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This is the easiest and creamiest frosting you’ll ever make. No cooking, no thickeners, just five ingredients whipped in the food processor, and it is delicious beyond words. A favorite frosting for my Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake, it also tastes yummy on Paleo Carrot Muffins. The secret to its creamy texture is pure coconut
This is the simplest and quickest power-breakfast or snack you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, “chia” means “strength” in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy
This refreshing relish adds zingy flavor and vibrant color to any meal. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 1-2 weeks to ferment, so that every bite feeds your healthy micro-biome. Carrot, mango, and ginger combine well with many dishes, like Paleo Meatloaf and Paleo Chicken Parmesan!
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it’s a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably sprouted. Add lightly sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. Sprouted rice is tastier
Pamper yourself with the easiest and most cleansing foods! This yummy 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. I love green beans, asparagus, and zucchini. But if you don’t like asparagus, just
Finally, a tree nut free carrot cake with non-dairy cream cheese frosting! This cake is alive with flavor! Fresh carrots, apple, and orange zest add nutrition and keep it lusciously moist. It goes perfectly with my dairy-free Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting! Great for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack,
Here’s a fantastic vegan butter spread that’s quick to make and 100% dairy-free. This butter is far more delicious and much healthier than any chemical blend sold in groceries. A Paleo butter, it’s perfect for your grain-free Flaky Herb Biscuits, Irish Soda Bread, or Artisan Olive Bread.
Finally, a fabulicious alternative to potatoes and rice! Quinoa (KEE-no-ah) is an ancient Incan superfood, 100% gluten-free, loaded with iron and B-vitamins. Even better, it’s a complete protein, a rare bonus in plants! High flavor, low-carb quinoa is healthier than traditional side dishes.
A perfect intimate breakfast for two. Golden brown on top, rich and satisfying inside, these mini-quiches taste best piping hot. So easy, anyone can make them! And they’re not just for breakfast – try them for lunch or dinner! If you’re rushed in the morning, consider prepping the night before,
If you live in Athens or the Greek Islands, you’ll find this easy everyday breakfast on the street corners. My friend Kalpita in Athens says it will stave off a big fat Greek hunger all morning. The name Avgá Mátia means “egg eyes,” like two eggs looking up at you, with a side of Kalamata olives
My friends and family call this Paleo Wonder Bread, because it’s soft and perfectly white. It slices and toasts beautifully. A sandwich bread with only five ingredients (eggs, coconut butter, salt, vinegar, soda), it is one of my easiest recipes. And there is absolutely no flour, believe it or not! Miraculously, it rises during baking
Even with its 38 cloves of garlic, this soup is satisfyingly mellow! A hearty comfort food, it tastes deeply nourishing served hot with Paleo Irish Soda Bread. The secrets to its delicious flavor and high-nutrition profile are Roasted Garlic and Bone Broth. Commercial broths are made in huge vats with chemical additives, and just can’t
Roasting garlic is super-easy. Just toasting gives it a deeper yet delicate flavor. Raw garlic is crunchy, pungent, and fiery. However once roasted, it transforms magically into a golden soft buttery spread. Roasted garlic is delicious on meats, veggies, breads, and tastes divine in Roasted Garlic Soup with Shallots & Mushrooms!
What could be more wonderful than hot chocolate, pumpkin, and foamed coconut milk? A nourishing snack or even breakfast, this treat is high in protein and Vitamin A. Most hot chocolate gives me a sugar spike and dairy allergy that destabilizes my metabolism for days – Ouch! However this recipe suggests non-glycemic sweeteners
I recently discovered the easiest way to make bone broth! Pressure cooker bone broth takes just 2.5 – 3 hours, instead of 12 – 24 hours in a regular pot. Pressure cookers are safe, simple to use, and can make meals taste like you spent all day over the stove. The tight seal on a pressure cooker allows the boiling point of liquid
This Bengali-inspired fish takes just 15 minutes to make. It’s exotic spices taste luscious, and are easy on the digestion. Wild fish is preferable, as most farmed varieties are GMO-fed. I used mild flavored Red Snapper, which is a small fish and therefore safer than larger fish, which often have concentrated toxic build-up. Catfish is another favorite, but harder to find. I wanted a special dish using Turmeric,
Like spiced wine, this zingy raspberry pomegranate punch is quick to make and perfect for any holiday gathering. The flavor is deep and refreshing. Just blend, add sparkling water, and serve. It’s filled with with vitamins and anti-oxidant nutrients from berries, pomegranate, and cherries. Even better, it’s sugar free and won’t cause a holiday sugar spike,
No holiday is complete without mashed potatoes! Plenty of fluffy potatoes, whipped up with butter, are a delicious holiday tradition we’ve loved and enjoyed for generations. But nowadays we have 3 big problems with potatoes: 1) Many people are intolerant to nightshades. 2) The new GMO potato
Paleo Pumpkin Latte is a quick and satisfying way to start the day. It’s also a great snack! This Vegan pumpkin latte uses non-dairy milk. It’s also a Paleo recipe, free of sugars, gluten, grains, processed ingredients, GMO’s, and extracted oils. Millions of health-conscious people are looking to the Paleo diet, avoiding chronic disease
This creamy spiced eggnog will warm any holiday gathering. Entertaining is challenging when you’re balancing dietary restrictions. However this delicious recipe solves that, as it is compatible with most special diets! Your guests will be guzzling it, and no one will ever guess it’s free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, sugar, and tree-nuts.
Keep your digestion in tune with fermented foods! This super-easy relish combines ripe pears with ginger and tangerines, for refreshing and luscious flavor! Make it in 15 minutes and ferment for 3 to 5 days, depending on how zingy and vibrant you like it. Fermented foods promote healthy intestinal bacteria –
Finally, we can make gluten-free, grain-free cookies for the holidays! Hooray! These yummy cookies have a zingy lemon-ginger flavor. Maybe you’re wondering how the dough is so pliable, easy to roll and cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, pure coconut meat, ground. It’s unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious.
With so many holiday leftovers I just HAD to make turkey pot pies! These are designed to use ALL your leftovers, including veggies, gravy, and meat. I made a pot of turkey broth, and used it in the pies – or use your favorite broth. This Paleo crust is made of coconut butter and chia seeds!
This easy cranberry relish takes only 3 days to ferment! Our great grandmothers always fermented cranberry sauce. They knew it would keep for a long time, and was a delicious natural probiotic to promote healthy intestinal flora. If you’re new to fermenting, it’s EASY and tastier than store-bought!
Here’s a Paleo twist on the Classic Pumpkin Pie we know and love. Not all pumpkins are equal. For a truly authentic flavor, start with the best fresh pumpkin you can find. A friend gave me the most flavorful organic pumpkin I’ve ever seen or tasted, a strange variety with a long neck and bright orange pulp! Wow!
Finally, a revolutionary piecrust that tastes deliciously crispy and rolls out beautifully! It’s ideal for Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, or Quiche. The secret Paleo ingredients are coconut butter and chia seeds! Everyone can enjoy it as it’s free of gluten, grains, tree nuts, flour, dairy, and sweeteners, although no one will EVER guess it’s “alternative”.
Try this easy dip for the holidays – I think you’ll really like it! I created it in minutes for a party, and it was the biggest hit of the evening! Spicy, creamy, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it’s even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don’t use store-bought curry powders.
Smooth, rich, and creamy, I thought a Vegan Cream Cheese was impossible until I invented this! A spreadable Paleo cheese, it tastes delicious on Artisan Olive Bread. Make it in a blender with coconut milk, coconut butter and lemon for an incredibly yummy flavor without dairy, gum, or stabilizers. Hooray! Then chill and use it
A smooth and creamy snack with irresistible flavor, easy to make, and so full of superfoods! Spicy Hot Chocolate Chai will keep your body running on high-energy fuel for hours, while promoting long-term health. Just look at the list of superfoods!
My first teenage infatuation was a young Chinese artist and family friend, Fong Yiu Lee. He painted portraits and taught us to cook authentic Cantonese dishes. Egg Foo Yong is a favorite 5-minute breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with optional meat. It’s a great use for leftover veggies, and you won’t miss the sticky-sweet sauce.