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1-Minute Anti-Oxidant Blackberry Mousse

When you're reaching for a cookie - quick, eat this instead! In 1 minute flat, you'll be treating your taste buds and your body to a healthy anti-oxidant nutritional lift. This mousse won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain, if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Just 5 ingredients and a blender is all you need to experience bliss. OF COURSE I ate the WHOLE THING! ...

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Paleo and Vegan

My ideal cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Since I love chocolate, this cheesecake has a dark chocolate marble and a chocolate crust. Yep. It's dairy-free, made with coconut butter and lemon instead of cream cheese, but you'd never guess. And unlike traditional cheesecake, there's no baking—just blend and chill. Even better, it won't cause a sugar rush or weight gain ...

Pecan Sandies, Paleo Style

Crisp and irresistible, these melt-in-your mouth homemade cookies taste WAY better than store-bought. Rich in flavor and nutrients without gluten, grain, sugar, or dairy - no one would guess they're special. Afterwards I thought - these are so easy - why not Chocolate Dipped? And they turned out absolutely fabulicious! Scroll down to check out the Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Sandies. Ha Ha! ...

Paleo Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Today I just couldn't help it! I NEEDED healthy dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned gingerbread feeling.  ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful high-protein dip. At a recent gathering, every single person asked me for the recipe - so here it is! Sliced veggies are easy, economical and beautiful in rainbow colors. That's because crackers are not allowed in my kitchen these days, nor are nutritionally empty chips and processed dips. Instead I love colorful radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

An authentic Jewish favorite, potato latkes are a classic delicacy throughout Eastern Europe. But these delicious babies are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Yay! The traditional recipe has white potato (a nightshade) with egg and matzo meal (wheat gluten). Instead this easy Paleo-adapted version use sweet potato, egg, onion, and almond meal. Top your latkes with Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, see the recipes below! ...

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

A delicious stew with an exotic twist. Inspired by Asian peanut curry, instead of peanuts it uses almond butter - Yummy! I serve it in bowls without rice or noodles, for a high-nutrient, delicious low-carb meal. I use almond butter because peanuts tend to be high in mold and aflatoxins. Also they're legumes, which are not on the Paleo diet. This is a very flexible recipe that you can change as you like. ...

My Healthiest Pumpkin Recipes

By now you've probably noticed I love pumpkins. For me a pumpkin symbolizes goodness, fantasy and possibilities - a pumpkin can change into anything! The simple pumpkin represents prosperity, generosity, and the Fall season. But most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, gluten, grains, dairy and industrial foods - leaving me feeling overstuffed and toxic.  ...

My Favorite Jewish Recipes – Paleo Style

Throughout the year, Jewish holidays are wonderful times for gathering with family and friends. But what to do when someone is on a special diet? Well, these recipes are re-invented especially for alternative diets. The good news is that EVERYBODY loves them! These recipes are low in carbs, free of gluten and dairy, without glycemic sugars or processed ingredients. Yay! My favorites include Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel, Sweet Potato Latkes, Paleo Sour Cream Poppyseed Cake, ...

Oven Baked Logger’s Hash

Toay I feel the need for nutritious comfort foods. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense crustless quiche, no one would never guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free, with sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for gatherings, you can cut in squares and save it for future, ...

Tiramisu, Paleo Style

Tiramisù means “pick-me-up” in Italian. It definitely does that, with layers of creamy filling, espresso syrup and chocolate. This Paleo version will rival anything you’ll taste in Milano. Chefs love it too because it's so easy to make. This tiramisu has three parts: 1) two cake layers 2) pastry cream 3) espresso syrup. It tastes sinfully decadent, however it is full of nutrient-dense ingredients like pure coconut meat, cashews, high-protein almond meal and eggs. It won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the natural zero-carb sweeteners....

Paleo Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate cheesecake is a necessity of life! Imagine luscious New York cheesecake merging with dark chocolate truffles. Sounds like heaven, right? Only this recipe is super-easy to make and totally dairy-free, of course. Its vegan cream cheese texture comes from blended lemons and coconut butter. These are pretty intense and chocolaty, so I suggest small pieces. You'll get a little endorphin lift from the chocolate - Oh yeah! But there will be no sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested natural non-glycemic sweetener. Yay! ...

Easy Almond Fudge, Burfi from India

Burfi is a dense sweet fudge from India. I created two recipes for a recent event and both turned out fabulous! This is super-easy to make on the stovetop, and doesn't have to be baked. Burfi is often made at Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in the Autumn, and there are hundreds of varieties. Almond Fudge, or Badam Burfi is made with almond meal. ...

Tibetan “Cream Cheese” Candy, Dairy-free

This was a favorite at my recent musical Tibetan Solstice ceremony gathering in Santa Fe. After chanting we shared this delightful candy called Burfi. It is usually made with sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Instead this Paleo-adapted recipe uses coconut milk, coconut butter, and natural zero-carb sweetener. Looks complicated, but it's so easy to make! I wanted it rich and thick, so I added 1/2 cup Vegan Coconut Milk Powder from Edward & Sons, which is optional. ...

Paleo Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake with Blueberries

I was craving a rich dark chocolate cake. An unquenchable desire for something strangely marvelous - delicious deep flavor, moist, highly nutritious, low in carbs, that would not raise blood sugar. Hmmm... There on the counter was an avocado, a bag of shredded coconut and some blueberries. Blueberries are high anti-oxidant, give it a deep dark color, and rich in pectin to help bind the cake together. It tastes yummilicious with my easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. ...

Paleo Poppyseed Cake Hot Fudge Sundae

I have a huge weakness for Poppy Seed Cake. A fabulicious special occasion cake, this is a traditional Jewish Passover recipe from my friend Merle’s grandmother. It is Paleo-adapted to be completely free of grains, dairy, and sugar, but you'd never guess. Instead of wheat flour, it uses shredded coconut, ground in a food processor.  This delectable cake will not cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested zero carb sweetener. Hooray!...

Divine Paleo Rose Truffles, Just 5 ingredients

These enchanting chocolate truffles are a luscious treat for someone you love. With only five ingredients, they taste just like French chocolates except they’re incredibly easy to make, way healthier, Paleo, free of sugar, dairy and carbs. Hooray! Yes, I promise the intense chocolate packs a punch. And the creamy smooth texture will make you weep with pleasure. The good news is, there won't be any sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic natural sweetener. ...

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Rose Brownies

Let go. Release your mind. Engage in random acts of generosity and love. As the world spins in unknown directions, this recipe will be your safe buoy of romance, sanity and comfort. Yes, healthy food can be deeply calming and reassuring. Please share this recipe with someone you love. Take a deep breath and enjoy. After all, romantic nourishment touches the senses and says 'I love you' in a way that words can never express. ...

Sweet Rose Hibiscus Honey Bath…

Life these days can be a wild ride. This special rose bath is designed for you and those you love, inviting you to relax and release all cares. In ancient Greece, bathing was regarded as a healing gift from the gods. It's time to revive the timeless tradition of sacred baths. Yes! Sacred soaking helps to relax the mind and balance the emotions. Add a few candles and some music! This sweet rose bath will lift your energy level, improve mental clarity, and leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated. ...

Paleo Strawberry Rose Panna Cotta for Lovers

A healthy way to say "I love you". This sensual dessert is made with coconut, strawberries and rose water. It's very easy to prepare, Vegan and Paleo. Inspired by a treat I tasted in Italy, Panna Cotta means 'cooked cream' in Italian, served like a custard or pudding. The flavor is rich and romantic, while being dairy-free. It won't even spike blood sugar if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Coconut cream is thick, luxurious coconut milk. ...