Vegetables

thai-lunch-1

Apr 04

Thai Lunch in a Leaf

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

egg-salad-with asparagus

Mar 31

Paleo Egg Salad with Cashew Mayo & Asparagus

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! 

chicken-enchiladasour-cream

Mar 26

Coconut Sour Cream, Dairy-Free!

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.

Miso-Soup

Mar 25

Authentic Miso Soup is alive!

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!

fermented-veggies2

Mar 05

Fermented Veggies

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.

vegan-meatballs

Feb 10

Vegan Meatballs

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,

Baked-Egg-in-Squash

Sep 02

Baked Egg in Squash

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.

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

Cauliflower-fried-rice

Jul 31

Cauliflower Fried Rice

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

Paleo-Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread

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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Paleo-Spanish-Frittata

Jun 23

Spanish Frittata with Cauliflower

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-cauliflower-wraps

May 31

Paleo Cauliflower Wraps

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

Paleo-Pesto-Pasta

May 28

Paleo Pesto Pasta!

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

Steamed-Salmon-Garlicky-Greens

May 10

Wild Salmon with Garlicky Greens

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!

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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spaghetti-carbonara

Mar 21

Spaghetti Carbonara

I love authentic “carbonara”, but carbs in the pasta cause me to gain weight. THIS delicious Paleo version is super-low-carb! Zucchini noodles are the key to an easy meal. I left the table feeling satisfied, not stuffed. Traditional Italian “carbonara” is made with raw eggs cooked on contact by boiling hot

Cauliflower-Risotto

Mar 14

Cauliflower Risotto with English Peas

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!

Risotto-alla-milanese

Feb 26

Risotto alla Milanese, Paleo & Vegan

I love traditional saffron risotto, made with arborio rice 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.

No-Tomato-Ketchup

Feb 25

No-Tomato Ketchup

Heinz is yummy – however THIS ketchup is tastier! Tart, sweet, and rich all at the same time. If tomatoes are off your list, this 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 when you can have more flavor, lower carbs, and higher nutrition for less money? The recipe uses natural chicory root Just Like Sugar Table Top sweetener, which has zero sugars and zero calories, to spare you the glycemic rush. Or use your favorite sweetener. Just blend

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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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Asparagus-Gremolata

Feb 15

Asparagus Gremolata

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.

Broccoli-Cheese-Sauce

Jan 25

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce – Vegan!

I just discovered a super-easy way to make delicious dairy-free cheese sauce for broccoli. It’s so tasty and quick! Broccoli is an important source of calcium for folks that don’t consume dairy, such Paleo dieters and Vegans. Instead of cheese, the recipe uses coconut milk, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast. You can choose to use the broccoli stems or not. I love broccoli stems, and they’re chock full of healthy nutrients like Vitamin-C, Vitamin-A, beta-carotene, folic acid, and fiber. Broccoli is best steamed to retain nutrients. This sauce is wonderful on cauliflower too! As a vegetable side dish it serves

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paleo-lunch-wrap

Jan 08

Paleo Lunch Wrap

I love wraps because I can eat with my hands like a sandwich. These amazing green crepes are super-easy. Just blend and cook in 5 minutes, or make ahead and freeze. Fill them with egg salad, chicken salad, salmon, leftovers, raw or cooked veggies, whatever you have on hand

Paleo-Mushroom-Crepes

Jan 05

Paleo Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon Cheese Sauce

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. Instead of cheese, the sauce has coconut milk, lemon and nutritional yeast. But it tastes just like cheese to me! Use my Perfect Paleo Crepes recipe. Serves 4. Print Paleo Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon Cheese Sauce Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 Recipe Paleo Crepes For the Filling: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, crushed or diced 1 pound mushrooms, crimini, button or mixed, sliced thinly

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vegan-macaroni-and-cheese

Dec 10

Paleo Vegan Macaroni and “Cheese”

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.

Paleo-Egg-Muffins-Cheese

Nov 05

Paleo Egg Muffins with “Cheese”

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.

Zucchini-Pizza-Bites

Oct 15

Zucchini Pizza Bites

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

Gnocchi-with-Wild-Greens-1

Jul 27

Gluten-free Gnocchi with Wild Greens

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

Butternut-Squash-Soup-cropped

Jul 18

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds

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 from the market, bring it to a boil, blend with the immersion blender and serve in 5 minutes! When I have time, I use whole squash and toast the seeds, because it doesn’t make sense to throw them away. The seeds are easy to toast, high in protein and Omega 3 oils. Plus they’re hypoallergenic, as they’re not a tree

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Steamed-Okra-Lime-Calypso-Dip

Jul 11

Steamed Okra with Lime Calypso Dip

This is the most delicious way to cook okra. And the quickest – it takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Many people dislike okra’s slimy quality. But I recently found the most beautiful fresh okra in the market, and now my mind is changed forever. Okra offers so many unique health benefits: it helps heal the intestinal walls, neutralizes acidic foods and eliminates toxins from the liver. The Lime Calypso Dip is sweet and pungent, with a slight spicy kick. This is a super-easy appetizer or side vegetable. No need to trim the okra, just brush it off. Always keep okra away

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