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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. ...

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....

Curried Vegetable Dal, Nightshade-free!

Eat beans and live a long life! I especially love curried red lentils and confess that this dish is my comfort food. Yes, I know they're not officially Paleo. However it turns out that beans have been discovered at Paleolithic fossil sites all over the world, and in some areas were found to be their primary plant food. What about the anti-nutrients? Aha! Two things destroy those pesky lectins and make beans highly digestible. 1) Soaking well 8-12 hours removes ...

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! ...

Buffalo Chili con Carne, Nightshade-free

I've been craving spicy hot chili for YEARS! Finally, I invented a homemade buffalo chili that will knock your socks off! Spicy hot and nightshade-free! Amazingly it tastes just like traditional cowboy chili, but without tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cayenne, or chili powder. Hooray! My guests couldn't believe it has no tomatoes or peppers. Ha ha! The secret ingredients to authentic campfire flavor are buffalo, cumin, ground mustard, sweet potato, and beets. ...

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!...

Strawberry Mousse with a Young Coconut

Today I was running late, and my team needed a quick, healthy snack. In the kitchen were a young coconut, some strawberries, and a banana. With only five ingredients, minutes later we were enjoying this refreshing mousse! Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however I recently bought a Coco Jack tool. See below how easy it is! I'm going to be making this a LOT! Make sure your strawberries are organic, as they absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides. ...

Tuscany Cauliflower Risotto, Funghi e Lenticchie

This delicious risotto is a snap to make, and will rival anything you'll taste in the best Italian trattoria. I made this low-carb cauliflower risotto for my recent cooking workshop in Italy, and it was a huge hit. A classic combination in Tuscan cuisine is to pair lentils with mushrooms, which give a heavenly flavor and rich broth. Riced cauliflower has an al-dente texture just like Arborio rice, but without the carbs. Yay!...

Omega-3 Italian Fish Stew with Garlic and Saffron

This recipe is inspired by an amazing day on the Adriatic coast. After teaching a Qigong workshop in Italy, I spent a few magical days in the charming beach town of Sirolo. Of course there's nothing to do but relax and eat fish! The sky and sea were calm and brilliant blue. We lounged under umbrellas all day, while the aroma of roasted garlic, olives, and the freshest fish beckoned us from the restaurant. ...

Divine Paleo Rose Truffles, Just 5 ingredients

These enchanting chocolate truffles are a luscious treat for someone you love. With only five ingredients, they taste just like French chocolates except they’re incredibly easy to make, way healthier, Paleo, free of sugar, dairy and carbs. Hooray! Yes, I promise the intense chocolate packs a punch. And the creamy smooth texture will make you weep with pleasure. The good news is, there won't be any sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic natural sweetener. ...

Paleo Strawberry Rose Panna Cotta for Lovers

A healthy way to say "I love you". This sensual dessert is made with coconut, strawberries and rose water. It's very easy to prepare, Vegan and Paleo. Inspired by a treat I tasted in Italy, Panna Cotta means 'cooked cream' in Italian, served like a custard or pudding. The flavor is rich and romantic, while being dairy-free. It won't even spike blood sugar if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Coconut cream is thick, luxurious coconut milk. ...

Chocolate Ambrosia and a Young Coconut…

Sounds like a suspense novel. Nope, just a dizzyingly scrumptious chocolate treat. And my instant pick-me-up today. OMG the flavor is so rich I'm in love! Hard to believe it is raw, dairy-free and sugar-free. Yes, I was terrified the first time I opened a young coconut. However it's as simple as 1-2-3! I bought the Coco Jack, so I'm going to be making this a LOT! ...

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! ...