Raw Food

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

blackberry-frappe

Mar 26

Blackberry Superfood Frappe

Oh my, I had this for breakfast today! It’s also a fantastic 1-minute snack. Blackberries are refreshing and loaded with anti-oxidant compounds. Protein powder gives this treat the holding power of a full meal. It was such a pretty color that I enhanced it with beet.

chocolate-blackberry-tart-5

Mar 26

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Blackberries taste divine with chocolate. This is a luscious and sinfully delicious treat that looks decadent, but isn’t. Instead this smooth and creamy tart is loaded with superfoods and high anti-oxidant nutrition such as blackberries, avocado, and pure cacao. Lemon and pomegranate powder give

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.

cashew-mayo

Mar 24

Cashew Mayo

Quick to blend, and way tastier than oily store-bought mayonnaise, you’ll want to spread this creamy mélange on everything! Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo, and they’re lower in fat than other nuts.

zucchini-mint-energizer

Mar 23

Zucchini Mint Energizer

About 3:47 this afternoon, I seriously needed a pick-me-up. This was the perfect solution and it took less than a minute to make. Zucchini is rich in anti-oxidant vitamins C, A, magnesium and potassium, plus being low in calories and high in fiber. Besides being lusciously divine, avocados are

lemon-cheesecake

Mar 07

Lemon Cheesecake Superfood Bars!

These delicate cheesecake bars are a luscious disguise for whole food nutrition. High protein yogurt or kefir, almonds, and chia seeds offer a naturally nutrient-dense treat. Fermented goat milk is a boon to healthy digestion, and it can be consumed by many dairy-intolerant folks, as the protein molecules in goat

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.

Superfood Fudge

Feb 27

Paleo Superfood Fudge

This nutty fudge has everything you desire in the perfect snack: Chocolate, low-carbs, high-nutrition, rich flavor, and crunchy nuts. However, what looks like a decadent sweet, secretly hides nutrient-dense foods likes hemp nuts, flaxseeds, bee pollen, chia seeds, and oh yes, beets!

orange-honey-butter

Feb 20

Orange Honey Butter

This is a sweet, spreadable vegan butter made with coconut and orange zest. It’s dreamy, creamy, and tastes yummy on everything – especially Orange Nut Muffins! Spread it on your Paleo toast, nut breads, or use it as a topping on cakes.

Coconut-Yogurt

Feb 07

Homemade Coconut Yogurt

Here’s a foolproof recipe for thick, luscious coconut yogurt. This recipe has a rich flavor and dense texture, almost like Greek yogurt. It’s Paleo, dairy-free and vegan. It tastes great with fruit, and is easy to digest. Coconut yogurt is naturally sweeter than milk yogurt, so it doesn’t need to be sweetened.

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

blueberry-jam

Jul 05

Blueberry Jam, Low-carb & Sugar-free

What could be more wonderful than fresh Blueberry Jam on your Paleo Toast? Here’s a recipe that’s so pure it will refresh you, body and soul. Make it in 15 minutes or less.

Paleo-Breakfast-Parfaits-5

Jun 13

A day in the life of a Paleo chef…

It’s a tough job, inventing 165 original recipes with pure and simple foods. But hey! Someone has to do it. The truth is, I never had so much fun. Today I made Breakfast Parfaits! With before and after photos! It was one of those unforgettable days, and felt like I was on a roll.

Hemp-Mayo

Jun 12

Hemp Mayo with Sassy Flavor Variations

I’m so excited about this new discovery! Easy Vegan Mayonnaise that’s smooth, delicious, and healthy too! Slather it on sandwiches or wraps. Use it a dip, a salad dressing, or a sauce for veggies. I wanted a creamy homemade mayo that’s ready in minutes, with no risk of curdling

Fresh-berry-shortcake

May 25

Wild Berry Shortcakes, Gluten-free & Paleo

Hello to the weekend! Eating berries out in Nature is all I want to do! OK, I called them wild, but they’re actually cultivated raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries from the Farmers’ Market. Let the berries speak for themselves – they’re delightful plain, and even better with a bit of lemon juice, natural sweetener and Instant Coconut Whipped Cream. If you want to go wild, you can add a delicious Paleo shortcake. I did BOTH! Fresh Berries are loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, so I eat them as much as I can. They’re preciously expensive all winter, and now that

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Easy-Blackberry-Sauce

Apr 27

Easy Blackberry Sauce

I can’t remember what happened. I spun the blender, and somehow poured this sauce on the Chocolate Brownie Waffles. I’ve no memory after that – just pure, delicious flavor. Perhaps I just blacked out or drifted into a parallel dimension, transported further

Beet-Carrot-salad

Apr 11

Grated Beet and Carrot Salad

Tomorrow is moving day, and I promised my helpers a lunch. I’ve got 2 beets, 2 carrots, and some herbs in the fridge. Well, it’s time for my favorite grated beet & carrot salad! This is a super-healthy side dish that’s economical and tastes delicious with everything. It’s easiest to make if you have a food processor with a grating blade. Just grate the beets and carrots, make a dressing and mix. I’m excited because I’m moving into a new place to set up a test kitchen for my upcoming book on Paleo Breakfasts! Stay tuned for more info on

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cake-pops

Mar 28

Paleo Cake Pops!

Kids love cake pops! I used to think they were arduous and silly. What’s ball of cake on a stick? But THESE cake pops are so easy a child can make them. AND they’re made with 100% Paleo ingredients – they’re gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, diabetic-friendly, healthy for kids and adults too! Oh, and they taste lusciously

Mint-Chocolate-Mousse-3

Mar 15

Mint Chocolate Mousse

I’m not Irish, but I love Ireland and I especially love GREEN. Here’s an absolutely delicious, INSTANT and refreshing mint mousse that will make your taste buds AND your blood cells tingle. It’s so easy, just blend and enjoy in 5 minutes. I would NEVER use food coloring, so I had to come up with a HEALTHY way to create the prefect color of green. Well, why not chlorophyll, the original phyto-chemical that makes plants green? Cholophyll controls photosynthesis, AND it is a powerful body de-toxifier. You should probably be taking this anyway, because it increases the oxygen available to the

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strawberry-mousse

Feb 14

Easy Strawberry Mousse

I just invented this quick and delicious pick-me-up or dessert. Everybody goes crazy for the creamy texture. It’s so simple and elegant made with pure strawberries and coconut. Just blend, chill and serve. Only 5 ingredients plus love. It’s low-carb and luscious. Find lots more luscious treats in my new book Paleo Desserts! Serves 2. Print Easy Strawberry Mousse Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 lb fresh strawberries, or 1 package frozen and very well drained (I suggest organic strawberries, as they’re one of the “dirty dozen” foods that absorb a lot of pesticides.) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup sweetener. I

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Paleo-cheesecake-bars

Feb 04

Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars – You might just swoon at the sweet flavors in these romantic love bars! You’ll taste 4 creamy layers in each bite – crunchy nuts, chocolate fondant, smooth cheesecake, and tart raspberry glaze. This is not a bar, it’s a candy! A love bite! And a perfect healthy treat for someone special. It’s Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and raw. Just a tiny piece puts me in a good mood. Makes one 9 x 9-inch pan of pure bliss. I cut them in tiny 1-inch squares, or you can cut them any size you like… Find more

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Blue-Mousse-image

Jan 26

Blue Mousse!

That’s right, it’s blue! Once in a blue mousse, you discover something so fabulous that it jump-starts your day in 2 minutes! This creamy blueberry mousse gives you everything you need – smooth texture and great flavor for vital health. It’s instant – just blend and enjoy immediately! Use it as an afternoon pick-me-up or easy dessert. The thick texture comes from natural pectin in blueberries; and the rich creaminess comes from blended avocado. Blueberries are loaded with healthy polyphenols known as anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body. Anthocyanins are what makes blueberries blue in color.

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Vegan-Cheddar-Cheese

Jan 18

Vegan Cheddar Cheese

I love sharp cheddar cheese! This Paleo-Vegan cheese tastes almost exactly like Wisconsin cheddar, except it’s dairy-free. It is a firm, rich, creamy cheese, with a slightly tangy flavor. Delicious on crackers, slice it for sandwiches, grate it into salads and soups, or use it to make vegan cheese sauce for veggies. It is made with coconut butter, lemon and a few other secret ingredients you can find in any healthy grocery. It’s easy to make – just blend, chill, slice, and eat! It keeps well in the freezer, so you can use it whenever you want. Allow it to

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Vegan-Mozzarella-cheese-pizza

Jan 15

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

I created this recipe by accident, and it has become my absolute favorite “cheese” for Vegan Pizza and Paleo Pizza. We DO want cheese on our pizza! It slices beautifully, and uses pure coconut instead of dairy. While it’s not an exact duplicate of the taste, it’s so close that when you serve it

Paleo Vegan Mayonnaise

Jan 09

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayo is way better than store-bought. It contains real lemon juice, healthy oils, and tastes great in salads or dips. This is also a vegan mayonnaise recipe, and a Paleo mayo, because it contains no eggs or soy. That means it’s perfect for picnics and packed lunches, as it can sit out of the refrigerator all day

Instant-chocolate-sauce

Dec 24

Paleo Chocolate Sauce

Make this delicious Paleo hot fudge sauce in 2 minutes flat. A gluten-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly topping for ice cream, pancakes, or cheesecake, you’ll want to put it on everything. And it’s instant! Smooth, creamy, and luscious, try it on

Dip

Dec 12

Vegan “Blue Cheese” Dip with Garlic

Everyone loves this tasty blue cheese dip, no matter what their diet! It tastes just like traditional blue cheese dip, except it is Vegan, Paleo, and dairy-free. A healthy appetizer you can make it in 5 minutes flat, it’s made with coconut butter and lemon to mimic that authentic “Bleu Cheese” flavor. Just blend and serve immediately, or chill for an hour to thicken even more. Make this as an elegant vegetable dip or hors d’oeuvre for any gathering. It tastes delicious with Paleo Sesame Seaweed Crackers, Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers, or Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings! Makes 1 1/4 cups dip.

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Happy-Face-Coffee-question-25

Nov 25

Addicted to coffee? A delicious subsititute.

85% of Americans use caffeine on a daily basis, and our passionate obsession with coffee is a roaring $30 billion industry. We drink an estimated 400 million cups of Joe per day. If you’re one of those daring souls that truly want to be both healthy AND Paleo, here’s a delicious brew you’ll love! The recipe is below. Are you addicted to coffee? Do you drink more than 4 cups of coffee, soft drinks, or caffeinated tea per day? When you don’t have your usual dose, do you feel tired, irritable, depressed, disoriented, irritable or headaches? If you answered YES

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Nutty Paleo Porridge

Nov 18

Instant Primal Porridge

If Grok could tell us his ideal breakfast, this would be it! (Grok is the mythical Paleolithic strong-man whose diet we’d like to mimic.) Primal Porridge is a whole-food, delicious meal for people on the go, much quicker than oatmeal, and infinitely higher in nutrients than any packaged cereal. The flavor is creamy, rich and sweet, with a pleasant texture. If you have 1 minute in the evening and 3 minutes in the morning, this high-protein, low-carb, breakfast will leave you feeling totally nourished. Instead of grains it uses nuts with alternative milk, low-sugar fruit, and a touch healthy sweetener

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