Appetizers

thai-lunch-1

Apr 04

Thai Lunch in a Leaf

My favorite Thai appetizer, Mieng Kum, is a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds, with every known flavor in each bite: sweet, pungent, sour, salty, and spicy. Easy to prepare, this Paleo version makes a healthy lunch or a beautiful appetizer for gatherings. Vary the recipe according to your taste

chicken-enchiladasour-cream

Mar 26

Coconut Sour Cream, Dairy-Free!

A little sour cream on your enchiladas? Sounds delicious! Rich, creamy, and dairy-free, this coconut sour cream is free of the chemicals and stabilizers found in commercial brands. It’s easy to make and an ideal topping for any savory indulgence.

Miso-Soup

Mar 25

Authentic Miso Soup is alive!

Simple and satisfying – this soup is prepared in the old-fashioned way. One of the major benefits of miso is that it is alive with friendly bacteria for optimum digestion. I created the recipe as a last-minute side dish for a tasting party, because it’s an traditional living food with a mild taste. Well, to my surprise, it was alive with flavor, and was the favorite item on the menu!

nori-wrap

Mar 24

Nori Wrap, a Meal in Minutes

When I want a healthy meal in a minute, I grab a seaweed wrap. Seaweed is a superfood loaded with healthy Vitamins B12, C, D, E and K. It is rich in minerals such as potassium, selenium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.

cashew-mayo

Mar 24

Cashew Mayo

Quick to blend, and way tastier than oily store-bought mayonnaise, you’ll want to spread this creamy mélange on everything! Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo, and they’re lower in fat than other nuts.

zucchini-mint-energizer

Mar 23

Zucchini Mint Energizer

About 3:47 this afternoon, I seriously needed a pick-me-up. This was the perfect solution and it took less than a minute to make. Zucchini is rich in anti-oxidant vitamins C, A, magnesium and potassium, plus being low in calories and high in fiber. Besides being lusciously divine, avocados are

fermented-veggies2

Mar 05

Fermented Veggies

The easiest and healthiest superfood you can make, fermented veggies are a natural probiotic that build healthy intestinal flora. And since the immune system depends on friendly bacteria in the gut, this is central to your health each day. This is a great way to use up leftover raw veggies.

vegan-meatballs

Feb 10

Vegan Meatballs

You don’t have to be Vegan to love these meatballs. Everyone goes crazy for them. Call them “no meatballs”, with a taste so much like meat, you won’t miss it. They’re Paleo, Vegan, free of eggs, beans, soy, flour, grains, and breadcrumbs. They’ve got that “Mamma Mia” Italian flavor,

Paleo-Pate

Dec 02

Paleo Pâté

Liver is more than a seasonal delicacy. It is one of Nature’s most potent superfoods! This pate tastes rich and creamy, much like traditional pâté de foi gras. The main difference is you can make it in 15 minutes or less. I wanted a way to prepare liver with minimal cooking

Avocado-Pesto

Aug 25

Avocado Pesto

Here’s a super-easy avocado dip that’s delicious on everything. It’s a dip for veggies, a pizza or pasta sauce, sandwich spread, mayo substitute, topping for sauteed veggies, meats, or garnish on your fried eggs. It’s easy

Paleo-quiche-lorraine-1

Jul 18

Paleo Quiche Lorraine

Creamy, rich, and so easy to make, quiche is a nutritious grab-n-go meal anytime. Pair it with a salad for a complete lunch or dinner. Quiche is French, right? Nope. The word “quiche” comes from German “kuchen,” or cake, and of course German and French dialects embraced each other in the border region

Paleo-Spanish-Frittata

Jun 23

Spanish Frittata with Cauliflower

The Spanish really know how to make a frittata, with plenty of fresh eggs, potatoes, and onion, an easy favorite called a “Tortilla de Patata”. This recipe is a Paleo cauliflower take-off on that Spanish national food. It can be a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.

Hemp-Mayo

Jun 12

Hemp Mayo with Sassy Flavor Variations

I’m so excited about this new discovery! Easy Vegan Mayonnaise that’s smooth, delicious, and healthy too! Slather it on sandwiches or wraps. Use it a dip, a salad dressing, or a sauce for veggies. I wanted a creamy homemade mayo that’s ready in minutes, with no risk of curdling

Mini-Quiche

Jun 06

Mini Quiche, Paleo Style!

My new rule is to make all my recipes easier and easier – AND ever more delicious! This one is SOOOOO easy, and VERRRRY delicious! A simple quiche in a muffin cup is a great grab & go breakfast!

Paleo-Tortillas-napkin

Jun 03

Paleo Tortillas!

OMG, I never thought I’d figure out how to make Paleo Tortillas with no grain whatsoever! These are so easy to make, and the flavor is absolutely wonderful, like savory Indian flatbread. They’re loaded with protein and Omega-3 nutrition from chia seeds. Just mix all the ingredients together,

Chili-cheese-biscuits

May 19

Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter

These yummy biscuits taste just like spicy cornmeal biscuits, only better! They’re a crispy, Paleo, gluten-free version of that decadent cheese biscuit you’d dunk in your Southwest tortilla soup. I served them with Coconut Chipotle Butter – see the easy recipe below. These biscuits are quite salty and spicy, however you can modify the recipe to suit your needs. You’ll need a food processor to grind the shredded coconut – it won’t work in a blender or hand- grinder. Makes about 12 2-inch savory biscuits. Print Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter Rating: 51 Ingredients Dry Ingredients: 1 cup shredded

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Easy-Paleo-Quiche

May 15

Easy Paleo Quiche

Is it really possible to bake a pie with no pre-made crust? Yes it is! This is a deeeelicious, gluten-free, Paleo quiche you can make in just one step. When it bakes, there’s a magical crust on the bottom, sides, and top. The crust is created by layering the ingredients: coconut butter, cooked meat, onions, veggies, and pour the batter on top. Then bake, and presto!

Paleo-focaccia-2

Mar 05

Focaccia

Authentic Italian Focaccia is hard to find. Here’s an easy gluten-free, Paleo recipe that is so satisfying that I’m back in the piazza in Tuscany. Delicious with or without onions, warm focaccia is a delicious snack or accompaniment for any meal.

Rosemary-focaccia

Mar 04

Vegan Focaccia with Parmesan “Cheese”

This is a fantastic crispy flat bread with a savory topping that’s great for vegans and anyone avoiding eggs. It’s something like a Focaccia Pizza, topped with my delicious Vegan Parmesan Cheese that tastes just like “Parmigiano Reggiano”.

Vegan-Mozzarella-cheese-pizza

Jan 15

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

An accidental discovery, this is now my absolute favorite “cheese” for Pizza. We DO want cheese on our pizza! It slices beautifully, and uses pure coconut instead of dairy. It has a milder flavor than Vegan Cheddar Cheese and Paleo Parmesan Cheese. Easy to blend, it’s not quite an exact duplicate of the mozzarella taste. However it’s so close

Paleo Vegan Mayonnaise

Jan 09

Homemade Mayo, Egg-free

Homemade mayonnaise is way better than store-bought. It contains real lemon juice, healthy oils, and tastes great in salads or dips. This is also a vegan mayonnaise recipe and a Paleo mayo, made without soy or eggs. So it’s perfect for picnics and packed lunches, as it can sit out of the refrigerator all day

paleo-lunch-wrap

Jan 08

Paleo Lunch Wraps

I love wraps because I can eat them with my hands like a sandwich without bread. These amazing green crepes are super-easy. Just blend and cook in 5 minutes. Blended veggies make them green. You can fill them with anything – egg salad, chicken salad, salmon, leftovers, raw or cooked veggies, whatever you have on hand.

Paleo-Mushroom-Crepes

Jan 05

Paleo Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon Cheese Sauce

Luscious and elegant, every bite of these savory crêpes transports me to Paris. The Tarragon Cheese Sauce is deliciously rich, tangy, and blends beautifully with the mushroom filling. This recipe is dairy-free of course. For cheese flavor, the sauce uses coconut milk, lemon and nutritional yeast.

perfect-paleo-crepes

Jan 05

Perfect Paleo Crepes!

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.

Gluten-free-herb-Crackers

Jan 02

Gluten-free Herb Crackers

Today I was the mood for a savory, crispy snack, Paleo-style. These irresistible crackers are gluten-free and grain free. They’re easy to make, and are alive with the flavor of fresh onion, garlic and herbs. So delicate and tasty, you’d never know they’re made with pure coconut flakes and almond meal

healthy-buffalo-wings

Dec 18

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wings

Spicy chicken wings are a delicious snack or meal, and so easy to make. This is a sweet marinade on tender baked chicken. It’s a healthy treat to share with gluten-free, Paleo, or diabetic folks, because it is sugar free and low-carb, made entirely from scratch. Instead of sugary sauces it uses zero-carb natural chicory root sweetener Just Like Sugar Table Top, to avoid that blood-sugar roller coaster you don’t need. Or use your favorite sweetener. It’s also nightshade optional, for easy digestion. These chicken wings taste fantastic alone, or with Vegan Blue Cheese Dip and celery sticks. Makes about

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Dip

Dec 12

Vegan “Blue Cheese” Dip with Garlic

Everyone loves this tasty blue cheese dip, no matter what their diet! It tastes just like traditional blue cheese dip, except it is Vegan, Paleo, and dairy-free. A healthy appetizer you can make it in 5 minutes flat, it’s made with coconut butter and lemon to mimic that authentic “Bleu Cheese” flavor. Just blend and serve immediately, or chill for an hour to thicken even more. Make this as an elegant vegetable dip or hors d’oeuvre for any gathering. It tastes delicious with Paleo Sesame Seaweed Crackers, Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers, or Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings! Makes 1 1/4 cups dip.

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Paleo-Egg-Muffins-Cheese

Nov 05

Paleo Egg Muffins with “Cheese”

I just discovered an easy breakfast or snack everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food for holiday parties, picnics and travel. Like an omlet in a muffin, it’s chock full of vegetables, and high in protein too. Kids love to eat them with their hands – no need for a fork.

Zucchini-Pizza-Bites

Oct 15

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Fun to make and fun to eat, Zucchini Pizza Bites are a delightful appetizer, party food, snack or side dish. It’s a simple pizza on a zucchini slice, but people go crazy for this delicious treat. The recipe is truly Paleo, Vegan, and Nightshade-free when you use No-Tomato Sauce and Vegan Mozzarella Cheese. Or

Quinoa-salad

Oct 01

Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado

This is my favorite way to eat quinoa, because it is delicious, nutritious and super-quick! Quinoa is a gluten-free, celiac-safe complete protein, which makes it an ideal nourishing vegetarian meal. Quinoa is an ancient Incan plant related to beet and chard. It is not a grass or a grain, so the seed qualifies as a Paleo food. It has countless health benefits: It is high in magnesium, fiber, minerals, and it acts as a natural pro-biotic to promote intestinal health. Since sprouted seeds are more easily digested, I buy sprouted quinoa, available in most whole food groceries. It has been

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