Snacks

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. 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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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

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

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

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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.

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. 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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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 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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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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chocolate-raspberry-streusel-bar

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,

berry-superfood-crumble-bars

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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Chili-cheese-biscuits

May 19

Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter

These yummy biscuits taste just like spicy cornmeal biscuits, only better! They’re a crispy, Paleo, gluten-free version of that decadent cheese biscuit you’d dunk in your Southwest tortilla soup. I served them with Coconut Chipotle Butter – see the easy recipe below. These biscuits are quite salty and spicy, however you can modify the recipe to suit your needs. You’ll need a food processor to grind the shredded coconut – it won’t work in a blender or hand- grinder. Makes about 12 2-inch savory biscuits. Print Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter Rating: 51 Ingredients Dry Ingredients: 1 cup shredded

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Easy-Paleo-Quiche

May 15

Easy Paleo Quiche

Is it really possible to bake a pie with no pre-made crust? Yes it is! This is a deeeelicious, gluten-free, Paleo quiche you can make in just one step. When it bakes, there’s a magical crust on the bottom, sides, and top. The crust is created by layering the ingredients: coconut butter, cooked meat, onions, veggies, and pour the batter on top. Then bake, and presto!

sweet-potato-tots

May 04

Paleo Sweet Potato Tots

I used to think tater tots were silly. Well, they really are. Then I invented an easy way to make them super-healthy. Oh my! These crispy bites are flavorful, addictive, and healthy with all unrefined ingredients! Just grate raw sweet potatoes, mix the ingredients, roll into balls, and fry or bake them. Baking is much healthier, and tastes equally delicious. Why pre-cook the sweet potatoes? After all, cooking them twice takes time and destroys more nutrients. I googled the history of tater tots and read they were developed by Ore-Ida to use up leftover broken French fries. A brilliant plan!

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Mint-Chocolate-Mousse-3

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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Paleo-focaccia-2

Mar 05

Focaccia

Authentic Italian Focaccia is hard to find. Here’s an easy gluten-free, Paleo recipe that is so satisfying that I’m back in the piazza in Tuscany. Delicious with or without onions, warm focaccia is a delicious snack or accompaniment for any meal.

Rosemary-focaccia

Mar 04

Vegan Focaccia with Parmesan “Cheese”

This is a fantastic crispy flat bread with a savory topping that’s great for vegans and anyone avoiding eggs. It’s something like a Focaccia Pizza, topped with my delicious Vegan Parmesan Cheese that tastes just like “Parmigiano Reggiano”.

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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Blue-Mousse-image

Jan 26

Blue Mousse!

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.

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