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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!

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health. In this age of processed fast food and GMO's, fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt are a life-saver to your gut, with far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements. Available in tasty forms and flavors, just 2 tablespoons of a fermented food at a meal can restore your internal balance. Here are 12 BIG advantages of fermented food: Improves your energy level, mood, mental health, ...

Fermented Mango Chutney aka Major Grey’s

The first time I tasted Major Grey's chutney, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Its surprising blend of exotic Indian flavors with mango and - well, plenty of sugar, was love at first bite! I wondered - can I re-invent Major Grey's chutney with non-glycemic sweeteners, and ferment it for digestive health, to enjoy these mysterious flavors with every meal?? It worked! Ha Ha! ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

An authentic Hanukkah favorite, potato latkes are a classic delicacy throughout Eastern Europe. But these babies are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Yay! The traditional recipe uses white potato (a nightshade) with egg and matzo meal (wheat gluten). Instead this easy Paleo-adapted version use sweet potato, egg, onion, and almond meal. Top the latkes with Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, see the recipes below! ...

Dark Rye Flourless Blender Bread

If you've been following my experiments with flourless blender breads, this is the next evolution! Amazingly easy and so delicious! It tastes like old fashioned dark rye, with a hint of sweetness. This is a true comfort-food with my Dairy-Free Coconut Cream Cheese. This bread has major health benefits including:
  1. It is high in protein, Omega-3, vitamin, and low carb nutrition from sprouted rye, chia seeds, and eggs. Yay!
  2. Easy to make! Just blend, pour in pan, and bake. There's no kneading or waiting for yeast to rise.
  3. It's easier to digest because the grain is soaked. So it's free of saponins and indigestible coatings found in all seeds, grains, flours and commercial breads.
  4. Flourless bread cleans your digestive tract with gentle fiber, promoting healthy elimination, while preventing formation of mucoid plaque and belly flab associated with all flours. DOUBLE YAY!
  5. The biggest advantage is, the flavor of soaked or sprouted grains is out of this world! Commercial breads made with conventional flours just can't compare in taste.
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Paleo Dark Chocolate Truffles

These babies taste luscious, decadent and divine. I can't believe they’re so incredibly easy! The best dark chocolate truffles are made with pure coconut milk and 100% bakers chocolate. Creamy and dreamy inside, just like French "Truffes au chocolat", amazingly they're healthy and Paleo, free of gluten, grains, sugar, dairy, and GMO's. These won't spike your blood sugar ...

Paleo Spinach-Walnut Dip

Here's an easy dip that's bursting with flavor and nutrients. It tastes vibrant and alive, like a fresh pesto. Life force in food is not easy to measure, however we all know instinctively that fresh foods have lots of Qi and processed foods do not. So freshly harvested veggies, meats, and nuts are rich in life force. ...

Paleo Thumbprint Cookies

Jane-Icon-2Whether it’s a holiday treat, a special day, or just because you want to bake them, everyone will give a thumbs-up to Thumbprint cookies. These sweet, crunchy morsels will melt in your mouth. Thumbprint cookies are easy and fun for kids to make. They look and taste just like my Mom's, however this Paleo adapted recipe is far more nutritious, free of...

Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies

Yesss!! Now we can make crispy holiday cookies free of gluten, grains, and sugars. Are you wondering how the dough is so flexible and easy to cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, which is pure coconut meat, ground. It's unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious. Time to get out your rolling pin and cookie cutters! ...

Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Jane-Icon-2Oooey gooey pumpkin chocolate brownies are a necessity of the season! What makes them so dark and rich? Pure cacao, pumpkin, apple and chia seeds all marbled together. Since there's no flour, sugar or dairy, they're pretty much guilt-free. A great snack, this recipe is Paleo, low-carb, free of gluten, grains and GMO's. It will not spike your blood sugar or cause weight gain if ...

Vegan Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Jane-Icon-2This amazingly rich and creamy frosting is a snap to make. It tastes just like my mom's, except it has no cream cheese! Instead, it uses coconut butter and lemon. Yes, those are my teeth marks! This deceptively easy frosting came about by accident. When I was blending my Vegan Cream Cheese, I suddenly thought - OMG what if I add ...

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Jane-Icon-2This pie looks complicated, but isn't. Instead it will send you right over the edge with joy! Pumpkin and chocolate are a beautiful swirl of flavors when marbled together. Try my Perfect Chocolate Coconut Piecrust! Holiday desserts should be luscious tasting, high in nutrients, low in carbs and sugars. ...

Perfect Chocolate Coconut Pie Crust

Jane-Icon-2If you like chocolate and toasted coconut, you'll LOVE this pie crust. Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and tree nut-free, it's great for gatherings when you need to accommodate diverse diets. Soft and flexible, you can press it into the pan with your fingers, or roll it out with a rolling pin! When it bakes, it gets crispy and irresistibly delicious. ...

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Just boil, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and so easy with Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep bread slices on hand in the freezer so I can pull them out anytime. ...

Best Blender Bread

Jane-Icon-2The easiest bread yet! This one-step bread tastes great in sandwiches or toast. Inspired by Old World European breads, just soak, blend, and bake. I used pumpkin, rye, buckwheat, and chia seeds, however you could use almost any grain or seed, gluten free or not, Paleo or not. There's no yeast, no flour, no dairy, sugar or tree nuts. No kneading ...

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2I can't live without fluffy holiday potatoes! But now we have 4 big problems: 1) White potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient invitation to elevated blood sugar and weight gain. 2) Nightshade intolerance is more common. 3) GMO potatoes are here! 4) The Paleo diet excludes white potatoes. So I decided to test 6 different veggies to find a tastier, healthier alternative ...

Bewitched Apple Crisp

This easy seasonal favorite will warm your heart and fill your home with the scent of baked apples and cinnamon. Why bewitched? Well, it's spiked with a tantalizing Italian liqueur of herbs and spices called Strega, which means Witch! Think golden velvet, sweet mint, anise, juniper, fennel, and many other herbs. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a MUST any time of year! They're a genuine improvement on regular Chocolate Chip Cookies with the addition of pumpkin and spices. Like all my sweets, these cookies won't cause a blood sugar spike or added pounds, if you use the suggested natural...

Flourless Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This fabulous one-step cake is an easy holiday dessert with a rich, old-fashioned flavor of chocolate spice cake. Just blend and bake! One of my new experiments in flourless sweets, this recipe uses rolled oats or any rolled whole grain. More than a yummy treat, it's a nutritious, high-fiber dessert or snack. A few months ago I would have used almond flour, but now it is very expensive, and like all flours it oxidizes quickly. ...

Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel

With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, my inner child is already craving Noodle Kugel, that irresistible comfort food. I wondered, can sweet potatoes and coconut milk create that delirious joy of traditional kugel? The answer is YES and NO. Yes, my taste testers agreed this Kugel re-made healthy is deliriously delicious. However no, it bears little resemblance to the mouth feel of authentic noodle kugel, which requires forbidden ...

Jewish Apple Cake, Orange Caramel Glaze

There's nothing more traditional for Rosh Hashanah than apples and honey. However this is NOT your grandmother's apple cake. While enjoying familiar traditions, this gluten-free recipe integrates surprising methods and healthy ingredients, to yield a cake so moist and luscious, you'll never miss the sugar or flour. I love honey, but it sends my blood sugar ...