This nutty fudge has everything you want in a perfect snack. Chocolate, low-carbs, high-nutrition, rich flavor, and crunchy nuts. What looks like a decadent sweet, secretly hides nutrient-dense foods likes hemp nuts, flaxseeds, bee pollen, chia seeds, and oh yes, beets! It’s easy to make – just mix the ingredients, press into a pan, chill, and eat. They look like those chia squares I used to buy in the grocery bins before going sugar-free and Paleo – except they’re sooooo much more nutritious and tasty. Plus they’re sweetened with natural zero-glycemic sweetener, so they satisfy sweet cravings, while leaving your
Today I was in the mood for a sweet orange muffin. Not quite a cupcake, but almost – Paleo and grain-free. There were 2 oranges sitting on my counter, and some soaked, toasted almonds in the pantry. Well, the muffins came out wonderfully rich, moist and intoxicatingly orangey. (Don’t tell anyone, but I was singing a Hugo Wolf song about longing for the mysterious land where orange trees bloom…I’m sure he meant Italy.) Anyway, these are sensuously delectable with Orange Honey Butter. If you use one of the natural zero-carb sweeteners suggested (Just Like Sugar, PureLo, or Swerve), these are
This is a sweet, spreadable vegan butter made with coconut and orange zest. It’s dreamy, creamy, and tastes yummy on everything – especially Orange Nut Muffins! Spread it on your Paleo toast, nut breads, or use it as a topping on cakes. You’ll need a food processor – it’s the only way I’ve been able to make it. A small food processor is even better. The secret to success is to have all ingredients at room temperature, as coconut is quite temperature sensitive. Yield: 1 1/2 cups. Print Orange Honey Butter Ingredients 6 tablespoons thick coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Is it a snack, a dessert, or a meal? Well, it’s whatever you want it to be! Chock-full of high anti-oxidant chocolate and superfoods, these flourless brownies taste like pure decadence, but they’re really a meal in a bar. While your taste buds are spinning for joy, your body is soaking up nutrient-dense goodness. Surprisingly, they’re made with whole vegetables and fruits, cacao, hemp, chia, and protein powder. If you use one of these natural zero-carb sweeteners, they’re 100% guilt free – meaning you get pure satisfaction, super-low carbs, no calories from sugar, and no blood sugar spike. Hooray! I’m
Decadently, sensuously delicious. It’s hard to believe it’s healthy. Just look at the ingredients – 100% Paleo and Vegan. You be the judge. A brownie baked in a mug. Stir together and bake it. 20 minutes later, you’re in heaven.
Today is one of those days. I neeeed a gooey brownie with rich chestnut flavor. Chestnuts aren’t even in season. Just give it to me Paleo, free of gluten, grain, dairy, and sugar, and I’m your friend forever! Europeans know about chestnuts, but they’re still uncommon in the US. Their soft pulp grinds into a smooth flavorful paste, and the flavor blends beautifully with chocolate. Since they’re also gluten and grain-free, chestnuts are perfect for Paleo baking. Chestnut flour can turn bitter after a few months, so I look for whole chestnuts when they’re fresh in the Fall. However, it’s
It’s zucchini season, and there’s no end to it in my garden. The solution is this moist and luscious Chocolate Zucchini Bread. (Yes, those are MY teeth marks on the first slice!) I guarantee it will stir your taste buds, and send an enchanting message right downstairs to your heart. With so many nutritious ingredients, it’s good for your body too! The flavor is similar to Paleo Pumpkin Bread or Sweet Potato Bread, but infinitely sexier… This is a low-carb, Paleo bread that’s gluten-free and grain-free, with natural, zero-sugar sweeteners that won’t affect your blood sugar. The recipe allows you
What could be more delicious than chocolate cookies with almond butter filling? It’s a highly nutritious cookie sandwich that children and adults love! Where did Whoopie Pies come from? I’m told, in medieval Germany, a mine worker would bring a cookie sandwich in his lunch bag, calling it a “gob”, or a piece of coal. The Amish brought them to America, and Amish children would shout “Whoopie!” when they found one in their lunch boxes. In 1925, Labadie’s Bakery in Lewiston, Massachusetts started selling Whoopie Pies, and it’s been an American classic ever since. This is a sweeten-to-your-taste recipe, since
Irresistibly crispy and rich, these delicate cookies are easy to make. So light and flavorful, you’d never guess they’re grain-free and Paleo. Enjoy them with a hot Chai Tea Latte, a Paleo Coffee, or just plain. This recipe is designed to allow you to sweeten to your own taste. Level 1 is minimum, Level 2 is average, Level 3 is sweet. As your taste buds and body become more sensitized to the flavors of real food, you’ll need less and less sweetener. A food processor is helpful, but not required. You’ll need a rolling pin and a cookie cutter (or
What? A cake in a cup? Yesss! It’s your own personal carrot cake, moist, flavorful, and loaded with delicious nutrition for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Easy to make, just stir together the ingredients, put in a cup, and bake! You don’t need a topping, but if you want one I suggest Instant Coconut Whipped Cream. Today I used Paleo Cream Cheese Topping, which is coming soon in my new book on Paleo Breakfasts! This recipe is designed to give you a choice on sweetness level, and to help you kick the sugar habit if you want. Everyone’s taste buds are
It’s strawberry – rhubarb season, a delightful summertime treat not to be missed. So I decided to experiment with a cobbler in a cup. Yes, baked in a cup! It’s very easy, high-protein, low carbs, high in nutrition, gluten free, and Paleo. This is THE original “cup cake”, which makes a great snack or dessert for one person. It’s also super-easy for breakfast! Just stir the ingredients together when you wake up, and put it in the oven. By the time you’re out of your shower, dressed, and checking your messages, breakfast is served! That’s what I had this morning.
So satisfying as a breakfast or snack with a warm cup of brew, Pumpkin Bread is a comfort food any time of year. This is a low-carb, Paleo-style bread, so it’s grain-free, with natural, zero-sugar sweeteners. About Paleo sweeteners… I love honey, a true Paleo sweetener, however I don’t use it much because it is extremely high in sugar and carbs, much like cane sugar! Honey will give you a nice big blood sugar spike, and that’s not how I want to start my day. I stopped using Stevia when I discovered it is highly processed with chemicals, which is
I know, you’re supposed to cool this moist and flavorful bread before slicing. But I like to enjoy it while it’s hot, even if it falls apart – it just tastes better! Sweet Potato Bread is super-easy and delicious. So full of real food goodness, it doesn’t need anything spread on it. It tastes fantastic warm for breakfast, snack, or dessert. This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and Paleo. You don’t need much sweetener, if any, with natural sweetness in sweet potato. This recipe is designed for you to sweeten to your taste depending on what you’re using. I used a
Hello to the weekend! Eating berries out in Nature is all I want to do! OK, I called them wild, but they’re actually cultivated raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries from the Farmers’ Market. Let the berries speak for themselves – they’re delightful plain, and even better with a bit of lemon juice, natural sweetener and Instant Coconut Whipped Cream. If you want to go wild, you can add a delicious Paleo shortcake. I did BOTH! Fresh Berries are loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, so I eat them as much as I can. They’re preciously expensive all winter, and now that
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
These yummilicious bars have a fruity berry filling and crumb topping. I’m always looking for easy, nutrient-dense breakfasts, snacks, or desserts that are low in sugars. They’re loaded with high anti-oxidant berries and superfoods. The crust uses chia seeds which are high in protein and Omega 3 oil, instead of eggs, a common allergen. The filling is made with fresh berries, avocado, and a few optional superfoods such as berry powder and goji berries. These bars use zero-glycemic Just Like Sugar Table Top chicory root sweetener which has no effect on blood sugar, or you can use your favorite sweetener.
I can’t remember what happened. I spun the blender, and somehow poured this sauce on the Chocolate Brownie Waffles. I’ve no memory after that. Just pure berries. Perhaps I just blacked out or drifted into a parallel dimension, transported further away with each bite. This is the easiest sauce I’ve ever prepared. And it tastes sensuously wonderful on everything. Maybe it was the deep fuchsia color. I have no words – and can’t even write this post. When I come back, I’ll try to describe my experience. Makes 1 1/4 cups sauce. Print Easy Blackberry Sauce Rating: 51 Ingredients 12
They look like waffles, and taste like heaven. But oh how appearances can deceive! What’s masquerading as a decadently sweet chocolate waffle, is secretly a high-protein breakfast filled with superfoods. Here’s your chance to add all your favorite nutritious ingredients, and no one will guess they’re truly healthy. Let’s just call them “Dark Chocolate Superfood Waffles”. Oh, and maybe you’d better tell them you’ve gone chocolate-crazy for the day or they’ll be suspicious. BTW, these waffles are real nutrient-dense food, and you won’t be able to eat more than one. They’re so delicious I was tempted to go for a
This is very similar to Paleo Pumpkin Bread, only better! Much better. Since it’s loaded with whole food nutrition and very low in carbs and sugars, it’s a great breakfast or a snack. This is a low-carb, Paleo-style bread, so it is grain-free, with natural, zero-sugar sweeteners. This recipe allows you to sweeten to your own taste, by simply tasting the batter at the end. How simple is that? What level of sweetness is right for you? A low level of sweetness indicates a healthy metabolism, however many of us are used to a higher level of sweetness. So you
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
I’m not Irish, but I love Ireland and I especially love GREEN. Here’s an absolutely delicious, INSTANT and refreshing mint mousse that will make your taste buds AND your blood cells tingle. It’s so easy, just blend and enjoy in 5 minutes. I would NEVER use food coloring, so I had to come up with a HEALTHY way to create the prefect color of green. Well, why not chlorophyll, the original phyto-chemical that makes plants green? Cholophyll controls photosynthesis, AND it is a powerful body de-toxifier. You should probably be taking this anyway, because it increases the oxygen available to the
At the expo in San Francisco, many people requested a healthy chocolate cake without eggs. Well, here it is! It’s a super-luscious, ooey gooey chocolate cake, soft and creamy, like a real chocolate decadence cake. The secret ingredients are sweet potato, chia seeds, and coconut butter. It’s very easy to make in a food processor or a blender. This is my second experiment in vegan cakes, and I think it came out fantastic. The first test had too much chia, and tasted grainy and boring. This second try has a deep dark chocolate flavor and a sensual, smooth texture. There’s
Unbelievably easy and decadently wonderful, this chocolate pudding is instant! It’s made with blended sweet potato and cacao. Children and adults love the rich flavor, reminiscent of a Southern chocolate sweet potato pie. Mmmmmm! A quick and healthy snack or dessert, no one would guess they’re eating vegetables! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, an important antioxidant. They’re high in Vitamin B6, which is critical in preventing hardening of the arteries. Sweet potatoes also contain healthy fiber, which gives them a “slow burning” quality. The suggested sweetener is Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory
Make this yummy, rich, satisfying treat in just a few minutes. Smooth, creamy sweet potato with coconut butter tastes just like butterscotch pudding. AND it’s a healthy vegetable! Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene and Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant. They’re loaded with Vitamin B6, which is crucial in preventing hardening of the arteries. Sweet potatoes are also high in fiber, which gives them a “slow burning” quality. Just blend the ingredients slightly warm, and they’ll soften into a lovely pudding quality. It tastes wonderful eaten right away warm, or you can chill it to thicken even more. This is
I just invented this quick and delicious pick-me-up or dessert. Everybody goes crazy for the creamy texture. It’s so simple and elegant made with pure strawberries and coconut. Just blend, chill and serve. Only 5 ingredients plus love. It’s low-carb and luscious. Find lots more luscious treats in my new book Paleo Desserts! Serves 2. Print Easy Strawberry Mousse Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 lb fresh strawberries, or 1 package frozen and very well drained (I suggest organic strawberries, as they’re one of the “dirty dozen” foods that absorb a lot of pesticides.) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup sweetener. I
Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars – You might just swoon at the sweet flavors in these romantic love bars! You’ll taste 4 creamy layers in each bite – crunchy nuts, chocolate fondant, smooth cheesecake, and tart raspberry glaze. This is not a bar, it’s a candy! A love bite! And a perfect healthy treat for someone special. It’s Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and raw. Just a tiny piece puts me in a good mood. Makes one 9 x 9-inch pan of pure bliss. I cut them in tiny 1-inch squares, or you can cut them any size you like… Find more
If you wake up in Milan, Venice, or Palermo, biscotti are always there for breakfast. But you won’t find THESE biscotti in Italy! That’s because they’re Paleo, low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free, so you’re guaranteed to have a great day! Fantastic for dipping in your herbal Paleo Coffee or Spiced Chai Tea Latte, that crispy ‘crack’ might alert your morning brain to the subtle and delicious aromas of almond and anise. Every Italian home has it’s own closely guarded recipe for biscotti, and this is my own. Try it and let me know how you like it! Makes about 30 biscotti.
That’s right, it’s blue! Once in a blue mousse, you discover something so fabulous that it jump-starts your day in 2 minutes! This creamy blueberry mousse gives you everything you need – smooth texture and great flavor for vital health. It’s instant – just blend and enjoy immediately! Use it as an afternoon pick-me-up or easy dessert. The thick texture comes from natural pectin in blueberries; and the rich creaminess comes from blended avocado. Blueberries are loaded with healthy polyphenols known as anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body. Anthocyanins are what makes blueberries blue in color.
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
I love all brownies! But they’re not always what they claim to be. I analyzed three brownie recipes to see which is best. All of them taste great. But which one is healthiest? Paleo Brownies are always low-carb and healthy, right? Not always. The Nutrition Facts are surprising! The SECRET to low-carb health and weight control is to limit carbs and sugars. Modern foods are often high in refined sugars and carbs. These are the top suspects in our epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and other diseases. Many people are looking to the Paleo diet as a guide to a healthy