Creamy Chocolate Pudding with a Young Coconut

I love this classic chocolate pudding! Smooth and creamy, my guests couldn't believe it is raw, dairy-free and sugar-free. Quick to blend, it won't spike blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Yes, I was terrified the first time I opened a young coconut. However with these easy instructions ...

Top 12 Foods for Your Brain

Enjoy these top "superfoods" often, to improve your brain function for the rest of your life! Top 12 Foods for a Healthy Brain: Coconut oil is #1. With its healthy MCT oils (medium chain triglycerides), coconut oil is my top pick for brain fuel. Coconut oil has an immediate effect on the brain, because MCT's provide energy in the ...

Increase Your Assimilation with Food Combining

You work hard to buy and prepare the healthiest foods. But how much of your food do you actually assimilate? What percentage of your nutritional food dollars do you actually absorb into your cells? Turns out poor food combining is a major cause of heartburn, GERD, flatulence, gas, bacterial imbalance, slow brain function, and even stress. If you are looking to improve your health, food combining is your secret friend.

How much of your food do you absorb?

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Avoid Xylitol Sweetener, Deadly to Dogs

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute in diabetic snacks, chewing gums, candies, toothpaste, and your grocery aisle, yet Xylitol can cause liver failure in dogs, gastric distress in humans, and is surprisingly high in calories. Are we getting incomplete information? What's the whole story? Xylitol Risks:...

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health. In this age of processed fast food and GMO's, fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt are a life-saver to your gut, with far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements. Available in tasty forms and flavors, just 2 tablespoons of a fermented ...

Fermented Mango Chutney aka Major Grey’s

The first time I tasted Major Grey's chutney, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Its surprising blend of exotic Indian flavors with mango and - well, plenty of sugar, was love at first bite! I wondered - can I re-invent Major Grey's chutney with non-glycemic sweeteners, and ferment it for digestive health, to enjoy these mysterious flavors with every meal?? It worked! Ha Ha! ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

An authentic Hanukkah favorite, potato latkes are a classic delicacy throughout Eastern Europe. But these babies are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Yay! The traditional recipe uses 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 the latkes with Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, see the recipes below! ...

Dark Rye Flourless Blender Bread

If you've been following my experiments with flourless blender breads, this is the next evolution! Amazingly easy and so delicious! It tastes like old fashioned dark rye, with a hint of sweetness. This is a true comfort-food with my Dairy-Free Coconut Cream Cheese. This bread has major health benefits including:
  1. It is high in protein, Omega-3, vitamin, and low carb nutrition from sprouted rye, chia seeds, and eggs. Yay!
  2. Easy to make! Just blend, pour in pan, and bake. There's no kneading or waiting for yeast to rise.
  3. It's easier to digest because the grain is soaked. So it's free of saponins and indigestible coatings found in all seeds, grains, flours and commercial breads.
  4. Flourless bread cleans your digestive tract with gentle fiber, promoting healthy elimination, while preventing formation of mucoid plaque and belly flab associated with all flours. DOUBLE YAY!
  5. The biggest advantage is, the flavor of soaked or sprouted grains is out of this world! Commercial breads made with conventional flours just can't compare in taste.
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Vegan Pumpkin Flan with Goji Berries

This easy flan is perfect for the holidays, just blend, pour into glasses, and allow a few minutes to thicken before serving. Goji berries are a high anti-oxidant superfood that lifts immunity, mood, skin health, and sexuality. Well, you can't beat that! Gojis have a sweet flavor and make the flan a beautiful orange color. ...

Paleo Dark Chocolate Truffles

These babies taste luscious, decadent and divine. I can't believe they’re so incredibly easy! The best dark chocolate truffles are made with pure coconut milk and 100% bakers chocolate. Creamy and dreamy inside, just like French "Truffes au chocolat", amazingly they're healthy and Paleo, free of gluten, grains, sugar, dairy, and GMO's. These won't spike your blood sugar ...

Paleo Spinach-Walnut Dip

Here's an easy dip that's bursting with flavor and nutrients. It tastes vibrant and alive, like a fresh pesto. Life force in food is not easy to measure, however we all know instinctively that fresh foods have lots of Qi and processed foods do not. So freshly harvested veggies, meats, and nuts are rich in life force. ...

My New Updated Website!

Hi everybody! You'll notice some big changes to my website. Visitor traffic has been increasing so fast we had to update to a completely new version of WordPress. Here are some of the changes you'll see: All the navigation is now on the top menu bar, using drop-downs - see photo. I hope this helps you quickly sort through hundreds of posts in ...

Glyphosate Health Risks: Surprising Data

Is non-GMO food safe? The shocking answer is NO! Toxic pesticides and Monsanto's herbicide Glyphosate are widely used on both GMO and non-GMO foods. To be safe we need to look for foods that are Organic and Monsanto-free. This article shows surprising new scientific research, clearly linking many chronic diseases to Glyphosate. ...

Royal Icing, Non-Glycemic

If you like to decorate cookies, but thought you'd have to give it up, think again! I loved holiday cookies as a child - it was an annual family tradition. A new concept in healthier cookies, these are free of gluten, grains, dairy, and sugar. I used my Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies with Non-toxic Paleo Food Colors, and ...

Best Paleo Sweeteners

By Jane Barthelemy. The spotlight is on Paleo Sweeteners now, because we’re living in times when sugars and refined carbs in processed foods are causing epidemic health challenges worldwide. Many people are turning to the Paleo diet for guidance. What did our ancestors eat? ...

Paleo Food Colors, Non-Toxic

Here's a healthy solution to commercial dyes. Artificial dyes are one of the worst toxins in our food, found in candies, ice cream, and Oh No! Christmas cookies! These poisons are linked to cancer, brain tumors, and child hyperactivity, yet USA food manufacturers pour 15 million pounds of artificial dyes into our foods each year.  ...

5 Top Paleo Sweeteners

By Jane Barthelemy. Top ratings go to Raw Honey, Chicory Root, Lo Han Guo, Swerve Sweetener, and Stevia leaves - raw and unprocessedthe healthiest Paleo sweeteners. The criterion are based on purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a growing epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and...

Paleo Thumbprint Cookies

Jane-Icon-2Whether it’s a holiday treat, a special day, or just because you want to bake them, everyone will give a thumbs-up to Thumbprint cookies. These sweet, crunchy morsels will melt in your mouth. Thumbprint cookies are easy and fun for kids to make. They look and taste just like my Mom's, however this Paleo adapted recipe is far more nutritious, free of...

Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies

Yesss!! Now we can make crispy holiday cookies free of gluten, grains, and sugars. Are you wondering how the dough is so flexible and easy to cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, which is pure coconut meat, ground. It's unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious. Time to get out your rolling pin and cookie cutters! ...

My Healthiest Pumpkin Recipes

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.  ...

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