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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.

Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it's a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own with my easy Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is loaded with sugars, however this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Keep it on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast nutritious breakfast.  ...

Fennel Top Leek Soup

One of my New Years resolutions is to eat more veggies! Fennel bulbs with their fluffy tops are delicious, tender, economical, and taste wonderful with leek. I love blended soups, because they're so EASY to pre-make. First boil veggies while you're doing other things. Later on immersion blend and serve in minutes. We had it for dinner today, however it's also fantastic for breakfast or lunch! This Paleo - Vegan soup is rich and thick with nutrient-dense veggies like fennel, fennel tops, leek, celery, and parsley. ...

Detox Green Probiotic Smoothie with a Young Coconut

Yep, it's a body cleanse in a glass! After drinking one of these, I'm ready for the new year. Deliciously vibrant flavors of live anti-oxidant ingredients for breakfast or snack, will leave you feeling refreshed and alkalinized. Young coconuts are high in B vitamins, while supporting nervous system balance. And it's EASY to open a coconut with my new Coco Jack! Granny Smith apples are low in sugars, HIGH in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ...

Mayan Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Have you noticed every one of my recipes is created to satisfy some inexplicable emotion or craving? Well, this time I couldn't help it! I just NEEDED dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned gingerbread feeling.  ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

An authentic Hanukkah favorite, potato latkes are a classic delicacy throughout Eastern Europe. But these delicious babies are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Yay! The traditional recipe has 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 your latkes with Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, see the recipes below! ...

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

What to do with turkey leftovers? Aha! Make a delicious stew! This is a rich and satisfying potage with an exotic twist. Inspired by Asian peanut curry, instead of peanuts it uses almond butter - Yummy! I serve it in bowls without rice or noodles, for a high-nutrient, delicious low-carb meal. ...

My Healthiest Pumpkin Recipes

By now you've probably noticed I love pumpkins. For me a pumpkin symbolizes goodness, fantasy and possibilities - a pumpkin can change into anything! The simple pumpkin represents prosperity, generosity, and the Fall season. But most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, gluten, grains, dairy and industrial foods - leaving me feeling overstuffed and toxic.  ...

Oven Baked Logger’s Hash

When the weather starts to get cooler, I feel the need for warm, nutritious comfort foods. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense crustless quiche, no one would never guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free, with sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for gatherings, you can cut in squares and save it for future, ...

Instant Chocolate Superfood Chai To Go

Need an emergency pick-me-up? How about a comforting taste of home? THIS is your safety net. Everybody needs a healthy energy boost from time to time. My favorite is hot chocolate, cinnamon, dry coconut milk and superfoods. Yum! You could be stuck in the Denver airport, trekking the mountains of Nepal, or taking a break at school or work. Just whip out your zip-lock bag, add hot water, stir and enjoy! This instant beverage will give you a healthy energy lift, with no blood sugar spike or extra pounds. Yay!...

Tiramisu, Paleo Style

Tiramisù means “pick-me-up” in Italian. It definitely does that, with layers of creamy filling, espresso syrup and chocolate. This Paleo version will rival anything you’ll taste in Milano. Chefs love it too because it's so easy to make. This tiramisu has three parts: 1) two cake layers 2) pastry cream 3) espresso syrup. It tastes sinfully decadent, however it is full of nutrient-dense ingredients like pure coconut meat, cashews, high-protein almond meal and eggs. It won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the natural zero-carb sweeteners....

Creamy Mint Green Tea Avocado Milkshake with Young Coconut

It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks? ...

Chocolate Superfood Travel Snack Bars

Hi everybody! Did I tell you I'm going on a trip? I'll be away for two months in London, Mumbai, Ganeshpuri, Kathmandu, and Tibet, doing a medical service tour and Qigong study. When I travel I always bring uplifting treats from home. And these are my absolute favorite! A comforting snack with heavenly flavor and a superfood kick is an absolute necessity on a trip - or a hike. They'll go in my backpack so they're handy to grab. Airports are sorely lacking in nourishing food, so we have to be ingenious! ...

Heavenly Carrot Soup

The last time I was in Paris I innocently ordered Potage Crécy, carrot soup, in a fine restaurant. The moment I tasted it I almost fell off my chair, it was so delicious. Velvety smooth with heavenly flavor and deeply nourishing. Amazed, I asked the waiter what was in it. He disappeared into the kitchen and returned with the chef, who politely said: "Madame, this is the easiest dish we make. It is simply carrots, butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream. But of course, it all depends on the broth." ...

Paleo Keto Dark Chocolate Avocado Mini Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

When I feel a need for chocolate cupcakes, I go for these dark beauties. Avocado gives them a deep rich chocolaty flavor. Eggs make them high in protein. Shredded coconut and zero carb chicory root make them Ketogenic, Paleo, flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, non-glycemic, and Monsanto-free. Hooray! This avocado frosting is the EASIEST and CREAMIEST you'll ever make. For the best flavor, look for soft, ripe avocados at the peak of their ripeness - not too hard, and ...

Chia Tapioca with Fruit Power Breakfast

The simplest and quickest power-breakfast you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, the word "chia" means "strength" in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy with coconut milk and fruit. Stir the chia seeds into your milk. Allow them to soak and expand while you're getting dressed. Your delicious breakfast will be ready in 15 minutes. Top with fruit and enjoy. ...

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....