15 Minutes or Less
My first teenage infatuation was a young Chinese artist and family friend, Fong Yiu Lee. He painted portraits and taught us to cook authentic Cantonese dishes. Egg Foo Yong is a favorite 5-minute breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with optional meat. It’s a great use for leftover veggies, and you won’t miss the sticky-sweet sauce.
Turmeric Tea, called Golden Milk, is a delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric. This spicy chai will warm your heart and stimulate vitality. Sweet potato latte is quicker to prepare and tastier than pumpkin. This homemade version is far healthier than store bought latte, as it’s free of dairy, sugar, GMO’s and chemicals.
In Italy you can ask for “Spaghetti con Burro e Salvia” or “Spaghetti with Butter and Sage”. This Paleo adaptation is even more delicious. Zoodles are a 5-minute veggie – much quicker than spaghetti, gluten-free, and grain-free. The easy herb sauce is melted ghee with your favorite herbs. Grass-fed ghee is packed with nutrients
I woke up hungry this morning. What’s for breakfast? My body wanted something nutrient-dense, and more filling than a smoothie. Strange, as my book Good Morning Paleo has 165 amazing breakfast recipes, but none of them felt right today. Out came the apples, green powder,
Say good-bye to drying soaps and expensive creams. Say hello to clean, radiant skin. This traditional Indian homemade cleanser is good for all skin types. It removes excess oil, gently exfoliates, and leaves your skin soft and glowing. Easy and economical, it is made of gluten-free flours,
Want an easy 5-minute dessert or treat with rapturous flavor that will make you swoon? Zabaglione is a smooth Italian delicacy made with heavy cream. Instead I’ve used coconut milk and coconut butter to make it lusciously thick and dairy-free. Orange and peaches taste delightful together.
I want to share this morning’s smoothie with you. It’s a delicious anti-cancer medicine. We know that raspberries are a powerhouse of anti-oxidant phyto-nutrients. Yogurt and flaxseed oil make this doubly potent, inspired by cancer physician and Nobel Prize nominee, Dr. Johana Budwig.
It’s sweltering hot here in Santa Fe, we’re all living on pink lemonade. My mom’s lemonade was sugary-sweet, however this refreshing recipe is sugar-free, using a natural zero carb sweetener. I don’t use stevia after learning (what the Grocery Association doesn’t want you to know)
What’s the life force in your food? Here’s a quick and easy dip that’s bursting with flavor and nutrients, like a creamy, fresh pesto. Life force isn’t easy to measure, however we all know instinctively that fresh foods have Qi and processed foods do not. Yes, that’s true – freshly harvested veggies, meats, and nuts are very high in life force.
You won’t find THIS rice pilaf in Athens or Mykonos, because it is made with cauliflower. A healthy alternative to potatoes or rice, no one will guess it is low-carb, grain-free, and Paleo. In fact one of my guests asked if I used Basmati rice! Easy to make in 15 minutes or less, cauliflower is an anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting
Classical Zabaglione sounds difficult but isn’t. This 5-minute Italian delicacy is super-easy to make! Even better, it’s healthy, non-glycemic, and Paleo, made with dairy-free coconut milk. You can whip it up and enjoy it immediately, no need to heat or chill. This recipe uses an orange instead of Marsala wine,
Inspired by Pesto alla Genovese, this easy pesto tastes just like the authentic Italian. It’s even better, because it’s perfect for alternative diets. A snap to make in a food processor, no one will guess it’s Paleo, Vegan, free of common allergens like dairy, cheese, and GMO’s. It tastes wonderful on Zoodles, salads,
My favorite avocado snack is usually made with tomatoes, cayenne, and jalapeños. So here’s a traditional Mexican recipe without them. Nightshade vegetables are a common allergen (tomatoes, peppers, white potatoes, eggplant).
Delicious, refreshing, detoxifying for breakfast or snack, grapefruit makes a great anti-oxidant smoothie. Even better, it’s low-glycemic and tastes yummy with ginger. I enjoy the mild flavor of spinach, however any greens will do such as kale, chard, collards, dandelion, arugula, watercress, etc. Imagination and variety are my
Detoxifying and refreshing with a hint of sweet licorice, here’s a great use for those feathery fennel greens. High in anti-oxidants, vitamin-C, and bioflavonoids, fennel’s exotic flavor comes from the essential oil anethole, also found in anise and licorice. Fuji apples are pleasantly sweet, and relatively low in sugar, so
Today’s smoothie turned out incredibly yummy! I was in the mood for something energizing, super-nourishing, rich, creamy, and anti-oxidant, with a bit of sweetness. Fresh strawberries were calling me, and a few minutes later I was enjoying my delicious shake! Strawberries are high in vitamin C,
Basil and herbs make this mayonnaise green! Green means it’s alive and healthy. Homemade mayo is way better than store-bought. It’s got fresh lemon juice, healthy oils, and tastes yummy on salads or sandwiches. This is also a vegan mayonnaise recipe and a Paleo mayo, made without soy or eggs.
How to make zucchini noodles? Zoodles are a guilt-free, no-weight-gain solution to authentic Italian dishes like Pasta Alfredo. Way better than rice, corn, quinoa, and other high-carb, processed noodles, nothing beats fresh vegetable spaghetti! Once you try zoodles you’ll never go back!
I’ll NEVER give up my coffee ritual EVER. Warm, rich, tantalizing, and SUPER rejuvenating! Move over Starbucks! My “coffee” is made from pure natural roasted roots of chicory and dandelion. The familiar coffee jolt we crave will actually add 10 years to your appearance and body age.
Today’s breakfast was a refreshing flavor treat of creamy, luscious papaya. I added tangerine, coconut milk, and strawberries for a WOW! Intensely luscious smoothie! Look for healthy organic or non-GMO papaya, as many papayas are genetically modified. This papaya milkshake tastes like the papaya “batidos” I used to
Today I had just 10 minutes for lunch. The refrigerator was almost bare except for – Aha! Fiddleheads! These coiled-up fern shoots taste like a cross between wild asparagus and green beans. Since I love asparagus omelets, I thought I’d experiment with fiddleheads, throwing in a few shiitakes and garlic. Yummilicious!
Yesterday I wanted a quick and different way to prepare salmon. Aha! How about a blended cashew aioli sauce? Surprise ingredients, fish sauce and cod liver oil, made it high in Omega-3 oils, super-healthy, and delicious with fish! I wanted to put the sauce on everything…
It’s dandelion season! I went for a walk in the hills of Santa Fe, and the wild dandelions were calling me. I love them sautéed, but today I want them raw with nutrients and enzymes intact. Aha! How about a pesto? An hour later I was spreading yummy pesto
This is an easy 15-minute weekday breakfast, super-luscious with an irresistibly rich flavor. My friend Shauna Ireland came to Santa Fe for a photo shoot. We made these together, she loved them, and there were no leftovers! I confess, I didn’t use pumpkin. I used butternut squash, as it has a natural sweetness,
I was making the Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast, and didn’t have any syrup. Hmmm… What to do? All I had was a pear and a bit of Pomegranate powder. I threw them in the blender and presto! OMG, this divinely luscious sauce was the result. Yummy and instant! Try it on Buckwheat Pancakes, Plantain Pancakes,
The rich, mellow flavor of pumpkin blends beautifully with chocolate. I’m told waffles were invented in medieval days. A knight in full armor sat on a cake cooling outside a lady’s house in Sweden. What was he thinking?
Someone mentioned National Pancake Day this morning, and my taste buds took a 180° turn. Suddenly I HAD to have pancakes! These grain-free, gluten-free apple flapjacks are super-easy and the flavor is divine. They taste fantastic with Paleo Caramel Sauce, Maple Fruit Sauce, or Berrylicious Sauce.
Last night, wide awake with the full moon, I had a vision of fluffy buckwheat pancakes without flour. Sounds impossible. I got up to soak some buckwheat groats. Next morning, the results were the fluffiest and tastiest pancakes ever! Even better, I enjoyed them within 15 minutes including the apple butter.
I was amazed these Paleo Crepes are so quick and easy. Just blend 4 ingredients and presto! – perfect crepes like Julia Child’s! These are Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, tree-nut-free, soy-free and nightshade-free. Hooray! You can fill them, roll them or fold them.
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 stirs over a hot stove for an hour and everyone’s ready to dig in. There’s no need for a roux,