Budget Recipes 157 results

Oven Baked Logger’s Hash

When the weather starts to get cooler, I feel the need for warm, nutritious comfort foods. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense crustless quiche, no one would never guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free, with sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for gatherings, you can cut in squares and save it for future, ...

Heavenly Carrot Soup

The last time I was in Paris I innocently ordered Potage Crécy, carrot soup, in a fine restaurant. The moment I tasted it I almost fell off my chair, it was so delicious. Velvety smooth with heavenly flavor and deeply nourishing. Amazed, I asked the waiter what was in it. He disappeared into the kitchen and returned with the chef, who politely said: "Madame, this is the easiest dish we make. It is simply carrots, butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream. But of course, it all depends on the broth." ...

Paleo Keto Dark Chocolate Avocado Mini Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

When I feel a need for chocolate cupcakes, I go for these dark beauties. Avocado gives them a deep rich chocolaty flavor. Eggs make them high in protein. Shredded coconut and zero carb chicory root make them Ketogenic, Paleo, flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, non-glycemic, and Monsanto-free. Hooray! This avocado frosting is the EASIEST and CREAMIEST you'll ever make. For the best flavor, look for soft, ripe avocados at the peak of their ripeness - not too hard, and ...

Sweet Potato Pakora with Garlic Scapes

Today we're having a movie party to watch the 8x Academy Award winning film Gandhi. These Sweet Potato Pakora are the perfect healthy snack to munch on. If you have a food processor, they're a snap to make, rich in flavor, filled with crunchy aromatic veggies. The word pakora comes from Sanskrit meaning a 'cooked lump of dough'. In India they're usually fried in ghee. Except these are baked, not fried. Yay! They're pleasantly spicy with curry, but not particularly hot. Goji berries give a tantalizing sweet flavor and orange color. ...

Paleo No-Corn Muffins with Goji Berries

I love old-fashioned cornbread. These easy muffins have the exact texture and flavor of corn bread, except they’re Paleo, without corn, gluten, or grains. Hooray! The secret ingredients are shredded coconut and chia seeds, which give the perfect texture and flavor of cornbread! Ha ha! Spread them with my fabulicious Vegan Butter!  They taste absolutely scrumptious for breakfast. ...

Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack to satisfy a sweet craving while providing high protein whole food nutrition. Even better, probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. Basically a chocolate banana coconut milkshake, I added my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! However it needs to be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar disturbs the gut microbiome....

High-Protein Savory Veggie Muffins

Where can I find a nourishing grab-and-go Paleo meal with protein and veggies? Forget sweet snacks and instead chomp on these super-healthy muffins! They're a low-carb breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner for busy people. High-protein nutrition comes from almond flour, eggs, pumpkin seeds and goji berries! ...

Buffalo Chili con Carne, Nightshade-free

I've been craving spicy hot chili for YEARS! Finally, I invented a homemade buffalo chili that will knock your socks off! Spicy hot and nightshade-free! Amazingly it tastes just like traditional cowboy chili, but without tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cayenne, or chili powder. Hooray! My guests couldn't believe it has no tomatoes or peppers. Ha ha! The secret ingredients to authentic campfire flavor are buffalo, cumin, ground mustard, sweet potato, and beets. ...

Persian Herb and Leek Frittata, Paleo Style

This recipe celebrates Muslim New Year, Norooz, at the March Equinox. Gather all the fresh greens and leeks you can find in your spring garden. Chop them fine, mix with eggs, spices, and you have Kuku sabzi, Persian Leek Frittata. It's easy to make, like a green omelet with aromatic herbs. This is a very flexible recipe - use any leafy greens and herbs you have, including spinach, kale, chard, basil, etc. ...

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. ...

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!...

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. ...

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 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! ...

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Just boil, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and so easy with Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep bread slices on hand in the freezer so I can pull them out anytime. ...

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2I can't live without fluffy holiday potatoes! But now we have 4 big problems: 1) White potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient invitation to elevated blood sugar and weight gain. 2) Nightshade intolerance is more common. 3) GMO potatoes are here! 4) The Paleo diet excludes white potatoes. So I decided to test 6 different veggies to find a tastier, healthier alternative ...

Flourless Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This fabulous one-step cake is an easy holiday dessert with a rich, old-fashioned flavor of chocolate spice cake. Just blend and bake! One of my new experiments in flourless sweets, this recipe uses rolled oats or any rolled whole grain. More than a yummy treat, it's a nutritious, high-fiber dessert or snack. A few months ago I would have used almond flour, but now it is very expensive, and like all flours it oxidizes quickly. ...

Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel

With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, my inner child is already craving Noodle Kugel, that irresistible comfort food. I wondered, can sweet potatoes and coconut milk create that delirious joy of traditional kugel? The answer is YES and NO. Yes, my taste testers agreed this Kugel re-made healthy is deliriously delicious. However no, it bears little resemblance to the mouth feel of authentic noodle kugel, which requires forbidden ...

Instant Red Sauce

In a panic running late, I needed a quick sauce for dinner. This miracle happened, and it's a winner! Looks and tastes like Italian tomato sauce, except it's pure fresh veggies you have on hand. Wow! Pour it on ZoodlesCoconut Chicken, or Meatloaf. It's nightshade free and deeelicious! I love my satisfying No-Tomato Sauce, but it takes time ...

Crispy Paleo Coconut Chicken

The easiest and most flavorful chicken I ever tasted, with just 5 ingredients. Yup, it tastes like fried chicken, except it's oven-baked and healthy, perfect for every-body, including alternative diets. Look for non-GMO or organic chicken for the best flavor and healthier birds. This chicken tastes amazing with Instant Red Sauce! ...