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 for a soft texture, and to preserve essential nutrients. This came out velvety smooth and luscious. Use any type of pasture-fed liver such as chicken, beef, duck, etc. Refrigerate up to 3 days. Or you can freeze in ice cube trays overnight; then transfer cubes to a zip-lock freezer
Slow-roasted caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I’ve ever tasted. I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is the result. Easy to make, it is both vegan and Paleo, without any broth or refined ingredients. Slow-roasting the onions with liquid conserves nutrients, and makes a more delicious gravy. Although it takes a bit of time to caramelize all those onions, I was able to do other things, and the actual prep time is quick. It is definitely worth the effort, and the guests were very appreciative.
Delicata squash is a satisfying, nourishing meal, and the hollow center is perfect for stuffing. Even better, you can eat the skin! Here’s an easy breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s perfect for the fall season. Add herbs and spices to vary it as you like. Serves 2. Print Baked Egg in Squash with Bacon Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 medium delicata squash 1 green onion, diced 2 tablespoons Vegan Cream Cheese, or goat cheese 1 tablespoon teaspoons cooked bacon 2 large eggs Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking tray or dish with parchment paper. Slice the squash
Paleo Huevos Rancheros are the best Mexican breakfast ever, made with my incredulicious refried sweet potatoes, a new recipe! Then it’s topped with fried eggs, avocado, cilantro, and smothered with tomato salsa. Let’s talk about the refried sweet potatoes – they’re truly special. I wanted to create a soft texture like beans with grated cheese. So I decided to grate the sweet potatoes, like yellow cheese. Mushrooms add richness and dark color. The lemon, nutritional yeast, and coconut butter create a dairy-free, vegan cheese sauce in the sweet potatoes. WOW! What a flavor! My guests went completely crazy for refried
I was so in love with the Berry Superfood Crumble Bars, I couldn’t get them out of my mind. So I made them with a rich chocolate raspberry filling. Oh, I promise they’re decadently yummy! But more importantly, they’re chock full of superfood nutrition, such as cacao nibs, protein powder, and chia seeds. This is a high-protein, high-Omega-3 recipe that will go easy on your blood sugar. The crust uses chia seeds as a binder, however you can substitute an egg if you prefer. Chocolate does contain caffeine, which may keep children (and adults) awake at night. If this is
Kids love cake pops! I used to think they were arduous and silly. What’s ball of cake on a stick? But THESE cake pops are so easy a child can make them. AND they’re made with 100% Paleo ingredients – they’re gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, diabetic-friendly, healthy for kids and adults too! Oh, and they taste lusciously decadent – a bite of rich mocha cake inside, with chocolate frosting on the outside. I’m curious about the cake pop craze, which suggests that you bake a sugary cake mix, and destroy the cake by rolling it into balls? Then you dip and
Everyone asks me: “How can I lose weight and still enjoy eating sweets?” The answer is easy. Eat low-carb Paleo Desserts! I discovered the secret to making delicious traditional desserts with low-carb, healthy ingredients. I eliminated gluten, grains, refined sugars and dairy. I carefully measured the carbs compared to other recipes. Then I wrote a cookbook to share my creations. It’s called Paleo Desserts – 125 Delicious Everyday Favorites, Gluten and Grain-free. Preview the Book Buy the Book Read the Reviews My favorite low-carb skinny desserts: Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies Mexican Wedding Cookies Paleo Apple Pie The 2
Homemade mayo 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, because it contains no eggs or soy. That means it’s perfect for picnics and packed lunches, as it can sit out of the refrigerator all day with no worries. And it’s instant so you can use it immediately. This healthy mayonnaise is made from olive oil and coconut oil, which gives a beautiful thick texture. It is deliciously smooth in chicken salad, egg salad, or on crackers. You’ll want
Refreshing! Beautiful! Intoxicating flavor! That’s how my guests described these wild berry crepes last night. Let the berries speak for themselves. This recipe is so simple, with Paleo Crepes, mixed berries and Coconut Whipped Cream. I guarantee it’s worth the effort! They’re are sweetened with zero-carb Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener, which does not effect blood sugar one bit. Or use your own favorite sweetener. BTW I suggest organic berries, especially strawberries. Strawberries have porous skins that absorb pesticides much more than other produce. They’re considered one of the “dirty dozen” – a list of foods
Sensual, luscious, easy. That’s all I have to say about these chocolate crepes. They’re so yummy I’m speechless. I figured if we can make grain-free Paleo Crepes, then chocolate crepes should be really easy. And so they are! BTW I don’t consider chocolate crepes decadent. Not at all! That’s because Paleo Desserts are healthy and low in carbs. This is real nourishing food and it’s our job to enjoy it. So forget any guilt, and love your food passionately! Find more Paleo Desserts at my website PaleoDesserts.com! BTW I suggest organic strawberries. Strawberries have porous skins that absorb pesticides much
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. You can make delicious Paleo Crepes with Wild Berries, or Paleo Crepes with Chocolate Sauce, Wild Salmon Paleo Crepes, or Paleo Mushroom Crepe with Tarragon Cheese Sauce. The possibilities are endless. Just for fun, I tested three different trial recipes: 1) Almond meal and arrowroot as the “grains”. 2) Arrowroot and no almond meal. 3) No almond
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. I think they’re delicious spread with Vegan Crème Cheese and sliced cucumber. Makes about 75 crackers. Print Gluten-free Herb Crackers Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (not coconut flour) 1 1/2 cups almond meal 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder 1 teaspoon unprocessed salt 1
Biscotti are made for dipping – and why not dip them in chocolate? I admit the thought of Paleolithic Chocolate Biscotti seems over-the-top decadent. When you taste them you’ll forget about all that! It took several tests to get them to stay together, since these are gluten-free. They’re very delicate, so take care in cutting them. Even though they seem like they’re going to fall apart completely, they will adhere in the second baking and you will have true biscotti. The word Biscotti is the plural form of biscotto. I was amazed to learn it comes from the Latin word
This amazing cake is rich and warm with the flavor of apple and fresh ginger. It’s delicious moist texture comes from coconut, tart apples, and pasture-raised organic eggs. Apples are high in pectin, which helps bind the cake. Caramel Sauce adds a sweet syrup taste to each bite, enhancing the Old-World homemade flavor. Of course it is gluten-free and diabetic-friendly, sweetened with zero-calorie Just Like Sugar natural chicory root sweetener and raw Yacon Syrup. Or use your favorite sweetener. Click the links to find these delicious healthy sweeteners. Find more Paleo Desserts at my website PaleoDesserts.com! You’ll need a 10
I love this lemon meringue pie! Here’s a dessert that tastes truly delicious and healthy all the way down to your toes. It is refreshing, tart, rich, and luscious, just like Grandma’s, except it is loaded with whole food nutrition. To preserve the authentic flavor, anti-oxidants Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, the filling uses zest and blended pulp of fresh, uncooked lemons. This peel-and-blend method uses the entire fruit. Plus it’s quicker and healthier than squeezing lemon juice. Every part of this pie excites the senses and is highly nourishing. Let’s forget about empty-calorie, tasteless gluten-free flours, and gmo cornstarch for
Here’s an easy chocolate treat that will knock their socks off! Lusciously moist and easy to prepare, this cake makes a beautiful presentation for any special occasion. It is gluten-free, low-carb, Paleo, diabetic-friendly, and easy on blood sugar, made with coconut and sweetened with Just Like Sugar Table top natural chicory root sweetener. Or use your favorite sweetener. I love it with Paleo Chocolate Sauce drizzled on top. Try the optional Raspberry Marble filling! You’ll need a food processor, a blender, and a 10 or 12 cup Bundt pan. Serves 10 people. Find more Paleo Desserts at my website PaleoDesserts.com!
Make this delicious Paleo hot fudge sauce in 2 minutes flat. A gluten-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly topping for ice cream, pancakes, or cheesecake, you’ll want to put it on everything. And it’s instant! Smooth, creamy, and luscious, try it on the Paleo Chocolate Pudding Cake! It helps to have a blender to smooth out any lumps. Makes about 1 1/2 cups yummy instant chocolate sauce. Find more Paleo Desserts at my website PaleoDesserts.com! Print Paleo Chocolate Sauce Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 1/4 cups Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener (not Baking), or your favorite sweetener. 1/2 cup warm
These crispy bite-size cookies are alive with spicy ginger and almond butter. It’s rare to find a gluten-free, Paleo cookie with a truly crispy quality. These go SNAP! in your mouth, which I consider essential in a great ginger cookie. Even better, they’re low in carbs, dairy-free, and sugar-free, sweetened with Just Like Sugar Table Top chicory root. Or use your favorite sweetener. These cookies are so easy to prepare – I like to make the dough the night before and freeze it in a log. The next day I slice and bake the cookies. Or you can chill the
This is my favorite turkey recipe in the world! BTW, Turkey Tetrazzini is NOT Italian. It was invented by the famous soprano Luisa Tetrazzini. She asked for creamed turkey over spaghetti with Parmeggiano Reggiano, and she got it! She lived at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where the chef prepared it for her. Madame Tetrazzini was 100% Italian, and a feisty lady too! Read a bit of her story below. This holiday, I decided I NEED Turkey Tetrazzini, and I wanted to make it Paleo, meaning no pasta, no dairy, and wild! The farmer’s market had an organic pasture-raised turkey.
This amazing apple pie puts a new spin on an old favorite. It tastes like my mom’s traditional pie, except it’s grain-free and sweetened with natural chicory root Just Like Sugar, so it is low-carb and easy on your blood sugar. I’m told that Paleolithic apples were tart, something like our crab apples today. So you can make it Paleo-friendly by using tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Fuji, and Pink Lady (which are also lower in carbs). Use my easy Paleo Vegan Pie Crust recipe. Or better yet, use the Flaky Baked Pie Crust recipe (with eggs) in my new book, Paleo Desserts. Paleo
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
The greatest resource you can provide for yourself and your family is health and happiness. Mood is so important, and it depends on what kind of “fuel” we put it our body. With healthy Paleo Desserts you can relax and be sure everyone can enjoy them, without worrying about special diets or emotional edges. The Paleo Desserts cookbook shows you step-by-step how to prepare delicious guilt-free sweets that are real, healthy food. These are the favorite recipes we love, like Brownies and Apple Pie, all made without refined foods and sugars that often increase everyone’s stress. Paleo Desserts is a
There’s nothing better than coming home to the aroma of fresh-baked cookies. I love the rich flavor of hazelnuts. These are low in carbs, gluten-free, Paleo and diabetic-friendly. They taste even better then chocolate peanut butter cookies. Try adding the optional cardamom for a delightful chai flavor! You can also make them with almond butter, sesame butter, or sunflower butter; however the flavor will be milder. Peanuts are a legume and not permitted on the Paleo diet, so this is a tasty and unusual alternative. For best results, follow this recipe exactly. Equipment needed: A food processor and a digital
Do you crave the warm spices of a steamy Starbucks Chai Tea Latte? Do you long for the authentic flavor of old-fashioned Himalayan tea? Whatever you desire, this delectable brew will warm your body and soul. Instead of black tea, it uses Tulsi tea, also called Holy Basil, which tastes like black tea and is naturally caffeine-free. Instead of a high-carb sweetener like sugar, it is sweetened with zero-carb natural chicory root Just Like Sugar Table Top, so it gives your blood sugar a break. Hooray! Or use your favorite sweetener. Find Tulsi Tea in any whole foods store. Equipment
My favorite Italian dessert is also the easiest. This is not a fancy tart – it’s just an everyday sweet with apples and cinnamon that always pleases. It’s fun to make with children because it NEVER FAILS! That’s why it is often suggested for beginning Italian cooks. It uses common ingredients that most people have on hand, so it’s a favorite last minute treat! This is called torta di mele morbida (soft apple tart), and it is Paleo-adapted from my friend Giorgia Pistellato’s family recipe in Venice, Italy. For best results, follow this recipe exactly. Equipment needed: A food processor.
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.
This is a rich and satisfying stew with an exotic twist. It is inspired by Asian peanut-curry, but instead of peanuts it uses almond butter and toasted almonds as a garnish – Yummy! (Peanuts are legumes high in molds and not on the Paleo diet.) I served it in bowls without rice or noodles, so it is a high nutrient meal that’s also lower in carbs. This is a very flexible recipe that you can change as you like. It is also delicious with chicken or your choice of meat. Serves 6. Print Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin Rating: 51
Chicken Pot Pie has been my favorite since I was a little girl. This is an easy Paleo Pie baked in a skillet with a top crust only. The delicious crispy crust is gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb. However it rolls out so easily and tastes so rich, you’d never guess it’s special. The filling is cramy and aromatic with basil, sage and a hint of cumin. Quick to make, you just sauté everything in the skillet on the stove, add the crust, and bake. Serves 6. Print Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients Equipment needed: A food processor, a large oven-proof skillet. I
Here’s a Paleo twist on the Classic Pumpkin Pie we know and love. For a truly authentic flavor, start with the best fresh pumpkin you can find. This year a friend gave me the most beautiful pumpkin I’ve ever seen – a strange variety with a long neck, and bright orange pulp. Whew! This was pure pumpkin joy – see photo below. I peeled it, cubed it and lightly steamed it. Butternut squash works well too in this recipe. Try my easy Paleo Vegan Pie Crust recipe. Or better yet, use the Flaky Baked Pie Crust recipe (with eggs) in my new book:
Flan is a traditional Latino dessert made with heavy cream, eggs, and sugar. This easy Paleo flan is one of my favorites because it contains none of those ingredients! It’s deliciously simple—just blend and chill. My Latino guests were surprised at the perfect custard-like consistency and flavor, especially when they learned it is made with cashews and coconut milk. They gasped in amazement that the sauce tastes exactly like dulce de leche. Orange peel adds a zesty flavor and golden color. There are two ways to serve flan. You can turn it out onto serving plates, or serve it right in the ramekin. Any blender works to make this. A high-speed