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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 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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I Can’t Believe it’s Vegan Gravy

Amazingly tasty and rich, caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I've ever tasted. I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is a real discovery! Easy to make, it is both vegan and Paleo, made without broth or refined ingredients. The secret is slow-roasting the onions with liquid to conserve nutrients. This makes the most delicious gravy. Although it takes a bit of time to caramelize all those onions, I was able to ...

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....

Authentic Borscht, Paleo-Style

I'm crazy for beets, a potent anti-cancer food. With its rich red color and satisfying Old World flavor, my Polish friends said they’d never tasted a better Borscht. I guess my old-world roots are coming out today! This is not just a root veggie soup with beets and carrots. The surprise addition of sweet potato and rutabaga give this soup a novel flavor twist. Feel free to make your own changes,...

My favorite Apple “Torta di Mele”, Paleo-adapted

My favorite Italian treat is also the easiest. This is "Torta di Mele Morbida" (soft apple tart), Paleo-adapted from my amazing friend Giorgia Pistellato in Venice. Not a fancy dessert - it's an everyday sweet made with apples and cinnamon that always pleases (and reminds me of my former opera career in Italy.) This Apple Torta is a perfect choice for beginning bakers and children, simply because it NEVER FAILS!  A luscious last-minute recipe like this can be a very useful resource in your kitchen, since it uses common ingredients that you probably have on hand. ...

Paleo No-Cornmeal Waffles with Easy Blueberry Sauce

Irresistible, crunchy, grain-free flavor, without any corn! So quick to make, you can enjoy waffles in 10 minutes. The secret to their crispy golden texture is blended coconut flakes. These scrumptious babies are low carb, gluten-free, Paleo, sugar-free, and GMO-free. You will need a blender. Go ahead! Just turn on your waffle iron now and try! ...

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. ...

Classic Golden Milk with Variations

Spike your day with this 3-minute uplifting beverage! Turmeric health benefits are widely publicized, and Golden Milk is all the rage. Oh yes, we can drink it 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. So 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 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! ...

Sicilian Eggs with Spicy Vegan 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 vegan 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....

Paleo Carrot Muffins for Breakfast!

A great grab-and-go high-protein breakfast, these muffins will sustain you nicely all morning. I was taking a break in Taos, where the natural beauty is gorgeous. But uh oh! No healthy muffins to be found - everything was full of sugar and GMO grains. So I invented these tender muffins with fresh organic carrots and farm eggs. Ooooh - they came out so yummy! No one would guess they're Paleo, 100% free of gluten, grains, glycemic sweeteners, GMO's, dairy, and processed junk. If you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners, they're truly guilt-free - they won't spike blood sugar or cause weight gain. Yay! ...

Golden Milk Spicy Uplifting Chai

A delicious invigorating tea, these rich spices will stimulate you to full brain awareness. This Golden Milk is specifically formulated to wake you up and optimize the absorption of turmeric in your body. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is difficult for the body to assimilate, and sadly most people absorb very little of the turmeric they consume. To fully benefit from curcumin, you need to include these four elements...

Pumpkin Golden Milk

This creamy rich Golden Milk is my favorite. Turmeric stimulates blood circulation. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood that destroys many types of cancer cells. Essentially turmeric helps to heal and nourish the organs to keep the body systems functioning properly. 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 ...

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. ...

Paleo Crepes Suzettes

Yep, this is the famous French dessert, Paleo adapted. And so easy to make! Just start with my Easy Paleo Crepes, dip them in the Orange Sauce below, and serve. That's it! If you want to be Paleo, you can skip the traditional Grand Marnier and Cognac - that's up to you. Ha ha! The Origin of Crepes Suzettes. This mouth-watering treat is said to have been created by mistake at a Paris cafe in 1895. A fourteen year-old assistant waiter, Henri Charpentier, was preparing dessert for the ...

Paleo Oven Fried Chicken, Garlic & Herbs

Absolutely the best fried chicken I've ever tasted! Just dip and bake. It's a super-easy comfort food favorite. Even better, it's gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, with no GMO or processed ingredients. You'll love how fast this dinner comes together, and how simply delicious. I serve it with a vegetable such as Broccoli with No-Cheese Sauce, or Asparagus Gremolata and Fermented Veggies. ...

Banana Golden Milk with Bee Pollen

Creamy, smooth, and nourishing, Golden Milk helps stimulate blood circulation and organ health. But turmeric is hard for the body to absorb, and very few people understand how to mix Golden Milk to optimize assimilation. 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. ...

Baked Egg in Delicata Squash with Coconut Cheese

Delicata squash is a mouth-watering, nutrient-dense meal that's natural and completely unprocessed. Its hollow center is just begging for a filling! It's my favorite squash because the skin is so soft you can eat it! Coconut cheese adds a flavorful boost. This is a super-easy breakfast, lunch or dinner any season. Just scrub, slice, fill, and bake. ...

Paleo Chicken Adobo Wraps

I adore the flavor of spicy adobo wraps! But where can you find one that's healthy? These unique wraps are low-carb, low-sugar, gluten-free, and grain-free. Yep, they're way better homemade, and it's super easy! Make the tortillas, blend the adobo sauce, heat and serve. This recipe has the authentic sweet and spicy Latino flavor, but without the usual glycemic rush, so your blood sugar stays stable. For a genuine Latino adobo taste, look for chile molido, also called ground New Mexico ...

Beet Goji Salad with Wild Blueberries

Anti-oxidant, nutrient-dense, and delicious, these potent anti-cancer foods make a surprising flavor harmony. Beets contain valuable nutrients used to help lower blood pressure, boost stamina, and support body detox. Wild blueberries are one of nature's most potent superfoods. With a tantalizing tart flavor, they're said to possess the power to prevent every human malady including cancer. Wild blueberries are smaller than their larger, cultivated cousins, and vastly higher in nutrients. ...