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The Paleo diet was first brought into the spotlight by Loren Cordain, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on the Paleolithic diet, and author of the best-selling book “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat.” Dr. Cordain’s extensive research focused on the evolutionary and anthropological basis for dietary health and the links between modern diets and disease.
Recently, the Paleo diet has surged in popularity. Also known as the primal diet, caveman diet, Stone Age diet, or hunter-gatherer diet, it consists of fresh vegetables, fruits, roots, nuts, wild fish, free-range poultry, and grass-fed meat. It excludes all grains, legumes, dairy products, refined sugars, and processed oils. The modern Paleo diet is a whole lifestyle of particular foods and exercise, and it has many interpretations.

Paleo Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate cheesecake is a necessity of life! Imagine luscious New York cheesecake merging with dark chocolate truffles. Sounds like heaven, right? Only this recipe is super-easy to make and totally dairy-free, of course. Its vegan cream cheese texture comes from blended lemons and coconut butter. These are pretty intense and chocolaty, so I suggest small pieces. You'll get a little endorphin lift from the chocolate - Oh yeah! But there will be no sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested natural non-glycemic sweetener. Yay! ...

Paleo Sprouted Almond Flourless Blender Bread

Do you love bread? Aha! Flourless blender bread is super-easy, with the most wonderful flavor! It's Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, high in protein, and it cleans your intestines as it nourishes your body. Yay! Sadly all flours have the annoying habit of getting stuck in the intestinal wall as a gluey mess called mucoid plaque, causing unwanted bulges and belly flab. So I've almost eliminated flour from my kitchen. Now that we have blender bread, we don't need flour at all. Ha ha! ...

Lemon-Ginger Coconut Chia Bars

Today I needed a refreshing bite of lemon & ginger. These bars have a zingy citrus flavor, plus they're raw and alive with powerful anti-oxidant lemon nutrition. In Chinese medicine lemon is cooling -- yes I get it. And ginger moves Qi, the vital force in the body -- well, I definitely need that. Super-easy to make, you don't need any equipment for this recipe, although a food processor is a wee bit quicker. There's no need to bake these bars, as...

Apricot Blueberry Goji Salad with Basil

Today the kitchen was almost bare - just a few apricots, blueberries, a handful of spinach, lemon, and a bit of fresh basil. OK, that's perfect! I tossed all these ingredients together - every one loaded with delicious flavor, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and alkaline power. It took about 3 minutes to slice them and blend a dressing. Whew! It was a fabulicious lunch! Try it! ...

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

There are few combinations as heavenly as strawberry and rhubarb. Baked together, strawberry and rhubarb do something for the soul. Rhubarb’s tart flavor goes perfectly with the sweetness of strawberries. This yummy treat is refreshing and easy to make without gluten, grains, flour, dairy, or sugar. It won't spike your blood sugar or cause weight gain, if you use one of the suggested natural zero-carb sweeteners. Try it with dairy-free Instant Coconut Whipped Cream on top....

Easy Almond Fudge, Burfi from India

Burfi is a dense sweet fudge from India. I created two recipes for a recent event and both turned out fabulous! This is super-easy to make on the stovetop, and doesn't have to be baked. Burfi is often made at Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in the Autumn, and there are hundreds of varieties. Almond Fudge, or Badam Burfi is made with almond meal. ...

Tibetan “Cream Cheese” Candy, Dairy-free

This was a favorite at my recent musical Tibetan Solstice ceremony gathering in Santa Fe. After chanting we shared this delightful candy called Burfi. It is usually made with sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Instead this Paleo-adapted recipe uses coconut milk, coconut butter, and natural zero-carb sweetener. Looks complicated, but it's so easy to make! I wanted it rich and thick, so I added 1/2 cup Vegan Coconut Milk Powder from Edward & Sons, which is optional. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc. ...

“Peanut Butter” Cookies without Gluten, Grain, or Peanuts

I call these babies "No-Peanut Butter Cookies". They taste just like classic peanut butter cookies, crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside. They're Paleo, free of peanuts, gluten, grains, dairy, GMO's and sugars. Even better, they're incredibly easy to make, high in protein and ridiculously low in carbs. Hooray! Use ANY nut butter you like. I used toasted cashew, pumpkin, and almond butters, plus raw hemp butter. See my nut nutritional analysis. ...

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

This humble cake doesn’t look particularly fancy. But what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in flavor and simplicity. A great summer dessert for potlucks or picnics, everybody loves tart rhubarb with sweet strawberries. The cake underneath is a simple Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free yellow cake that tastes rich and sumptuous. During baking the cake soaks up the juices released by the strawberries and rhubarb. It can be a bit tricky to flip this over onto a ...

Paleo No-Corn Muffins with Goji Berries

I love old-fashioned cornbread. These easy muffins have the exact texture and flavor of corn bread, except they’re Paleo, without corn, gluten, or grains. Hooray! The secret ingredients are shredded coconut and chia seeds, which give the perfect texture and flavor of cornbread! Ha ha! Spread them with my fabulicious Vegan Butter!  They taste absolutely scrumptious for breakfast. ...

Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack to satisfy a sweet craving while providing high protein whole food nutrition. Even better, probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. Basically a chocolate banana coconut milkshake, I added my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! However it needs to be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar disturbs the gut microbiome....

Paleo Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

You don't have to be Keto to love this cake! A fluffy nourishing snack, this easy mug cake is the smoothest and tastiest I've ever tried. The secret to its delicate texture is almond meal and whole egg. This cake won't raise your blood sugar if you use one of the zero carb sweeteners suggested. Yay! It tastes even better with Instant Coconut Whipped Cream.  The Ketogenic diet helps your body burn fat as fuel instead of carbs. ...

Paleo Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake with Blueberries

I was craving a rich dark chocolate cake. An unquenchable desire for something strangely marvelous - delicious deep flavor, moist, highly nutritious, low in carbs, that would not raise blood sugar. Hmmm... There on the counter was an avocado, a bag of shredded coconut and some blueberries. Blueberries are high anti-oxidant, give it a deep dark color, and rich in pectin to help bind the cake together. It tastes yummilicious with my easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. ...

Paleo Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Luscious! You’ll love this creamy chocolate frosting because it takes just a few minutes to make and tastes incredibly delicious. OMG! For the ULTIMATE chocolate experience, spread it on my Paleo Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake with Blueberries!  The secret to its creamy texture is solid coconut oil at room temperature. It's essential to start with all ingredients at room temperature, and add them in the exact order given. This mouthwatering frosting is Paleo, vegan, free of gluten, grains, dairy, sugar, GMO's, and Monsanto chemicals....

Zoodles alla Carbonara, Paleo style

Everyone loves Spaghetti alla Carbonara! This easy 15-minute meal is high in protein, low in carbs, Paleo-adapted with zoodles, or zucchini noodles! We think of this as a traditional Italian dish, however it's actually a 1944 adaptation of US Army rations. Spaghetti alla Carbonara was invented by a smart Italian refugee woman during WWII. It seems American troops shared powdered eggs and bacon with starving coal diggers who had fled to the hills around Rome to escape the Germans. ...

High-Protein Savory Veggie Muffins

Where can I find a nourishing grab-and-go Paleo meal with protein and veggies? Forget sweet snacks and instead chomp on these super-healthy muffins! They're a low-carb breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner for busy people. High-protein nutrition comes from almond flour, eggs, pumpkin seeds and goji berries! ...

Persian Herb and Leek Frittata, Paleo Style

This recipe celebrates Muslim New Year, Norooz, at the March Equinox. Gather all the fresh greens and leeks you can find in your spring garden. Chop them fine, mix with eggs, spices, and you have Kuku sabzi, Persian Leek Frittata. It's easy to make, like a green omelet with aromatic herbs. This is a very flexible recipe - use any leafy greens and herbs you have, including spinach, kale, chard, basil, etc. ...

Paleo Poppyseed Cake Hot Fudge Sundae

I have a huge weakness for Poppy Seed Cake. A fabulicious special occasion cake, this is a traditional Jewish Passover recipe from my friend Merle’s grandmother. It is Paleo-adapted to be completely free of grains, dairy, and sugar, but you'd never guess. Instead of wheat flour, it uses shredded coconut, ground in a food processor.  This delectable cake will not cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested zero carb sweetener. Hooray!...

Creamy Avocado Sesame Lime Dressing

This creamy avocado sauce goes well with just about any salad, vegetable, bread, or meat. Today I'm spreading it on a Flourless Blender Bread sandwich. Lusciously smooth and bursting with flavor, this thick spread reminds me of a Mexican spicy guacamole or mayo married to a Middle-Eastern sesame tahini. Yum! Just blend and serve. It's infinitely versatile. Make a 5-minute meal with Zoodles Quick & Easy. ...