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Best Gluten-free Focaccia

Happy New Year! Cheer up with my favorite authentic Italian focaccia, an easy comfort food for all, including my alternative diet. This quick gluten-free, grain-free Paleo Pizza is so satisfying that it transports me to Tuscany. A great crust recipe for your favorite topping, this is delicious with onions, veggies, or even plain. I like to enjoy warm focaccia instead of bread as a quick snack or side dish. ...

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. ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

You don't have to be Jewish to love potato latkes! And these delicious babies are different. These latkes are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades? Yay! The original European recipe used 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! ...

Paleo Curried Pumpkin Dip

Try this easy dip for the holidays - I think you'll really like it! I created it in minutes for a party, and it was the biggest hit of the evening! Spicy, creamy, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it's even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don't use store-bought curry powders. ...

Hiziki Seaweed Carrot Salad

A tasty way to get your sea vegetables, hijiki seaweed is a delicious nutrient-dense superfood, high in fiber, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. Especially Vitamin K is critical, as it’s the single vitamin almost all of us are lacking! ...

Spicy Barbecue with Adaptogenic Herbs!

This barbeque has healthy flavor that will knock your socks off! Forget bottled sauce and get creative to blend your own BBQ sauce with this REALLY flexible recipe! Superfoods and adaptogens make your body sparkle with life force! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress, and promote blood circulation. Oven baking is clean and tasty, eliminating free radicals from grilling. Feel free to adapt this recipe to your own taste. ...

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 of it as I write this post. Grate it on salads, stir it into soups, use it in Paleo Lasagna or Zucchini Spaghetti. OK, sprinkle it on everything! It’s very easy to make, just blend and chill. It freezes well and grates best when it is cool. ...

Best Paleo Quiche Lorraine

Creamy, rich, and so easy to make, quiche is nutritious grab-and-go food anytime. Pair it with a vegetable or salad for a complete breakfast, lunch or dinner. I tried to emulate the traditional flavor of heavy cream and old-fashioned Emmentaler cheese, using Paleo hunt and gather ingredients such as coconut milk, coconut butter, lemon juice and nutritional yeast. It turned out totally delicious and my guests gave it rave reviews. ...

Easy Paleo Crepes!

I'm totally amazed, these crepes are so quick and easy. Just blend 4 ingredients and presto! Perfect crepes like Julia Child!  Fill them, roll them, fold them, drizzle with your favorite sauce. These babies are Paleo, free of gluten, grains, sugar, tree nuts, soy, GMO's, and nightshades. Hooray! Now you can now make any of these amazing Paleo crepe dishes: ...

Mamma Mia! No Meat Balls alla Toscana

The best meatballs I ever tasted! You don't have to be vegan to love them. Everyone goes crazy for these flavorful plant-based morsels. With a taste and texture just like Italian meatballs, or "polpette", they taste fantastic with tomato sauce. If you're sensitive to Nightshades, try them with my No-Tomato Sauce. You'll never guess there's no meat. This recipe is Paleo, vegan, free of many common allergens: gluten, eggs, beans, soy, grains, cheese, and breadcrumbs. Ha ha! Even better, they've got that "Mamma Mia" Italian flavor, ...

1-Minute Vegan Herb Butter

With only 5 ingredients, this instant herb butter packs more flavor than any store-bought concoction. Made with healthy oils, it's incredibly quick - just throw things into a blender and WHIZ! Tastes fantastic on my Flourless Almond Blender Bread, or eggs, green beans, asparagus, etc... Oh yeah! Put it on everything! This recipe is similar to my dairy-free Vegan Butter, a staple in my freezer. Except I like this better - it's way tastier, and I get my organic veggies too! Store your herb ...

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. ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful high-protein dip. At a recent gathering, every single person asked me for the recipe - so here it is! Sliced veggies are easy, economical and beautiful in rainbow colors. That's because crackers are not allowed in my kitchen these days, nor are nutritionally empty chips and processed dips. Instead I love colorful radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! ...

Sweet Potato Pakora with Garlic Scapes

Today we're having a movie party to watch the 8x Academy Award winning film Gandhi. These Sweet Potato Pakora are the perfect healthy snack to munch on. If you have a food processor, they're a snap to make, rich in flavor, filled with crunchy aromatic veggies. The word pakora comes from Sanskrit meaning a 'cooked lump of dough'. In India they're usually fried in ghee. Except these are baked, not fried. Yay! They're pleasantly spicy with curry, but not particularly hot. Goji berries give a tantalizing sweet flavor and orange color. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Fermented Mango Chutney aka Major Grey’s

The first time I tasted Major Grey's chutney, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Its surprising blend of exotic Indian flavors with mango and - well, plenty of sugar, was love at first bite! I wondered - can I re-invent Major Grey's chutney with non-glycemic sweeteners, and ferment it for digestive health, to enjoy these mysterious flavors with every meal?? It worked! Ha Ha! ...

Paleo Spinach-Walnut Dip

Here's an easy dip that's bursting with flavor and nutrients. It tastes vibrant and alive, like a fresh pesto. Life force in food is not easy to measure, however we all know instinctively that fresh foods have lots of Qi and processed foods do not. So freshly harvested veggies, meats, and nuts are rich in life force. ...

Instant Apple Honey Butter

Homemade apple butter tastes fantastic on toast or pancakes! This creamy butter is ridiculously easy to make - just blend and enjoy with toasted Flourless Blender Bread or any of my other healthy breads. The secret to it's luscious flavor and thick texture is pure coconut butter. Sadly, commercial jams contain sugars, GMO's and pesticides. ...