Breakfast

Chocolate-Pumpkin-waffles

Feb 21

Chocolate Pumpkin Sour Cream Waffles

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? 

Cornbread-mini-muffins

Feb 20

Paleo No-Corn Mini-Muffins with Bacon

I’m reposting this as I found some confusion in the instructions – sorry! These muffins are crumbly and rich, with the look, feel, and taste of corn bread, yet they’re 100% free of corn, gluten, grains, and GMO’s. The secret ingredients are shredded coconut and 

Paleo-Apple-Fritters1

Feb 17

Paleo Apple Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

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.

buckwheat-pancakes

Feb 07

Buckwheat Pancakes & Apple Butter

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.

congee

Feb 01

Congee, My Favorite Comfort Breakfast

Just as Americans love chicken soup, Asians crave Congee. Easy to make and light on the digestion, Congee is a beloved comfort food from Shanghai to Manila. Ridiculously simple to prepare overnight in a slow-cooker, your breakfast will be soft, hot, and ready to eat in the morning. Also known as jook, kanji, hsi-fan, or zhou, it is basically rice porridge

Paleo-pumpernickel-bread

Jan 28

Paleo Pumpernickel Bread

If you’re a fan of authentic old-world breads, you’ll love the subtle flavors of this dark rye loaf. Pleasantly dense with hints of fennel and caraway, one bite transports me to Eastern Europe. Except it is 100% gluten and grain-free! This bread slices and toasts beautifully, great for sandwiches or your morning toast. 

sweet-potato-mini-muffins

Jan 12

Paleo Sweet Potato Mini-Muffins

Today I had an irresistible craving for healthy muffins, not too sweet, with the rich flavor of sweet potatoes. I adore these for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Mini-muffins seem so small and innocent, I can pop half a dozen in my mouth before I catch myself. Anyway, it’s not a problem as these are pretty much guilt-free,

kitchari-sprouted

Jan 06

Sprouted Kitchari

Kitchari is my favorite soup for cleansing – especially after the holidays. There’s something so satisfying and nourishing about it when I’m tired. A staple in Ayurvedic cooking, kitchari as been used for thousands of years to cleanse and heal digestion. It is a combination of rice or quinoa with split yellow or red dahl lentils and spices,

pear-ginger-smoothie

Oct 24

Pear Ginger Smoothie

When I have only 2 minutes for a healthy breakfast, I go for a smoothie. This is a favorite because pear and ginger taste fabulicious together! It takes just 5 ingredients – plus any optional super foods you’d like to add. I drink it in the car, and it keeps me going with stable energy for several hours. 

hot-chocolate-hazelnut

Oct 21

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Whip up a hazelnut hot chocolate and it will change your whole day. My love affair with hazelnuts has gone to new heights of expression. Everyone knows that hazelnuts and chocolate are a special combination, rich and satisfying. Even better, hazelnut milk is a super-easy, high-nutrition snack.

tuscan-chicken-livers

Sep 30

Tuscan Chicken Livers with Prosciutto

Even folks who hate liver love this easy recipe. Tuscany has long been an epicenter of traditional cooking lore, with its refinement and emphasis on rich flavor using simple, healthy ingredients. The addition of Prosciutto, lemon, anchovy, and herbs to chicken livers give this easy dish a satisfying

choc-avocado-zucchini-muffins

Sep 16

Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Muffins

It’s zucchini season and gardens are overflowing. What to do? Aha! Zucchini muffins, but with a twist! I wanted to know if avocado and chocolate together would make an incredibly moist and rich muffin. Well, the answer is emphatically yes! These babies have a lusciously smooth texture using low-carb, grain-free coconut butter

vegan-quiche

Aug 25

Crustless Vegan Quiche

I confess, it took me 8 tries to make a vegan quiche worthy of sharing with you. This Paleo-vegan recipe has a wonderful flavor and just the right consistency. The texture is similar to traditional quiche – except it’s egg-free! Instead of eggs, blended cashews, coconut, and grain-free flour bind it together.

Garlic-Naan-Bread

Aug 13

Grain-free Garlic Naan

This easy Middle Eastern–style flatbread is grain-free, yet tastes surprisingly similar to that irresistible garlic naan in Indian restaurants. It’s a tasty wrap for veggies, meats, eggs, or any leftovers. Super-quick to make – just mix the batter and cook like a pancake. Slather it with Avocado Pesto,

wild-salmon-cauliflower-hash

Jul 25

Wild Salmon Cauliflower Hash

I love this savory hash for its luscious contrast of textures—crispy cauliflower and tender, moist salmon. It’s very quick to make in 15 minutes or less, low in carbs, and a great use for leftover salmon. You can add a fried egg on top for a crowning touch, although it’s just as good without.

paleo-irish-soda-bread

Jul 17

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread is surprisingly easy and versatile, a recipe that has stood the test of time as an Irish classic because of its simplicity. A yeast-free, no fuss bread, this is my kind of recipe! Feel free to change it by adding other tasty things like olives, rosemary, and herbs – but this time I added spring onions!

chocolate-hemp-bars

Jul 05

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Chocolate cravings were stronger than usual today. I saw hemp nuts, chia seeds, coconut, and blueberries sitting on the counter. These bars were in my tummy soon after – with no baking needed. How shall I describe them? Well, fruity, nutty, an easy snack or semi-sweet dessert that’s loaded with protein,

raspberry-coconut-milkshake

May 30

Raspberry Coconut Milkshake

Whew! My senses are still vibrating from the deep flavor and nutrition in the glass I just downed. Raspberries are a refreshing low-sugar fruit that’s loaded with antioxidant flavonoids, anti-inflammatory ellagic acid, plus Vitamins C and K (that’s the one most of us are needing!).

chocolate-chia-energy-bars

Apr 29

Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

Hungry at the grocery check-out counter, I almost grabbed a chia bar. But then I saw the ingredients. Uh oh! Agave syrup, brown rice syrup, apple juice concentrate – 3 high-fructose sweeteners that would send anyone’s blood sugar through the roof. So I came home and made these delicious babies!

raspberry-chia-bars-1

Apr 28

Raspberry Chia Energy Bars

Whew! I’m still recovering from the shock of finding 3 high-fructose sweeteners in “healthy” chia bars at the Whole Foods check-out counter. Agave syrup, Brown rice syrup, and Apple juice concentrate are hidden sugars that destabilize metabolism. But not THESE bars!

rhubarb-yogurt

Apr 17

Yogurt with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

OK, I confess, I’m having a love affair with rhubarb. Why does it taste so irresistably luscious to me? Well, maybe it’s because I found an easy way to cook it in minutes with a bit of ginger, cinnamon and natural zero-glycemic sweetener. So far you’ve seen my Paleo Rhubarb Coffee Cake and

rhubarb-coffeecake

Apr 16

Paleo Rhubarb Coffeecake

This moist coffeecake has a rich buttery flavor with swirls of rhubarb and ginger, plus a crispy streusel topping. A nutritious gluten-free, grain-free snack or dessert, it tastes just as yummy as my mom’s traditional recipe, with rhubarb filling marbled inside and crunchy nuts.

zoodle-soup-4

Mar 26

Zoodle Soup with Mushrooms & Seaweed

Classic Asian noodles with a Paleo twist, this dish is loaded with real nutrition from broth, meat, seaweed, and veggies. Zoodles are zucchini noodles, easy to make spiral vegetable slicer, mandoline, or julienne peeler. Today I used my new Paderno World Cuisine

blackberry-frappe

Mar 26

Blackberry Superfood Frappe

Oh my, I had this for breakfast today! It’s also a fantastic 1-minute snack. Blackberries are refreshing and loaded with anti-oxidant compounds. Protein powder gives this treat the holding power of a full meal. It was such a pretty color that I enhanced it with beet.

spinach-omelet-1

Mar 24

Spinach Omelet and 5 Variations

If you can scramble an egg, you can make an omelet. This is a 5-minute breakfast for one person with spinach and green onions inside. Oh my, there are a thousand ways to fill an omelet – see the yummy filling variations below. You’ll need an 8-inch nonstick pan, which is the perfect

Big-Breakfast-Cookies

Mar 19

Best Paleo Breakfast Cookies

High-protein, low-carb, and filled with whole-food Paleo nutrition, these scrumptious crunchy cookies are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack. The surprise ingredient is green banana, known to be low in sugars and carbs and high in resistant starch, which helps to cultivate healthy intestina

plantain-orange-coffeecake-cakeJPG

Mar 14

Plantain Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Swirl & Streusel Topping

A plantain has been ripening on my counter for a few days – hmm – wasn’t sure what to do with it. Just then I saw the orange. Aha! A sumptuous plantain orange indulgence with deep, dark cinnamon swirls! Oh yes! And then I remembered my mother’s coffeecake pan.

paleo-caffe-latte-4

Mar 12

Paleo Caffe Latte

If you secretly desire a Starbuck’s double latte with whipped cream, be deprived no more! Quick to make and 100% free of caffeine, dairy, soy, sugar, and gmo’s – this Paleo caffè latte tastes way more satisfying than store-bought. Brew it just like coffee. Roasted chicory root has a rich, satisfying flavor

orange-nut-muffin7

Feb 20

Orange Nut Muffins with Orange Honey Butter

Today I was in the mood for a sweet orange muffin. Not quite a cupcake, but almost – Paleo and grain-free. There were 2 oranges sitting on my counter, and some soaked, toasted almonds in the pantry. Well, the muffins came out wonderfully rich, moist and intoxicatingly orangey.

orange-honey-butter

Feb 20

Orange Honey Butter Frosting

This is a sweet, spreadable vegan butter made with coconut and orange zest. It’s dreamy, creamy, and tastes yummy on everything – especially Orange Nut Muffins! Spread it on your Paleo toast, nut breads, or use it as a topping on cakes.