Budget Recipes

rhubarb-apple-crisp-5

May 06

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

My love affair with rhubarb continues! Rhubarb’s tantalizing tart flavor blends beautifully with apples, cinnamon, and fresh ginger. This is a yummy afternoon snack or dessert that’s sweet, refreshing, and easy to make. I used tart apples like Fuji, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady to keep the carb count down.

thai-lemon-ginger-chicken-nuggets-1

Apr 26

Paleo Thai Chicken Nuggets

Succulent and irresistible finger-licking morsels of spicy chicken with a crispy lemon-ginger coating. These are quick to make and indescribably luscious with green chili dip. Who needs barbecue sauce with this kind of flavor? Look for pasture-raised organic, or non-gmo chicken if possible.

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

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

beef-heart-stew

Mar 25

Paleo Beef Heart Stew

This simple old-fashioned stew enhances the flavor and nutrition of the heart. Organ meats have long been considered a delicacy in traditional cultures. Many people are pleasantly surprised when they taste heart, which has a firm texture, is extremely lean, with a mild flavor something like brisket. Heart is nutrient-rich,

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

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.

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

Fegato-Alla-Veneziana

Mar 19

Liver Venetian Style “Fegato alla Veneziana”

The Italians really know how to cook liver. That’s probably why all those Italian men are so sexy. If you normally don’t like liver, keep reading. Organ meats, including liver, have an off-the-charts nutritional profile, especially the nutrients we’re often lacking

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.

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

bacon-wrapped-eggs-1

Sep 24

Bacon Wrapped Eggs

After you taste one of these delicious morsels, you’re going to want another. They’re easy to make, and loaded with high protein flavor. The bacon creates a crust around the egg, and makes this recipe incredibly delicious. Your #1 key ingredient is quality bacon.

Baked-Egg-in-Squash

Sep 02

Baked Egg in Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is a mouth-wateringly nourishing meal, and the hollow center is perfect for stuffing. Even better, the skin is so soft you can eat it! I’s a super-easy breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s perfect for any season.

Paleo-Calzone

Aug 31

Paleo Calzone

Calzone are a flavorful meal or healthy snack on the go. Gluten-free and grain-free, everyone loves a little taste of Italy in a pocket! And they freeze beautifully – just pull them out 20 minutes before you need them, and heat in any oven,

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

Personal-pizza

Aug 23

Paleo Personal Pizza

Somebody asked me for a super-quick personal pizza. Well, here it is! So simple you can bake in a toaster oven and eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The delicious secret is my 3-minute Pizza Crust. I topped it with Avocado Pesto, arugula, bacon, and egg. You can use any sauce or toppings you want. Serves one.

Paleo-Cheese-souffle

Aug 07

Paleo Cheese Souffle with Mushrooms

I am eating soufflé and re-living my childhood as I write this post. I’m 7 years old at the dinner table. My father has just carried in a cheese soufflé with wild mushrooms that he collected in the woods of Silver Bay, Minnesota. We’re all waiting with baited breath

bacon-chili-cornbread-2

Aug 05

Paleo No-Cornbread

Crumbly, rich and warm, this bread looks like cornbread, tastes like corn bread, and it’s completely grain-free. Instead it uses coconut and chia seeds. It tastes absolutely marvelous with Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds.

Cauliflower-fried-rice

Jul 31

Cauliflower Fried Rice

You won’t find this yummy dish in Chinatown. There’s only one way to enjoy tasty fried rice that’s grain-free, low-carb and gmo-free, and that’s to do it yourself! Cauliflower rice is very easy to prepare in 10 minutes of less. It’s super-low in carbs, and

Paleo-zucchini-pancakes

Jul 26

Paleo Zucchini Pancakes

Frittelle di Zucchini with Parmesan cheese used to be my favorite quick meal when I lived in Italy. Easy to make, I think this Paleo version is even more delicious than the original Italian recipe. It’s a savory pancake with green onions,

chicken-rice-soup

Jul 25

Paleo Chicken Rice Soup

OK, it’s a comfort food thing. I wanted to see if chicken soup with cauliflower rice would be as warm and satisfying as my Mom’s chicken & rice soup. And wow! It turned out truly delicious! It’s easy to do – just make the chicken soup and add riced cauliflower a few minutes before

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

Scrambled-Eggs-Florentine-vertical

Jul 05

Scrambled Eggs Florentine with Dairy-free Cream Cheese

Yum! Here’s the easiest high-nutrient breakfast in town. Make it in 5 minutes! Eggs Florentine sounds fancy, but it’s just eggs over wilted spinach. In Florence they poach their eggs, however you can prepare them any way you like. I love scrambled eggs because they’re quicker, and it’s easy to blend Paleo “Cream Cheese” into them.

Paleo-Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread

Jun 25

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

It’s zucchini season, and there’s no end to it in my garden. The solution is this moist and luscious Chocolate Zucchini Bread. (Yes, those are MY teeth marks on the first slice!) I guarantee it will stir your taste buds, and send an enchanting message right down to your heart.

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.

baked-egg-avocado

Jun 22

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Even when you’re in a hurry, it’s always possible to make yourself a nourishing meal. Simply crack two eggs into a sliced avocado and bake. Wow, was this delicious! Choose a large size avocado with a large seed and hole, so there’s room for the egg without spilling over.

Carrot-Cake-in-Cup

Jun 16

Paleo Carrot Cake in a Cup

What? A cake in a cup? Yesss! It’s your own personal carrot cake, moist, flavorful, and loaded with delicious nutrition for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Easy to make, just stir together the ingredients, put in a cup, and bake! You don’t need a topping, but if you want one

Paleo-Caulflower-Hash

Jun 10

Paleo Cauliflower Hash with Eggs

Here’s a quick and easy comfort breakfast you can make in 15 minutes or less. I like cauliflower hash even better than fried potatoes (which aren’t Paleo). Prepare your eggs any way you like them.

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-Pumpkin-Bread

Jun 05

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

So satisfying as a breakfast or snack, Pumpkin Bread is a comfort food any time of year. This is a low-carb, Paleo-style bread, so it’s grain-free, with natural, zero-sugar sweeteners. Try it with Spiced Chai Tea Latte or Paleo Hot Chocolate Mochaccino.