Paleo Desserts

lemon-ginger-coconut-bars

Jul 12

Lemon-Ginger Coconut Bars

Today I needed a refreshing bite of lemon & ginger to balance a hot, muggy day. These bars have a zingy citrus flavor, plus they’re raw and alive with powerful anti-oxidant lemon nutrition. In Chinese medicine lemon is cooling — yes I get it. And ginger moves Qi, the vital force in the body

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Jun 20

Paleo Lemon Ginger No-Sugar Cookies

Yesss! Grain-free sugar cookies are possible! These yummy cookies have a distinctive lemon-ginger flavor. How is the dough so soft and pliable? So easy to roll out and cut into your favorite shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, pure ground coconut meat. It’s best to keep the dough cold, and

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Jun 07

Peach Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Hibiscus Sauce

It’s a hot mid-summer day. Peaches are ripe, and strawberries are fragrant. I wouldn’t mind a sweet Paleo treat as long as it helps cool me down. What could be more delicious than an enchanting hibiscus sauce with shortcake, fruit, and Coconut Whipped Cream? For thousands of years, Egyptians have enjoyed cooling hibiscus

raspberry-coconut-milkshake

May 30

Raspberry Coconut Milkshake

Whew! My senses are still vibrating from the deep flavor and nutrition in the glass I just downed. Raspberries are a refreshing low-sugar fruit that’s loaded with antioxidant flavonoids, anti-inflammatory ellagic acid, plus Vitamins C and K (that’s the one most of us are needing!).

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May 06

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

My love affair with rhubarb continues! Rhubarb’s tantalizing tart flavor blends beautifully with apples, cinnamon, and fresh ginger. This is a yummy afternoon snack or dessert that’s sweet, refreshing, and easy to make. I used tart apples like Fuji, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady to keep the carb count down.

chocolate-chia-energy-bars

Apr 29

Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

Hungry at the grocery check-out counter, I almost grabbed a chia bar. But then I saw the ingredients. Uh oh! Agave syrup, brown rice syrup, and apple juice concentrate – 3 high-fructose sweeteners that would send anyone’s blood sugar through the roof. So I came home and made these delicious babies.

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Apr 28

Raspberry Chia Energy Bars

Whew! I’m still recovering from the shock of finding 3 high-fructose sweeteners in “healthy” chia bars at the Whole Foods check-out counter. Agave syrup, Brown rice syrup, and Apple juice concentrate are hidden sugars that destabilize metabolism. But not THESE bars!

Sesame-squares

Apr 25

Crunchy Sesame Squares

I’ve always craved these crispy sesame squares! Maybe that’s because I loved their crackling crunchy texture as they disappeared into my mouth one after the other – a perfect high-protein snack. But I don’t buy them any more, as they’re loaded with sugars and stabilizers.

rhubarb-yogurt

Apr 17

Yogurt with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

OK, I confess, I’m having a love affair with rhubarb. Why does it taste so irresistably luscious to me? Well, maybe it’s because I found an easy way to cook it in minutes with a bit of ginger, cinnamon and natural zero-glycemic sweetener. So far you’ve seen my Paleo Rhubarb Coffee Cake and

rhubarb-coffeecake

Apr 16

Paleo Rhubarb Coffeecake

This moist coffeecake has a rich buttery flavor with swirls of rhubarb and ginger, plus a crispy streusel topping. A nutritious gluten-free, grain-free snack or dessert, it tastes just as yummy as my mom’s traditional recipe, with rhubarb filling marbled inside and crunchy nuts.

Paleo fudge-brownies

Apr 12

Primal Beet Brownies

Surprisingly quick and easy, these dense, fudgy indulgences touch my deepest primordial desires. A great way to use leftover beets, they’re also a perfect way to hide healthy veggies in a snack that seems decadent, but isn’t. I made them for a Paleo gathering and they were demolished in minutes.

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Mar 27

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Tart

Today I was craving raw strawberries for mental clarity. These babies caught my eye, gorgeous and full of flavor! Then I saw the fresh rhubarb…. My idea was to cook the rhubarb and leave most of the strawberries raw, since they were so beautiful and cooking destroys vitamin C.

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.

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Mar 26

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Blackberries taste divine with chocolate. This is a luscious and sinfully delicious treat that looks decadent, but isn’t. Instead this smooth and creamy tart is loaded with superfoods and high anti-oxidant nutrition such as blackberries, avocado, and pure cacao. Lemon and pomegranate powder give

zucchini-mint-energizer

Mar 23

Zucchini Mint Energizer

About 3:47 this afternoon, I seriously needed a pick-me-up. This was the perfect solution and it took less than a minute to make. Zucchini is rich in anti-oxidant vitamins C, A, magnesium and potassium, plus being low in calories and high in fiber. Besides being lusciously divine, avocados are

Big-Breakfast-Cookies

Mar 19

Best Paleo Breakfast Cookies

High-protein, low-carb, and filled with whole-food Paleo nutrition, these scrumptious crunchy cookies are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack. The surprise ingredient is green banana, known to be low in sugars and carbs and high in resistant starch, which helps to cultivate healthy intestina

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Mar 14

Plantain Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Swirl & Streusel Topping

A plantain has been ripening on my counter for a few days – hmm – wasn’t sure what to do with it. Just then I saw the orange. Aha! A sumptuous plantain orange indulgence with deep, dark cinnamon swirls! Oh yes! And then I remembered my mother’s coffeecake pan.

lemon-cheesecake

Mar 07

Lemon Cheesecake Superfood Bars!

These delicate cheesecake bars are a luscious disguise for whole food nutrition. High protein yogurt or kefir, almonds, and chia seeds offer a naturally nutrient-dense treat. Fermented goat milk is a boon to healthy digestion, and it can be consumed by many dairy-intolerant folks, as the protein molecules in goat

Superfood Fudge

Feb 27

Paleo Superfood Fudge

This nutty fudge has everything you desire in the perfect snack: Chocolate, low-carbs, high-nutrition, rich flavor, and crunchy nuts. However, what looks like a decadent sweet, secretly hides nutrient-dense foods likes hemp nuts, flaxseeds, bee pollen, chia seeds, and oh yes, beets!

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Feb 20

Orange Nut Muffins with Orange Honey Butter

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.

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Feb 20

Orange Honey Butter Frosting

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.

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Feb 18

Chocolate Brownie Superfood Bars!

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

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Jul 18

Chocolate Chestnut Brownies

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

Paleo-Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread

Jun 25

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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 down to your heart.

paleo-pecan-shortbread

Jun 21

Paleo Pecan Shortbread

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.

Carrot-Cake-in-Cup

Jun 16

Paleo Carrot Cake in a Cup

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

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Jun 12

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler in a Cup

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

Paleo-Pumpkin-Bread

Jun 05

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

So satisfying as a breakfast or snack, 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. Try it with Spiced Chai Tea Latte or Paleo Hot Chocolate Mochaccino.

sweet-potato-bread

Jun 03

Easy Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

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

Fresh-berry-shortcake

May 25

Wild Berry Shortcakes, Gluten-free & Paleo

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