Nightshades are a top allergen, with about 38% of us intolerant to them (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, eggplant). If you’re one of these, welcome home. I’m intolerant to them too, so almost all my recipes are nightshade-free. Below are all my nightshade-free recipes. Enjoy!
Matcha green tea powder is a potent superfood with 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea. Matcha’s antioxidants are called catechins, which are powerful disease-busters that exist in no other food. Avocado makes these bars rich and creamy. Coconut butter makes them totally irresistible!
Heavenly and sublime, Brazil nuts make a super-easy crust for any raw dessert. This crust is perfect for Matcha Maca Green Tea Superfood Bars, Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake, Chocolate Cashew Swirl Fudge, Avocado Key Lime Bars, and Lemon Cheesecake Superfood Bars. It takes just 2 minutes to make and presto! It’s finished! Pour in your filling and chill. You will need a food processor, because your blender will get stuck, and hand-chopping won’t cut the pieces fine enough. Yield: a 9 or 10-inch crust. Put all ingredients into a food processor. Process briefly, just until the pieces stick together in your hand. Spread into a pan. It’s ready and waiting for your
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.
What makes this French toast so amazing? It’s the bread you choose! If you have four slices of bread, then French toast is the quickest and easiest breakfast around. My favorite is Paleo Fluffy White Bread. Or try Cinnamon Swirl Bread in my book Good Morning Paleo. Both are easy, high-protein, and nutrient-dense. Serve French toast with Paleo Caramel Sauce or Berrylicious Sauce or
Quick to blend, this creamy vegan mayo is healthier and tastier than oil based store-bought mayonnaise. You’ll want to spread it on everything! It’s non-GMO, Paleo, low-fat, with no stabilizers, canola, trans-fats, or sugar. And it tastes fabulicious. Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo. And cashews are low in fat compared to other nuts. Yay!
Three layers of incredible flavor, I think I just died and went to heaven. Rich cacao with Paleo Orange Buttercream Frosting and Raspberry Sauce is deeply satisfying, titillating, and refreshing all at the same time. Avocado and apple make the cake incredibly moist so it melts in your mouth. Cinnamon, coffee, and hot pepper give it an ¡Ay caramba! Latino flavor. Everybody loves this cake and never guess it is Paleo,
This is the easiest and creamiest frosting you’ll ever make. No cooking, no thickeners, just five ingredients whipped in the food processor, and it is delicious beyond words. A favorite frosting for my Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake, it also tastes yummy on Paleo Carrot Muffins. The secret to its creamy texture is pure coconut
This is the simplest and quickest power-breakfast or snack you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, “chia” means “strength” in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy
Today I was craving a healthy melt-in-my-mouth treat! These bite-size Paleo cookies are absolutely irresistible, with chocolate chips, spices, and a hint of orange zest. Great for the holidays or anytime of year, they’re nutrient-dense, free of gluten, grains, GMO’s, and dairy. They won’t cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain
These scones make a high-protein, nutrient-dense breakfast, dessert, or snack. Finally after 6 trials, I discovered how to make them irresistibly soft and moist. I found that frozen butter gives them a flaky texture and authentic old-world flavor.
This refreshing relish adds zingy flavor and vibrant color to any meal. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 1-2 weeks to ferment, so that every bite feeds your healthy micro-biome. Carrot, mango, and ginger combine well with many dishes, like Paleo Meatloaf and Paleo Chicken Parmesan!
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
Pamper yourself with the easiest and most cleansing foods! This yummy soup is the perfect detox medicine, using the magic of pure vegetables. The recipe makes a big pot, and it’s very flexible. Use any veggies on hand. I love green beans, asparagus, and zucchini. But if you don’t like asparagus, just
Finally, a tree nut free carrot cake with non-dairy cream cheese frosting! This cake is alive with flavor! Fresh carrots, apple, and orange zest add nutrition and keep it lusciously moist. It goes perfectly with my dairy-free Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting! Great for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack,
This tasty gluten-free, grain-free bread is full of nutrient-dense superfoods, Omega-3’s, and black olives. Amazingly easy to make, the main ingredient is quinoa! Other high-protein ingredients are almond meal, chia seeds, hemp nuts,
When I’m in a hurry, this instant healthy breakfast saves the day! Loaded with protein and crunchy chocolate morsels, it is gluten-free, Paleo, bursting with flavor from toasted nuts and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it tastes delicious with any
I got excited about fresh organic strawberries and made this milkshake for breakfast! Cashews and protein powder give it a creamy texture. High-antioxidant lemon gives it a zingy flavor. Bee pollen is rich in proteins and B-complex
Finally, a healthy snack that’s high in protein and nutrition, low in sugar and carbs! These babies are inspired by peanut butter cookies, but there’s no peanut butter in them! Many of us are avoiding peanuts these days. Peanut allergies have increased exponentially in the last decade, possibly due to their high mold content.
Here’s a fantastic vegan butter spread that’s quick to make and 100% dairy-free. This butter is far more delicious and much healthier than any chemical blend sold in groceries. A Paleo butter, it’s perfect for your grain-free Flaky Herb Biscuits, Irish Soda Bread, or Artisan Olive Bread.
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.
Cashew-chocolate swirls on a chocolate Brazil nut crust, 1 square is the recommended dose to gently elevate your mood for the whole day! Chocolate stimulates endorphins in the brain for pleasant feelings of well being, excitement, and alertness. Yeah, I need that! There are 3 steps to make the fudge.
A perfect intimate breakfast for two. Golden brown on top, rich and satisfying inside, these mini-quiches taste best piping hot. So easy, anyone can make them! And they’re not just for breakfast – try them for lunch or dinner! If you’re rushed in the morning, consider prepping the night before,
Wow! Once you’ve tasted the original flavor of homemade nut milk, you’ll never go back! I’ve always been curious to compare flavor and nutrition in nut milks. Today’s experiment was to compare seven nut milks made with the same easy recipe – see it below. I used Almonds, Brazil
Boost them with delicious superfoods! These are my favorite flavorings to send your nut milks to a new level in tasty nutrition! Today I’m in love with Eggnog, and my friend Christopher went crazy for Mayan Mocha. They’re all yummy, and so easy! Start with my basic nut milk recipe
A grab-and-go nutritious snack can save your whole day! These tasty fruit-nut bars are bursting with crunchy freshness, huge flavor, and high-protein superfoods that commercial energy bars can’t touch. Pack them for a hike! I made a big 9 x 13 pan so I could freeze leftovers.
My friends and family call this Paleo Wonder Bread, because it’s soft and perfectly white. It slices and toasts beautifully. A sandwich bread with only five ingredients (eggs, coconut butter, salt, vinegar, soda), it is one of my easiest recipes. And there is absolutely no flour, believe it or not! Miraculously, it rises during baking
Even with its 38 cloves of garlic, this soup is satisfyingly mellow! A hearty comfort food, it tastes deeply nourishing served hot with Paleo Irish Soda Bread. The secrets to its delicious flavor and high-nutrition profile are Roasted Garlic and Bone Broth. Commercial broths are made in huge vats with chemical additives, and just can’t
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!
What could be more wonderful than hot chocolate, pumpkin, and foamed coconut milk? A nourishing snack or even breakfast, this treat is high in protein and Vitamin A. Most hot chocolate gives me a sugar spike and dairy allergy that destabilizes my metabolism for days – Ouch! However this recipe suggests non-glycemic sweeteners
I’m flipped over homemade nut butters! They save money, I can make lots of flavors, and I can choose my own healthy sweeteners. High in protein and other nutrients, flavored nut butters make a great snack! Start with my simple Homemade Nut Butter recipe and then come back to this page for chocolate and flavorings.