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Welcome Vegans! You’ll find lots of nourishing vegan recipes on this page. I believe that unprocessed, non-GMO, and sugar-free foods are healthier for everyone. Enjoy!

Instant Chocolate Superfood Chai To Go

Need an emergency pick-me-up? How about a comforting taste of home? THIS is your safety net. Everybody needs a healthy energy boost from time to time. My favorite is hot chocolate, cinnamon, dry coconut milk and superfoods. Yum! You could be stuck in the Denver airport, trekking the mountains of Nepal, or taking a break at school or work. Just whip out your zip-lock bag, add hot water, stir and enjoy! This instant beverage will give you a healthy energy lift, with no blood sugar spike or extra pounds. Yay!...

Creamy Mint Green Tea Avocado Milkshake with Young Coconut

It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks? ...

Chocolate Superfood Travel Snack Bars

Hi everybody! Did I tell you I'm going on a trip? I'll be away for two months in London, Mumbai, Ganeshpuri, Kathmandu, and Tibet, doing a medical service tour and Qigong study. When I travel I always bring uplifting treats from home. And these are my absolute favorite! A comforting snack with heavenly flavor and a superfood kick is an absolute necessity on a trip - or a hike. They'll go in my backpack so they're handy to grab. Airports are sorely lacking in nourishing food, so we have to be ingenious! ...

Chia Tapioca with Fruit Power Breakfast

The simplest and quickest power-breakfast you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, the word "chia" means "strength" in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy with coconut milk and fruit. Stir the chia seeds into your milk. Allow them to soak and expand while you're getting dressed. Your delicious breakfast will be ready in 15 minutes. Top with fruit and enjoy. ...

Paleo Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate cheesecake is a necessity of life! Imagine luscious New York cheesecake merging with dark chocolate truffles. Sounds like heaven, right? Only this recipe is super-easy to make and totally dairy-free, of course. Its vegan cream cheese texture comes from blended lemons and coconut butter. These are pretty intense and chocolaty, so I suggest small pieces. You'll get a little endorphin lift from the chocolate - Oh yeah! But there will be no sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested natural non-glycemic sweetener. Yay! ...

Lemon-Ginger Coconut Chia Bars

Today I needed a refreshing bite of lemon & ginger. These bars have a zingy citrus flavor, plus they're raw and alive with powerful anti-oxidant lemon nutrition. In Chinese medicine lemon is cooling -- yes I get it. And ginger moves Qi, the vital force in the body -- well, I definitely need that. Super-easy to make, you don't need any equipment for this recipe, although a food processor is a wee bit quicker. There's no need to bake these bars, as...

Apricot Blueberry Goji Salad with Basil

Today the kitchen was almost bare - just a few apricots, blueberries, a handful of spinach, lemon, and a bit of fresh basil. OK, that's perfect! I tossed all these ingredients together - every one loaded with delicious flavor, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and alkaline power. It took about 3 minutes to slice them and blend a dressing. Whew! It was a fabulicious lunch! Try it! ...

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

There are few combinations as heavenly as strawberry and rhubarb. Baked together, strawberry and rhubarb do something for the soul. Rhubarb’s tart flavor goes perfectly with the sweetness of strawberries. This yummy treat is refreshing and easy to make without gluten, grains, flour, dairy, or sugar. It won't spike your blood sugar or cause weight gain, if you use one of the suggested natural zero-carb sweeteners. Try it with dairy-free Instant Coconut Whipped Cream on top....

Easy Almond Fudge, Burfi from India

Burfi is a dense sweet fudge from India. I created two recipes for a recent event and both turned out fabulous! This is super-easy to make on the stovetop, and doesn't have to be baked. Burfi is often made at Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in the Autumn, and there are hundreds of varieties. Almond Fudge, or Badam Burfi is made with almond meal. ...

Tibetan “Cream Cheese” Candy, Dairy-free

This was a favorite at my recent musical Tibetan Solstice ceremony gathering in Santa Fe. After chanting we shared this delightful candy called Burfi. It is usually made with sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Instead this Paleo-adapted recipe uses coconut milk, coconut butter, and natural zero-carb sweetener. Looks complicated, but it's so easy to make! I wanted it rich and thick, so I added 1/2 cup Vegan Coconut Milk Powder from Edward & Sons, which is optional. ...

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. ...

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....

Creamy Avocado Sesame Lime Dressing

This creamy avocado sauce goes well with just about any salad, vegetable, bread, or meat. Today I'm spreading it on a Flourless Blender Bread sandwich. Lusciously smooth and bursting with flavor, this thick spread reminds me of a Mexican spicy guacamole or mayo married to a Middle-Eastern sesame tahini. Yum! Just blend and serve. It's infinitely versatile. Make a 5-minute meal with Zoodles Quick & Easy. ...

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!...

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. ...