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Wild Dandelion Avocado Pesto

I went for a walk in the hills, and the wild forest dandelions were calling to me! So, I filled my backpack with bright green leaves. How to eat them? I love sautéed dandelions, but today I want them raw with all the precious un-sprayed nutrients and enzymes intact. Aha! How about a pesto? An hour later I was spreading this yummy pesto on crisp, organic rye crackers. Often considered a noxious weed, fresh dandelion greens are filled with healthy phyto-chemicals. In folk medicine, the ...

Addicted to coffee? A healthy brew!

By Jane Barthelemy. 85% of Americans use caffeine on a daily basis. America's coffee obsession is a roaring $30 billion industry! We drink an estimated 400 million cups of Joe per day. However, if you're a daring soul like me that wants to be truly healthy, here's a delicious alternative. Hint: Coffee depletes the kidney energy in TCM, and that's bad news for your creativity, libido, hair, and FEAR. Yep. Are you addicted?  Do you drink more than 4 cups of coffee or caffeinated beverages ...

Curcumin and Quercetin! Boost Immunity with Yummy Golden Milk

Spike your day and uplift your immune system with this creamy 3-minute beverage! Turmeric health benefits are widely publicized, and Golden Milk is all the rage. Oh yes, we can gulp it down up in every flavor. However, turmeric is difficult for the body to absorb. Very few people understand how to prepare Golden Milk to optimize absorption. Sadly, the turmeric you're taking may not benefit you in any way. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can clear inflammation, pain, and even cancer. ...

Easy Paleo Quinoa Veggie Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa is a high-protein seed related to beets and spinach, NOT a grain. Therefore quinoa is Paleo. Hooray! So, you can decide for yourself if it is hunt-and-gather caveman fare. I find quinoa flavorful, high in protein, and oh-so satisfying. When I need a hot breakfast to hold me all morning, this easy Quinoa Veggie Breakfast Bowl is my favorite!  An ancient Incan superfood, quinoa (KEE-no-ah) is 100% gluten-free, loaded with iron and B-vitamins. Even better, it's a complete protein, a rare bonus in plants. The Incans call quinoa the “Mother of all grains” and consider it a sacred food. ...

Strawberry Mousse, Young Coconut

Oh boy! It's almost strawberry season! This healthy, refreshing mousse can be ready in 3 minutes. Oh, please be sure to use organic strawberries, as these berries absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides. A great snack or dessert, all you need is five ingredients including a young coconut, strawberries, and a banana. Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however my new Coco Jack tool makes it super-easy! See below how it works. I'm going to be using this a LOT! ...

1-Minute Orange Mousse with Wild Blueberries and Gojis

Today my snack du jour was a refreshing 1-minute berry treat. Mmmm... Wild blueberries and oranges appeared in my dreams, and the real one was even better! Of course I ate the whole thing! My food experiments these days are about quick, nutritious foods with very few ingredients. It's incredibly fun, saves lots of time, and my taste buds are in heaven. Enjoy this mousse as an instant breakfast, dessert, or snack. ...

Apricot Blueberry Goji Salad with Basil

All you need is a few apricots, blueberries, a handful of spinach, lemon, and a bit of fresh basil. Perfect! Just toss all these ingredients together, knowing every one of them is loaded with delicious refreshing flavor, high anti-oxidants, vitamins, and alkaline power. It took about 3 minutes to slice them and blend a dressing. Whew! It was a fabulicious lunch! Try it! ...

Homemade Nut Butters in Minutes

Today I made cashew butter for the Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookies. Homemade nut butters are quick and easy to make. Nut butters such as almond, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds, are a delicious, high-protein snack, cheaper and fresher than store-bought. Even better, they're unprocessed, unsweetened, and you can choose ...

1-Minute Vegan Herb Butter Spread

With only 5 ingredients, this instant herb butter packs more freshness and flavor than any store-bought concoction. It's incredibly quick - just throw everything into a blender and WHIZ! Tastes fantastic on my Flourless Almond Blender Bread, or veggies, asparagus, etc... Yay! Put it on everything! Hint: This is so alive it will open your eyes wide with raw garlic and fresh herbs. Made with healthy olive and coconut oils, the recipe is similar to my dairy-free Vegan Butter, a staple in my ...

Fiddleheads! What to do?

Today I had just 10 minutes for lunch. The refrigerator was almost bare except for - Aha! Fiddleheads! These coiled-up fern shoots come up in the forest in the spring. They taste like a cross between wild asparagus and green beans. Since I love asparagus omelets, I thought I'd experiment with fiddleheads, throwing in a few shiitakes and garlic. Yummilicious! A Fiddlehead Shiitake Omelet!

If you can scramble an egg, you can make an omelet. ...

Fuji Fennel Smoothie

Detoxifying and refreshing with a hint of sweet licorice, here's a great use for those feathery fennel greens. High in anti-oxidants, vitamin-C, and bioflavonoids, fennel's exotic flavor comes from the essential oil anethole, also found in anise and licorice. Fuji apples are pleasantly sweet, and relatively low in sugar, so...

Creamy No-Tomato Soup, NIGHTSHADE-FREE!

Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need for this creamy potage. My guests slurped it down with delight. They couldn't believe it has no tomatoes! The tart tomato flavor is so convincing, no one will ever guess it's made with nourishing sweet potato, beet, lemon, and coconut milk. Yep. If you're one of the 40% of Americans that are nightshade-intolerant, this easy soup is for YOU. Just boil, immersion blend, and enjoy! ...

Paleo Pumpkin Honey Butter

This creamy mélange is one of the best recipes ever to come out of my kitchen. And easiest! There are so many uses for this luscious spread - starting with the holidays! It tastes amazing on biscuits, hot rolls, apple muffins, even pancakes. Try it with savory dishes, chicken, or pork. Pretty soon, you'll be putting it on everything, like using it as a topping on ice cream! How about a Pumpkin Honey Milkshake, or luscious Pumpkin Honey Caramel Chai? OMG It's up to you. ...

Best Turkey Gravy Ever – Paleo-style

The creamiest gravy I've ever tasted. And the quickest. Everyone knows the secret to rich gravy is turkey drippings! Turkey gravy doesn't have to be difficult. We don't have to wait for an hour while mom stirs over a hot stove. There's no need for a roux, butter, grains, refined flour, or gmo cornstarch. Because nowadays we have blenders, something our great-grandmothers never knew! Hooray!...

Sweet Rose Hibiscus Honey Bath – A Calm Detox Treat!

Life these days can be a wild ride. This magical pink bath is 100% natural, created for you and everyone you love, an invitation to relax and release all cares. In ancient Greece, bathing was regarded as a healing gift from the gods. Now is definitely the time to revive this timeless tradition of sacred baths. Conscious soaking helps to relax the mind, balance the emotions, and detox the body. Add a few candles and some music! This sweet rose bath will immerse your cares, uplift your energy, improve clarity, and leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated. ...

Dissolve stress with Chocolate Golden Milk and MCT Oil

You can dissolve your stress with Chocolate Golden Milk. Turmeric is an uplifting, anti-inflammatory supplement. But it is not easily absorbed in the body, and many people drink golden milk but totally miss the health benefits. This recipe includes ALL the essential ingredients to help you to get the greatest benefits from your turmeric. Make sure your Golden Milk is hot. It should contain some fat - such as MCT oil or coconut oil. Black pepper boosts assimilation or curcumin. Cocoa is high in ...

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2Everyone deserves fluffy mashed potatoes! But sadly, potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient trigger causing high blood sugar and weight gain. Nightshade intolerance is common. Here are six healthy alternatives to mashed potatoes. And they're ALL fabulicious!

Top row: Cauliflower, Japanese Sweet Potato, Celery root Bottom row: Parsnip, Garnet Yam, Broccoli

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Pumpkin Rosemary Soup, Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This EASY soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Quick to make, 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....

Paleo Wild Blueberry Fudgesicles

With only 5 ingredients, these super-easy fudgesicles hit the spot today! No guilt, no sugar rush or weight gain from these low-carb babies. Just pure joy! Yes, they're Paleo, vegan, free of dairy, gluten, tree-nuts and sugar. Hooray! Did you know that pure 100% chocolate is the #1 highest anti-oxidant food on the planet? I used slightly softened 100% baking chocolate to minimize sugar content and give a thick, creamy texture. Wild blueberries are a potent anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory that ...

Avocado Cilantro Detox Dressing

Quick. Delicious. Detoxifying. Yep, in 1 minute your tasty nutrient-dense dressing is ready. With only 5 ingredients, try it on everything! Salads, sandwiches, wraps, vegetables, quiche, crackers, chips, crudités, or as a mayo. Fresh food tastes better than store-bought dressings! Now we can clear those bottles out the fridge and enjoy real flavor. I could go on and on about the health benefits of this dressing. Cilantro and parsley are potent detoxifiers of heavy metals stored in the body. ...