Crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a MUST to try any time of year! They’re a genuine improvement on regular Chocolate Chip Cookies with the addition of pumpkin and spices. Like all my sweets, these cookies won’t cause a blood sugar spike or added pounds, if you use the suggested
Am I dizzy? Am I dreaming? Or does my whole house smell deliciously like hot caramel apples? This luscious treat seems complicated but isn’t. Just 4 easy layers: coffee cake batter, sliced apples, coconut milk-egg custard, streusel topping, and bake. Oh yum! Bread Pudding originated in ancient times
What could be more wonderful than hot chocolate, pumpkin, and foamed coconut milk? A nourishing snack or even breakfast, this treat is high in protein and Vitamin A. Most hot chocolate gives me a sugar spike and dairy allergy that destabilizes my metabolism for days – Ouch! However this recipe suggests non-glycemic sweeteners
Whether it’s a holiday treat, a special day, or just because you want to bake them, everyone will give a thumbs-up to Thumbprint cookies. These sweet, crunchy morsels will melt in your mouth. Thumbprint cookies are easy and fun for kids to make. They look and taste just like my Mom’s, however this Paleo adapted recipe is far more nutritious, free of
These easy Paleo cookies are my way of saying happy holidays to you. The taste is crispy, decadent, and chocolaty, however they’re filled with the whole food nutrition of cashews. You can buy cashew butter, or make Homemade Nut Butter in Minutes in your own kitchen. I made cashew butter with lightly toasted cashews,
Like spiced wine, this zingy raspberry pomegranate punch is quick to make and perfect for any holiday gathering. The flavor is deep and refreshing. Just blend, add sparkling water, and serve. It’s filled with with vitamins and anti-oxidant nutrients from berries, pomegranate, and cherries. Even better, it’s sugar free and won’t cause a holiday sugar spike,
No holiday is complete without mashed potatoes! Plenty of fluffy potatoes, whipped up with butter, are a delicious holiday tradition we’ve loved and enjoyed for generations. But nowadays we have 3 big problems with potatoes: 1) Many people are intolerant to nightshades. 2) The new GMO potato
This creamy spiced eggnog will warm any holiday gathering. Entertaining is challenging when you’re balancing dietary restrictions. However this delicious recipe solves that, as it is compatible with most special diets! Your guests will be guzzling it, and no one will ever guess it’s free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, sugar, and tree-nuts.
Quick and easy “melt in your mouth” biscuits are perfect for holiday dinner. Paleo, free of gluten, grains, dairy, sugar, and processed ingredients, no one will ever guess they’re “alternative”. Herbs, onion, and garlic impart a vibrant, savory flavor. Add your favorite herbs – I used parsley, sage, and basil – yummy!
Keep your digestion in tune with fermented foods! This super-easy relish combines ripe pears with ginger and tangerines, for refreshing and luscious flavor! Make it in 15 minutes and ferment for 3 to 5 days, depending on how zingy and vibrant you like it. Fermented foods promote healthy intestinal bacteria –
Finally, we can make gluten-free, grain-free cookies for the holidays! Hooray! These yummy cookies have a zingy lemon-ginger flavor. Maybe you’re wondering how the dough is so pliable, easy to roll and cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, pure coconut meat, ground. It’s unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious.
With so many Thanksgiving leftovers I just HAD to make turkey pot pies! Easy to do, they’re designed to use ALL your leftovers: veggies, gravy, and meat. I made a huge pot of turkey broth, and used that in the pies – or use your favorite broth. This Paleo crust is special – made of coconut butter and chia seeds!
These nuts are amazing. I receive rave reviews every time I make them. Crispy pecans have a exotic spicy sweet coating that solidifies into a crunchy glaze as they cool. A great holiday snack, you’ll be tempted to eat the whole batch! They’re delicious on Pumpkin Pudding with Spiced Pecans.
Need a quick and easy dessert for the holidays? This is your luscious ticket. My guests went crazy for this easy raw Paleo mousse. A last minute substitution, as a friend who was to bring pumpkin pie had to cancel, it was no problem! Blended with pumpkin, coconut milk and coconut butter, it’s free of dairy and eggs.
This easy cranberry relish takes only 3 days to ferment! Our great grandmothers always fermented cranberry sauce. They knew it would keep for a long time, and was a delicious natural probiotic to promote healthy intestinal flora. If you’re new to fermenting, it’s EASY and tastier than store-bought!
These are simply my favorite recipes for the holidays. Wishing you happy, easy, delicious, nourishing, and healing times! Jane…
Here’s a Paleo twist on the Classic Pumpkin Pie we know and love. Not all pumpkins are equal. For a truly authentic flavor, start with the best fresh pumpkin you can find. A friend gave me the most flavorful organic pumpkin I’ve ever seen or tasted, a strange variety with a long neck and bright orange pulp! Wow!
Finally, a revolutionary piecrust that tastes deliciously crispy and rolls out beautifully! It’s ideal for Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, or Quiche. The secret Paleo ingredients are coconut butter and chia seeds! Everyone can enjoy it as it’s free of gluten, grains, tree nuts, flour, dairy, and sweeteners, although no one will EVER guess it’s “alternative”.
My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin cake with chocolate chips and hot fudge sauce! Trust me! It’s a perfect moist, flavor-filled cake for Thanksgiving to show friends and family that Paleolithic cavemen really had it together in the dessert department. This high-protein, nutrient-dense, low-carb cake won’t even raise your blood sugar if
Try this easy dip for the holidays – I think you’ll really like it! I created it in minutes for a party, and it was the biggest hit of the evening! Spicy, creamy, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it’s even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don’t use store-bought curry powders.
Shockingly delicious sweet potato bacon brownies combine my three favorite holiday flavors: 1) Chocolate 2) Bacon 3) Sweet potato! These babies are chewy, chunky, easy to make, and so soft they melt in your mouth like fudge. Even better, they won’t raise blood sugar or add to your waistline if you use the suggested ingredients.
Watch out, there’s a new cookie in town! These guilt-free Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to blow your Paleo mind, a perfect nourishing snack! Even better, these Paleo cookies won’t raise blood sugar or add to your waistline. That’s because they’re made with coconut, almond meal, and sweetened with zero-sugar chicory root,
Why do apples and bacon taste so irresistible together? A fabulicious breakfast or snack, these are filled with apple chunks, crunchy walnuts, and bacon. They’re Paleo, free of gluten, grains, sugars, dairy, and processed foods. They won’t raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the recommended natural zero-sugar sweeteners.
Pumpkin is my favorite flavor, especially when it’s paired with chocolate. These bars are perfect for Thanksgiving, and equally yummy made with squash or sweet potato. I love blondies with chocolate chips, and finally found Paleo 100% chocolate chips! Hooray! Most chocolate chips are loaded with sugar. Even “healthy” chocolate chips are 35% to 70% cacao.
Decadently wonderful, sensuously delicious. It’s hard to believe it’s healthy. Look at the 100% Paleo ingredients, unprocessed, low-carb. You be the judge. A brownie in a cup. Yes, baked in a cup. Just stir the ingredients together and bake. 20 minutes later, you’re in heaven.
These brownies are chewy, rich, luscious, and spicy because they’re made with pure Mayan ingredients like cacao, coconut, chia seeds, avocado, and hot pepper. Gluten-free, grain-free, flourless, non-glycemic, and Paleo, you’d never guess by the amazing flavor and texture. Avocado provides healthy
You won’t find THIS rice pilaf in Athens or Mykonos, because it is made with cauliflower. A healthy alternative to potatoes or rice, no one will guess it is low-carb, grain-free, and Paleo. In fact one of my guests asked if I used Basmati rice! Easy to make in 15 minutes or less, cauliflower is an anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting
My doctor requested an easy, healthy dark chocolate fudge. Well, here it is, luscious and so quick to make! If you’re eating 75% chocolate thinking it’s healthy, don’t kid yourself. The remaining 25% is probably sugar, definitely not healthy. Pure 100% chocolate is a superfood, one of the healthiest, highest-anti-oxidant
Classical Zabaglione sounds difficult but isn’t. This 5-minute Italian delicacy is super-easy to make! Even better, it’s healthy, non-glycemic, and Paleo, made with dairy-free coconut milk. You can whip it up and enjoy it immediately, no need to heat or chill. This recipe uses orange peel and lemon juice instead of Marsala wine,
Plain, chocolate, or caramel, which is best? Everyone knows the best macaroons are crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Gluten-free, perfect for Passover, and my #1 easiest cookie, anyone can make guilt-free Paleo macaroons in under 30 minutes. All you need is shredded coconut, eggs, coconut milk, and