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Fermented Veggies 101

This is the easiest and healthiest superfood you can make! Your microbiome is the root of your immune system, your brain function, and therefore your health! Fermented veggies are a natural probiotic that build healthy intestinal flora. And since the immune system relies on plenty of friendly bacteria in the gut, this is central to your health each day. This is a great way to use up leftover raw veggies. Have fun experimenting with different vegetables and low-sugar fruits, creating new ...

Berry Parfait with Coconut Kefir

For a quick breakfast or a snack, there's nothing like a creamy parfait. Use your favorite berries - today I used blueberries, raspberries and black elderberries. This is yummy with Easy Homemade Coconut Yogurt, coconut kefir or goat yogurt. Kefir and yogurt are easy to assimilate, as the proteins are mostly digested by healthy bacteria. I added a dash of vanilla and optional sweetener. Today I used sprouted, toasted organic almonds. This is an easy breakfast or snack. It serves two, but I ...

High-Protein Quinoa Olive Bread – YUMMY!

Are you sick and tired of high-carb breads that add to your waistline? This easy gluten-free, grain-free bread is just the opposite. It is full of nutrient-dense superfoods and black olives. It's a quick bread with baking soda, so there's no need to wait for yeast to rise. And the main ingredient is quinoa! Other high-protein ingredients are almond meal, chia seeds, hemp nuts, and pumpkin seeds. It tastes VERY yummy with real grass-fed butter, and also with my surprising homemade ...

Top Ten Recipes for Fermented Foods

One of the easiest and most economical ways to boost your health is FERMENTING! In stressful times when your digestion is under attack from processed food, undisclosed additives, and GMO's, these old-fashioned fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt can offer your gut a life-saving break. Fermented foods are high in fiber. They contain more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements, and they're cheaper than store-bought pills. Make them easily in a variety of flavors, just 2 ...

Lemon Cheesecake Superfood Bars!

These tasty cheesecake bars are just nutritious food disguised as a sweet treat. Ha Ha! Made with high-protein yogurt or kefir with almonds and chia seeds, they're a luscious snack anytime. I must confess, I actually lived on desserts like this for two entire years while I was writing my cookbook "Paleo Desserts"!  Every day was a wonderful new flavor experience. And I didn't gain a pound! Ha Ha! This is the power of real food from Nature! I love goat yogurt, especially since it can be ...

Spiced Beet Elixir – A Fermented Holiday Treat!

This warm non-alcoholic punch will warm the hearts of a holiday gathering! It's made from spiced ginger tea, pomegranate, and fermented beets! The flavor is exalting, the feeling uplifting and enlivening. Warm spiced punch with cinnamon and cloves is a comfort food for me. This elixir combines delicious flavor and invigorating medicinal qualities. Of course, you can always add your own spirit essence if you like. I made it with fermented beets from my local market, and served it at a holiday gathering. Organic ingredients made it pesticide-free without Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate. Hooray! ...

Strawberry Beet Superfood Smoothie

Today my smoothie turned out incredibly yummy! I was in the mood for something energizing, super-nourishing, rich, creamy, and anti-oxidant, with a bit of sweetness. Fresh strawberries were calling me, and a few minutes later I was enjoying my delicious shake! Strawberries are high in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Look for organic strawberries, as they're one of the nasty "Dirty Dozen" foods that absorb larger quantities of pesticides. Going Organic is always safer for ...

Luscious Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake

A taste of sunlight! Everybody loves this creamy dessert because of the invigorating lemon flavor, revitalizing honey, and crispy nut crust. However, this amazing cheesecake ALSO has powerful cancer prevention qualities, As you may know, I study the work of German physician, Dr. Johana Budwig, a 7x Nobel Prize nominee for her research and 95% success rate healing cancer with Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Dr. Budwig was a brilliant biochemist and physician who discovered the roots ...

Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado

This is my favorite way to eat quinoa, because it is delicious, high in fiber, nutritious and super-quick! Quinoa is a gluten-free, celiac-safe complete protein, which makes it an ideal nourishing vegetarian meal. Quinoa is an ancient Incan plant related to beet and chard. Since it's not a grass or a grain, I guess it sort-of qualifies as "Paleo". Quinoa has countless health benefits: It is high in magnesium, fiber, minerals, and it acts as a natural pro-biotic to promote intestinal health. ...

My 7 Nut Milk Experiments: Which is Best?

Wow! Once you've tasted the original flavor of homemade nut milk, you'll never go back! I've always been curious to compare flavor and nutrition in nut milks. Today's experiment was to compare seven nut milks made with the same easy recipe - see it below. I used Almonds, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Coconut flakes, Hazelnuts, Hemp seeds, and Pumpkin Seeds. The results were amazing, and I hope you find them helpful. For yummy flavor additions, see my recipe post: Spike Your Nut Milks! Not...

Raspberry Anti-Cancer Smoothie

I want to share this morning's smoothie with you. It's a delicious anti-cancer medicine. We know that raspberries are a powerhouse of anti-oxidant phyto-nutrients. Yogurt and flaxseed oil make this doubly potent, inspired by cancer physician, Dr. Johana Budwig. Her 95% success rate healing cancer brought Dr. Budwig 7 Nobel nominations. She discovered a powerful combination for treating and preventing cancer using fermented proteins with flaxseed oil. She forbade the use of seed oils and ...

Amazing Flourless Blender Bread

Looks like bread. Tastes like bread. Yet vastly more beneficial nutrients! Did you know that 60% of flours sold are at least partly oxidized and rancid? However this easy bread uses NO FLOUR! Healthy, convenient, and delicious, with no yeast or kneading required. Just blend, bake and enjoy! Ha Ha! Made of whole-grain buckwheat, barley, chia, eggs. Slice it, toast it, and oh my, it tastes wonderful! Try it with Instant Apple Butter, or Pumpkin Honey Butter, or Avocado Pesto! It's loaded ...

Fermented Mango Carrot Relish

This refreshing relish adds zingy flavor and vibrant color to any meal. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 1-2 weeks to ferment. When it's ready, every bite feeds your healthy micro-biome. Carrot, mango, and fresh ginger root combine well with many dishes, like Sweet Potato Hash for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Store your fermented veggies in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks, and serve with any meal to boost to your intestinal health! ...

5-Minute Sprouted Buddha Bowl

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have leftover brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it's a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably soaked or sprouted. Add a few sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. "Brown rice" is just unpolished rice, so it is fully nutrient dense, and tastier. If you pre-soak it, then it starts to sprout, so it is supercharged with living nutrients. As a grain, rice isn't ...

High-Fiber Old-Fashioned Dark Rye Blender Bread

A flourless blender bread - this one is my favorite! This has an authentic Eastern European flavor, amazingly easy and so delicious! It tastes like Old World dark rye with a hint of sweetness. This is a true comfort-food, delicious with butter or with my Dairy-Free Coconut Cream Cheese. No need for yeast or waiting. Just mix and bake. This bread has major health benefits including:
  1. It's High-fiber and Flourless, so it cleans your digestive tract, promoting healthy elimination, while preventing mucoid plaque and belly flab associated with flours. YAY!
  2. It is high in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and low carb nutrition from sprouted rye, chia seeds, and eggs.
  3. Easy to make! Just blend, pour in pan, and bake. There's no kneading or waiting for yeast to rise. DOUBLE YAY!
  4. It's easier to digest because the grain is  pre-soaked. So it's free of saponins and indigestible coatings found in all seeds, grains, flours and commercial breads.
  5. The biggest advantage is, the FLAVOR of soaked or sprouted grains is out of this world! Commercial breads made with conventional flours just can't compare in taste.
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Heirloom Red Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

On a recent trip to the Himalayas, I was captivated by the rich, nutty flavor of Bhutanese red rice. Since rice is a "grain", some folks might say this recipe is not Paleo. However, I beg to differ. Strong evidence has emerged that our ancestors ate rice for milleniums, which eventually led to cultivating the grains. It seems Paleolithic humans were grinding grains some 32,000 years ago. This evidence comes out years after the "Paleo Diet" was coined. Whew! Maybe now we can relax, and simply eat unprocessed foods. ...

Have you ever tried GABA Kitchari?

Kitchari is a nourishing miracle of everyday wellness from Ayurvedic cooking. This recipe is especially rich in minerals, amino acids and GABA. What is GABA? When we activate the Gamma-aminobutyric acid in unprocessed beans and rice by presoaking overnight, it stimulates the life force so these foods are higher in nutrients, more digestible, and won't give you gas.  Soaking or sprouting the beans and rice is easy. It removes any bitter seed coatings, adding a superfood level of cleansing ...

Sprouted Hummus, Original Lebanese Recipe

This homemade hummus is quick to make, tasty, super-nourishing, and EASY TO DIGEST. Hummus is supposed to be a healthy snack, a staple of the Mediterranean diet. Every Lebanese grandmother knows how to make old-fashioned hummus with sprouted chick peas. Traditional soaking and sprouting makes beans sweet, digestible, healthy, and quick to cook. Otherwise, beans are simply indigestible, if you know what I mean! Soaking and sprouting dissolves the indigestible natural coatings on beans. ...

My Favorite Breakfast Parfait

Healthy food can be easy and delicious. Just layer in a glass and enjoy! Yep, this quick breakfast is from Dr. Johana Budwig's famous anti-cancer protocol. However, it's a favorite meal or snack anytime! Dr. Budwig was a brilliant German doctor with a 95% success rate healing cancer. Wow! Nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times, she discovered that when unsaturated fats and protein are exposed to sunlight, it activates vital healing solar electrons in the body. Hmmm... tell me more. The food industry did not take kindly to her discovery, which was hidden in the hype promoting modern processed vegetable oils. I've been following her amazing book: The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook ...

Cauliflower Risotto with Lentils & Mushrooms

This delicious risotto is a snap to make, and will rival anything you'll taste in an Italian trattoria. I made this low-carb cauliflower risotto for my recent cooking workshop in Italy, and it was a huge hit. A classic combination in Tuscan cuisine is to pair lentils with mushrooms, which give a heavenly flavor and rich broth. Riced cauliflower has an al-dente texture just like Arborio rice, but without the carbs. Yay! To "rice" the cauliflower, you can grate by hand, or spin in a ...