I can’t live without traditional fluffy potatoes! But now we have 4 big problems: 1) White potatoes are high in carbs, low in nutrients. They spike blood sugar and invite weight gain. 2) Nightshade intolerance is more common. 3) GMO potatoes are here! 4) The Paleo diet doesn’t include white potatoes. So I decided to test 6 different veggies to find a tastier, healthier alternative
In a panic running late, I needed a quick sauce for dinner. This miracle happened, and it’s a winner! Looks and tastes like Italian tomato sauce, except it’s pure fresh veggies you have on hand. Wow! Pour it on Zoodles, Coconut Chicken, or Meatloaf. It’s nightshade free and deeelicious! I love my satisfying No-Tomato Sauce, but it takes time
My body is asking for veggies today – and this crunchy mixture is my absolute favorite! Quick, colorful, and unbelievably delicious with this blended Yogurt Herb Dressing. If your digestion is delicate, you can steam the veggies lightly in a steamer for 2-3 minutes, so they’re partly cooked
This luscious stir-fry will blow you away! It’s so easy to make, with a delicate Asian flavor, one of my most flexible recipes. And if you slice the veggies beforehand, this is a quick 10-minute nutritious meal. Try it with Nutty Cauliflower Rice. Meat is optional. Cruciferous veggies will make you strong! Their family includes Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok choy,
A fabulicious side dish, this easy cauliflower rice is tasty and low in carbs so it won’t go to your waistline. Make it in just 5 minutes, far quicker and much healthier than rice. Its deep, satisfying flavor tastes something like Cajun dirty rice, except it is milder and nightshade-free, Hooray! Try it with Cruciferous Veggie Stir-fry!
Tzatziki is refreshing, easy to make, and deeeelicious! A traditional Greek dish, this Paleo vegan recipe is made with coconut cream instead of yogurt. Just blend the sauce and pour over cucumber. It’s also loaded with nutritious superfoods, like hemp nuts high in Omega 3’s and all 20 amino acids!
Tired of boring pasta? Try making zoodles with a quick spiralizer. Blend No-Peanut Sauce and enjoy your meal in 15 minutes. Spicy No-Peanut Sauce is made from almonds, sunbutter, and/or cashews. Better than peanuts which often contain mold, this yummy sauce is also free of glycemic sugars and nightshades.
Paleo – Vegan cauliflower risotto? I have a huge passion for Italian food, and I LOVE saffron. This risotto tastes almost exactly like the authentic Risotto alla Milanese I love in Italy, except it’s much quicker to make. You don’t have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes. Cauliflower rice is an easy low-carb dish that’s easier to digest than traditional risotto.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it’s a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably sprouted. Add lightly sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. Sprouted rice is tastier
Finally, a fabulicious alternative to potatoes and rice! Quinoa (KEE-no-ah) is an ancient Incan superfood, 100% gluten-free, loaded with iron and B-vitamins. Even better, it’s a complete protein, a rare bonus in plants! High flavor, low-carb quinoa is healthier than traditional side dishes.
Roasting garlic is super-easy. Just toasting gives it a deeper yet delicate flavor. Raw garlic is crunchy, pungent, and fiery. However once roasted, it transforms magically into a golden soft buttery spread. Roasted garlic is delicious on meats, veggies, breads, and tastes divine in Roasted Garlic Soup with Shallots & Mushrooms!
Try this easy dip for the holidays – I think you’ll really like it! I created it in minutes for a party, and it was the biggest hit of the evening! Spicy, creamy, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it’s even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don’t use store-bought curry powders.
Tired of sweet muffins for breakfast? Try a savory grab & go muffin packed with healthy veggies! You’ll love the luscious, rich flavor of coconut with carrots, green onions, and dill. Mom said “Eat your vegetables!”, and you’ll get lots of healthy veggies in every bite. Use your favorite vegetables,
In Italy you can ask for “Spaghetti con Burro e Salvia” or “Spaghetti with Butter and Sage”. This Paleo adaptation is even more delicious. Zoodles are a 5-minute veggie – much quicker than spaghetti, gluten-free, and grain-free. The easy herb sauce is melted ghee with your favorite herbs. Grass-fed ghee is packed with nutrients
Vibrant flavors of adzuki bean with zesty lime and basil make this the most delicious bean salad I’ve ever tasted. It’s best at room temperature or slightly warm like a Niçoise, which heightens the taste. Adzuki beans are valued in Chinese medicine for a rich earthy flavor, detoxifying the blood, clearing congestion,
A magical blend of warm comfort food with squash, rutabaga, carrot, onion, and sweet potato, I created this creamy soup for my Qigong students, an example of how to heal inflammation, epidemic in our times. Easy to make if you have an immersion blender, it has a naturally sweet flavor of root veggies.
You don’t have to drink your breakfast smoothie – you can take it with you as a muffin! These taste moist and delicious like banana bread, except they’re green! A nutritious snack that packs, travels, and freezes well, tuck a few in your bag for a nourishing meal on the go.
What’s the life force in your food? Here’s a quick and easy dip that’s bursting with flavor and nutrients, like a creamy, fresh pesto. Life force isn’t easy to measure, however we all know instinctively that fresh foods have Qi and processed foods do not. Yes, that’s true – freshly harvested veggies, meats, and nuts are very high in life force.
You won’t find THIS rice pilaf in Athens or Mykonos! That’s because it is made with cauliflower. A healthy alternative to potatoes or rice, no one will guess it is low-carb, grain-free, and Paleo. In fact one of my guests asked if I used Basmati rice! Easy to make in 15 minutes or less, cauliflower is an anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting
Inspired by Pesto alla Genovese, this easy pesto tastes just like the authentic Italian. It’s even better, because it’s perfect for alternative diets. A snap to make in a food processor, no one will guess it’s Paleo, Vegan, free of common allergens like dairy, cheese, and GMO’s. It tastes wonderful on Zoodles, salads,
A fantastic weekend or company breakfast, Baked Logger’s hash is comfort food for me. Super nutritious, this Paleo version is made with sweet potatoes, eggs, organic ham, mushrooms, and an entire bunch of kale. Then you pour the egg filling on top and bake like a crustless quiche. I used morel and shiitake mushrooms,
How to make zucchini noodles? Zoodles are a guilt-free, no-weight-gain solution to authentic Italian dishes like Pasta Alfredo. Way better than rice, corn, quinoa, and other high-carb, processed noodles, nothing beats fresh vegetable spaghetti! Once you try zoodles you’ll never go back!
An American classic, Senate Bean Soup has been served in the Senate dining room on Capitol Hill every day for over 100 years! There was just one day in a whole century, during severe rationing on September 14, 1943 they ran out of beans. By the next day more beans were found, and bean soup has been ladled up without interruption ever since.
Who wants a hot baked sweet potato slathered with Coconut Sour Cream and bacon? Today I felt an irrepressible craving for comfort food that makes me feel warm, safe and loved! Luscious trimmings, such as dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, green onions, bacon, and melted ghee,
A new twist on potato salad any time of year, this traditional dish explodes with Latino flavors of roasted sweet potato, red bell peppers, and spices. Like a warm Niçoise salad with authentic Mexican character, I made it for an office gathering, and it was a hit. Called Ensalada Calientita de Camote y Tocino, this Paleo version is perfect
I’m in the mood for a new stuffing this holiday. Something with rich exotic spices! And crunchy textures. This Paleo stuffing is based on a Moroccan stew, slow-cooked in a Tagine clay-pot. That’s similar to baking inside a bird, right? This turkey stuffing is nothing like my mom’s. It is gluten-free and grain-free,
With its deep red color and satisfying Old World flavor, my Jewish friends said they’d never tasted a better Borscht. Well, I guess my old-world heritage is coming out today! It’s not just a traditional root veggie soup with beets and carrots. The surprise addition of sweet potato and rutabaga give this soup a novel flavor twist. Feel free to make your own changes,
I used to think kale was terribly boring, however this sesame tahini sauce perks it right up into a tasty vegetable everyone loves. Kale is loaded with nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, and especially K – a vitamin many people need. Just 1 serving of kale contains almost 4 grams of protein.
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.
I love Italian food, especially when it’s pasta! But why eat spaghetti that’s high-carb and nutritionally empty? Zucchini noodles are easy to make on a mandoline slicer or vegetable spiralizer. Traditional Pasta Alfredo is made with heavy cream and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, a dairy load my body can’t tolerate.