Holiday

chocolate-covered-almonds

Mar 26

No-Sugar Chocolated Almonds Paleo-style

Almonds are a healthy, high-protein snack that’s very low in sugars and carbs. Here’s a super-quick and easy 5-minute recipe for cocoa-covered almonds. While our Paleo ancestors may have never tasted these delicacies, they could have, since they’re 100% hunt-and-gather ingredients.

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

Paleo-Vegan-gravy

Nov 29

Best Vegan Gravy

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

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May 29

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

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

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May 21

Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars – Vegan

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,

cake-pops

Mar 28

Paleo Cake Pops!

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

Low-Carb-Skinny-Sweets

Jan 25

How to Make Low-Carb Skinny Sweets

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.

Paleo Vegan Mayonnaise

Jan 09

Homemade Mayo, Egg-free

Homemade mayonnaise 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, made without soy or eggs. So it’s perfect for picnics and packed lunches, as it can sit out of the refrigerator all day

Paleo-crepes-berries

Jan 07

Wild Berry Crepes – Paleo & Gluten-free

Refreshing, beautiful, with 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! If you use the zero-glycemic natural sweeteners,

Paleo-Chocolate-Crepes-strawberries

Jan 07

Paleo Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries

Sensual, luscious, easy. That’s all I have to say about these chocolate crepes. They’re so yummy I’m speechless. If we can make grain-free Paleo Crepes, then chocolate crepes should be really easy – and so they are!

perfect-paleo-crepes

Jan 05

Perfect Paleo Crepes!

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.

Gluten-free-herb-Crackers

Jan 02

Gluten-free Herb Crackers

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

Paleo-chocolate-biscotti

Jan 01

Paleo Chocolate Biscotti

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.

Apple-Ginger-Cake-Caramel-Sauce

Jan 01

Paleo Apple Ginger Cake with Caramel Sauce

This amazing cake is rich and warm with the flavor of apple and fresh ginger. Paleo Caramel Sauce adds a sweet taste to each bite, enhancing the Old-World homemade flavor. It’s delicious moist texture comes from coconut, tart apples, and pasture-raised organic eggs.

paleo-lemon-meringue-pie

Dec 27

Paleo Lemon Meringue Pie

This lemon meringue pie is refreshing, tart, rich, and luscious, just like Grandma’s, except it is loaded with whole food nutrition, and a flavor that tastes truly delicious all the way down to your toes. Look for Meyer’s lemons if you can, for the very best pie! The filling is uncooked, to preserve the authentic lemon flavor,

chocolate-bundt-cake

Dec 24

Gluten-Free Paleo Chocolate Pudding Cake

Here’s an easy chocolate treat that will knock their socks off! Lusciously moist texture and deep chocolate flavor make this a special-occasion treat. The ingredients may surprise you – shredded coconut, high-anti-oxidant blueberries and apple! It is gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, Paleo, diabetic-friendly,

Instant-chocolate-sauce

Dec 24

Paleo Chocolate Sauce

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

Gluten-free-ginger-snaps

Dec 24

Chocolate Almond Ginger Snaps

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

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Turkey-Tetrazzini

Dec 21

Paleo Turkey Tetrazzini

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.

Paleo-Apple-Pie

Dec 19

Paleo Apple Pie

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

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healthy-buffalo-wings

Dec 18

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wings

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

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chocolate-hazelnut-buttercookies

Dec 17

Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Cookies

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

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Dec 17

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

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

Easy-apple-tart

Dec 15

Gluten-Free Apple Tart

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.

Dip

Dec 12

Vegan “Blue Cheese” Dip with Garlic

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.

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Nov 20

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

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

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Chicken-pot-pie

Nov 20

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

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 “alternative”.

Paleo-Pumpkin-Pie

Nov 19

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

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:

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Nov 06

Vegan Flan with Dulce de Leche

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

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Nov 05

Paleo Egg Muffins with “Cheese”

I just discovered an easy breakfast or snack everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food for holiday parties, picnics and travel. Like an omlet in a muffin, it’s chock full of vegetables, and high in protein too. Kids love to eat them with their hands – no need for a fork.