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Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-free

This "no-cheese cake" tastes like PURE LOVE! My ideal cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Since I love chocolate, this has a dark chocolate marble swirl and a chocolate crust. Oh yeah! It's dairy-free, made with coconut butter and lemon instead of cream cheese, but you'd never guess. And unlike traditional cheesecake, there's no baking—just blend and chill. Even better, it won't cause a sugar rush or weight gain if you use one of the suggested ...

Dairy-free Herbed Cream Cheese Dip

Vegan cream cheese is so creamy and flavorful! Seasoned with garlic and herbs, this cream cheese packs a punch of flavor! It makes a great snack or appetizer. Smooth and tart, it looks and tastes just like cream cheese, except it is dairy-free, made with coconut butter and lemon juice. Use your favorite herbs - I used fresh dill and parsley. It's also yummy with basil, sage, and cilantro. Try it on Pumpernickel No-Rye Bread! This cream cheese is great as a spread or as a dip for veggies! It ...

Paleo Onion Herb Crackers

Today I was in the mood for a savory, crispy snack. These irresistible crackers are alive with the flavor of fresh onion, garlic and herbs. Gluten-free and grain free so delicate and tasty, you’d never know they're made with pure coconut and almond meal....

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Rose Brownies (For Adults Only)

Let go. Release your mind. Engage in random acts of generosity and love. As the world spins in unknown directions, this recipe will be your safe buoy of romance, sanity, and comfort. Yes, healthy food can be deeply calming and reassuring. Please share this recipe with someone you love. Take a deep breath and enjoy. After all, romantic nourishment touches the senses and says 'I love you' in a way that words can never express. Fudgy, moist chocolate plays center stage in these bars, ...

Sweet Rose Hibiscus Honey Bath – A Calming Detox Treat!

Life is a wild ride. And a hot bath is a winter joy! This magical pink bath is 100% natural, designed for you and anyone you love. Oh, please accept this invitation to relax and release all cares. This bath will make a warm loving care package for your favorite people this winter. In ancient Greece, bathing was regarded as a healing gift from the gods. NOW is DEFINITELY the time to revive the timeless tradition of sacred baths. Conscious soaking helps to calm the mind, balance the emotions, and detox the body. Add a few candles and some music! This sweet rose bath will dissolve your cares, uplift your energy, improve clarity, and leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated. ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veg Slices!

Everybody goes crazy for this spicy, high-protein dip! At a recent gathering, every 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. Ha Ha! Instead of dead, processed foods, I love to serve colorful sliced radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! These ...

Black Bottom Squash Pie

Here's a fabulicious twist on holiday Pumpkin Pie - make it with squash and add a crunchy chocolate crust! Chocolate and butternut squash taste luscious together. Butternut squash is much easier to prepare than fresh pumpkin - just peel, cube, and steam, for an easy pie from scratch instead of canned. Wait a minute! Canned food isn't Paleo, and I'm a proponent of using real ingredients as close to their original state as possible. Truthfully, I prefer the sweet flavor of squash. However ...

Pumpkin Eggnog, Vegan

This creamy spiced eggnog is dairy-free, and guaranteed to warm any holiday gathering. Entertaining is challenging when you're balancing dietary restrictions. However this delicious recipe solves that, as it is compatible with most special diets! Your guests will be guzzling it, and no one will ever guess it's free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, sugar, and tree-nuts. ...

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, yummy on veggies or crackers. You can save time by using butternut squash, as it's even more delicious than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, since I don't use store-bought curry powders. If you follow the spices below, it will be fabulous. My curry dishes are always nightshade-free so everybody can enjoy them. ...

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! ...

My VERY Best Pumpkin Recipes!

Every year when Autumn rolls around, I fall in love with pumpkins. Why is that? Is it some kind of a fairy godmother spell? These are my TOP pumpkin recipes, all ORIGINAL, utterly free of gluten, grains, flour, and processed ingredients! For me a pumpkin symbolizes goodness, imagination, and miracles! We all know a pumpkin can change into anything!  The humble pumpkin represents prosperity, generosity, and the harvest season. But sadly, most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, ...

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

Paleo Huevos Rancheros are the best Mexican breakfast ever, made with my incredulicious refried sweet potatoes, a new recipe! Then it's topped with fried eggs, avocado, cilantro, and smothered with tomato salsa. Let's talk about the refried sweet potatoes - they're truly yummy!  I wanted to create a soft texture like beans with grated cheese. So I decided to grate the sweet potatoes instead of yellow cheese. Mushrooms add richness and dark color. The lemon, nutritional yeast, and coconut ...

Pumpkin Golden Milk

This creamy rich Golden Milk brings deep satisfaction in 5 minutes. Turmeric stimulates blood circulation, and it's SO delicious with pumpkin! Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood that destroys cancer cells. Essentially turmeric helps to tonify your 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 ...

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: ...

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Dip

Today I was in the mood for old-fashioned cheese dip! Tangy and rich, this tastes just like sharp cheddar cheese cheese, except it is 100% dairy-free, made with luscious coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and carrot. It tastes especially satisfying with raw vegetables, Gluten-Free No-Cheese Crackers or ...

Sicilian Eggs with Spicy Vegan Cheese Sauce!

This high-protein, low-carb, one-skillet meal has a real Sicilian flavor when you use fresh herbs like 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. It ...

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

When I need a luscious snack or dessert in 5 minutes, this is my favorite treat. Creamy, rich chocolate is not only a gentle aphrodisiac. It also contains natural mood elevators such as Theobromine, and Phenethylamine, often called the “Love” chemical. Avocado lends a beautiful smooth consistency, and its taste disappears in the mix of chocolaty flavors. BTW avocado vitamins and minerals are off the charts. Not only does it top the high-potassium foods list, but it’s also a great ...

Gluten-free Sugar-free Red Velvet Cupcakes with real BEETS!

QUIZ: When is a decadent snack also a SUPERFOOD? These babies are made with HIGH-NUTRITION beets, apple, coconut butter, and eggs. Does this count as a VEGETABLE? Or a GUILT-FREE DESSERT?  One thing for sure, the luscious, deep red color is from REAL BEETS, never artificial food coloring. In fact, these cupcakes are made with nutrient-dense, low-carb ingredients from NATURE that taste fantastic! That's because they're are free of processed, glyphosate-infused ingredients like flour, gluten, ...

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! Hooray! The old-world 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! ...

Pecan Sandies, Paleo Style

I was once addicted to those crisp, melt-in-your-mouth store-bought Pecan Sandies. I'd eat the whole bag in one sitting. Fortunately these babies are WAY better than those. These cookies are bursting with flavor and high-nutrition without any gluten, grain, sugar, or dairy. Ha Ha! But no one will ever guess they're "alternative". When the cookies were finished I thought - why not Chocolate Dipped? And they turned out fabulicious! Scroll down to see my Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Sandies. Ha ...