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Paleo Pumpernickel Bread

Paleo Pumpernickel Bread

If you’re a fan of authentic old-world breads, you’ll love the subtle flavors of this dark rye loaf. Pleasantly dense with hints of fennel, caraway, and pumpkin seeds, one bite transports me to Eastern Europe. This bread slices and toasts[...]
Paleo No-Peanut-Butter Cookies

Paleo No-Peanut-Butter Cookies

I can't live without peanut-butter cookies. But there are lots of reasons to avoid peanuts on a healthy diet. For one, peanuts aren't Paleo. That's because they're not a tree-nut, but a legume, a bean that grows underground, and wasn't a major[...]
17 Powerful Ways to Fortify Your Immune System

17 Powerful Ways to Fortify Your Immune System

Last month I came down with a terrible case of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Yes, that's oral shingles,  with scabs all over my face, mouth, and terrible pain. It's almost completely healed now, but I can assure you it was awful. This[...]
Paleo Sweet Potato Mini-Muffins

Paleo Sweet Potato Mini-Muffins

Today I had an irresistible craving for healthy muffins, not too sweet, with the rich flavor of sweet potatoes. I adore these for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Mini-muffins seem so small and innocent, I can pop half a dozen in my mouth[...]
Sprouted Kitchari

Sprouted Kitchari

Kitchari is my favorite soup for cleansing - especially after the holidays. There's something so satisfying and nourishing about it when I'm tired. A staple in Ayurvedic cooking, kitchari as been used for thousands of years to cleanse and heal digestion. It is[...]
Oven Fried Chicken with Garlic & Herbs

Oven Fried Chicken with Garlic & Herbs

This simple combination is absolutely the best fried chicken I've ever tasted. A comfort-food favorite, it is super-easy to bake with breading and seasonings. Even better, it is gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, with no processed ingredients. I serve it with a vegetable[...]
7 Most Addictive Foods and how to be free

7 Most Addictive Foods and how to be free

If you've ever found yourself in a habitual relationship with cookies, energy bars, or chips, you recognize that strange appeal that makes you always want more. It's all about momentary joy, and a specific neurological response purposely created to charm[...]
Warm Mexican Sweet Potato Salad

Warm Mexican Sweet Potato Salad

A fabulous way to serve sweet potatoes any time of year, this traditional dish explodes with Latino flavors of roasted sweet potato, peppers, and spices. Like a warm Niçoise salad with authentic Mexican character, I made it for an office party, and[...]
Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

These super-easy cookies taste crunchy on the outside, and like pumpkin pie on the inside. Kids love to make them as they're quick to enjoy. A Paleo-adaptation of those decadent old-fashioned macaroon with evaporated milk and tons of sugar, these[...]
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 and[...]
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 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 seeds replace gluten[...]
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,[...]
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