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Wild Salmon Cauliflower Hash

Wild Salmon Cauliflower Hash

I love this savory hash for its luscious contrast of textures—crispy cauliflower and tender, moist salmon. It’s very quick to make in 15 minutes or less, low in carbs, and a great use for leftover salmon. You can add a fried egg on top for a crowning touch, although it’s[...]

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread is surprisingly easy and versatile, a recipe that has stood the test of time as an Irish classic because of its simplicity. A yeast-free, no fuss bread, this is my kind of recipe! Feel free to change it by adding other tasty things like olives, rosemary, and herbs[...]

Lemon-Ginger Coconut Bars

Lemon-Ginger Coconut Bars

Today I needed a refreshing bite of lemon & ginger to balance a hot, muggy day. 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[...]

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Chocolate cravings were stronger than usual today. I saw hemp nuts, chia seeds, coconut, and blueberries sitting on the counter. These bars were in my tummy soon after - with no baking needed. How shall I describe them? Well, fruity, nutty, an easy snack or semi-sweet dessert that's loaded with[...]

Paleo Lemon Ginger No-Sugar Cookies

Paleo Lemon Ginger No-Sugar Cookies

Yesss! Grain-free sugar cookies are possible! These yummy cookies have a distinctive lemon-ginger flavor. How is the dough so soft and pliable? So easy to roll out and cut into your favorite shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, pure ground coconut meat. It's best to keep the dough[...]

Peach Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Hibiscus Sauce

Peach Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Hibiscus Sauce

It’s a hot mid-summer day. Peaches are ripe, and strawberries are fragrant. I wouldn’t mind a sweet Paleo treat as long as it helps cool me down. What could be more delicious than an enchanting hibiscus sauce with shortcake, fruit, and Coconut Whipped Cream? For thousands of years, Egyptians have enjoyed[...]

Raspberry Coconut Milkshake

Raspberry Coconut Milkshake

Whew! My senses are still vibrating from the deep flavor and nutrition in the glass I just downed. Raspberries are a refreshing low-sugar fruit that’s loaded with antioxidant flavonoids, anti-inflammatory ellagic acid, plus Vitamins C and K (that’s the one most of us are needing!). Studies show that organic raspberries[...]

Paleo Orange Sesame Chicken on Zoodles

Paleo Orange Sesame Chicken on Zoodles

If sesame chicken is yummy, then orange sesame chicken is even yummier. A symphony of Asian flavors, the orange is is combined with sesame tahini, ginger, and shiitake mushrooms. I serve it over zoodles, so it's high-protein, low-carb, and loaded with flavorful nutrition. This is easy to make with[...]

Hiziki Carrot Salad

Hiziki Carrot Salad

This nutritious salad is a tasty way to get your sea vegetables. A delicious nutrient-dense superfood, seaweed is high in fiber, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. It's the Vitamin K that's really critical, as it’s the single vitamin most of us are lacking! Grated[...]

Paleo Wild Salmon Spread

Paleo Wild Salmon Spread

Finally, a healthy salmon spread or dip! This is great for lunches, picnics, or parties, and tastes fantastic on crackers or veggies. The flavor is even better than my mom's salmon cream cheese spread. And since it contains no mayo, you can leave it out of the refrigerator with no[...]

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

My love affair with rhubarb continues! Rhubarb's tantalizing tart flavor blends beautifully with apples, cinnamon, and fresh ginger. This is a yummy afternoon snack or dessert that's sweet, refreshing, and easy to make. I used tart apples like Fuji, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady to keep the carb count down.[...]

Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

Hungry at the grocery check-out counter, I almost grabbed a chia bar. But then I saw the ingredients. Uh oh! Agave syrup, brown rice syrup, apple juice concentrate - 3 high-fructose sweeteners that would send anyone's blood sugar through the roof. So I came home and made these delicious babies! Blueberry[...]

Raspberry Chia Energy Bars

Raspberry Chia Energy Bars

Whew! I'm still recovering from the shock of finding 3 high-fructose sweeteners in "healthy" chia bars at the Whole Foods check-out counter. Agave syrup, Brown rice syrup, and Apple juice concentrate are hidden sugars that destabilize metabolism. But not THESE bars! With fresh raspberries, chia seeds, and your choice of[...]

Paleo Thai Chicken Nuggets

Paleo Thai Chicken Nuggets

Succulent and irresistible finger-licking morsels of spicy chicken with a crispy lemon-ginger coating. These are quick to make and indescribably luscious with green chili dip. Who needs barbecue sauce with this kind of flavor? Look for pasture-raised organic, or non-gmo chicken if possible. You can slice the chicken breast into[...]

Crunchy Sesame Squares

Crunchy Sesame Squares

I've always craved these crispy sesame squares! Maybe that's because I loved their crackling crunchy texture as they disappeared into my mouth one after the other - a perfect high-protein snack. But I don't buy them any more, as they're loaded with sugars and stabilizers. This healthy version is easy[...]

Yogurt with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

Yogurt with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

OK, I confess, I'm having a love affair with rhubarb. Why does it taste so irresistably luscious to me? Well, maybe it's because I found an easy way to cook it in minutes with a bit of ginger, cinnamon and natural zero-glycemic sweetener. So far you've seen my Paleo Rhubarb[...]

Paleo Rhubarb Coffeecake

Paleo Rhubarb Coffeecake

This moist coffeecake has a rich buttery flavor with swirls of rhubarb and ginger, plus a crispy streusel topping. A nutritious gluten-free, grain-free snack or dessert, it tastes just as yummy as my mom's traditional recipe, with rhubarb filling marbled inside and crunchy nuts. Rhubarb is a vegetable related[...]

Paleo Hot Chocolate Mochaccino

Paleo Hot Chocolate Mochaccino

If you're a chocoholic that also loves the taste of coffee, this rich blend is guaranteed to satisfy. This instant Paleolithic recipe won't give you caffeine jitters or spike your blood sugar. Just mix all the ingredients in a mug and add boiling water. It's also possible to prepare it[...]

Primal Beet Brownies

Primal Beet Brownies

Surprisingly quick and easy, these dense, fudgy indulgences touch my deepest primordial desires. A great way to use leftover beets, they’re also a perfect way to hide healthy veggies in a snack that seems decadent, but isn’t. I made them for a Paleo gathering and they were demolished in minutes.[...]

Wild Halibut with Lime Cilantro Sauce

Wild Halibut with Lime Cilantro Sauce

Wild Alaskan Halibut comes from the deep waters off of the Alaska coast. It has a snowy white, firm, and flaky flesh that tastes slightly sweet. This pungent sauce adds a zesty flavor to the mild fish. Steaming is a gentle, low-temperature way to cook fish, and takes just 2-4[...]

Thai Lunch in a Leaf

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[...]

Paleo Egg Salad with Cashew Mayo & Asparagus

Paleo Egg Salad with Cashew Mayo & Asparagus

We ate this for lunch today! Easy to make and incredibly flavorful, it uses my easy oil-free Cashew Mayo recipe - try it! You'll see it's a super-quick and delicious meal for any-body, especially folks inclined toward gluten-free, Paleo, Candida, SCD, DASH, or Anti-inflamatory diets. Yummy!  Serves 2. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:265][...]

Paleo Hamburgers with Real Buns

Paleo Hamburgers with Real Buns

Grass-fed burger on a coconut bun is my idea of heaven. However THIS post is all about the bun! It's a new super-easy original recipe with coconut butter, and baked in an English muffin ring. The bun rises beautifully in the oven and slices just like a hamburger bun. OK,[...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Tart

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. This[...]

Asian Salad with Wild Salmon

Asian Salad with Wild Salmon

Many of my clients ask me for easy lunches for one person. Here is my lunch today - delicious! This Japanese-inspired salad is super-quick, satisfying, high protein, low-carb, and zero sugar. Wild Alaskan salmon is a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6[...]

Zoodle Soup with Mushrooms & Seaweed

Zoodle Soup with Mushrooms & Seaweed

Classic Asian noodles with a Paleo twist, this dish is loaded with real nutrition from broth, meat, seaweed, and veggies. Zoodles are zucchini noodles, easy to make spiral vegetable slicer, mandoline, or julienne peeler. Today I used my new Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer! A great[...]

Blackberry Superfood Frappe

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. Beets are a unique[...]

No-Sugar Chocolated Almonds Paleo-style

No-Sugar Chocolated 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 100% hunt-and-gather ingredients. It's a great pick-me-up treat that won't spike your[...]

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Tart

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 it a refreshing, vitalizing flavor. You’ll[...]

Coconut Sour Cream, Dairy-Free!

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. This tastes fantastic on Paleo Chicken Enchilada Casserole, or Shepherd's[...]

Paleo Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Paleo Chicken Enchilada Casserole

A luscious and authentic Southwest dinner - Paleo style, this tastes even better than the original Tex-Mex version. I made it for a potluck dinner, and it vanished. However no one could believe it is gluten-free, grain-free, corn-free, and cheese-free. It's almost nightshade-free as well, except for a bit of[...]

Authentic Miso Soup is alive!

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[...]

Paleo Beef Heart Stew

Paleo Beef Heart Stew

This simple old-fashioned stew enhances the flavor and nutrition of the heart. Organ meats have long been considered a delicacy in traditional cultures. Many people are pleasantly surprised when they taste heart, which has a firm texture, is extremely lean, with a mild flavor something like brisket. Heart is nutrient-rich,[...]

Spinach Omelet and 5 Variations

Spinach Omelet and 5 Variations

If you can scramble an egg, you can make an omelet. This is a 5-minute breakfast for one person with spinach and green onions inside. Oh my, there are a thousand ways to fill an omelet - see the yummy filling variations below. You'll need an 8-inch nonstick pan, which[...]

Nori Wrap, a Meal in Minutes

Nori Wrap, a Meal in Minutes

When I want a healthy meal in a minute, I grab a seaweed wrap. Seaweed is a superfood loaded with healthy Vitamins B12, C, D, E and K. It is rich in minerals such as potassium, selenium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Oh, even better, it boosts energy levels and[...]

Cashew Mayo

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. I like to use the whole lemon with the pulp when possible. It's easy -[...]

Zucchini Mint Energizer

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 anti-inflammatory[...]

Best Paleo Breakfast Cookies

Best Paleo Breakfast Cookies

High-protein, low-carb, and filled with whole-food Paleo nutrition, these scrumptious crunchy cookies are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack. The surprise ingredient is green banana, known to be low in sugars and carbs and high in resistant starch, which helps to cultivate healthy intestinal flora. This recipe makes 20 giant[...]

Liver Venetian Style “Fegato alla Veneziana”

Liver Venetian Style “Fegato alla Veneziana”

The Italians really know how to cook liver. That's probably why all those Italian men are so sexy. If you normally don't like liver, keep reading. Organ meats, including liver, have an off-the-charts nutritional profile, especially the nutrients we’re often lacking, such as Vitamins A, D, E, K, B12, and[...]

Plantain Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Swirl & Streusel Topping

Plantain Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Swirl & Streusel Topping

A plantain has been ripening on my counter for a few days - hmm - wasn’t sure what to do with it. Just then I saw the orange. Aha! A sumptuous plantain orange indulgence with deep, dark cinnamon swirls! Oh yes! And then I remembered my mother’s coffeecake pan. Make[...]

Paleo Caffe Latte

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[...]

Lemon Cheesecake Superfood Bars!

Lemon Cheesecake Superfood Bars!

These delicate cheesecake bars are a luscious disguise for whole food nutrition. High protein yogurt or kefir, almonds, and chia seeds offer a naturally nutrient-dense treat. Fermented goat milk is a boon to healthy digestion, and it can be consumed by many dairy-intolerant folks, as the protein molecules in goat[...]

Fermented Veggies

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.[...]

Paleo Superfood Fudge

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! It's easy to make - just mix the[...]

Orange Nut Muffins with Orange Honey Butter

Orange Nut Muffins with Orange Honey Butter

Today I was in the mood for a sweet orange muffin. Not quite a cupcake, but almost - Paleo and grain-free. There were 2 oranges sitting on my counter, and some soaked, toasted almonds in the pantry. Well, the muffins came out wonderfully rich, moist and intoxicatingly orangey. (Don’t tell[...]

Orange Honey Butter Frosting

Orange Honey Butter Frosting

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. You’ll need a food processor - it’s the[...]

Chocolate Brownie Superfood Bars!

Chocolate Brownie Superfood Bars!

Is it a snack, a dessert, or a meal? Well, it's whatever you want it to be! Chock-full of high anti-oxidant chocolate and superfoods, these flourless brownies taste like pure decadence, but they’re really a meal in a bar. While your taste buds are spinning for joy, your body is[...]

I Can't Believe they're Vegan Meatballs

I Can't Believe they're 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, without[...]

Homemade Coconut Yogurt

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[...]

Paleo Pâté

Paleo Pâté

Liver is more than a seasonal delicacy. It is one of Nature’s most potent superfoods! This pate tastes rich and creamy, much like traditional pâté de foi gras. The main difference is you can make it in 15 minutes or less. I wanted a way to prepare liver with minimal[...]

I Can't Believe it's Vegan Gravy

I Can't Believe it's Vegan Gravy

Slow-roasted caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I've ever tasted.  I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is the result. Easy to make, it is both vegan and Paleo, without any broth or refined ingredients. Slow-roasting[...]

Pecan Crusted Wild Halibut

Pecan Crusted Wild Halibut

This 15-minute dinner is a new discovery! Today I found gorgeous wild halibut at my local grocery. Oh boy! Pecan crusted fish is easy to make, mouth-watering, and highly nutritious. A simple home-cooked meal often tastes better than any of those fancy restaurants, plus it's Paleo and wild! The dry[...]

Bacon Wrapped Eggs

Bacon Wrapped Eggs

After you taste one of these delicious morsels, you’re going to want another. They're easy to make, and loaded with high protein flavor. The bacon creates a crust around the egg, and makes this recipe incredibly delicious. Your #1 key ingredient is quality bacon. Look for non-gmo bacon with no[...]

Baked Egg in Delicata Squash

Baked Egg in Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is a mouth-wateringly nourishing meal, and the hollow center is perfect for stuffing. Even better, the skin is so soft you can eat it! I's a super-easy breakfast, lunch or dinner that's perfect for any season. Add optional meat, herbs and spices to vary it as you like.[...]

Paleo Calzone

Paleo Calzone

Calzone are a flavorful meal or healthy snack on the go. Gluten-free and grain-free, everyone loves a little taste of Italy in a pocket! And they freeze beautifully - just pull them out 20 minutes before you need them, and heat in any oven, even a toaster oven. Yield: 8[...]

Avocado Pesto

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 with a food processor, or you can make it in any blender, or mash[...]

Paleo Personal Pizza

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. I topped it with Avocado Pesto, arugula, bacon, and egg. You can use[...]

Paleo Cheese Souffle with Mushrooms

Paleo Cheese Souffle with Mushrooms

I am eating soufflé and re-living my childhood as I write this post. I’m 7 years old at the dinner table. My father has just carried in a cheese soufflé with wild mushrooms that he collected in the woods of Silver Bay, Minnesota. We’re all waiting with baited breath as[...]

Paleo No-Cornbread

Paleo No-Cornbread

Crumbly, rich and warm, this bread looks like cornbread, tastes like corn bread, and it's completely grain-free. Instead it uses coconut and chia seeds. It tastes absolutely marvelous with Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds. If you're avoiding nightshades, just skip the optional chipotle and chili powders - it[...]

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

You won't find this yummy dish in Chinatown. There's only one way to enjoy tasty fried rice that's grain-free, low-carb and gmo-free, and that's to do it yourself! Cauliflower rice is very easy to prepare in 10 minutes of less. It's super-low in carbs, and economical. This nourishing and satisfying[...]

Paleo Zucchini Pancakes

Paleo Zucchini Pancakes

Frittelle di Zucchini con Parmigiano Reggiano used to be my favorite quick meal when I lived in Italy. Easy to make, I think this Paleo version is even more delicious than the original Italian recipe. It's a savory pancake with green onions, garlic, and a hint of coconut Parmesan cheese.[...]

Paleo Chicken Rice Soup

Paleo Chicken Rice Soup

OK, it's a comfort food thing. I wanted to see if chicken soup with cauliflower rice would be as warm and satisfying as my Mom's chicken & rice soup. And wow! It turned out truly delicious! It's easy to do - just make the chicken soup and add riced cauliflower[...]

Paleo Orange Marmalade

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[...]

Paleo Quiche Lorraine

Paleo Quiche Lorraine

Creamy, rich, and so easy to make, quiche is a nutritious grab-n-go meal anytime. Pair it with a salad for a complete lunch or dinner. Quiche is French, right? Nope. The word "quiche" comes from German "kuchen," or cake, and of course German and French dialects embraced each other in[...]

Chocolate Chestnut Brownies

Chocolate Chestnut Brownies

Today is one of those days. I neeeed a gooey brownie with rich chestnut flavor. Chestnuts aren’t even in season. Just give it to me Paleo, free of gluten, grain, dairy, and sugar, and I’m your friend forever! Europeans know about chestnuts, but they're still uncommon in the US. Their[...]

Blueberry Jam, Low-carb & Sugar-free

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. Blueberries are a fantastic low-carb super-food, high in anti-oxidants. They contain so much natural pectin, that this[...]

Scrambled Eggs Florentine with Dairy-free Cream Cheese

Scrambled Eggs Florentine with Dairy-free Cream Cheese

Yum! Here’s the easiest high-nutrient breakfast in town. Make it in 5 minutes! Eggs Florentine sounds fancy, but it’s just eggs over wilted spinach. In Florence they poach their eggs, however you can prepare them any way you like. I love scrambled eggs because they're quicker, and it's easy to[...]

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

It's zucchini season, and there's no end to it in my garden. The solution is this moist and luscious Chocolate Zucchini Bread. (Yes, those are MY teeth marks on the first slice!) I guarantee it will stir your taste buds, and send an enchanting message right down to your heart.[...]

Spanish Frittata with Cauliflower

Spanish Frittata with Cauliflower

The Spanish really know how to make a frittata, with plenty of fresh eggs, potatoes, and onion, an easy favorite called a "Tortilla de Patata". This recipe is a Paleo cauliflower take-off on that Spanish national food. It can be a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Cauliflower is an[...]

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Even when you're in a hurry, it's always possible to make yourself a nourishing meal. Simply crack two eggs into a sliced avocado and bake. Wow, was this delicious! Choose a large size avocado with a large seed and hole, so there's room for the egg without spilling over. The[...]

Paleo Pecan Shortbread

Paleo Pecan Shortbread

Irresistibly crispy and rich, these delicate cookies are easy to make. So light and flavorful, you'd never guess they're grain-free and Paleo. Enjoy them with a hot Chai Tea Latte, a Paleo Coffee, or just plain. A food processor is helpful, but not required. You'll need a rolling pin and[...]

Paleo Carrot Cake in a Cup

Paleo Carrot Cake in a Cup

What? A cake in a cup? Yesss! It's your own personal carrot cake, moist, flavorful, and loaded with delicious nutrition for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Easy to make, just stir together the ingredients, put in a cup, and bake! You don't need a topping, but if you want one I[...]

Hemp Mayo with Sassy Flavor Variations

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 in[...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler in a Cup

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler in a Cup

It's strawberry - rhubarb season, a delightful summertime treat not to be missed. So I decided to experiment with a cobbler in a cup. Yes, baked in a cup! It's very easy, high-protein, low carbs, high in nutrition, gluten free, and Paleo. This is THE original "cup cake", which makes[...]

Paleo Cauliflower Hash with Eggs

Paleo Cauliflower Hash with Eggs

Here's a quick and easy comfort breakfast you can make in 15 minutes or less. I like cauliflower hash even better than fried potatoes (which aren't Paleo). Prepare your eggs any way you like them. I like them soft boiled like in the photo. Or you can fry them over-easy,[...]

Mini Quiche, Paleo Style!

Mini Quiche, Paleo Style!

My new rule is to make all my recipes easier and easier - AND ever more delicious! This one is SOOOOO easy, and VERRRRY delicious! A simple quiche in a muffin cup is a great grab & go breakfast! AND they freeze beautifully, so there's never a time when you're[...]

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

So satisfying as a breakfast or snack, Pumpkin Bread is a comfort food any time of year. This is a low-carb, Paleo-style bread, so it's grain-free, with natural, zero-sugar sweeteners. Try it with Spiced Chai Tea Latte or Paleo Hot Chocolate Mochaccino. About Paleo sweeteners... I love honey, a true Paleo sweetener,[...]

Paleo Breakfast Tacos!

Paleo Breakfast Tacos!

Everybody loves tacos! But where do you find a Paleo taco without GMO corn, cheese, beans, or sour cream? That's why these Paleo Breakfast Tacos are truly a miracle. I promise you they taste fabulicious, and anyone can make them. Start with my easy Paleo Tortillas recipe. Then fill them[...]

Easy Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

Easy Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

I know, you're supposed to cool this moist and flavorful bread before slicing. But I like to enjoy it while it's hot, even if it falls apart - it just tastes better! Sweet Potato Bread is super-easy and delicious. So full of real food goodness, it doesn't need anything spread[...]

Paleo Tortillas!

Paleo Tortillas!

OMG, I never thought I'd figure out how to make Paleo Tortillas with no grain whatsoever! These are so easy to make, and the flavor is absolutely wonderful, like savory Indian flatbread. They're loaded with protein and Omega-3 nutrition from chia seeds. Just mix all the ingredients together, allow the[...]

Paleo Cauliflower Wraps

Paleo Cauliflower Wraps

Savory wraps are a perfect accompaniment to any meal! Like a thin pancake or crepe, they're great for dipping, wrapping, & sopping up juices on your plate - instead of bread. Gluten, grain & GMO-free. Add your favorite filling and wrap it, or just fold and dip. They're inspired by[...]

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

Paleo Huevos Rancheros are the best Mexican breakfast ever, made with my incredulicious refried sweet potatoes, a new recipe! Then it's topped with fried eggs, avocado, cilantro, and smothered with tomato salsa. Let's talk about the refried sweet potatoes - they're truly special.  I wanted to create a soft texture[...]

Paleo Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Paleo Pesto Pasta with Chicken

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 cheese! I created this for a gathering, and[...]

Wild Berry Shortcakes, Gluten-free & Paleo

Wild Berry Shortcakes, Gluten-free & Paleo

Hello to the weekend! Eating berries out in Nature is all I want to do! OK, I called them wild, but they're actually cultivated raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries from the Farmers' Market. Let the berries speak for themselves - they're delightful plain, and even better with a bit of[...]

Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars - Vegan

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 - Vegan!

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[...]

Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter

Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter

These yummy biscuits taste just like spicy cornmeal biscuits, only better! They're a crispy, Paleo, gluten-free version of that decadent cheese biscuit you'd dunk in your Southwest tortilla soup. I served them with Coconut Chipotle Butter - see the easy recipe below. These biscuits are quite salty and spicy, however[...]

Plantain Pancakes with Orange Maple Sauce

Plantain Pancakes with Orange Maple Sauce

I love plantains, with their rich, exotic south American flavor, that blends beautifully with orange. 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.[...]

Easy Paleo Quiche

Easy Paleo Quiche

Is it really possible to bake a pie with no pre-made crust? Yes it is! This is a deeeelicious, gluten-free, Paleo quiche you can make in just one step. When it bakes, there's a magical crust on the bottom, sides, and top. The crust is created by layering the ingredients:[...]

Wild Salmon with Garlicky Greens

Wild Salmon with Garlicky Greens

Here's a delicious meal you can make in 5 minutes flat. Salmon with Garlicky Greens is a tasty, nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's so easy! While the salmon steams for 4 minutes, saute the greens, and serve! Today I used fresh Rapini greens and sunflower sprouts. Use your favorite[...]

Sausage Kidney Casserole with Spices

Sausage Kidney Casserole with Spices

I'm rediscovering the benefits of organ meats, as they offer great health benefits, besides being economical. This is a warming and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner with sausage and kidney. It's like an old-world kidney pie with no crust and rich Middle Eastern spices. The sausage and spice mix soften[...]

Paleo Sweet Potato Tots

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[...]

Paleo Biscuits & Gravy

Paleo Biscuits & Gravy

Hot biscuits with creamy sausage gravy make a hearty Southern breakfast. For true Paleo sausage, look for unsweetened, non-gmo grass-fed meat. Coconut milk and arrowroot powder make a thick, creamy gravy, that's dairy-free, or you can use your favorite alternative milk. I added a bit of lemon juice to cover[...]

Paleo Baking Powder Biscuits

Paleo Baking Powder Biscuits

I wanted these biscuits to be just like my Mom's - crispy, hot, and sort of irregular in shape. It took 4 trials to get this Paleo version to come out. And it worked! The result tastes extremely close to my Mom's with no gluten, grains, dairy or sugar. I[...]

Easy Blackberry Sauce

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 drifted into a parallel dimension, transported further away with each bite. This is the easiest sauce I've ever[...]

Chocolate Brownie Superfood Waffles

Chocolate Brownie Superfood Waffles

They look like waffles, and taste like heaven. But oh how appearances can deceive! What's masquerading as a decadently sweet chocolate waffle, is secretly a high-protein breakfast filled with superfoods. Here’s your chance to add all your favorite nutritious ingredients, and no one will guess they’re truly healthy. Let’s just[...]

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

I'll get excited about waking up any morning to Sweet Potato Hash! This is a comfort food for me, and it's the best I've ever tasted. Easy to make, check the step-by step photo instructions below. A great recipe for vegetarian hash is hard to find, and you can also[...]

Paleo Paella

Paleo Paella

Today I was in the mood for authentic Paella with rich spices and exotic saffron sauce! This cauliflower version is easy, Paleo, grain-free, and extremely low in carbs. Traditional Spanish Paella is usually made with rice, chicken, meat, seafood, and saffron. It makes a fantastic special dinner - see my[...]

Grated Beet and Carrot Salad

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, I guess 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[...]

Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

If Paleo Pumpkin Bread is good, then Paleo chocolate pumpkin bread is much, much better. Rich and full-bodied, the two flavors blend perfectly together. This easy recipe is moist and dense, filled with pure cacao and spices. Since the recipe makes several loaves, you can slice and freeze leftovers for[...]

Paleo Cake Pops!

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[...]

Traveling on a Healthy Diet?

Traveling on a Healthy Diet?

Anywhere you travel, whether it's to Paris, Rome, or Cleveland, eating healthy is a challenge. If you’re have a special diet, or if you just like to eat the best food, planning ahead can make it easy! Tomorrow I'm flying cross-country to a family reunion. I have just a few[...]

Paleo Bone Broth

Paleo Bone Broth

When you're feeling weak and tired, bone broth is the #1 best cure. Real broth tastes delicious and is easy to simmer for hours or overnight while you're doing other things. I learned this traditional Italian recipe in Venice. It is different from American bone broths in that it uses[...]

Paleo Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Paleo Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

I love authentic carbonara, but the pasta causes me to gain weight. However Zucchini noodles are the key to an easy meal. They're super-low in carbs, so I feel svelt and satisfied after eating. Traditional Italian carbonara is made with raw eggs cooked on contact by boiling hot spaghetti. However[...]

Mint Chocolate Mousse

Mint Chocolate Mousse

I'm not Irish, but I love Ireland and I especially love GREEN. Here's an absolutely delicious, INSTANT and refreshing mint mousse that will make your taste buds AND your blood cells tingle. It's so easy, just blend and enjoy in 5 minutes. I would NEVER use food coloring, so I had[...]

Cauliflower Risotto with English Peas

Cauliflower Risotto with English Peas

Today I discovered fresh organic English peas in the market! When I lived in Italy, fresh peas in the pod were a sign of spring. Everyone rushes home to make this risotto, called “Risi e Bisi” in Venetian dialect, or “Rice with Peas”. However you won’t find this particular risotto[...]

Paleo Meatloaf

Paleo Meatloaf

This is by far the best meatloaf I've ever tasted! My Mom's meatloaf holds a place near and dear to my heart. But this tastes even better! Plus it's Paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, made without the usual fillers and prepared sauces. This recipe works equally well with ground beef, lamb,[...]

Best-Grain-free-Focaccia

Best-Grain-free-Focaccia

Authentic Italian Focaccia is hard to find. Here's an easy gluten-free, Paleo recipe that is so satisfying that I'm back in the piazza in Tuscany. Delicious with or without onions, warm focaccia is a delicious snack or accompaniment for any meal. We ate it last night with Paleo Meatloaf and[...]

Vegan Focaccia with Parmigiano

Vegan Focaccia with Parmigiano

This is a fantastic crispy flat bread with a savory topping that's great for vegans and anyone avoiding eggs. It's something like a Focaccia Pizza, topped with my delicious Vegan Parmesan Cheese that tastes just like "Parmigiano Reggiano". Chia seeds are a highly nutritious egg-substitute that creates a soft, pleasing[...]

Paleo Ketchup

Paleo Ketchup

Smooth and flavorful ketchup means the best tomatoes, and a perfect balance of tart, sweet, and a bit spicy. This easy homemade ketchup tastes so delicious you'll want to use it on everything! It's quick to make in the blender, then simmer and it's ready to enjoy. Use crushed tomatoes[...]

Risotto alla Milanese, Paleo & Vegan

Risotto alla Milanese, Paleo & Vegan

I love traditional Italian  risotto, made with arborio rice, saffron, and lots of Parmesan cheese! Just so you're not deprived, here's a cauliflower rice recipe that tastes almost the same. Paleo cauliflower rice is a quick and easy low-carb side dish, and I find it lighter on the digestion than rice.[...]

Saffron

Saffron

My epiffany of the day was the discovery of saffron. Oh, I've been cooking with it for years - but I mean I DISCOVERED where it really comes from. Saffron is simply the pistils (OK, that's the sexual organs) of a tiny crocus called "Crocus Sativus". Each flower has only[...]

No-Tomato Ketchup

No-Tomato Ketchup

Heinz is yummy - however THIS ketchup is tastier! Tart, sweet, and rich all at the same time. If tomatoes are off your list, this recipe is for you. It's made of carrot, sweet potato, and beet, but you'd never guess. Commercial ketchup is loaded with high-fructose corn syrup or[...]

Ooey Gooey Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ooey Gooey Vegan Chocolate Cake

Many of you have asked for a healthy chocolate cake without eggs. Well, here it is! A super-luscious, ooey gooey chocolate cake, soft and creamy, like a true chocolate decadence cake. The secret ingredients are sweet potato, chia seeds, and coconut butter. It's very easy to make in a food[...]

Instant Hot Fudge Pudding

Instant Hot Fudge Pudding

Unbelievably easy and decadently wonderful, this chocolate pudding is instant! It's made with blended sweet potato and cacao. Children and adults love the rich flavor, reminiscent of a Southern chocolate sweet potato pie. Mmmmmm! A quick and healthy snack or dessert, no one would guess they’re eating vegetables! Sweet potatoes[...]

Mushroom Risotto with Quinoa

Mushroom Risotto with Quinoa

An authentic Italian risotto, re-invented Paleo style, means it has a wonderful broth, and rich, deep flavor of Parmesan cheese. I was planning a cauliflower risotto for you today. But someone in the family cooked up a batch of sprouted quinoa that has to be used. Wow! It tastes incredibly[...]

Instant Butterscotch Pudding

Instant Butterscotch Pudding

Make this yummy, rich, satisfying treat in just a few minutes. Smooth, creamy sweet potato with coconut butter tastes just like butterscotch pudding. AND it's a healthy vegetable! Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene and Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant. They’re loaded with Vitamin B6, which is crucial in preventing[...]

Asparagus Gremolata

Asparagus Gremolata

Wow! What an easy and delicious way to eat asparagus! I prefer asparagus steamed al-dente, so it's sublime flavor comes through. Gremolata sauce sounds fancy - but how simple is lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and parsley? No equipment required. Asparagus is a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifier and[...]

Easy Strawberry Mousse

Easy Strawberry Mousse

Here's a super-quick and nutritious pick-me-up or dessert. You'll love the creamy texture. It's so simple, made with pure strawberries and coconut. Just blend, chill and serve. Only 5 ingredients plus love make it low-carb and luscious. Find lots more luscious treats in my book Paleo Desserts! Serves 2. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:159][...]

Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites!

Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars - You might just swoon at the sweet flavors in these romantic love bars! You'll taste 4 creamy layers in each bite - crunchy nuts, chocolate fondant, smooth cheesecake, and tart raspberry glaze. This is not a bar, it's a candy! A love bite! And a[...]

Paleo Chicken Curry Stew

Paleo Chicken Curry Stew

This is a simple, old fashioned chicken stew that warms the body and soul. My family and friends adore it - perhaps because of the rich broth, satisfying flavors and spices. Curry and coconut milk add richness and a subtle hint of Thailand that's nightshade-free for those of you who[...]

Paleo Biscotti

Paleo Biscotti

If you wake up in Milan, Venice, or Palermo, biscotti are always there for breakfast. But you won't find THESE biscotti in Italy! That's because they're Paleo, low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free, so you're guaranteed to have a great day! Fantastic for dipping in your herbal Paleo Coffee or Spiced Chai[...]

Paleo Lemon Chicken with Garlic & Herbs

Paleo Lemon Chicken with Garlic & Herbs

The best lemon chicken recipe is not too lemony, just the right flavor, with garlic, lemon and herbs! This Paleo-style lemon chicken is super easy to make - just mix the marinade, lightly coat with an almond flour mix, and bake. Of course it's gluten-free and grain-free. There's nothing else[...]

Blue Mousse!

Blue Mousse!

That's right, it's blue! Once in a blue mousse, you discover something so fabulous that it jump-starts your day in 2 minutes. This creamy blueberry mousse gives you everything you need - vital health, smooth texture and great flavor. It's instant - just blend and enjoy immediately! Enjoy as an[...]

How to Make Low-Carb Skinny Sweets

How to Make Low-Carb Skinny Sweets

Everyone asks me: "How can I lose weight and still enjoy eating sweets?" The answer is easy. Eat low-carb Paleo Desserts! I discovered the secret to making delicious traditional desserts with low-carb, healthy ingredients. I eliminated gluten, grains, refined sugars and dairy. I carefully measured the carbs compared to other[...]

Broccoli with No-Cheese Sauce

Broccoli with No-Cheese Sauce

Here's a super-easy dairy-free cheese sauce for broccoli. It's so tasty and quick! Broccoli is an important source of calcium for folks that don't eat dairy, like Paleo and Vegan folks. Instead of cheese, the recipe uses coconut milk, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast. I love broccoli stems, and they're[...]

Paleo Brownies - Are They Really Healthy?

Paleo Brownies - Are They Really Healthy?

I love all brownies! But they're not always what they claim to be. I analyzed three brownie recipes to see which is best. All of them taste great. But which one is healthiest? Paleo Brownies are always low-carb and healthy, right? Not always. The Nutrition Facts are surprising! The SECRET to[...]

Dairy-free Cheddar Cheese

Dairy-free Cheddar Cheese

I love sharp cheddar cheese! This Paleo-Vegan cheese tastes almost exactly like Wisconsin cheddar, except it's dairy-free. It is a firm, rich, creamy cheese, with a slightly tangy flavor. Delicious on crackers, slice it for sandwiches, grate it into salads and soups, or use it to make vegan cheese sauce[...]

Paleo Lamb Stew with Thai Spices

Paleo Lamb Stew with Thai Spices

It's cold outside today, and I'm in the mood for a hearty winter stew. This savory lamb stew is warm and deeply satisfying. I used grass-fed, grass-finished lamb, and a tantalizing curry spice mix with hints of Thailand. The spices are free of nightshades, which are common allergens for many[...]

Paleo Pizza Dough

Paleo Pizza Dough

Here's a quick and delicious gluten-fee, grain-free pizza crust. It has a slightly crispy texture with a rich flavor of garlic and herbs. It's a snap to make, as this pizza dough recipe has no yeast. This saves time, so you can mix it, press it in the pan, and[...]

Can I Substitute Almond Meal for Coconut?

Can I Substitute Almond Meal for Coconut?

Yes you can! It's easy with this conversion chart. Many people ask why I don't use much almond flour in my recipes. Almond meal/flour is more expensive than shredded coconut per pound. Many people have tree-nut allergies. Almonds may be irradiated and heat treated. However compared to other gluten-free flours, almond[...]

Paleo Pizza with BBQ Chicken

Paleo Pizza with BBQ Chicken

This 16" pizza is a full meal deal, alive with the flavor of tender barbecued chicken chunks, mushrooms, and onions. Everybody knows that a great pizza needs cheese, however dairy isn't Paleo. So I top it with my Vegan Mozzarella Cheese, or use your favorite grass-fed cheese. The crust is[...]

Dairy-free Mozzarella Cheese

Dairy-free Mozzarella Cheese

An accidental discovery, this is now my absolute favorite "cheese" for Pizza. We DO want cheese on our pizza! It slices beautifully, and uses pure coconut instead of dairy. It has a milder flavor than Vegan Cheddar Cheese and Paleo Parmesan Cheese. Easy to blend, it's not quite an exact[...]

Paleo Crepes with Chocolate Sauce

Paleo Crepes with Chocolate Sauce

If you go to Paris and ask for chocolate crepes, they'll give you "Crêpes Sucrées avec Crème Pâtissière and Sauce au Chocolat" or "Sweet Crepes with Pastry Cream and Chocolate Sauce". Just so you guys aren't deprived or anything, here's the same recipe re-designed Paleo and healthy. These are free[...]

Paleo Chicken Parmesan

Paleo Chicken Parmesan

I used to love my Mom's baked chicken parmesan because it was crispy, flavorful, and the whole house filled with delicious aromas. This easy recipe is Paleo-adapted, free of gluten, grains, dairy, and I promise you'll love every bite. Instead of cheese, it uses lemon, coconut butter, nutritional yeast and[...]

Homemade Mayo, Egg-free

Homemade Mayo, Egg-free

Homemade mayonnaise is way better than store-bought. It contains real lemon juice, healthy oils, and tastes great in salads or dips. This is also a vegan mayonnaise recipe and a Paleo mayo, made without soy or eggs. So it’s perfect for picnics and packed lunches, as it can sit out[...]

Wild Salmon Paleo Crepes

Wild Salmon Paleo Crepes

These luscious rolled salmon crepes taste so delectable, with a rich, creamy sauce. You can use my easy Paleo Crepes recipe, or prepare them ahead of time and freeze. This recipe is Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free, made with coconut or almond milk. Make them in 5 steps: prepare the crepes,[...]

Paleo Lunch Wraps

Paleo Lunch Wraps

I love wraps because I can eat them with my hands like a sandwich without bread. These amazing green crepes are super-easy. Just blend and cook in 5 minutes. Blended veggies make them green. You can fill them with anything - egg salad, chicken salad, salmon, leftovers, raw or cooked[...]

Paleo Cream of Mushroom Soup

Paleo Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom soup is a comfort food for me. This easy Paleo version takes just 15 minutes to make, and it tastes even yummier than my Mom's -- rich, creamy, and full of mushroom flavor! The recipe is dairy-free, made with coconut or almond milk. If you can get[...]

What are the best healthy thickeners?

What are the best healthy thickeners?

This post is for all you mad scientists in the kitchen! Knowing the best thickeners is essential for any chef. When I was writing my Paleo Desserts book I felt like a blind person searching in the dark. My goal was to re-invent recipes for all our favorite sweets with[...]

Wild Berry Crepes - Paleo & Gluten-free

Wild Berry Crepes - Paleo & Gluten-free

Refreshing, beautiful, with intoxicating flavor! That's how my guests described these wild berry crepes last night. Let the berries speak for themselves. This recipe is so simple, with Paleo Crepes, mixed berries and Coconut Whipped Cream. I guarantee it's worth the effort! If you use the zero-glycemic natural sweeteners, [...]

Paleo Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries

Sensual, luscious, easy. That's all I have to say about these chocolate crepes. They're so yummy I'm speechless. If we can make grain-free Paleo Crepes, then chocolate crepes should be really easy - and so they are! It's rare to find a dessert that tastes decadently delicious, but isn't. My[...]

Paleo Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon Cheese Sauce

Paleo Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon Cheese Sauce

Luscious and elegant, every bite of these savory crêpes transports me to Paris. The Tarragon Cheese Sauce is deliciously rich, tangy, and blends beautifully with the mushroom filling. This recipe is dairy-free of course. For cheese flavor, the sauce uses coconut milk, lemon and nutritional yeast. It tastes just like[...]

Perfect Paleo Crepes!

Perfect Paleo Crepes!

I was amazed these Paleo Crepes are so quick and easy. Just blend 4 ingredients and presto! - perfect crepes like Julia Child's! These are Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, tree-nut-free, soy-free and nightshade-free. Hooray! You can fill them, roll them or fold them. You can make delicious Paleo Crepes with[...]

Gluten-free Onion Herb Crackers

Gluten-free Onion Herb Crackers

Today I was in the mood for a savory, crispy snack. These irresistible crackers are alive with the flavor of fresh onion, garlic and herbs. Gluten-free and grain free so delicate and tasty, you’d never know they're made with pure coconut and almond meal. I think they’re delicious spread with[...]

Paleo Chocolate Biscotti

Paleo Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti are made for dipping - and why not dip them in chocolate? I admit the thought of Paleolithic Chocolate Biscotti seems over-the-top decadent. When you taste them you'll forget about all that! It took several tests to get them to stay together, since these are gluten-free. They're very delicate,[...]

Paleo Apple Ginger Cake with Caramel Sauce

Paleo Apple Ginger Cake with Caramel Sauce

This amazing cake is rich and warm with the flavor of apple and fresh ginger. Paleo Caramel Sauce adds a sweet taste to each bite, enhancing the Old-World homemade flavor. It's delicious moist texture comes from coconut, tart apples, and pasture-raised organic eggs.Apples are high in pectin, which helps bind[...]

Paleo Caramel Sauce

Paleo Caramel Sauce

Traditional caramel sauce is creamy, dreamy, and oh so thick, with heavy cream, caramelized sugar, and butter. But dairy and sugar are OFF the Paleo diet. So the challenge was HOW to make it Paleo? Oh boy! This Paleo adaptation takes just 5 minutes, and it tastes just as dreamy[...]

Paleo Lemon Meringue Pie

Paleo Lemon Meringue Pie

This lemon meringue pie is refreshing, tart, rich, and luscious, just like Grandma's, except it is loaded with whole food nutrition, and a flavor that tastes truly delicious all the way down to your toes. Look for Meyer's lemons if you can, for the very best pie! The filling is[...]

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Cake

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Cake

Here's an easy chocolate treat that looks beautiful and tastes amazing! A luscious moist texture and deep chocolate flavor make it great for birthdays and special-occasions. The ingredients may surprise you - shredded coconut, high-anti-oxidant blueberries and apple! It is gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, Paleo, diabetic-friendly, and easy on blood sugar[...]

Paleo Chocolate Sauce

Paleo Chocolate Sauce

Make this delicious Paleo hot fudge sauce in 2 minutes flat. It's the perfect topping for healthy Paleo desserts because it's gluten-free, vegan, and diabetic-friendly. Use it on ice cream, pancakes, or cheesecake, you'll want to put it on everything. Smooth, creamy, and luscious, try it on Paleo Chocolate[...]

Chocolate Almond Ginger Snaps

Chocolate Almond Ginger Snaps

These crispy bite-size cookies are alive with spicy ginger and almond butter. It's rare to find a gluten-free, Paleo cookie with a truly crispy quality. These go SNAP! in your mouth, which I consider essential in a great ginger cookie. Even better, they're low in carbs, dairy-free, and sugar-free, sweetened[...]

Paleo Turkey Tetrazzini

Paleo Turkey Tetrazzini

This is my favorite turkey recipe in the world! BTW, Turkey Tetrazzini is NOT Italian. It was invented by the famous soprano Luisa Tetrazzini. She asked for creamed turkey over spaghetti with Parmeggiano Reggiano, and she got it! She lived at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where the chef[...]

Paleo Apple Pie

Paleo Apple Pie

This amazing apple pie puts a new spin on an old favorite. It tastes like my mom’s traditional pie, except it’s grain-free and sweetened with your choice of natural zero-glycemic sweeteners or raw honey. I’m told that Paleolithic apples were tart, something like our crab apples today. So you can make[...]

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wings

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wings

Spicy chicken wings are a delicious snack or meal, great for gatherings, and so easy to make. These are tender baked chicken pieces with an irresistible sweet and spicy marinade. If you use the zero-sugar sweeteners suggested, this recipe is perfect for folks on low-carb or diabetic diets. Everyone loves[...]

Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Cookies

There’s nothing better than coming home to the aroma of fresh-baked cookies. I love the rich flavor of hazelnuts. These are low in carbs, gluten-free, Paleo and diabetic-friendly. I like them even better than chocolate peanut butter cookies. Try adding the optional cardamom for a delightful chai flavor! You can[...]

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

Do you crave the warm spices of a steamy Starbucks Chai Tea Latte? Do you long for the authentic flavor of old-fashioned Himalayan tea? Whatever you desire, this delectable brew will warm your body and soul. Instead of black tea, it uses Tulsi tea, also called Holy Basil, which tastes[...]

Who Needs Paleo Desserts?

Who Needs Paleo Desserts?

Paleo Desserts are for Everybody. They taste delicious, just like your favorite sweets. And they're healthier for everyone. How many people do you know that are on a special diet? My Paleo Desserts book is great for folks who eat gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic, low-carb, non-allergenic, vegan, and even tree-nut free.[...]

Gluten-Free Apple Tart

Gluten-Free Apple Tart

My favorite Italian dessert is also the easiest. This is not a fancy tart - it's just an everyday sweet with apples and cinnamon that always pleases. It’s fun to make with children because it NEVER FAILS! That's why it is often suggested for beginning Italian cooks. It uses common[...]

Paleo Desserts is Launched!

Paleo Desserts is Launched!

It's been an exciting two weeks launching my new Paleo Desserts book! The celebrations started in Santa Fe on November 28th, with a book event and sampling party at the Cloud Cliff Bakery. I described the Paleo Diet and explained how to make figure-slimming desserts using low-carb coconut and zero-carb[...]

Dairy-free

Dairy-free "Blue Cheese" Dip

Everyone loves this tasty blue cheese dip, no matter what their diet! It tastes just like traditional blue cheese dip, except it is Vegan, Paleo, and dairy-free. A healthy appetizer you can make it in 5 minutes flat, it's made with coconut butter and lemon to mimic that authentic "Bleu[...]

Paleo Vegan Macaroni and

Paleo Vegan Macaroni and "Cheese"

Today I was in the mood for my favorite comfort food - Macaroni and Cheese! Rich and satisfying, this recipe is 100% free of gluten, grains, dairy, and eggs. Instead of pasta it uses zucchini, which has a mild flavor and absorbs the “cheese sauce” beautifully. The thick “cheese sauce”[...]

Addicted to coffee? Here's a healthy brew

Addicted to coffee? Here's a healthy brew

85% of Americans use caffeine on a daily basis, and our passionate obsession with coffee is a roaring $30 billion industry. We drink an estimated 400 million cups of Joe per day. If you're one of those daring souls that truly want to be both healthy AND Paleo, here’s a[...]

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

This is a rich and satisfying stew with an exotic twist. It is inspired by Asian peanut-curry, but instead of peanuts it uses almond butter and toasted almonds as a garnish - Yummy! (Peanuts are high in mold, and as legumes they're not on the Paleo diet.) I served it[...]

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie has been my favorite since I was a little girl. This is an easy Paleo Pie baked in a skillet with a top crust only. The delicious crispy crust is gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb. However it rolls out so easily and tastes so rich, you’d never guess it's[...]

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Here's a Paleo twist on the Classic Pumpkin Pie we know and love. For a truly authentic flavor, start with the best fresh pumpkin you can find. This year a friend gave me the most beautiful organic pumpkin I've ever seen - a strange variety with a long neck, and[...]

Instant Primal Porridge

Instant Primal Porridge

If Grok could tell us his ideal breakfast, this would be it! (Grok is the mythical Paleolithic strong-man whose diet we'd like to mimic.) Primal Porridge is a whole-food, delicious meal for people on the go, much quicker than oatmeal, and infinitely higher in nutrients than any packaged cereal. The[...]

Paleo Apple Fritters with Caramel Sauce

Paleo Apple Fritters with Caramel Sauce

These grain-free, gluten-free apple fritters are super-easy and the flavor is divine. They're mostly Granny Smith, with just a wee bit of egg and almond meal holding them together. Green apples are the lowest in fructose sugars. They taste fabulicious with Paleo Caramel Sauce. Personally I love the peels. And they’re[...]

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

How shall I describe this pie? It has a rich, satisfying flavor that is zesty with "cheese" and garlic crust. It is chock full of vegetables in a luscious meat gravy. Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional Irish meat pie with mashed potatoes. It became popular around 1880 when potatoes, a New World[...]

Paleo Chicken Salad with Herbs

Paleo Chicken Salad with Herbs

This is a quick and hearty main-dish chicken salad that’s great any time of year. The creamy avocado-herb dressing contains no mayo or eggs. This means you can serve it warm with no worries for bag lunches, picnics, or travel. Blended avocado gives the dressing a thick, smooth texture. I ate the[...]

Vegan Flan with Dulce de Leche

Vegan Flan with Dulce de Leche

It looks and tastes like traditional flan, but there's no heavy cream, eggs, or sugar. It’s deliciously simple—just blend and chill. My Latino guests were surprised at the perfect custard-like consistency and flavor, especially when they learned it is made with cashews and coconut milk. They gasped in amazement that the[...]

Paleo Egg Muffins with

Paleo Egg Muffins with "Cheese"

I just discovered an easy breakfast or snack everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food for holiday parties, picnics and travel. Like an omlet in a muffin, it's chock full of vegetables, and high in protein too. Kids love to eat them with their hands - no need for a fork.[...]

Paleo Apple Buttercream Frosting

Paleo Apple Buttercream Frosting

This creamy frosting has the irresistible flavor of caramel apples. Kids love it, and it tastes delicious on everything, from Applesauce Cake to Gingerbread. Even better, it is instant! Just whip it up in a food processor and ice your cake. No cooking, no waiting. I use tart apples like Granny[...]

Paleo Eggs Benedict on Portobello Mushroom

Paleo Eggs Benedict on Portobello Mushroom

I’ve always wanted to try Paleo-Style Eggs Benny. Today was the day! It was pretty quick to make and they tasted fabulous. We used Portobello mushrooms instead of toast. The blender hollandaise sauce is easy with melted coconut oil instead of butter. Or you can substitute grass-fed butter. The fresher[...]

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Fun to make and fun to eat, Zucchini Pizza Bites are a delightful appetizer, party food, snack or side dish. It's a simple pizza on a zucchini slice, but people go crazy for this delicious treat. The recipe is truly Paleo, Vegan, and Nightshade-free when you use No-Tomato Sauce and Vegan Mozzarella Cheese. Or[...]

Paleo Pizza!

Paleo Pizza!

Watch out! There's a new Pizza in town. If you have a Pizza Passion like me, get ready. This Paleo Pizza is loaded with flavor and nutrition. It's a real meal. Most pizzas don't excite my senses - they're often tasteless with processed ingredients, acidic tomatoes, or don't satisfy my craving.[...]

Paleo Raspberry Jam

Paleo Raspberry Jam

This Raspberry Jam is quick to make, sweet, refreshingly tart, and bright red in color. It is yummy on Chocolate Cake, Thumbprint Cookies, Ice Cream... OK - it's delicious on everything!  It won't cause a blood-sugar jolt if you use one of the zero-glycemic sweeteners suggested. Uncooked raspberries are alive with flavor[...]

Berry Parfait with Coconut Kefir

Berry Parfait with Coconut Kefir

For a quick breakfast or a snack, there's nothing like a creamy parfait. Use your favorite berries - today I used blueberries, raspberries and black elderberries. This is yummy with Easy Homemade Coconut Yogurt. I don't tolerate cow dairy well, however I can digest coconut kefir or yogurt.I can also[...]

Egg Drop Soup with Seaweed

Egg Drop Soup with Seaweed

Authentic Egg Drop Soup is hard to find. It's often full of gluten, MSG, preservatives, GMO soy and cornstarch. How healthy is that? Here's a delicious traditional Chinese recipe that you can make in minutes, with all natural (and Paleo) ingredients. Make it Vegan, or add chicken or shrimp. Traditional optional ingredients are peas, chard, and seaweed. Hijiki[...]

Zucchini Spaghetti with No-Tomato Sauce

Zucchini Spaghetti with No-Tomato Sauce

I love Italian food, especially when it's pasta with tomato sauce. However my body prefers this amazing recipe with zucchini pasta, No-Tomato Sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce), and Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Zucchini spaghetti is easy on a mandoline slicer, or a vegetable spiralizer. A steamer is best for the zucchini - I bought an[...]

No Tomato Sauce

No Tomato Sauce

This is a fabulicious sauce for anyone who loves Italian food and doesn’t tolerate nightshade vegetables, which are common allergens (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant). Instead of tomato, this recipe uses carrot, beet, sweet potato, and lemon. However you’ll never know when you taste it, because it is just as mellow and sweet as the[...]

Squash Pancakes with Maple Fruit Sauce

Squash Pancakes with Maple Fruit Sauce

Paleo Squash Pancakes are a quick, nourishing breakfast. Fresh butternut squash has a mild, natural sweetness that enriches these gluten-free, grain-free pancakes. Super easy to make, you can substitute any winter squash, such as pumpkin or acorn squash. I love butternut squash because it is quick to peel,and when I'm[...]

Maple Fruit Sauce

Maple Fruit Sauce

This quick sauce is yummy on Squash Pancakes. In fact, it tastes fantastic on everything, even meats, chicken, and sweet potatoes. Easy to blend in moments, it is filled with whole food nutrition. The natural pectin in fresh fruit makes a thick, mouth-watering sauce.  This healthy recipe uses low-fructose fruits, like tart apple, and[...]

Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado

Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado

This is my favorite way to eat quinoa, because it is delicious, nutritious and super-quick! Quinoa is a gluten-free, celiac-safe complete protein, which makes it an ideal nourishing vegetarian meal. Quinoa is an ancient Incan plant related to beet and chard. Since it's not a grass or a grain, it[...]

Wild Salmon Salad with Fennel

Wild Salmon Salad with Fennel

This zesty Asian-style salad is loaded with flavor and omega-3 nutrition. Steaming is a quick and gentle way of cooking salmon that retains enzymes and never exceeds boiling 212°F. Serve warm or cold, either as a lunch or a light main meal. Fennel's delicious flavor compliments salmon, avocado and crunchy almonds.[...]

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

When I need a luscious snack or dessert in 5 minutes, this is my favorite treat. Creamy, rich chocolate is not only a gentle aphrodisiac. It also contains natural mood elevators such as Theobromine, and Phenethylamine, often called the “Love” chemical. Avocado lends a beautiful smooth consistency, and its taste disappears in[...]

Paleo Vegan Pie Crust

Paleo Vegan Pie Crust

This flaky vegan piecrust will become your favorite! So crispy and delicious, you won't believe how quick it is to make. It is also a Paleo pie crust, gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb. You can roll it out with a rolling pin, or press it into the pan with your fingers.[...]

Gluten-free No-Cheese Crackers

Gluten-free No-Cheese Crackers

These yummy crackers taste even better than goldfish. People go crazy for the rich cheese flavor. Amazingly they contain no cheese, dairy or flour. They're Paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, made with coconut, almond meal, arrowroot, nutritional yeast and lemon. I ate them with Vegan Herbed Creme Cheese Dip! This recipe[...]

Paleo Mayo

Paleo Mayo

Finally, here's a Paleo mayo recipe that is delicious, healthy, and soy-free! Instead of vegetable oils, it contains coconut and olive oils. It tastes fantastic on salads or vegetables. It's also a Vegan Mayo. As an egg-free mayonnaise, it’s perfect for picnics or packed lunches, as it can sit out[...]

Paleo Fudge Brownies

Paleo Fudge Brownies

Moist and chewy, these dark chocolate Paleo brownies will satisfy the most serious sweet craving. They're delightfully fudgy, and taste even more luscious with Paleo Mocha Buttercream Frosting. This recipe is super low in carbs - just 5.1 g carbs and 0.7 g sugar per brownie! That's because it uses low-carb shredded coconut[...]

Preview my book, Paleo Desserts

Preview my book, Paleo Desserts

Paleo Desserts is the first comprehensive dessert cookbook for the wildly popular Paleolithic diet, featuring 125 gluten and grain-free, non-dairy, natural low-carb & no-refined-sugar versions of favorite classic recipes, from Chocolate Cake to Apple Pie. The recipes feature coconut in many forms, and natural zero-glycemic sweeteners. Now you can have your cake[...]

Paleo Maple Glazed Wild Salmon

Paleo Maple Glazed Wild Salmon

Here's a quick and easy way to make fantastic maple glazed salmon. The sauce is mildly sweet with a pungent kick. Most barbeque sauces are high in carbs and sugars. But if you use the zero-sugar sweeteners suggested, it makes a sweet glaze that is simply delicious and gives your blood sugar[...]

Paleo Blueberry Pancakes

Paleo Blueberry Pancakes

I can’t live without blueberry pancakes. These are grain-free, quick, and scrumptious. Blueberry pancakes taste even better with easy Berrylicious Sauce, and you can make the whole breakfast in 15 minutes or less. Luscious, low-carb coconut butter gives them a rich, subtle sweetness. Leftover pancakes freeze well in a resealable[...]

Berrylicious Sauce for Pancakes

Berrylicious Sauce for Pancakes

This is a luscious and super-easy sauce for pancakes or waffles. Simple blended berries taste fantastic on Blueberry Pancakes, and they contain natural pectin which makes the sauce beautifully thick. Use any tart berry, such as blueberry, raspberry, gooseberry, elderberry, etc. This sauce is very low in carbs if you[...]

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling

Paleo Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling

This cake is incredibly moist, flavorful, and a very dark chocolate color. It is the only chocolate cake I've ever seen that is gluten-free, grain free, dairy-free, and sweetened with natural zero-carb chicory root sweetener. The recipe is from my new book Paleo Desserts, 125 Delicious Everyday Favorites, Gluten and Grain-free. Rich with pure[...]

Best Paleo Lasagna

Best Paleo Lasagna

My friends go crazy for this amazing lasagna. With its rich layers and luscious flavors, every bite transports me to Italy. However I can't eat wheat, cheese, or tomatoes. So this recipe uses zucchini strips, coconut ricotta filling, Vegan Parmesan Cheese, and No-Tomato Sauce. Or use your favorite tomato sauce. My[...]

Paleo Mexican Wedding Cookies

Paleo Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies are a scrumptious treat for the holidays or any time of year, for that matter. The recipe is from my new book “Paleo Desserts -125 Delicious Everyday Favorites, Gluten and Grain-free”. Buy my book online here. These delicate morsels will melt in your mouth and can satisfy almost any[...]

Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

I never thought I’d invent Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Well, here it is! Ladies and gentlemen you can grate it, slice it, or cut into chunks. It is dairy-free and fabulicious! Instead of milk, it uses coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and Vitamin C crystals for that sharp, aged cheese flavor. This Paleo Parmesan cheese looks, tastes,[...]

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

These homemade ice-cream sandwiches will inspire any gathering, and they’re easy to prepare ahead of time. This recipe is Paleo, Dairy-free, and Raw. It's also diabetic-friendly and easy on your blood sugar, sweetened with zero-carb Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener. Or use your favorite sweetener. These[...]

My Paleo Desserts book, Recipe List

My Paleo Desserts book, Recipe List

This is a list of recipes in my book, Paleo Desserts. There are 125 main recipes plus 75 variations. That's 200 recipes! Click here to Preview the Book. Paleo Desserts is the first comprehensive dessert cookbook for the popular Paleolithic diet, featuring 125 gluten and grain-free, non-dairy, natural low-carb & no-refined-sugar versions[...]

Curry Powder - Nightshade-free

Curry Powder - Nightshade-free

I love spices! Here's how to make your own homemade curry powder that's easy on the digestion. Curry powder is a Western adaptation of authentic, exotic Asian spice blends. Most curry powders are a blend of many spices including nightshades red pepper and cayenne. Nightshades can cause heartburn, inflammation and joint pain. See my[...]

Paleo Chicken Curry

Paleo Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry is a favorite Asian dish, and every chef has a personal version. The traditional Thai recipe uses peanut sauce. However peanuts are a common allergen, and as a legume they are not part of the Paleo diet. Instead, this recipe uses sunflower butter, which gives it an exotic, rich taste. This curry is super-easy[...]

Instant Coconut Whipped Cream

Instant Coconut Whipped Cream

Every dessert deserves a crowning touch. Here's a luscious whipped cream topping you can make in 1 minute, using full-fat canned coconut milk. This topping is Vegan, Paleo, dairy-free. I think it's tastier than whipped cream or any store-bought substitute. Just chill a can of thick, full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator for 8 hours.[...]

Paleo Mint Grasshopper Ice Cream

Paleo Mint Grasshopper Ice Cream

This is a rich and refreshing coconut ice cream with a light crème de menthe flavor. It's a vegan peppermint ice cream made with blended coconut milk and spinach leaves! I was amazed to discover that fresh spinach adds a beautiful green color, high nutrition, and a mild flavor with[...]

Grain-free Gnocchi with Wild Greens

Grain-free Gnocchi with Wild Greens

One of the most beautiful and isolated retreats in the world lies in the Casentino mountains in Italy, about 50 km from Florence. The Sanctuary of La Verna was founded there by St. Francis of Assisi in 1213. If you're lucky enough to visit, you'll be invited to taste Gnocchi del Casentino,[...]

My book Paleo Desserts, a new approach to healthy sweets

My book Paleo Desserts, a new approach to healthy sweets

Paleo Desserts is the first comprehensive cookbook of its kind: everyone’s favorite desserts now made Paleo friendly, lower carb, and gluten free. Providing 125 mouthwatering, easy-to-follow recipes from brownies to milkshakes, Jane Barthelemy serves up treats to satiate even the biggest caveman sweet tooth. Recipes include Raspberry Crumble Bars, Tiramisu, Black[...]

Paleo Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Chocolate Haystacks are super quick and delicious. In fact, there’s no need to bake these cookies. Just mix them, roll them, and eat them! They’re a great lunch treat or snack, and a fun recipe to make with children, no equipment required. And if you use one of the zero-glycemic[...]

Vegan Cream Cheese Dip with Seaweed

Vegan Cream Cheese Dip with Seaweed

Smooth and creamy with a subtle cheese flavor, this dip tastes fantastic on crackers or raw vegetables. The "cream cheese" is dairy-free, made with coconut and lemon. Seaweed is loaded with delicious flavor and healthy minerals, B-vitamin folate, magnesium, iron, and calcium. We often don't get enough of it in[...]

Paleo Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Paleo Mocha Buttercream Frosting

This dark chocolate frosting is velvety smooth and incredibly easy to make in a food processor. And you can spread it right on your dessert immediately. How’s that for quick? The secret to its creamy texture is avocado. Because avocado has a mild flavor, all you taste is rich chocolate[...]

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Dip

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Dip

Today I was in the mood for old-fashioned cheese dip! Tangy and rich, this tastes just like sharp cheddar cheese cheese, except it is 100% dairy-free, made with luscious coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and carrot. It tastes especially satisfying with raw vegetables, Gluten-Free No-Cheese Crackers or Paleo Sesame Seaweed[...]

Vegan Herbed Cream Cheese Dip

Vegan Herbed Cream Cheese Dip

This creamy Vegan dip with herbs is a great snack or appetizer! Smooth and tart, it tastes just like cream cheese, except it is dairy-free, made with coconut butter and lemon juice. Use your favorite herbs - I used fresh dill and parsley. It's also yummy with basil, sage, and[...]

Wild Berry Mini Cheesecakes

Wild Berry Mini Cheesecakes

Today I made mini-cheesecakes with red elderberries that I found in the grocery. You can use any berry in season, such as blueberries, marionberries, raspberries, blackberries, chokeberries, gooseberries, etc. I go for the tart berries, which are high in antioxidants and won't spike anyone's blood sugar. This recipe is a[...]

Paleo Sesame Seaweed Crackers

Paleo Sesame Seaweed Crackers

These crispy Sesame Seaweed Crackers are fantastic with Vegan Cream Cheese Dip with Seaweed, or Vegan Blue Cheese Dip with Garlic! You'll love the rich flavors of sesame and cracked black pepper. Seaweed has a delicious flavor and is loaded with healthy minerals from the sea, such as B-vitamin folate,[...]

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds

Everybody loves this smooth, savory soup, especially kids. The mellow flavor of butternut squash, onion and creamy coconut make it a rich, satisfying meal. When I’m short of time, this is my #1 quickest soup recipe. I can use pre-cubed squash, cook, blend with an immersion blender and serve in[...]

Sunrise Green Smoothie

Sunrise Green Smoothie

Go green with a delicious healthy smoothie for breakfast. My day begins with a big tall one. Every morning it's a bit different, and I drink it before a workout, yoga or qigong. This basic recipe is loaded with vital nutrition and whole food flavor. I make sure I use[...]

Sunny Eggs with Greens and Mushrooms

Sunny Eggs with Greens and Mushrooms

This easy breakfast, brunch or lunch is super-delicious and nourishing. Pasture-raised organic eggs taste great with fresh greens and crumbled Vegan Cream Cheese (or use soft goat cheese). I make this for special occasions and guests because it has an epicurian flavor, and it's incredibly quick to make. Steaming the greens is faster than[...]

Steamed Okra & Lime Calypso Dip

Steamed Okra & Lime Calypso Dip

This is the most delicious way to cook okra. And the quickest - it takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Many people dislike okra’s slimy quality. But I recently found the most beautiful fresh okra in the market, and now my mind is changed forever. Okra offers so many unique[...]

Gluten-free Granola

Gluten-free Granola

Granola is a delicious breakfast or a healthy snack. But where can you find granola that's fresh and doesn't send your blood sugar through the roof? This granola is tastier than anything you can buy in a store. If you use the suggested zero-carb natural sweeteners, it will go easy[...]

Paleo Empanadas with Avocado Sauce

Paleo Empanadas with Avocado Sauce

These tasty empanadas make a fantastic appetizer, a snack or a meal. Kids love them and they’re a great party food, because you can eat them with your hands. This recipe is very unusual because it is gluten-free, grain-free, and 100% Paleo. The dough is made with pure coconut flakes,[...]

Paleo Pink Lemonade

Paleo Pink Lemonade

Luscious, refreshing and sensual, Paleo Pink Lemonade is my favorite summertime drink. This recipe is low in carbs if you use one of the zero-sugar sweeteners suggested. I like my lemonade pink! There are lots of ways to make pink. Since I love beets, I always have one on hand.[...]

Paleo Pesto

Paleo Pesto

This looks and tastes just like traditional basil pesto, except it is dairy-free. Authentic Italian pesto contains fresh basil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. However this recipe is super-easy to make, and tastes almost exactly like the original. Try it on Gluten-Free Herb Crackers. Spread it on your Paleo Personal[...]

Kiwi Lime Cooler

Kiwi Lime Cooler

This cool, refreshing drink is a quick snack or tantalizing treat. Kiwi-Lime is a delicious combination, and tastes even better than Key Lime Pie! Mild avocado gives it an irresistibly rich, smooth texture. Just blend and enjoy immediately. Or blend, chill for 30 minutes, and serve it for dessert. So Delicious!  Serves 4. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:31][...]

Paleo No Peanut Sauce

Paleo No Peanut Sauce

This is a Paleo Thai Peanut Sauce with no peanuts! Instead of peanuts, it uses almond butter or sunflower butter. You can stir it up in one minute flat. Tasty, sweet, and slightly spicy, it makes an incredibly delicious sauce for salads, chicken satay, spring rolls, or a dip for[...]

Artichokes di Campagna with Lemon Tarragon Dip

Artichokes di Campagna with Lemon Tarragon Dip

In the Italian countryside, or “campagna”, everybody knows how to cook artichokes. This is the quickest and one of the most delicious ways to prepare them. When I have only 15 minutes, this is my favorite vegetable. Artichokes are one of the best foods to build liver health and to[...]

Paleo Chicken Satay

Paleo Chicken Satay

Authentic Thai Chicken Satay on skewers is is a succulent rainbow of exotic flavors. It's so easy to make, just mix the marinade, soak the chicken, thread them on skewers, and bake. For a tasty dip, try them with Thai No-Peanut Sauce. This traditional recipe is Paleo-adapted to be free of[...]

Paleo Egg Salad

Paleo Egg Salad

This easy, classic egg salad tastes something like my mom's - except oh, it's so much more flavorful. Maybe that's because the eggs are pasture-raised and organic, with bright orange yolks! Even better, it contains no mayo, so we have no more worries about packing it for lunch or picnics.[...]

Paleo Caesar Salad

Paleo Caesar Salad

I can't keep my finger out of this Caesar dressing – it’s that good! We know there’s something magical about 100% natural ingredients like olive oil, lemon and garlic that make Caesar dressing irresistible. But this Paleo dressing is also Vegan, free of anchovies, eggs and dairy! It tastes just[...]

Paleo Barbequed Chicken

Paleo Barbequed Chicken

This Paleo barbecue sauce will knock your socks off! Sweet, savory, spicy and loaded with real food flavor, it enhances anything you put it on. Commercial barbecue sauce is loaded with sugar and stabilizers. Instead, this recipe suggests zero glycemic sweeteners, to give your blood sugar a break. The sauce[...]

Vegan Cream Cheese

Vegan Cream Cheese

Smooth, rich and creamy, I thought a dairy-free Cream Cheese was impossible until I invented this. It's a spreadable Paleo cheese without dairy, gums, or stabilizers. Made of pure coconut butter and lemon, it’s quick to blend with an incredibly delicious flavor. Use it just as you would use any[...]

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk is a delicious creamy blend of coconut meat and coconut water. This is my favorite alternative non-dairy milk. There are many types of coconut milk, and no industry standard for it. Some coconut milk is thick and creamy, while other brands are thin and watery. Look for unsweetened[...]