My favorite Thai appetizer, Mieng Kum, is a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds, with every known flavor in each bite: sweet, pungent, sour, salty, and spicy. Easy to prepare, this Paleo version makes a healthy lunch or a beautiful appetizer for gatherings. Vary the recipe according to your taste
We ate this for lunch today! Easy to make and incredibly flavorful, it uses my easy oil-free Cashew Mayo recipe – try it! You’ll see it’s a super-quick and delicious meal for any-body, especially folks inclined toward gluten-free, Paleo, Candida, SCD, DASH, or Anti-inflamatory diets. Yummy!
A little sour cream on your enchiladas? Sounds delicious! Rich, creamy, and dairy-free, this coconut sour cream is free of the chemicals and stabilizers found in commercial brands. It’s easy to make and an ideal topping for any savory indulgence.
Simple and satisfying – this soup is prepared in the old-fashioned way. One of the major benefits of miso is that it is alive with friendly bacteria for optimum digestion. I created the recipe as a last-minute side dish for a tasting party, because it’s an traditional living food with a mild taste. Well, to my surprise, it was alive with flavor, and was the favorite item on the menu!
The easiest and healthiest superfood you can make, fermented veggies are a natural probiotic that build healthy intestinal flora. And since the immune system depends on friendly bacteria in the gut, this is central to your health each day. This is a great way to use up leftover raw veggies.
You don’t have to be Vegan to love these meatballs. Everyone goes crazy for them. Call them “no meatballs”, with a taste so much like meat, you won’t miss it. They’re Paleo, Vegan, free of eggs, beans, soy, flour, grains, and breadcrumbs. They’ve got that “Mamma Mia” Italian flavor,
Delicata squash is a mouth-wateringly nourishing meal, and the hollow center is perfect for stuffing. Even better, the skin is so soft you can eat it! I’s a super-easy breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s perfect for any season.
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
You won’t find this yummy dish in Chinatown. There’s only one way to enjoy tasty fried rice that’s grain-free, low-carb and gmo-free, and that’s to do it yourself! Cauliflower rice is very easy to prepare in 10 minutes of less. It’s super-low in carbs, and
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.
The Spanish really know how to make a frittata, with plenty of fresh eggs, potatoes, and onion, an easy favorite called a “Tortilla de Patata”. This recipe is a Paleo cauliflower take-off on that Spanish national food. It can be a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.
Savory wraps are a perfect accompaniment to any meal! Like a thin pancake or crepe, they’re great for dipping, wrapping, & sopping up juices on your plate – instead of bread. Gluten, grain & GMO-free. Add your favorite filling and wrap it, or just fold and dip. They’re inspired by Indian flatbread and Mexican
I’m super-excited about this new discovery! It’s so delicious, easy to make, AND it tastes just like authentic Italian Pesto Pasta, only better. Zucchini noodles with avocado basil pesto is Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. You’ll swear it’s real pasta and Parmesan
Here’s a delicious meal you can make in 5 minutes flat. Salmon with Garlicky Greens is a tasty, nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s so easy! While the salmon steams for 4 minutes, saute the greens, and serve!
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.
Tomorrow is moving day, and I promised my helpers a lunch. I’ve got 2 beets, 2 carrots, and some herbs in the fridge. Well, I guess it’s time for my favorite grated beet & carrot salad! This is a super-healthy side dish that’s economical and tastes delicious with everything.
I love authentic carbonara, but the pasta causes me to gain weight. However Zucchini noodles are the key to an easy meal. They’re super-low in carbs, so I feel svelt and satisfied after eating. Traditional Italian carbonara is made with raw eggs cooked on contact by boiling hot
Today I discovered fresh organic English peas in the market! When I lived in Italy, fresh peas in the pod were a sign of spring. Everyone rushes home to make this risotto, called “Risi e Bisi” in Venetian dialect, or “Rice with Peas”. However you won’t find this particular risotto in Italy!
I love traditional Italian risotto, made with arborio rice, saffron, and lots of Parmesan cheese! Just so you’re not deprived, here’s a cauliflower rice recipe that tastes almost the same. Paleo cauliflower rice is a quick and easy low-carb side dish, and I find it lighter on the digestion than rice.
Heinz is yummy – however THIS ketchup is tastier! Tart, sweet, and rich all at the same time. If tomatoes are off your list, this recipe is for you. It’s made of carrot, sweet potato, and beet, but you’d never guess. Commercial ketchup is loaded with high-fructose corn syrup or sugar. So why buy it
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!
Wow! What an easy and delicious way to eat asparagus! I prefer asparagus steamed al-dente, so it’s sublime flavor comes through. Gremolata sauce sounds fancy – but how simple is lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and parsley? No equipment required.
Here’s a super-easy dairy-free cheese sauce for broccoli. It’s so tasty and quick! Broccoli is an important source of calcium for folks that don’t eat dairy, like Paleo and Vegan folks. Instead of cheese, the recipe uses coconut milk, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast. I love broccoli stems, and they’re chock full of healthy
I love wraps because I can eat them with my hands like a sandwich without bread. These amazing green crepes are super-easy. Just blend and cook in 5 minutes. Blended veggies make them green. You can fill them with anything – egg salad, chicken salad, salmon, leftovers, raw or cooked veggies, whatever you have on hand.
Luscious and elegant, every bite of these savory crêpes transports me to Paris. The Tarragon Cheese Sauce is deliciously rich, tangy, and blends beautifully with the mushroom filling. This recipe is dairy-free of course. For cheese flavor, the sauce uses coconut milk, lemon and nutritional yeast.
Today I was in the mood for my favorite comfort food – Macaroni and Cheese! Rich and satisfying, this recipe is 100% free of gluten, grains, dairy, and eggs. Instead of pasta it uses zucchini, which has a mild flavor and absorbs the “cheese sauce” beautifully.
I just discovered an easy breakfast or snack everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food for holiday parties, picnics and travel. Like an omlet in a muffin, it’s chock full of vegetables, and high in protein too. Kids love to eat them with their hands – no need for a fork.
Fun to make and fun to eat, Zucchini Pizza Bites are a delightful appetizer, party food, snack or side dish. It’s a simple pizza on a zucchini slice, but people go crazy for this delicious treat. The recipe is truly Paleo, Vegan, and Nightshade-free when you use No-Tomato Sauce and Vegan Mozzarella Cheese. Or
One of the most beautiful and isolated retreats in the world lies in the Casentino mountains in Italy, about 50 km from Florence. The Sanctuary of La Verna was founded there by St. Francis of Assisi in 1213. If you’re lucky enough to visit, you’ll be invited to taste Gnocchi del Casentino, the traditional
Everybody loves this smooth, savory soup, especially kids. The mellow flavor of butternut squash, onion and creamy coconut make it a rich, satisfying meal. When I’m short of time, this is my #1 quickest soup recipe. I can use pre-cubed squash, cook, blend with an immersion blender and serve in 5 minutes!