For our holiday gathering I was asked to do the dessert. Oh boy! That night I dreamed of a rich chocolate Bundt cake with pumpkin swirl, drizzled with gooey chocolate sauce. Well, here it is! This is NOT a normal cake. It is flourless, grain-free, sweetened with chicory root, which makes it super low in carbs. Ha ha! Even though it LOOKS and TASTES scrumptiously delicious, it will not not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain like most desserts. Instead of the usual industrial ingredients, it contains only unprocessed whole food nutrient-dense foods. Yay!
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 to her findings. Check out her amazing book: The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook.
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!
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!
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.
By now you've probably noticed I love pumpkins. For me a pumpkin symbolizes goodness, fantasy and possibilities - a pumpkin can change into anything! The simple pumpkin represents prosperity, generosity, and the Fall season. But most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, gluten, grains, dairy and industrial foods - leaving me feeling overstuffed and toxic.
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.
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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- Jane, Oh how I wish I had found your books and blog a few years ago when I went gluten-free, and gained 20 pounds from excess carbs. I’ve converted my kitchen so I can use your recipes every day and guess what? I’m still gluten-free, but now off all processed foods. I lost the extra pounds and feel so much better. There’s no weight gain, no sugar spikes, and fantastic flavor. Thanks!” Ellie M.