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Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies

Yesss!! Now we can make crispy holiday cookies free of gluten, grains, and sugars. Are you wondering how the dough is so flexible and easy to cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, which is pure coconut meat, ground. It's unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious. Time to get out your rolling pin and cookie cutters! ...

Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Jane-Icon-2Oooey gooey pumpkin chocolate brownies are a necessity of the season! What makes them so dark and rich? Pure cacao, pumpkin, apple and chia seeds all marbled together. Since there's no flour, sugar or dairy, they're pretty much guilt-free. A great snack, this recipe is Paleo, low-carb, free of gluten, grains and GMO's. It will not spike your blood sugar or cause weight gain if ...

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Jane-Icon-2This pie looks complicated, but isn't. Instead it will send you right over the edge with joy! Pumpkin and chocolate are a beautiful swirl of flavors when marbled together. Try my Perfect Chocolate Coconut Piecrust! Holiday desserts should be luscious tasting, high in nutrients, low in carbs and sugars. ...

Perfect Chocolate Coconut Pie Crust

Jane-Icon-2If you like chocolate and toasted coconut, you'll LOVE this pie crust. Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and tree nut-free, it's great for gatherings when you need to accommodate diverse diets. Soft and flexible, you can press it into the pan with your fingers, or roll it out with a rolling pin! When it bakes, it gets crispy and irresistibly delicious. ...

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Just boil, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and so easy with Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep bread slices on hand in the freezer so I can pull them out anytime. ...

Fermented Mango Pear Goji Chutney

Here's a tasty side for any meal that builds intestinal health. Traditional pickled chutneys have been enjoyed in Asian cultures for thousands of years. Chutneys come in every flavor imaginable and add distinctive taste to every meal. They also help to balance a healthy gut micro-biome, and preserve the fruit for months. This recipe is quite flexible. If you modify it, taste your mixture and adjust as you go. This recipe came about when my friend Teri gave me a huge basket of pears ...

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2I can't live without fluffy holiday potatoes! But now we have 4 big problems: 1) White potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient invitation to elevated blood sugar and weight gain. 2) Nightshade intolerance is more common. 3) GMO potatoes are here! 4) The Paleo diet excludes white potatoes. So I decided to test 6 different veggies to find a tastier, healthier alternative ...

Bewitched Apple Crisp

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. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a MUST 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 natural...

Flourless Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This fabulous one-step cake is an easy holiday dessert with a rich, old-fashioned flavor of chocolate spice cake. Just blend and bake! One of my new experiments in flourless sweets, this recipe uses rolled oats or any rolled whole grain. More than a yummy treat, it's a nutritious, high-fiber dessert or snack. A few months ago I would have used almond flour, but now it is very expensive, and like all flours it oxidizes quickly. ...

Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel

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 ...

Jewish Apple Cake, Orange Caramel Glaze

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 ...

Instant Apple Honey Butter

Homemade apple butter tastes fantastic on toast or pancakes! This creamy butter is ridiculously easy to make - just blend and enjoy with toasted Flourless Blender Bread or any of my other healthy breads. The secret to it's luscious flavor and thick texture is pure coconut butter. Sadly, commercial jams contain sugars, GMO's and pesticides. ...

Easy Vegan Onion Dip

French Onion Dip is quick, tasty and healthy! Why'd we ever need a mix? Dairy-free so it won't go bad on a warm day, the secret to its tantalizing flavor is dehydrated onion, found in the bulk section of most groceries or online. Premium coconut milk makes it thick and creamy. Organic miso paste makes it flavorful, alive, and GMO-free. ...

Paleo Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings with Goji Berry Glaze

Tangy honey-mustard chicken wings are a perfect irresistible snack, hot & spicy with an exotic twist. How about a zesty superfood glaze with turmeric and goji berries? Oh yeah! This tasty sauce will rev your engines! Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, ...

Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake

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, ...

Paleo Orange Buttercream Frosting

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...

Paleo Orange-Spice Russian Tea Cakes

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 ...

Paleo Cranberry Orange Scones

These scones make a high-protein, nutrient-dense breakfast, dessert, or snack. Finally after 6 trials, I discovered how to make them irresistibly soft and moist. I found that frozen butter gives them a flaky texture and authentic old-world flavor. ...

Best Paleo Carrot Cake

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 FrostingGreat for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack, ...