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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! ...

Dark Rye Flourless Blender Bread

If you've been following my experiments with flourless blender breads, this is the next evolution! Amazingly easy and so delicious! It tastes like old fashioned dark rye, with a hint of sweetness. This is a true comfort-food with my Dairy-Free Coconut Cream Cheese. This bread has major health benefits including:
  1. It is high in protein, Omega-3, vitamin, and low carb nutrition from sprouted rye, chia seeds, and eggs. Yay!
  2. Easy to make! Just blend, pour in pan, and bake. There's no kneading or waiting for yeast to rise.
  3. It's easier to digest because the grain is soaked. So it's free of saponins and indigestible coatings found in all seeds, grains, flours and commercial breads.
  4. Flourless bread cleans your digestive tract with gentle fiber, promoting healthy elimination, while preventing formation of mucoid plaque and belly flab associated with all flours. DOUBLE YAY!
  5. The biggest advantage is, the flavor of soaked or sprouted grains is out of this world! Commercial breads made with conventional flours just can't compare in taste.
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Vegan Pumpkin Flan with Goji Berries

This easy flan is perfect for the holidays, just blend, pour into glasses, and allow a few minutes to thicken before serving. Goji berries are a high anti-oxidant superfood that lifts immunity, mood, skin health, and sexuality. Well, you can't beat that! Gojis have a sweet flavor and make the flan a beautiful orange color. ...

Royal Icing, Non-Glycemic

If you like to decorate cookies, but thought you'd have to give it up, think again! I loved holiday cookies as a child - it was an annual family tradition. A new concept in healthier cookies, these are free of gluten, grains, dairy, and sugar. I used my Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies with Non-toxic Paleo Food Colors, and ...

Paleo Food Colors, Non-Toxic

Here's a healthy solution to commercial dyes. Artificial dyes are one of the worst toxins in our food, found in candies, ice cream, and Oh No! Christmas cookies! These poisons are linked to cancer, brain tumors, and child hyperactivity, yet USA food manufacturers pour 15 million pounds of artificial dyes into our foods each year.  ...

Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies

Yesss!! Now we can make crispy holiday cookies free of gluten, grains, and sugars. Are you wondering how the dough is so flexible and easy to cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, which is pure coconut meat, ground. It's unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious. Time to get out your rolling pin and cookie cutters! ...

Vegan Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Jane-Icon-2This amazingly rich and creamy frosting is a snap to make. It tastes just like my mom's, except it has no cream cheese! Instead, it uses coconut butter and lemon. Yes, those are my teeth marks! This deceptively easy frosting came about by accident. When I was blending my Vegan Cream Cheese, I suddenly thought - OMG what if I add ...

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Jane-Icon-2This pie looks complicated, but isn't. Instead it will send you right over the edge with joy! Pumpkin and chocolate are a beautiful swirl of flavors when marbled together. Try my Perfect Chocolate Coconut Piecrust! Holiday desserts should be luscious tasting, high in nutrients, low in carbs and sugars. ...

Perfect Chocolate Coconut Pie Crust

Jane-Icon-2If you like chocolate and toasted coconut, you'll LOVE this pie crust. Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and tree nut-free, it's great for gatherings when you need to accommodate diverse diets. Soft and flexible, you can press it into the pan with your fingers, or roll it out with a rolling pin! When it bakes, it gets crispy and irresistibly delicious. ...

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Just boil, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and so easy with Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep bread slices on hand in the freezer so I can pull them out anytime. ...

Fermented Mango Pear Goji Chutney

Here's a tasty side for any meal that builds intestinal health. Traditional pickled chutneys have been enjoyed in Asian cultures for thousands of years. Chutneys come in every flavor imaginable and add distinctive taste to every meal. They also help to balance a healthy gut micro-biome, and preserve the fruit for months. This recipe is quite flexible. If you modify it, taste your mixture and adjust as you go. This recipe came about when my friend Teri gave me a huge basket of pears ...

Best Blender Bread

Jane-Icon-2The easiest bread yet! This one-step bread tastes great in sandwiches or toast. Inspired by Old World European breads, just soak, blend, and bake. I used pumpkin, rye, buckwheat, and chia seeds, however you could use almost any grain or seed, gluten free or not, Paleo or not. There's no yeast, no flour, no dairy, sugar or tree nuts. No kneading ...