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Gong Fu Chicken!

Gong Fu Chicken!

Someone recently asked what is my favorite sauce. Well, this is it! I call it Gong Fu Chicken. In English that means Achievement of Man, which describes this sauce perfectly. You'll never find anything this yummy in Chinatown. The closest[...]
Best Turkey Gravy Ever - Paleo-style

Best Turkey Gravy Ever - Paleo-style

This is the creamiest gravy I've ever tasted. And the quickest. The secret to rich gravy is turkey drippings, coconut milk, and arrowroot to thicken instantly. Turkey gravy doesn't have to be hard. We don't have to wait while mom[...]
Sprouted Cuban Black Bean Soup

Sprouted Cuban Black Bean Soup

I remember a traditional black bean soup in my favorite Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious, but oh boy it gave me gas. Well, this recipe resolves that! Sprouted beans are easy to[...]
Paleo Turkey Tagine Stuffing

Paleo Turkey Tagine Stuffing

I’m in the mood for a new stuffing this holiday. Something with rich exotic spices! And crunchy textures. This Paleo stuffing is based on a Moroccan stew, slow-cooked in a Tagine clay-pot. That’s similar to baking inside a bird, right?[...]
Gluten-Free Green Herb Bread

Gluten-Free Green Herb Bread

Nutritious and deep green, I created this bread as an appetizer for an herbalist friend's birthday. While the color is surprising, the flavor is wonderful, it slices perfectly, and tastes absolutely divine with grass-fed butter or Vegan Cream Cheese. Chia[...]
Black Bottom Squash Pie

Black Bottom Squash Pie

Here's a fabulicious twist on Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie - make it with squash and add a crunchy chocolate crust! Chocolate and butternut squash taste luscious together. Butternut squash is much easier to prepare than fresh pumpkin - just peel, cube,[...]
Holiday Spiced Beet Elixir

Holiday Spiced Beet Elixir

This delicious non-alcoholic punch is made from spiced ginger tea, pomegranate, and yes - fermented beets! The flavor is exalting, the feeling uplifting and enlivening. Warm spiced punch with cinnamon and cloves is a comfort food for me. This elixir[...]
Wild Salmon Zoodles

Wild Salmon Zoodles

Tonight I was craving a favorite dish I use to love in a certain trattoria near the Pescheria in Venice, Italy - Spaghetti al Salmone con Panna. The sublime combination of salmon, cream and fresh pasta makes a smooth, rich, sensational[...]
Yogurt Herb Superfood Dressing

Yogurt Herb Superfood Dressing

Today's recipe is a new discovery that combines amazing flavor with medicinal healing. Fresh lemons and limes are loaded with flavonoids which have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Pumpkin seeds contain free-radical scavenging phytosterols that boost liver function and - yes[...]
Pear Ginger Smoothie

Pear Ginger Smoothie

When I have only 2 minutes for a healthy breakfast, I go for a smoothie. This is a favorite because pear and ginger taste fabulicious together! It takes just 5 ingredients - plus any optional super foods you'd like to add. I[...]
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Whip up a hazelnut hot chocolate and it will change your whole day. My love affair with hazelnuts has gone to new heights of expression. Everyone knows that hazelnuts and chocolate are a special combination, rich and satisfying. Even better,[...]
3 Steps to Speed-Read the Labels

3 Steps to Speed-Read the Labels

There’s a marketing war going on in every grocery store, battling for your attention and your money. The best advice is to simply eat real, original food, and skip packaged foods altogether. However most of us do eat some packaged foods.[...]
I Can't Believe it's Vegan Gravy

I Can't Believe it's Vegan Gravy

Amazingly tasty and rich, caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I've ever tasted. I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is the result. Easy to make,[...]
Paleo Pumpkin Honey Butter

Paleo Pumpkin Honey Butter

This creamy mélange is one of the best recipes ever to come out of my kitchen. There are so many uses for this luscious spread - starting with Thanksgiving dinner! It tastes tempting on biscuits, hot rolls, apple muffins, even[...]
Chia Seeds a Superfood? Best Chia Recipes

Chia Seeds a Superfood? Best Chia Recipes

Recently I’ve been using a lot of chia seeds in my recipes. I find them perfect for grain-free cooking, and loaded with nutritional benefits. People often ask how to use chia seeds in recipes. Aha! I have some amazing secrets[...]
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