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6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2Everyone deserves fluffy mashed potatoes! But sadly, potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient trigger for elevated blood sugar and weight gain. Nightshade intolerance is common. Here are six healthy alternatives to mashed potatoes to breathe new life into our classic favorite. Six new flavors, ALL fabulicious!

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

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Pumpkin Golden Milk

This creamy rich Golden Milk is deep satisfaction in 5 minutes. Turmeric stimulates blood circulation. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood that destroys cancer cells. Essentially turmeric helps to tonify the organs to keep the immune system in peak condition. But before you start sprinkling turmeric on everything, please know that curcumin (its major active compound) is poorly absorbed in the body. To boost curcumin absorption, always ...

OMG – Heavenly Carrot Soup!

On a trip to Paris years ago, I ordered a simple bowl of carrot soup, Potage Crécy, in a fine restaurant. The first bite was so delicious, I nearly fell out of my chair with joy. OMG - the taste of LOVE, velvety smooth with heavenly flavor and deeply nourishing. Amazed, I asked the waiter what was in it. He disappeared into the kitchen and returned with the chef, who politely said: "Madame, this is the easiest dish we make. It is simply carrots, butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream. But of course, it all depends on the broth." ...

Spicy Banana Golden Milk with Bee Pollen

Creamy, smooth, and nourishing, Spicy Golden Milk will stimulate blood circulation, natural immunity, and organ health. Turmeric is not always well-absorbed, so this recipe shows you the ideal ingredients to optimize its benefits.  Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory food that destroys many types of cancer. This delicious Golden Milkshake is especially formulated with black pepper and quercetin-rich bee pollen, to maximize the health benefits of turmeric. Here are the four secrets to ...

Brain-Boosting Beet Salad with Omega-3’s

Healthy food should be simple and delicious. With just 4 ingredients, you'll get your omega-3's, raise your brain function, and build your immune system. Yay! This salad tastes amazing with my Easy Flax Oil Dressing! Beets are loaded with immune-boosting, anti-cancer nutrients, and vitamin C. They're rich in essential minerals like potassium for healthy brain and muscle function. Omega-3 fatty acids in flax oil are incredibly important for your body and brain. DHA is a type of omega-3 ...

Easy Flax Oil Dressing for Two

How fast can you stir together 4 ingredients? Yep, in one minute or less, your delicious dressing is ready. BTW, they don't sell this stuff in a bottle. You'll get more flavor, fresher ingredients, and pure organic flax oil for less money with homemade! Flax oil has a mild taste, and it's loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, critically important for your body and brain. Omega-3's are said to calm anxiety, improve eyesight, and even reduce symptoms of ADHD in children. Oh! It tastes yummy on Warm Beet Salad. ...

Cream of Asparagus Soup, Vegan, in 10 minutes

With only 5 ingredients, this nourishing potage is ready in a snap. All you need is asparagus and an immersion blender! Use your favorite milk, such as coconut, almond, cashew milk. Yep. Or even real milk. Today I used Edward & Sons coconut milk powder dry-stirred into the soup, and it was fabulicious. Check it out! Found in any healthy grocery, this versatile  coconut milk powder adds vegan richness to many dishes.  Asparagus is rich in folic acid, or vitamin B9 needed to synthesize ...

Boost Immunity with Creamy Golden Milk

Spike your day and uplift your immune system with this delicious 3-minute snack! Turmeric health benefits are widely publicized, and Golden Milk is all the rage. Oh yes, we can guzzle it down up in every flavor. However, turmeric is rather 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. ...

Paleo Guacamole, Nightshade-free

My favorite avocado snack is usually made with tomatoes, cayenne, and jalapeños. So here's a traditional Mexican recipe that'e easy on your digestion. Nightshade vegetables are a common allergen (tomatoes, peppers, white potatoes, eggplant). Many popular foods contain nightshades, like pizza, potato chips, and salsa. But they're notorious for causing digestive problems in about 35% of humans, particularly Caucasians. Nightshades work slowly, their negative effects often delayed ...

Best Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

This is probably the best recipe I ever created. Back in 2012 I was allergic to cheese. Since I LOVE Italian food, I was HIGHLY MOTIVATED to recreate the flavor of Parmigiano Reggiano! This is coconut cheese with a ZING! Grate it, slice it, or cut into chunks. Instead of dairy, it uses coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and optional Vitamin C for a sharp, aged cheese flavor. BTW I lost my cheese allergy! I discovered I can tolerate dairy that's organic, grass-fed, and unpasteur...

Berrylicious Sauce for Pancakes

This is a luscious and super-easy sauce for pancakes or waffles. Simple blended berries taste fantastic on Low-Carb Blueberry Pancakes. Even better, they contain natural pectin which makes the sauce beautifully thick. Use any tart berry, such as blueberry, raspberry, gooseberry, elderberry, etc. Make sure you use organic berries, so you're eating a chemical-free breakfast! This sauce is very low in carbs and won't raise you blood sugar if you use one of the natural zero-carb, zero-calorie ...

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 ...

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. ...