Jane’s Recipes

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My recipes are all original. Every one! Food should bring you energy, clarity and JOY! Perhaps my biggest discovery is how to make sweets that don’t elevate blood sugar or cause weight gain. We believe desserts are BAD for us (and most of them are)! However sweets can be HEALTHY! In an epidemic of sugar-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, THIS is the solution: Use low-carb, original, unprocessed ingredients. There’s no need for deprivation. Here are some of my recipes. Try them and send me your comments!  Jane

 

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

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

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Easy Almond Fudge, Burfi from India

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

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Tibetan “Cream Cheese” Candy, Dairy-free

A favorite for Tibetan festivals, this delightful candy is called Burfi. It is usually made with sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Instead this Paleo-adapted recipe uses coconut milk, coconut butter, and natural zero-carb sweetener. So easy to make! I wanted it rich and thick, so I added 1/2 cup Vegan Coconut Milk Powder from Edward & Sons, which is optional.

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Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc.

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How Much Life Force is in Your Food?

Is your food glowing with life force? Or is it lifeless? When a food has just been picked, it's LOADED with life force and nutrients! Life force is vital energy or Qi. After harvesting, the life force gradually declines. At the very last stage of decline, microbes take over, it disintegrates, dies and gets recycled back into the earth. When food is processed at high heat, it loses life force, so high temperature baking, frying, and irradiation cause a loss in nutrients. When raw foods are dried or dehydrated,

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“Peanut Butter” Cookies without Gluten, Grain, or Peanuts

I call these babies "No-Peanut Butter Cookies". They taste just like classic peanut butter cookies, crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside. They're Paleo, free of peanuts, gluten, grains, dairy, GMO's and sugars. Even better, they're incredibly easy to make, high in protein and ridiculously low in carbs. Hooray! Use ANY nut butter you like. I used toasted cashew, pumpkin, and almond butters, plus raw hemp butter. See my nut nutritional analysis.

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Beware! Non-GMO Foods with Glyphosate

So you're eating GMO-free - that's great. But if non-GMO is your main guiding principal, there's a wake-up call that's flying under everyone's radar. Surprise! A whole new generation of GMO-free fake foods just arrived in your favorite grocery. You can avoid them in 3 steps:

  1. GMO foods are to be avoided. We're getting this. Learn them - see the graphic below. They contain both GMO's and Glyphosate.
  2. Glyphosate foods are the everyday foods that haven't been modified (yet) and are raised with toxic chemicals. Remember that Glyphosate or worse pesticides and herbicides are in all non-organic foods. See examples below.
  3. Non-GMO foods with Glyphosate - Yep, a whole new generation of certified non-GMO foods with Glyphosate and chemicals has just arrived. The public is demanding non-GMO, so these toxic foods are filling grocery shelves and flying under the radar. Marketed as healthy, they contain plenty of herbicides and pesticides. Don't buy them. Let food manufacturers know we want CLEAN FOOD. Read my lips!

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Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

This humble cake doesn’t look particularly fancy. But what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in flavor and simplicity. A great summer dessert for potlucks or picnics, everybody loves tart rhubarb with sweet strawberries. The cake underneath is a simple Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free yellow cake that tastes rich and sumptuous. During baking the cake soaks up the juices released ...

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Paleo No-Corn Muffins with Goji Berries

I love old-fashioned cornbread. These easy muffins have the exact texture and flavor of corn bread, except they’re Paleo, without corn, gluten, or grains. Hooray! The secret ingredients are shredded coconut and chia seeds, which give the perfect texture and flavor of cornbread! Ha ha! Spread them with my fabulicious Vegan Butter!  They taste absolutely scrumptious for breakfast.

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Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack to satisfy a sweet craving while providing high protein whole food nutrition. Even better, probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. Basically a chocolate banana coconut milkshake, I added my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! However it needs to be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar disturbs the gut microbiome.

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Paleo Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

You don't have to be Keto to love this cake! A fluffy nourishing snack, this easy mug cake is the smoothest and tastiest I've ever tried. The secret to its delicate texture is almond meal and whole egg. This cake won't raise your blood sugar if you use one of the zero carb sweeteners suggested. Yay! It tastes even better with Instant Coconut Whipped Cream.  The Ketogenic diet helps your body burn fat as fuel instead of carbs. 

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Curried Vegetable Dal, Nightshade-free!

Eat beans and live a long life! I especially love curried red lentils and confess that this dish is my comfort food. Yes, I know they're not officially Paleo. However it turns out that beans have been discovered at Paleolithic fossil sites all over the world, and in some areas were found to be their primary plant food. What about the anti-nutrients? Aha! Two things destroy those pesky lectins and make beans highly digestible. 1) Soaking well 8-12 hours removes

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Paleo Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake with Blueberries

I was craving a rich dark chocolate cake. An unquenchable desire for something strangely marvelous - delicious deep flavor, moist, highly nutritious, low in carbs, that would not raise blood sugar. Hmmm... There on the counter was an avocado, a bag of shredded coconut and some blueberries. Blueberries are high anti-oxidant, give it a deep dark color, and rich in pectin to help bind the cake together. It tastes yummilicious with my easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

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Paleo Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Luscious! You’ll love this creamy chocolate frosting because it takes just a few minutes to make and tastes incredibly delicious. OMG! For the ULTIMATE chocolate experience, spread it on my Paleo Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake with Blueberries!  The secret to its creamy texture is solid coconut oil at room temperature. It's essential to start with all ingredients at room temperature, and add them in the exact order given. This mouthwatering frosting is Paleo, vegan, free of gluten, grains, dairy, sugar, GMO's, and Monsanto chemicals.

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Zoodles alla Carbonara, Paleo style

Everyone loves Spaghetti alla Carbonara! This easy 15-minute meal is high in protein, low in carbs, Paleo-adapted with zoodles, or zucchini noodles! We think of this as a traditional Italian dish, however it's actually a 1944 adaptation of US Army rations. Spaghetti alla Carbonara was invented by a smart Italian refugee woman during WWII. It seems American troops shared powdered eggs and bacon with starving coal diggers who had fled to the hills around Rome to escape the Germans.

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High-Protein Savory Veggie Muffins

Where can I find a nourishing grab-and-go Paleo meal with protein and veggies? Forget sweet snacks and instead chomp on these super-healthy muffins! They're a low-carb breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner for busy people. High-protein nutrition comes from almond flour, eggs, pumpkin seeds and goji berries!

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Buffalo Chili con Carne, Nightshade-free

I've been craving spicy hot chili for YEARS! Finally, I invented a homemade buffalo chili that will knock your socks off! Spicy hot and nightshade-free! Amazingly it tastes just like traditional cowboy chili, but without tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cayenne, or chili powder. Hooray! My guests couldn't believe it has no tomatoes or peppers. Ha ha! The secret ingredients to authentic campfire flavor are buffalo, cumin, ground mustard, sweet potato, and beets. 

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Persian Herb and Leek Frittata, Paleo Style

This recipe celebrates Muslim New Year, Norooz, at the March Equinox. Gather all the fresh greens and leeks you can find in your spring garden. Chop them fine, mix with eggs, spices, and you have Kuku sabzi, Persian Leek Frittata. It's easy to make, like a green omelet with aromatic herbs. This is a very flexible recipe - use any leafy greens and herbs you have, including spinach, kale, chard, basil, etc. 

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Paleo Poppyseed Cake Hot Fudge Sundae

I have a huge weakness for Poppy Seed Cake. A fabulicious special occasion cake, this is a traditional Jewish Passover recipe from my friend Merle’s grandmother. It is Paleo-adapted to be completely free of grains, dairy, and sugar, but you'd never guess. Instead of wheat flour, it uses shredded coconut, ground in a food processor.  This delectable cake will not cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain if you use the suggested zero carb sweetener. Hooray!

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Creamy Avocado Sesame Lime Dressing

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

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