Snacks

vegan-quiche

Aug 25

Crustless Vegan Quiche

I confess, it took me 8 tries to make a vegan quiche worthy of sharing with you. This Paleo-vegan recipe has a wonderful flavor and just the right consistency. The texture is similar to traditional quiche – except it’s egg-free! Instead of eggs, blended cashews, coconut, and grain-free flour bind it together.

sesame-seaweed-squares-2

Jul 31

Sesame Seaweed Superfood Squares

Sweet toasted sesame seeds make these squares crunchy with a hint of Asian flavor. Mild tasting hiziki seaweed makes these nutrient-dense and irresistibly scrumptious. Also called hijiki, you can find it in the Asian section of most grocery stores. It may appear expensive, however you only need a tiny bit,

paleo-irish-soda-bread

Jul 17

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread is surprisingly easy and versatile, a recipe that has stood the test of time as an Irish classic because of its simplicity. A yeast-free, no fuss bread, this is my kind of recipe! Feel free to change it by adding other tasty things like olives, rosemary, and herbs – but this time I added spring onions!

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

chocolate-hemp-bars

Jul 05

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Chocolate cravings were stronger than usual today. I saw hemp nuts, chia seeds, coconut, and blueberries sitting on the counter. These bars were in my tummy soon after – with no baking needed. How shall I describe them? Well, fruity, nutty, an easy snack or semi-sweet dessert that’s loaded with protein,

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!).

wild-salmon-creme-cheese-spread

May 07

Paleo Wild Salmon Spread

Finally, a healthy salmon spread or dip! This is great for lunches, picnics, or parties, and tastes fantastic on crackers or veggies. The flavor is even better than my mom’s salmon cream cheese spread. And since it contains no mayo, you can leave it out of the refrigerator with no worries.

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, 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!

raspberry-chia-bars-1

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-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.

blackberry-frappe

Mar 26

Blackberry Superfood Frappe

Oh my, I had this for breakfast today! It’s also a fantastic 1-minute snack. Blackberries are refreshing and loaded with anti-oxidant compounds. Protein powder gives this treat the holding power of a full meal. It was such a pretty color that I enhanced it with beet.

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.

nori-wrap

Mar 24

Nori Wrap, a Meal in Minutes

When I want a healthy meal in a minute, I grab a seaweed wrap. Seaweed is a superfood loaded with healthy Vitamins B12, C, D, E and K. It is rich in minerals such as potassium, selenium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and potassium.

cashew-mayo

Mar 24

Cashew Mayo

Quick to blend, and way tastier than oily store-bought mayonnaise, you’ll want to spread this creamy mélange on everything! Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo, and they’re lower in fat than other nuts.

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

plantain-orange-coffeecake-cakeJPG

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.

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!

Superfood-Brownies-pile

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

Coconut-Yogurt

Feb 07

Homemade Coconut Yogurt

Here’s a foolproof recipe for thick, luscious coconut yogurt. This recipe has a rich flavor and dense texture, almost like Greek yogurt. It’s Paleo, dairy-free and vegan. It tastes great with fruit, and is easy to digest. Coconut yogurt is naturally sweeter than milk yogurt, so it doesn’t need to be sweetened.

Paleo-Pate

Dec 02

Paleo Pâté

Liver is more than a seasonal delicacy. It is one of Nature’s most potent superfoods! This pate tastes rich and creamy, much like traditional pâté de foi gras. The main difference is you can make it in 15 minutes or less. I wanted a way to prepare liver with minimal cooking

Avocado-Pesto

Aug 25

Avocado Pesto

Here’s a super-easy avocado dip that’s delicious on everything. It’s a dip for veggies, a pizza or pasta sauce, sandwich spread, mayo substitute, topping for sauteed veggies, meats, or garnish on your fried eggs. It’s easy

Paleo-Orange-Marmalade

Jul 25

Paleo Orange Marmalade

I’m so excited about the new breakfast recipes that are coming out of my kitchen. Here’s a sneak preview of a fantastic Orange Marmalade that takes just 20 minutes to make. It’s yummilicious on toast with almond butter. Oranges are naturally sweet, so it doesn’t take much sweetener to make a marvelous

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.

Hemp-Mayo

Jun 12

Hemp Mayo with Sassy Flavor Variations

I’m so excited about this new discovery! Easy Vegan Mayonnaise that’s smooth, delicious, and healthy too! Slather it on sandwiches or wraps. Use it a dip, a salad dressing, or a sauce for veggies. I wanted a creamy homemade mayo that’s ready in minutes, with no risk of curdling

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Cobbler-4

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

Mini-Quiche

Jun 06

Mini Quiche, Paleo Style!

My new rule is to make all my recipes easier and easier – AND ever more delicious! This one is SOOOOO easy, and VERRRRY delicious! A simple quiche in a muffin cup is a great grab & go breakfast!

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.

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