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Apr 13

Paleo Hot Chocolate Mochaccino

If you’re a chocoholic that loves the taste of coffee, this rich blend is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. An instant, Paleo version of Hot Chocolate Mochaccino, it won’t give you caffeine jitters. And if you use the zero-carb sweeteners recommended, it won’t raise blood sugar or de-stablize insulin levels. You can mix all the ingredients in a mug and add boiling water. It’s also possible to prepare it to-go, adding boiling water later when you’re ready for a hot chocolate treat. To serve 1, use a large 16-ounce mug. To serve 2, use two small 8-ounce coffee cups. Print

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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

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Mar 27

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Tart

Today I was craving raw strawberries for mental clarity. These babies caught my eye, gorgeous and full of flavor! Then I saw the fresh rhubarb…. My idea was to cook the rhubarb and leave most of the strawberries raw, since they were so beautiful and cooking destroys vitamin C.

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-covered-almonds

Mar 26

Chocolate Covered Almonds Paleo-style

Almonds are a healthy, high-protein snack that’s very low in sugars and carbs. Here’s a super-quick and easy 5-minute recipe for cocoa-covered almonds. While our Paleo ancestors may have never tasted these delicacies, they could have, since they’re made from 100% hunt-and-gather

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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.

Miso-Soup

Mar 25

Authentic Miso Soup is alive!

Simple and satisfying – this soup is prepared in the old-fashioned way. One of the major benefits of miso is that it is alive with friendly bacteria for optimum digestion. I created the recipe as a last-minute side dish for a tasting party, because it’s an traditional living food with a mild taste. Well, to my surprise, it was alive with flavor, and was the favorite item on the menu!

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

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Mar 12

Paleo Caffe Latte

If you secretly desire a Starbuck’s double latte with whipped cream, be deprived no more! Quick to make and 100% free of caffeine, dairy, soy, sugar, and gmo’s – this Paleo caffè latte tastes way more satisfying than store-bought. Brew it just like coffee. Roasted chicory root has a rich, satisfying flavor

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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.

vegan-meatballs

Feb 10

Vegan Meatballs

You don’t have to be Vegan to love these meatballs. Everyone goes crazy for them. Call them “no meatballs”, with a taste so much like meat, you won’t miss it. They’re Paleo, Vegan, free of eggs, beans, soy, flour, grains, and breadcrumbs. They’ve got that “Mamma Mia” Italian flavor,

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

Personal-pizza

Aug 23

Paleo Personal Pizza

Somebody asked me for a super-quick personal pizza. Well, here it is! So simple you can bake in a toaster oven and eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The delicious secret is my 3-minute Pizza Crust.

Paleo-Orange-Marmalade

Jul 25

Paleo Orange Marmalade

I’m so excited about the new breakfast recipes that are coming out of my kitchen. Here’s a sneak preview of a fantastic Orange Marmalade that takes just 20 minutes to make. It’s yummilicious on toast with almond butter. Oranges are naturally sweet, so it doesn’t take much sweetener to make a marvelous

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.

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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

Paleo-Pesto-Pasta

May 28

Paleo Pesto Pasta!

I’m super-excited about this new discovery! It’s so delicious, easy to make, AND it tastes just like authentic Italian Pesto Pasta, only better. Zucchini noodles with avocado basil pesto is Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. You’ll swear it’s real pasta and Parmesan

chocolate-raspberry-streusel-bar

May 21

Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars – Vegan

I was so in love with the Berry Superfood Crumble Bars, I couldn’t get them out of my mind. So I made them with a rich chocolate raspberry filling. Oh, I promise they’re decadently yummy! But more importantly, they’re chock full of superfood nutrition, such as cacao nibs, protein powder,

berry-superfood-crumble-bars

May 19

Berry Superfood Crumble Bars – Vegan!

These yummilicious bars have a fruity berry filling and crumb topping. I’m always looking for easy, nutrient-dense breakfasts, snacks, or desserts that are low in sugars. These are  loaded with high anti-oxidant berries and superfoods. The crust uses chia seeds which are high in protein and Omega-3 oil, instead of eggs. The filling is made with fresh berries, avocado, and optional goji berries. A Vegan breakfast or snack, you can assemble them the night before and bake in the morning. If you’re sensitive to nightshades, omit or substitute the goji berries. You’ll need a 9 x 9-inch pan and a

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May 15

Plantain Pancakes with Orange Maple Sauce

I love plantains, with their rich, exotic south American flavor, that blends beautifully with orange. If you can find a really ripe plantain, almost black, it’s time to make plantain pancakes for breakfast or brunch! These Paleo pancakes are easy to make in one step in the food processor. Or you can make them by hand: just mix dry and wet ingredients separately, mash the plantain, and stir everything together. Vegans note, there’s a yummy egg-free version below with white chia seeds. I thought it tasted even better than the egg recipe! You’ll need a non-stick pan for frying both

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sweet-potato-tots

May 04

Paleo Sweet Potato Tots

I used to think tater tots were silly. Well, they really are. Then I invented an easy way to make them super-healthy. Oh my! These crispy bites are flavorful, addictive, and healthy with all unrefined ingredients! Just grate raw sweet potatoes, mix the ingredients, roll into balls, and fry or bake them. Baking is much healthier, and tastes equally delicious. Why pre-cook the sweet potatoes? After all, cooking them twice takes time and destroys more nutrients. I googled the history of tater tots and read they were developed by Ore-Ida to use up leftover broken French fries. A brilliant plan!

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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