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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a MUST any time of year! Pumpkin and spices add rich earthy flavor to Chocolate Chip Cookies. Free of gluten, grains and glycemic sweeteners, these cookies can't spike blood sugar or bring added pounds, if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Even better, this recipe uses unsweetened 100% chocolate chips! Hooray! The problem with chocolate chips is that most are loaded with sugar. Yucch! Even dark chocolate is legally anywhere from 35% to 70% cacao, which means the rest is 30% to 65% sugar. Eeek! ...

Pumpkin Rosemary Soup, Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This simple soup embodies all the richness of autumn. 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....

Best Paleo Carrot Cake

Finally, a fantastic Paleo carrot cake with non-dairy cream cheese frosting! This cake is alive with flavor! Fresh carrots, apple, and orange zest add nutrition and keep it lusciously moist. It goes perfectly with my dairy-free Coconut Cream Cheese FrostingGreat for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack, ...

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 ...

My Favorite Chocolate Mousse

I need chocolate. Yup. Besides, 100% chocolate is the highest anti-oxidant food on the planet, when it contains no sugar. Here's a fantastic hunt-and-gather Paleo delicacy with 100% pure cacao. It's also the easiest treat in the world to make! Smooth, creamy, chocolaty, tastier than French "mousse au chocolat" and way healthier! It will give you a pleasant endorphin lift, without any sugar rush or risk of weight gain if you use one of the zero glycemic sweeteners suggested. ...

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 ...

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: ...

Sicilian Eggs with Dairy-free Cheese Sauce

This high-protein, low-carb, one-skillet meal has a real southern Italian flavor when you use fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, and parsley. My homemade Spicy Cheese Sauce adds an especially tantalizing flavor that’s completely dairy-free. That’s because the rich, mellow flavor of 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 cheese, ...

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake, Pumpkin Swirl

Last night I dreamed of a rich chocolate Bundt cake with pumpkin swirl inside, drizzled with gooey chocolate sauce. Well, here it is! This is a very special cake, and surprisingly easy to make. It is flourless, grain-free, sweetened with chicory root, which makes it super-low in carbs. Ha ha! Even though it LOOKS and TASTES scrumptiously delicious, it won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain like most desserts. Instead of processed, industrial ingredients it contains whole nutritious foods like shredded coconut, pumpkin, blueberries, and eggs....

1-Minute Anti-Oxidant Blackberry Mousse

When you're reaching for a cookie - quick, eat this instead! In 1 minute flat, you'll be treating your taste buds and your body to a healthy anti-oxidant nutritional lift. This mousse won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain, if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Just 5 ingredients and a blender is all you need to experience bliss. OF COURSE I ate the WHOLE THING! ...

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Paleo and Vegan

My ideal cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Since I love chocolate, this cheesecake has a dark chocolate marble and a chocolate crust. Yep. 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 ...

Pecan Sandies, Paleo Style

Crisp and irresistible, these melt-in-your mouth homemade cookies taste WAY better than store-bought. Rich in flavor and nutrients without gluten, grain, sugar, or dairy - no one would guess they're special. Afterwards I thought - these are so easy - why not Chocolate Dipped? And they turned out absolutely fabulicious! Scroll down to check out the Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Sandies. Ha Ha! ...

Paleo Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Today I just couldn't help it! I NEEDED healthy dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned gingerbread feeling.  ...

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 Latke 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! ...

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

A delicious stew with an exotic twist. Inspired by Asian peanut curry, instead of peanuts it uses almond butter - Yummy! I serve this in bowls without rice or noodles, for a high-nutrient, delicious low-carb meal. A key ingredient is turmeric in the curry powder. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. ...

My Healthiest Pumpkin Recipes

By now you've probably noticed I love pumpkins. For me a pumpkin symbolizes goodness, fantasy and possibilities - a pumpkin can change into anything! The simple pumpkin represents prosperity, generosity, and the Fall season. But most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, gluten, grains, dairy and industrial foods - leaving me feeling overstuffed and toxic.  ...

My Favorite Jewish Recipes – Paleo Style

Throughout the year, Jewish holidays are wonderful times for gathering with family and friends. But what to do when someone is on a special diet? Well, these recipes are re-invented especially for alternative diets. The good news is that EVERYBODY loves them! These recipes are low in carbs, free of gluten and dairy, without glycemic sugars or processed ingredients. Yay! My favorites include Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel, Sweet Potato Latkes, Paleo Sour Cream Poppyseed Cake, ...

Oven Baked Logger’s Hash

Toay I feel the need for nutritious comfort foods. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense crustless quiche, no one would never guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free, with sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for gatherings, you can cut in squares and save it for future, ...

Tiramisu, Paleo Style

Tiramisù means “pick-me-up” in Italian. It definitely does that, with layers of creamy filling, espresso syrup and chocolate. This Paleo version will rival anything you’ll taste in Milano. Chefs love it too because it's so easy to make. This tiramisu has three parts: 1) two cake layers 2) pastry cream 3) espresso syrup. It tastes sinfully decadent, however it is full of nutrient-dense ingredients like pure coconut meat, cashews, high-protein almond meal and eggs. It won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the natural zero-carb sweeteners....