is the easiest dish we make. It is simply carrots, butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream. But of course, it all depends on the broth."
When I feel a need for chocolate cupcakes, I go for these dark beauties. Avocado gives them a deep rich chocolaty flavor. Eggs make them high in protein. Shredded coconut and zero carb chicory root make them Ketogenic, Paleo, flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, non-glycemic, and Monsanto-free. Hooray! This avocado frosting is the EASIEST and CREAMIEST you’ll ever ...
The simplest and quickest power-breakfast you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, the word "chia" means "strength" in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy with coconut milk and fruit. Stir the chia seeds into your milk. Allow them to soak and expand while you're getting dressed. Your delicious breakfast will be ready in 15 minutes. Top with fruit and enjoy.
Chocolate cheesecake is a necessity of life! Imagine luscious New York cheesecake merging with dark chocolate truffles. Sounds like heaven, right? Only this recipe is super-easy to make and totally dairy-free, of course. Its vegan cream cheese texture comes from blended lemons and coconut butter. These are pretty intense and chocolaty, so I suggest small pieces. You'll get a little endorphin lift from the chocolate - Oh yeah! But there will be no sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested natural non-glycemic sweetener. Yay!
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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