I can’t live without traditional fluffy potatoes! But now we have 4 big problems: 1) White potatoes are high in carbs, low in nutrients. They spike blood sugar and invite weight gain. 2) Nightshade intolerance is more common. 3) GMO potatoes are here! 4) The Paleo diet doesn’t include white potatoes. So I decided to test 6 different veggies to find a tastier, healthier alternative
This easy seasonal favorite will warm your heart and fill your home with the scent of baked apples and cinnamon. Why bewitched? Well, it’s spiked with a tantalizing Italian liqueur of herbs and spices called Strega, which means Witch! Think golden velvet, sweet mint, anise, juniper, fennel, and many other herbs.
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
There’s nothing more traditional for Rosh Hashanah than apples and honey. However this is NOT your grandmother’s apple cake. While enjoying familiar traditions, this gluten-free recipe integrates surprising methods and healthy ingredients, to yield a cake so moist and luscious, you’ll never miss the sugar or flour. I love honey, but it sends my blood sugar
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 Zoodles, Coconut Chicken, or Meatloaf. It’s nightshade free and deeelicious! I love my satisfying No-Tomato Sauce, but it takes time
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!
Did you know that 60% of flours sold are partly oxidized and rancid? This easy bread is healthy, convenient, and delicious! No flour, yeast or kneading required. Just blend, bake and enjoy! Made of buckwheat, barley, chia, eggs. Slice it, toast it, and oh my, it tastes wonderful! Try it with Instant Apple Butter,
This luscious stir-fry will blow you away! It’s so easy to make, with a delicate Asian flavor, one of my most flexible recipes. And if you slice the veggies beforehand, this is a quick 10-minute nutritious meal. Try it with Nutty Cauliflower Rice. Meat is optional. Cruciferous veggies will make you strong! Their family includes Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok choy,
A fabulicious side dish, this easy cauliflower rice is tasty and low in carbs so it won’t go to your waistline. Make it in just 5 minutes, far quicker and much healthier than rice. Its deep, satisfying flavor tastes something like Cajun dirty rice, except it is milder and nightshade-free, Hooray! Try it with Cruciferous Veggie Stir-fry!
Authentic rugelach is irresistible, crispy cream cheese dough rolled with nuts and jam. Rugelach means “rolled bites” or “little twists” in Yiddish. This Paleo version is every bit as tempting, but free of grains and dairy, with coconut and lemon instead of cream cheese. Heads up, this is a non-traditional recipe, with a surprisingly delectable flavor and texture.
Everybody loves a slushy when it’s hot outside! Blend them in just 5 minutes with whole fruit, which is WAY healthier than juice! Store-bought fruit juices are heat processed, stripped of fiber, acidifying, glycemic, tasteless, and low in nutrients. These thick slushies use whole fruit including fiber, blended all together with ice.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this super-easy favorite is satisfying and highly nutritious. The key to scrumptious flavor and off the charts nutrition is your BROTH! Most Asian restaurants use chemical broths, GMO-fed meat, and rice noodles, all low in nutrients. However this recipe is 100% real food, non-GMO, and grain-free! Zoodles are zucchini noodles,
My favorite 5-minute breakfast is a refreshing lemon coconut mousse layered with berries and nuts. Your yummilicious nourishing meal can be ready in moments! Powerful antioxidants in berries such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Almonds are an important source of
Tired of boring pasta? Try making zoodles with a quick spiralizer. Blend No-Peanut Sauce and enjoy your meal in 15 minutes. Spicy No-Peanut Sauce is made from almonds, sunbutter, and/or cashews. Better than peanuts which often contain mold, this yummy sauce is also free of glycemic sugars and nightshades.
How can the easiest and tastiest barbecue also be the healthiest? Superfoods and adaptogens spark your body alive with flavor! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress. Oven baking eliminates free radicals in grilling, which hang around in the body
This luscious summertime dessert is no-bake, dairy-free, vegan, and Paleo, without sugar or GMO’s. Even better, it won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweetener. The perfect cream cheese flavor comes from blended coconut butter and lemon.
These classic English Muffins are so easy and authentic, you’ll want to make them – and eat them – every day! They look just like store-bought muffins – dense, fluffy, and white. Except they’re super healthy, low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free, and won’t cause blood sugar spike or weight gain. Their main ingredients are coconut butter and eggs! The flavor is mild
Delicious and easy, super-chocolaty, chewy brownies, are filled with mango chunks and nuts. Yep, they’re a tantalizing flavor combo with chocolate, mango, and avocado in every bite! These babies are Paleo, free of gluten, grains, dairy, flour, GMO’s, and sugar. They won’t even spike your blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweetener. Hooray!
Paleo – Vegan cauliflower risotto? I have a huge passion for Italian food, and I LOVE saffron. This risotto tastes almost exactly like the authentic Risotto alla Milanese I love in Italy, except it’s much quicker to make. You don’t have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes. Cauliflower rice is an easy low-carb dish that’s easier to digest than traditional risotto.
Quick to blend, this creamy vegan mayo is healthier and tastier than oil based store-bought mayonnaise. You’ll want to spread it on everything! It’s non-GMO, Paleo, low-fat, with no stabilizers, canola, trans-fats, or sugar. And it tastes fabulicious. Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo. And cashews are low in fat compared to other nuts. Yay!
Three layers of incredible flavor, I think I just died and went to heaven. Rich cacao with Paleo Orange Buttercream Frosting and Raspberry Sauce is deeply satisfying, titillating, and refreshing all at the same time. Avocado and apple make the cake incredibly moist so it melts in your mouth. Cinnamon, coffee, and cayenne give it an ¡Ay caramba! Latino flavor. Everybody loves this cake and never guess it is Paleo,
This is the easiest and creamiest frosting you’ll ever make. No cooking, no thickeners, just five ingredients whipped in the food processor, and it is delicious beyond words. A favorite frosting for my Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake, it also tastes yummy on Paleo Carrot Muffins. The secret to its creamy texture is pure coconut
Today I was craving a healthy melt-in-my-mouth treat! These bite-size Paleo cookies are absolutely irresistible, with chocolate chips, spices, and a hint of orange zest. Great for the holidays or anytime of year, they’re nutrient-dense, free of gluten, grains, GMO’s, and dairy. They won’t cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it’s a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably sprouted. Add lightly sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. Sprouted rice is tastier
Finally, a tree nut free carrot cake with non-dairy cream cheese frosting! This cake is alive with flavor! Fresh carrots, apple, and orange zest add nutrition and keep it lusciously moist. It goes perfectly with my dairy-free Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting! Great for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack,
This tasty gluten-free, grain-free bread is full of nutrient-dense superfoods, Omega-3’s, and black olives. Amazingly easy to make, the main ingredient is quinoa! Other high-protein ingredients are almond meal, chia seeds, hemp nuts,
Creamy and irresistible with orgasmic chocolate cherry swirls, this looks like a cheesecake, tastes like a cheesecake, but has no cheese in it. Instead of cream cheese, it is made of coconut milk, coconut butter, and lemon. Raw, Paleo, Vegan,
I got excited about fresh organic strawberries and made this milkshake for breakfast! Cashews and protein powder give it a creamy texture. High-antioxidant lemon gives it a zingy flavor. Bee pollen is rich in proteins and B-complex
Cashew-chocolate swirls on a chocolate Brazil nut crust, 1 square is the recommended dose to gently elevate your mood for the whole day! Chocolate stimulates endorphins in the brain for pleasant feelings of well being, excitement, and alertness. Yeah, I need that! There are 3 steps to make the fudge.
Wow! Once you’ve tasted the original flavor of homemade nut milk, you’ll never go back! I’ve always been curious to compare flavor and nutrition in nut milks. Today’s experiment was to compare seven nut milks made with the same easy recipe – see it below. I used Almonds, Brazil