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Creamy Asparagus Soup, dairy-free, just 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 new coconut milk powder adds vegan richness to many dishes. ...

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! ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

An authentic Jewish favorite, potato latkes are a classic delicacy throughout Eastern Europe. But these delicious babies are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Yay! The traditional recipe has white potato (a nightshade) with egg and matzo meal (wheat gluten). Instead this easy Paleo-adapted version use sweet potato, egg, onion, and almond meal. Top your latkes with Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, see the recipes below! ...

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. ...

Yogurt Herb Dressing

This flavorful mélange will make any salad irresistible. It's so easy, just blend fresh lemon with herbs. I love this dressing with crispy Rainbow Salad. Pumpkin seeds contain free-radical scavenging phytosterols that - yes - make you sexy! Flaxseed oil adds Omega-3 nutrition. Raw garlic gives flavor and anti-bacterial properties. ...

Vegan Tsatziki – Coconut Cucumber Dip

Tzatziki is refreshing, easy to make, and deeeelicious! A traditional Greek dish, this Paleo vegan recipe is made with coconut cream instead of yogurt. Just blend the sauce and pour over cucumber. It's also loaded with nutritious superfoods, like hemp nuts high in Omega 3's and all 20 amino acids! ...

Spicy Barbecue with Adaptogenic Herbs

How can the easiest and tastiest barbecue also be the healthiest? Superfoods and adaptogens spark your body alive with flavor! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress. Oven baking eliminates free radicals in grilling, which hang around in the body ...

Easy Vegan Onion Dip

French Onion Dip is quick, tasty and healthy! Why'd we ever need a mix? Dairy-free so it won't go bad on a warm day, the secret to its tantalizing flavor is dehydrated onion, found in the bulk section of most groceries or online. Premium coconut milk makes it thick and creamy. Organic miso paste makes it flavorful, alive, and GMO-free. ...

Matcha Green Tea Superfood Smoothie

This invigorating, creamy milkshake is a great way to wake up! Matcha green tea powder is a potent superfood with polyphenols and anti-oxidant catechins that improve brain function, bring mental clarity, and boost your entire immune system. Well, I feel great now! Top quality Ceremonial Grade Matcha, will be the least bitter. Culinary Matcha is also excellent....

Paleo Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings with Goji Berry Glaze

Tangy honey-mustard chicken wings are a perfect irresistible snack, hot & spicy with an exotic twist. How about a zesty superfood glaze with turmeric and goji berries? Oh yeah! This tasty sauce will rev your engines! Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, ...

Instant Egg-free Cashew Mayo

Quick to blend, this creamy vegan mayo is healthier and tastier than oil based store-bought mayonnaise. You’ll want to spread it on everything! It's non-GMO, Paleo, low-fat, with no stabilizers, canola, trans-fats, or sugar. And it tastes fabulicious. Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo. And cashews are low in fat compared to other nuts. Yay! ...

15-Minute Green Goddess Detox Soup

Pamper yourself with the easiest and most cleansing foods! This yummy soup is the perfect detox medicine, using the magic of pure vegetables. The recipe makes a big pot, and it’s very flexible. Use any veggies on hand. I love green beans, asparagus, and zucchini. But if you don’t like asparagus, just ...