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strawberry-beet-superfood-smoothie

May 15

Strawberry Beet Superfood Smoothie

Today’s smoothie turned out incredibly yummy! I was in the mood for something energizing, super-nourishing, rich, creamy, and anti-oxidant, with a bit of sweetness. Fresh strawberries were calling me, and a few minutes later I was enjoying my delicious shake! Strawberries are high in vitamin C, 

quinoa-bowl

May 15

Sprouted Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

When I need a hot breakfast, this easy Quinoa Bowl is my go-to favorite! Quinoa is tasty, high in protein, and satisfying. An ancient Incan superfood, Quinoa (KEE-no-ah) is 100% gluten-free, loaded with iron and B-vitamins. Even better, it’s a complete protein, a rare bonus in plants. The Incans call Quinoa 

red-velvet-buttercream

May 15

Red Velvet Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This Paleo Buttercream Frosting is so luscious, no one will guess it’s made with healthy beets, coconut oil, cacao. I’ve a passion for real food desserts, and I can’t believe how smooth and chocolaty this tastes! Try it on Red Velvet Cupcakes! Yes, those are my teeth marks in the photo. 

Cream-Cheese-Frosting

May 08

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting – Vegan!

You’re going to fall in love with this amazing frosting! It is easy to blend and tastes absolutely scrumptious. Paleo and gluten-free, it has a sweet, tangy flavor of lemon, and a consistency like cream cheese without the dairy impact. This frosting is great on Red Velvet Cupcakes, or Orange Nut Muffins, 

loggers-hash-2

May 07

Paleo Baked Logger’s Hash

A fantastic weekend or company breakfast, Baked Logger’s hash is comfort food for me. Super nutritious, this Paleo version is made with sweet potatoes, eggs, organic ham, mushrooms, and an entire bunch of kale. Then you pour the egg filling on top and bake like a crustless quiche. I used morel and shiitake mushrooms,

green-mayo-2

Apr 26

Green Mayo, Egg-free

Basil and herbs make this mayonnaise green! Green means it’s alive and healthy. Homemade mayo is way better than store-bought. It’s got fresh lemon juice, healthy oils, and tastes yummy on salads or sandwiches. This is also a vegan mayonnaise recipe and a Paleo mayo, made without soy or eggs.

Zoodles-Screen-Shot

Apr 26

Zoodles, Quick & Easy

How to make zucchini noodles? Zoodles are a guilt-free, no-weight-gain solution to authentic Italian dishes like Pasta Alfredo. Way better than rice, corn, quinoa, and other high-carb, processed noodles, nothing beats fresh vegetable spaghetti! Once you try zoodles you’ll never go back! 

Paleo-coffee-ritual

Apr 23

My Rejuvenating Paleo Coffee Ritual

I’ll NEVER give up my coffee ritual EVER. Warm, rich, tantalizing, and SUPER rejuvenating! Move over Starbucks! My “coffee” is made from pure natural roasted roots of chicory and dandelion. The familiar coffee jolt we crave will actually add 10 years to your appearance and body age.

papaya-tangrine-smoothie

Apr 21

Papaya Tangerine Smoothie

Today’s breakfast was a refreshing flavor treat of creamy, luscious papaya. I added tangerine, coconut milk, and strawberries for a WOW! Intensely luscious smoothie! Look for healthy organic or non-GMO papaya, as many papayas are genetically modified. This papaya milkshake tastes like the papaya “batidos” I used to 

fiddlehead-spring

Apr 15

Fiddleheads! What to do?

Today I had just 10 minutes for lunch. The refrigerator was almost bare except for – Aha! Fiddleheads! These coiled-up fern shoots taste like a cross between wild asparagus and green beans. Since I love asparagus omelets, I thought I’d experiment with fiddleheads, throwing in a few shiitakes and garlic. Yummilicious! 

Dandelion-Avocado-Pesto

Apr 05

Wild Dandelion Avocado Pesto

It’s dandelion season! I went for a walk in the hills of Santa Fe, and the wild dandelions were calling me. I love them sautéed, but today I want them raw with nutrients and enzymes intact. Aha! How about a pesto? An hour later I was spreading yummy pesto 

pomegranate-pear-sauce

Apr 02

Pomegranate Pear Sauce

I was making the Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast, and didn’t have any syrup. Hmmm… What to do? All I had was a pear and a bit of Pomegranate powder. I threw them in the blender and presto!  OMG, this divinely luscious sauce was the result. Yummy and instant! Try it on Buckwheat Pancakes, Plantain Pancakes, 

detox-soup-green-goddess

Mar 25

Green Goddess Detox Soup

Pamper yourself with the most cleansing foods on the planet – green veggies! This easy 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, like cabbage, celery, turnip, parsnip, etc. So if you don’t like asparagus, just choose another vegetable! 

white-bean-soup

Mar 04

Sprouted Senate Bean Soup with Bacon

An American classic, Senate Bean Soup has been served in the Senate dining room on Capitol Hill every day for over 100 years! There was just one day in a whole century, during severe rationing on September 14, 1943 they ran out of beans. By the next day more beans were found, and bean soup has been ladled up without interruption ever since.

Baked Sweet Potato

Feb 12

Paleo Baked Sweet Potato with Bacon

Who wants a hot baked sweet potato slathered with Coconut Sour Cream and bacon? Today I felt an irrepressible craving for comfort food that makes me feel warm, safe and loved! Luscious trimmings, such as dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, green onions, bacon, and melted ghee,

buckwheat-pancakes

Feb 07

Buckwheat Pancakes & Apple Butter

Last night, wide awake with the full moon, I had a vision of fluffy buckwheat pancakes without flour. Sounds impossible. I got up to soak some buckwheat groats. Next morning, the results were the fluffiest and tastiest pancakes ever! Even better, I enjoyed them within 15 minutes including the apple butter.

congee

Feb 01

Congee, My Favorite Comfort Breakfast

Just as Americans love chicken soup, Asians crave Congee. Easy to make and light on the digestion, Congee is a beloved comfort food from Shanghai to Manila. Ridiculously simple to prepare overnight in a slow-cooker, your breakfast will be soft, hot, and ready to eat in the morning. Also known as jook, kanji, hsi-fan, or zhou, it is basically rice porridge

kitchari-sprouted

Jan 06

Sprouted Kitchari

Kitchari is my favorite soup for cleansing – especially after the holidays. There’s something so satisfying and nourishing about it when I’m tired. A staple in Ayurvedic cooking, kitchari as been used for thousands of years to cleanse and heal digestion. It is a combination of rice or quinoa with split yellow or red dahl lentils and spices,

perfect-paleo-crepes

Jan 05

Perfect Paleo Crepes!

I was amazed these Paleo Crepes are so quick and easy. Just blend 4 ingredients and presto! – perfect crepes like Julia Child’s! These are Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, tree-nut-free, soy-free and nightshade-free. Hooray! You can fill them, roll them or fold them.

mex-sweet-potato-salad-horizontal

Dec 01

Warm Mexican Sweet Potato Salad

A fabulous way to serve sweet potatoes any time of year, this traditional dish explodes with Latino flavors of roasted sweet potato, peppers, and spices. Like a warm Niçoise salad with authentic Mexican character, I made it for an office party, and it was a huge favorite. Called Ensalada Calientita de Camote y Tocino, this Paleo version is perfect 

Paleo-pumpkin-coconut-macaroons

Nov 24

Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

These super-easy cookies taste crunchy on the outside, and like pumpkin pie on the inside. Kids love to make them as they’re foolproof and quick to enjoy. Made of real food and so yummy, no one will ever guess they’re healthy. Especially if you use a zero-sugar natural sweetener suggested, then they’re 100% guilt-free 

gravy-turkey

Nov 15

Best Turkey Gravy Ever – Paleo-style

This is the creamiest gravy I’ve ever tasted. And the quickest. The secret to rich gravy is turkey drippings, coconut milk, and arrowroot to thicken instantly. Turkey gravy doesn’t have to be hard. We don’t have to wait while mom stirs over a hot stove for an hour and everyone’s ready to dig in. There’s no need for a roux,

Sprouted-Cuban-Black-Bean-Soup

Nov 11

Sprouted Cuban Black Bean Soup

I remember a traditional black bean soup in my favorite Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious, but oh boy it gave me gas. Well, this recipe resolves that! Sprouted beans are easy and digestible. When I learned this simple technique, my digestive issues vanished.

Spiced-Beet-kvass

Nov 01

Holiday Spiced Beet Elixir

This delicious non-alcoholic punch is made from spiced ginger tea, pomegranate, and yes – fermented beets! The flavor is exalting, the feeling uplifting and enlivening. Warm spiced punch with cinnamon and cloves is a comfort food for me. This elixir combines delicious flavor and invigorating medicinal qualities.

pasta-al-salmone

Oct 28

Wild Salmon Zoodles

Tonight I was craving a favorite dish I use to love in a certain trattoria near the Pescheria in Venice, Italy – Spaghetti al Salmone con Panna. The sublime combination of salmon, cream and fresh pasta makes a smooth, rich, sensational flavor experience. This Paleo-adapted version 

Yogurt-herb-dressing

Oct 26

Yogurt Herb Superfood Dressing

Today’s recipe is a new discovery that combines amazing flavor with medicinal healing. Fresh lemons and limes are loaded with flavonoids which have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Pumpkin seeds contain free-radical scavenging phytosterols that boost liver function and – yes – make you feel sexy!

pear-ginger-smoothie

Oct 24

Pear Ginger Smoothie

When I have only 2 minutes for a healthy breakfast, I go for a smoothie. This is a favorite because pear and ginger taste fabulicious together! It takes just 5 ingredients – plus any optional super foods you’d like to add. I drink it in the car, and it keeps me going with stable energy for several hours. 

Paleo-Vegan-gravy

Oct 21

I Can’t Believe it’s Vegan Gravy

Amazingly tasty and rich, caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I’ve ever tasted. I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is the result. Easy to make, it is both vegan and Paleo, without any broth or refined

paleo-pumpkin-butter

Oct 12

Paleo Pumpkin Honey Butter

This creamy mélange is one of the best recipes ever to come out of my kitchen. There are so many uses for this luscious spread – starting with Thanksgiving dinner! It tastes tempting on biscuits, hot rolls, apple muffins, even pancakes. Try it on meat dishes like chicken, or pork. Pretty soon, you’ll be

black and white chia seeds

Oct 12

Chia Seeds a Superfood? Best Chia Recipes

Recently I’ve been using a lot of chia seeds in my recipes. I find them perfect for grain-free cooking, and loaded with nutritional benefits. People often ask how to use chia seeds in recipes. Aha! I have some amazing secrets to share with you. Chia seeds expand to absorb 9x their volume in liquid,