Cuban Black Bean Soup, Nightshade-free

I learned to love authentic black bean soup in a Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious. They knew how to prepare old-fashioned beans, soft, easy to digest. Of course their beans were full of spicy peppers and other nightshades. Beans aren't considered Paleo, however I beg to differ. There's plenty of evidence that ancient people enjoyed beans. Recent discoveries about ancient man’s diet show beans as a MAJOR source of protein and vitamins ...
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The Real History of Breakfast, Paleo to Present

By Jane Barthelemy. Breakfast wasn’t always corn flakes, bacon and eggs, or yogurt with fruit. Humans have been reinventing new breakfasts from prehistoric times to the present, and the variety of traditions will astound you. Just in case you’re in a breakfast rut, these true stories will inspire you to start your day with renewed passion! ...
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Black Brownies, Dark Superfood Bars

Today I needed an especially intense black leather stiletto boots radical chocolate fix. Yep. These flourless brownies really did the trick! I got a nice endorphin lift from the chocolate without disturbing my blood sugar. Yay! Even better, I got a generous serving of phyto-nutrients. Fresh vegetables - beets, carrots, and kale make these bars very dark. And they taste FANTASTIC! They're incredibly luscious with my Hot Fudge Sauce.   ...
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Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it's a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own with my easy Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is loaded with sugars, however this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic ...
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Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Body

Are our thoughts linked in any way to our physical body? Can habitual thought patterns make our health better or worse? I recently saw the documentary HEAL, in which scientists and spiritual teachers discuss how the mind, beliefs and emotions impact our health. Some diseases have "no known cause", such as Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, and Chronic Fatigue. I wonder where do they come from? What thought patterns are linked to them? If we can change the thoughts at their root, ...
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Fennel Top Leek Soup

One of my New Years resolutions is to eat more veggies! Fennel bulbs with their fluffy tops are delicious, tender, economical, and taste wonderful with leek. I love blended soups, because they're so EASY to pre-make. First boil veggies while you're doing other things. Later on immersion blend and serve in minutes. We had it for dinner today, however it's also fantastic for breakfast or lunch! This Paleo - Vegan soup is rich and thick with nutrient-dense veggies like fennel, ...
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Detox Green Probiotic Smoothie with a Young Coconut

Yep, it's a body cleanse in a glass! After drinking one of these, I'm ready for the new year. Deliciously vibrant flavors of live anti-oxidant ingredients for breakfast or snack, will leave you feeling refreshed and alkalinized. Young coconuts are high in B vitamins, while supporting nervous system balance. And it's EASY to open a coconut with my new Coco Jack! Granny Smith apples are low in sugars, HIGH in vitamins, minerals, and fiber ...
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Mayan Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Have you noticed every one of my recipes is created to satisfy some inexplicable emotion or craving? Well, this time I couldn't help it! I just NEEDED dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned ...
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Anti-Cancer Breakfast Parfait

Just layer in a glass and enjoy! This delicious recipe is from Dr. Johana Budwig's anti-cancer protocol. However it's a favorite meal or snack anytime! Dr. Budwig was a brilliant German doctor who had 95% success rate healing cancer. Nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times, she discovered that when unsaturated fats and protein are introduced to sunlight, this activates vital healing solar electrons in the body. Hmmm... tell me more. The medical and food industries did not take kindly ...
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Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your holiday guests deserve healthy, colorful snacks! My friends went crazy for this yummy high-protein dip, and every single person asked me for the recipe. So here it is! Sliced veggies are easy and economical - look for veggies in every color of the rainbow. I'm skipping nutritionally empty foods like chips, crackers and processed dips. Instead I use colorful radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! ...
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Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

An authentic Hanukkah favorite, potato latkes are a classic delicacy throughout Eastern Europe. But these delicious babies are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Yay! The traditional recipe has white potato (a nightshade) with egg and matzo meal (wheat gluten). Instead this easy Paleo-adapted version use sweet potato, egg, onion, and almond meal. Top your latkes with Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, see the recipes below! ...
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Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

What to do with turkey leftovers? Aha! Make a delicious stew! This is a rich and satisfying potage with an exotic twist. Inspired by Asian peanut curry, instead of peanuts it uses almond butter - Yummy! I serve it in bowls without rice or noodles, for a high-nutrient, delicious low-carb meal ...
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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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