Paleo Gluten-free Blueberry Cobbler in a Cup

High in protein, low in carbs, this easy "cake in a cup" makes a nourishing breakfast or snack, just for you. Just whisk together the batter when you wake up, layer, and bake. By the time you get dressed and check messages, your breakfast is served. Enjoy it plain or with Instant Coconut Whipped Cream, if desired. Egg and almond meal make this a protein powerhouse that will balance your energy all morning. If you use one of the non-glycemic ...
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I’m Writing a New Book! A Bhutan Travel Cookbook!

I'm writing another cookbook! It's big news and a major change in my life. But this will be much more than a cookbook. It will be a journey into the soul of Bhutan, a window to the original Shangri-La, a collection of true stories about how I found balance and peace in the Kingdom of Happiness. Yep. I have some important news to tell you. On a recent trip to the Himalayas, I met a very special Bhutanese Lama, which set ...
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Paleo-Italian Eggs with Basil and Dairy-free Spicy Cheese Sauce!

A GREAT holiday breakfast! This high-protein, low-carb, one-skillet meal has a real Sicilian flavor when you use fresh basil, rosemary, and parsley. My homemade Spicy Cheese Sauce adds a tantalizing flavor that’s completely dairy-free. That’s because the rich, mellow flavor of this cheese is so compatible with Italian foods. You'll love this sauce and will want to pour it on everything! The sauce is made of coconut butter, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice, yet tastes almost exactly like aged cheese ...
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Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

A traditional Hanukkah favorite! You don't have to be Jewish to love potato latkes! However these delicious babies are different. Where can you find a PALEO latke recipe without gluten, grain, dairy, sugar or nightshades? Yay! The original recipe has white potato (a nightshade) and matzo meal (wheat grain with gluten). Instead this Paleo-adapted version uses sweet potato and almond meal. EASY! Top your latkes with my Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, recipes below! Yum Yum!  ...
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Best Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

I invented this recipe in 2012, and I think it is the best recipe I ever created. Check it out! 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. Yep. 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, slices and grates just like authentic Parmiggiano Reggiano. I can’t stop eating chunks ...
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Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!

BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled. Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases ...
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How to Kick Insomnia – Naturally

by Jane Barthelemy. Good sleep is the foundation of your health. Insomnia can literally drive you insane. Yet drugs to treat it are even worse. Join me as I explore natural solutions to restful sleep. (Yes, this is a selfie of me pretending to sleep, along with my pet stuffed tiger.) It is said that one in 10 Americans takes sleep meds, and over 80 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are filled in the US every year. Poor sleep weakens your immune system, increasing risk ...
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Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the tree is sustainable or earth-friendly. How is Xylitol produced? How does it affect the body? You deserve to know the truth to ...
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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking

Trekking on the Camino in Spain, I learned an important lesson. I walked 125 km of the trail in 8 days, which means about 15 km per day. Some days it was 25 km, some days just 8. My body was weary, however my mind and spirit felt total joy and freedom! My skeleton and musculature were gently realigned each day. Even better, I enjoyed a time of peace, a chance to be with myself away from WiFi, computer, and cell phone. Yes, I was ...
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Maple Syrup NOT Healthy! The devil is in the details.

By Jane Barthelemy. Oh boy! I love maple syrup on my gluten-free pancakes! After all, it's pure sap from maple trees. Right? Sorry, the answer is NO. Is it really unprocessed? Unfortunately, the answer is again emphatically NO. Is maple syrup lower in sugar? NO. Does it acidify the body? YES!  As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha! ...
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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a MUST any time of year! Pumpkin and spices add rich earthy flavor to Chocolate Chip Cookies. Free of gluten, grains and glycemic sweeteners, these cookies can't spike blood sugar or bring added pounds, if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Even better, this recipe uses unsweetened 100% chocolate chips! Hooray! The problem with chocolate chips is that most are loaded with sugar. Yucch! Even dark ...
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Pumpkin Rosemary Soup, Garlic Croutons

Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Just heat, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and easy with my Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep sliced bread on hand in the freezer so I can pull out a slice anytime. Use local organic ingredients to avoid glyphosate and other farming chemicals, which reduce nutritional value, harm the immune system, and damage the microbiome ...
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Hello, I’m Jane, gluten-free, Paleo chef, author, health practitioner and guide in your journey to health and vitality. My view of Paleo is to nourish true wellness and balance, free of indigestion, weight gain, cravings, and moods. Here I share transformational lifestyle tips, new techniques, and luscious, original recipes for a new, vital way of living. Yay! You can do this!

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