Paleo Desserts

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. Beets are a nutritional powerhouse that are known help lower blood pressure, fight cancer, reduce inflammation, boost stamina, and support detoxification. If you’re mixing by hand, soften the coconut butter and grate the beet before putting them in the mix. A food processor makes it easy, but is not required.

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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.

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Mar 26

Chocolate Covered 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 made from 100% hunt-and-gather

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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

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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

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 31

Paleo Brownie in a Mug

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.

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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

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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 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

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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. 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

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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

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Jun 05

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

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

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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 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

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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 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

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May 21

Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars – Vegan

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,

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May 19

Berry Superfood Crumble Bars – Vegan!

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. These are  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. The filling is made with fresh berries, avocado, and optional goji berries. A Vegan breakfast or snack, you can assemble them the night before and bake in the morning. If you’re sensitive to nightshades, omit or substitute the goji berries. You’ll need a 9 x 9-inch pan and a

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Easy-Blackberry-Sauce

Apr 27

Easy Blackberry Sauce

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, delicious flavor. Perhaps I just blacked out or drifted into a parallel dimension, transported further

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Apr 26

Chocolate Brownie Superfood Waffles

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

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Chocolate-Pumpkin-Bread

Apr 08

Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

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

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cake-pops

Mar 28

Paleo Cake Pops!

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

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Mar 15

Mint Chocolate Mousse

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

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Feb 21

Vegan Chocolate Cake

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

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Instant Hot-Fudge-Pudding

Feb 18

Instant Hot Fudge Pudding

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

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