Vibrant flavors of adzuki bean with zesty lime and basil make this the most delicious bean salad I’ve ever tasted. It’s best at room temperature or slightly warm like a Niçoise, which heightens the taste. Adzuki beans are valued in Chinese medicine for a rich earthy flavor, detoxifying the blood, clearing congestion,
Want an easy 5-minute dessert or treat with rapturous flavor that will make you swoon? Zabaglione is a smooth Italian delicacy made with heavy cream. Instead I’ve used coconut milk and coconut butter to make it lusciously thick and dairy-free. Orange and peaches taste delightful together.
A magical blend of warm comfort food with squash, rutabaga, carrot, onion, and sweet potato, I created this creamy soup for my Qigong students, an example of how to heal inflammation, epidemic in our times. Easy to make if you have an immersion blender, it has a naturally sweet flavor of root veggies.
It’s sweltering hot here in Santa Fe, we’re all living on pink lemonade. My mom’s lemonade was sugary-sweet, however this refreshing recipe is sugar-free, using a natural zero carb sweetener. I don’t use stevia after learning (what the Grocery Association doesn’t want you to know)
You won’t find THIS rice pilaf in Athens or Mykonos, because it is made with cauliflower. A healthy alternative to potatoes or rice, no one will guess it is low-carb, grain-free, and Paleo. In fact one of my guests asked if I used Basmati rice! Easy to make in 15 minutes or less, cauliflower is an anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting
My doctor requested an easy, healthy dark chocolate fudge. Well, here it is, luscious and so quick to make! If you’re eating 75% chocolate thinking it’s healthy, don’t kid yourself. The remaining 25% is probably sugar, definitely not healthy. Pure 100% chocolate is a superfood, one of the healthiest, highest-anti-oxidant
I love this spicy homemade dip! It is filled with luscious flavor and healthy vitamins! Fresh veggies are a colorful and nutritious way to enjoy dips. Today I used sliced yellow beets, turnips, carrot rounds, broccoli, and English peas. I’m skipping chips and crackers as they’re low in life force (Qi), high in processed carbs, and nutritional empty.
Classical Zabaglione sounds difficult but isn’t. This 5-minute Italian delicacy is super-easy to make! Even better, it’s healthy, non-glycemic, and Paleo, made with dairy-free coconut milk. You can whip it up and enjoy it immediately, no need to heat or chill. This recipe uses an orange instead of Marsala wine,
Inspired by Pesto alla Genovese, this easy pesto tastes just like the authentic Italian. It’s even better, because it’s perfect for alternative diets. A snap to make in a food processor, no one will guess it’s Paleo, Vegan, free of common allergens like dairy, cheese, and GMO’s. It tastes wonderful on Zoodles, salads,
My favorite avocado snack is usually made with tomatoes, cayenne, and jalapeños. So here’s a traditional Mexican recipe without them. Nightshade vegetables are a common allergen (tomatoes, peppers, white potatoes, eggplant).
We think of hummus as a healthy snack, a staple of the Middle Eastern diet. But how healthy is store-bought hummus? Every Lebanese grandmother knows how to make authentic hummus with sprouted chick peas. Traditional soaking and sprouting makes beans sweet, digestible, healthy, and quick to cook.
Delicious, refreshing, detoxifying for breakfast or snack, grapefruit makes a great anti-oxidant smoothie. Even better, it’s low-glycemic and tastes yummy with ginger. I enjoy the mild flavor of spinach, however any greens will do such as kale, chard, collards, dandelion, arugula, watercress, etc. Imagination and variety are my
Detoxifying and refreshing with a hint of sweet licorice, here’s a great use for those feathery fennel greens. High in anti-oxidants, vitamin-C, and bioflavonoids, fennel’s exotic flavor comes from the essential oil anethole, also found in anise and licorice. Fuji apples are pleasantly sweet, and relatively low in sugar, so
Heavenly flavor, indescribable bliss, like a Paleo dream bar, layered with luscious slices of peach. It’s a simple 3-part recipe – a nutty crust, blended cashew-peach filling, and sliced peaches on top. The combination tastes divine, looks beautiful, easy to make, and 100% raw with no baking needed. My guests were moaning with pleasure, and
A delicious way to turn leftover rice into an exotic high-protein breakfast, just 4 easy steps: 1) Wake up. Yawn. Turn oven on. 2) Stir 4 ingredients together. Pour over leftover rice. 3) Bake while you get dressed. 4) Yummy!
When I need a hot breakfast, this easy Quinoa Bowl is my go-to favorite! Quinoa is tasty, high in protein, and satisfying. An ancient Incan superfood, Quinoa (KEE-no-ah) is 100% gluten-free, loaded with iron and B-vitamins. Even better, it’s a complete protein, a rare bonus in plants. The Incans call Quinoa
This Paleo Buttercream Frosting is so luscious, no one will guess it’s made with healthy beets, coconut oil, cacao. I’ve a passion for real food desserts, and I can’t believe how smooth and chocolaty this tastes! Try it on Red Velvet Cupcakes! Yes, those are my teeth marks in the photo.
You’re going to fall in love with this amazing frosting! It is easy to blend and tastes absolutely scrumptious. Paleo and gluten-free, it has a sweet, tangy flavor of lemon, and a consistency like cream cheese without the dairy impact. This frosting is great on Red Velvet Cupcakes, or Orange Nut Muffins,
Basil and herbs make this mayonnaise green! Green means it’s alive and healthy. Homemade mayo is way better than store-bought. It’s got fresh lemon juice, healthy oils, and tastes yummy on salads or sandwiches. This is also a vegan mayonnaise recipe and a Paleo mayo, made without soy or eggs.
How to make zucchini noodles? Zoodles are a guilt-free, no-weight-gain solution to authentic Italian dishes like Pasta Alfredo. Way better than rice, corn, quinoa, and other high-carb, processed noodles, nothing beats fresh vegetable spaghetti! Once you try zoodles you’ll never go back!
I’ll NEVER give up my coffee ritual EVER. Warm, rich, tantalizing, and SUPER rejuvenating! Move over Starbucks! My “coffee” is made from pure natural roasted roots of chicory and dandelion. The familiar coffee jolt we crave will actually add 10 years to your appearance and body age.
Today’s breakfast was a refreshing flavor treat of creamy, luscious papaya. I added tangerine, coconut milk, and strawberries for a WOW! Intensely luscious smoothie! Look for healthy organic or non-GMO papaya, as many papayas are genetically modified. This papaya milkshake tastes like the papaya “batidos” I used to
It’s dandelion season! I went for a walk in the hills of Santa Fe, and the wild dandelions were calling me. I love them sautéed, but today I want them raw with nutrients and enzymes intact. Aha! How about a pesto? An hour later I was spreading yummy pesto
I was making the Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast, and didn’t have any syrup. Hmmm… What to do? All I had was a pear and a bit of Pomegranate powder. I threw them in the blender and presto! OMG, this divinely luscious sauce was the result. Yummy and instant! Try it on Buckwheat Pancakes, Plantain Pancakes,
Pamper yourself with the most cleansing foods on the planet – green veggies! This easy 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, like cabbage, celery, turnip, parsnip, etc. So if you don’t like asparagus, just choose another vegetable!
These Caveman Cookies are a super-quick, high-protein snack, and easy enough for a child to make. They’re also a yummy way to use up leftover pumpkin. If you use one of these natural zero-glycemic sweeteners, they won’t raise blood sugar or cause hyper-activity in kids.
Kitchari is my favorite soup for cleansing – especially after the holidays. There’s something so satisfying and nourishing about it when I’m tired. A staple in Ayurvedic cooking, kitchari as been used for thousands of years to cleanse and heal digestion. It is a combination of rice or quinoa with split yellow or red dahl lentils and spices,
A new twist on potato salad any time of year, this traditional dish explodes with Latino flavors of roasted sweet potato, red bell peppers, and spices. Like a warm Niçoise salad with authentic Mexican character, I made it for an office gathering, and it was a hit. Called Ensalada Calientita de Camote y Tocino, this Paleo version is perfect
I remember a traditional black bean soup in my favorite Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious, but oh boy it gave me gas. Well, this recipe resolves that! Sprouted beans are easy and digestible. When I learned this simple technique, my digestive issues vanished.
This delicious non-alcoholic punch is made from spiced ginger tea, pomegranate, and yes – fermented beets! The flavor is exalting, the feeling uplifting and enlivening. Warm spiced punch with cinnamon and cloves is a comfort food for me. This elixir combines delicious flavor and invigorating medicinal qualities.