Paleo Poppyseed Cake Hot Fudge Sundae

I have a huge weakness for Poppy Seed Cake. A fabulicious special occasion cake, this is a traditional Jewish Passover recipe from my friend Merle’s grandmother. It is Paleo-adapted to be completely free of grains, dairy, and sugar, but you'd never guess. Instead of wheat flour, it uses shredded coconut, ground in a food processor.  This delectable cake will not cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested zero carb sweetener. Hooray!...

Creamy Avocado Sesame Lime Dressing

This creamy avocado sauce goes well with just about any salad, vegetable, bread, or meat. Today I'm spreading it on a Flourless Blender Bread sandwich. Lusciously smooth and bursting with flavor, this thick spread reminds me of a Mexican spicy guacamole or mayo married to a Middle-Eastern sesame tahini. Yum! Just blend and serve. It's infinitely versatile. Make a 5-minute meal with Zoodles Quick & Easy. ...

Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins

A delectable snack, great for a hike or a lunch bag, these irresistible muffins contain no flour! Instead they're made with whole coconut flakes. Yet you'll never notice the difference in flavor or texture. It's a new era of health for me as I'm eating no flour, to keep the intestines squeaky clean. Without flour or sugar, there's no belly flab or sugar spike. Yay! Chocolate is a life necessity, and sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with the cacao flavor. ...

Strawberry Mousse with a Young Coconut

Today I was running late, and my team needed a quick, healthy snack. In the kitchen were a young coconut, some strawberries, and a banana. With only five ingredients, minutes later we were enjoying this refreshing mousse! Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however I recently bought a Coco Jack tool. See below how easy it is! I'm going to be making this a LOT! Make sure your strawberries are organic, as they absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides. ...

Feeding Intelligence

By Jane Barthelemy. What is your most valuable personal asset? Most people would agree that intelligence is right up at the top of the list. We spend time and effort building our appearance, and our physical assets. But how can we stimulate healthy brain function? What can we do to build intelligence? ...

Tuscany Cauliflower Risotto, Funghi e Lenticchie

This delicious risotto is a snap to make, and will rival anything you'll taste in the best Italian trattoria. I made this low-carb cauliflower risotto for my recent cooking workshop in Italy, and it was a huge hit. A classic combination in Tuscan cuisine is to pair lentils with mushrooms, which give a heavenly flavor and rich broth. Riced cauliflower has an al-dente texture just like Arborio rice, but without the carbs. Yay!...

24 Ways to Increase Your Blood Oxygenation

By Jane Barthelemy. In a healthy environment our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels will give you more energy, enhanced brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic. ...

Omega-3 Italian Fish Stew with Garlic and Saffron

This recipe is inspired by an amazing day on the Adriatic coast. After teaching a Qigong workshop in Italy, I spent a few magical days in the charming beach town of Sirolo. Of course there's nothing to do but relax and eat fish! The sky and sea were calm and brilliant blue. We lounged under umbrellas all day, while the aroma of roasted garlic, olives, and the freshest fish beckoned us from the restaurant. ...

Divine Paleo Rose Truffles, Just 5 ingredients

These enchanting chocolate truffles are a luscious treat for someone you love. With only five ingredients, they taste just like French chocolates except they’re incredibly easy to make, way healthier, Paleo, free of sugar, dairy and carbs. Hooray! Yes, I promise the intense chocolate packs a punch. And the creamy smooth texture will make you weep with pleasure. The good news is, there won't be any sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic natural sweetener. ...

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Rose Brownies

Let go. Release your mind. Engage in random acts of generosity and love. As the world spins in unknown directions, this recipe will be your safe buoy of romance, sanity and comfort. Yes, healthy food can be deeply calming and reassuring. Please share this recipe with someone you love. Take a deep breath and enjoy. After all, romantic nourishment touches the senses and says 'I love you' in a way that words can never express. ...

Sweet Rose Hibiscus Honey Bath…

Life these days can be a wild ride. This special rose bath is designed for you and those you love, inviting you to relax and release all cares. In ancient Greece, bathing was regarded as a healing gift from the gods. It's time to revive the timeless tradition of sacred baths. Yes! Sacred soaking helps to relax the mind and balance the emotions. Add a few candles and some music! This sweet rose bath will lift your energy level, improve mental clarity, and leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated. ...

Paleo Strawberry Rose Panna Cotta for Lovers

A healthy way to say "I love you". This sensual dessert is made with coconut, strawberries and rose water. It's very easy to prepare, Vegan and Paleo. Inspired by a treat I tasted in Italy, Panna Cotta means 'cooked cream' in Italian, served like a custard or pudding. The flavor is rich and romantic, while being dairy-free. It won't even spike blood sugar if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Coconut cream is thick, luxurious coconut milk. ...

Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners

When a sweetener claims "natural" or "low glycemic", don't be fooled. Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases. ...

Spinach Beet Brain Food Salad with Omega-3 Dressing

Here's my easiest and best spinach salad for brain health. It's packed with tasty Omega-3's and powerful antioxidants. Inspired by my article "Top 12 Foods for Your Brain", it has spinach, beets, avocado, broccoli, celery, walnuts, apple cider vinegar, and flaxseed oil, all important brain foods. Serves 2 hungry eaters, or ...

Chocolate Ambrosia and a Young Coconut…

Sounds like a suspense novel. Nope, just a dizzyingly scrumptious chocolate treat. And my instant pick-me-up today. OMG the flavor is so rich I'm in love! Hard to believe it is raw, dairy-free and sugar-free. Yes, I was terrified the first time I opened a young coconut. However it's as simple as 1-2-3! I bought the Coco Jack, so I'm going to be making this a LOT! ...

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 ...

How Much of Your Food Do You Actually Absorb?

You work hard to buy and prepare the healthiest foods. But how much of it do you actually digest? What percentage of your nutritional food dollars do you actually absorb into your cells? Turns out food combining has a major effect on your digestive efficiency. Foods that digest well together make for a healthy inner ecology. Smart food combining makes a your tummy happy. Poor food combining is a major cause of heartburn, GERD, flatulence, gas, bacterial imbalance, slow brain function, and emotional stress. If you are looking to optimize your health and make best use of your food dollar, food combining is your secret friend....

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! ...