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Paleo-Italian Eggs with Basil and Dairy-free Spicy 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 homemade 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....

Best Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

I invented this recipe in 2012, and I think it is the best recipe I ever created. Check it out! Never thought I’d invent Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Well, here it is! Ladies and gentlemen you can grate it, slice it, or cut into chunks. Yep. It is dairy-free and fabulicious! Instead of milk, it uses coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and Vitamin C crystals for that sharp, aged cheese flavor. This Paleo Parmesan cheese looks, tastes, slices and grates just like authentic Parmiggiano Reggiano. I can’t stop eating chunks of it as I write this post. Grate it on salads, stir it into soups, use it in Paleo Lasagna or Zucchini Spaghetti. OK, sprinkle it on everything! It’s very easy to make, just blend and chill. It freezes well and grates best when it is cool. ...

Mamma Mia! No Meat Balls alla Toscana

The best meatballs I ever tasted! You don't have to be vegan to love them. Everyone goes crazy for these flavorful plant-based morsels. With a taste and texture just like Italian meatballs, or "polpette", they taste fantastic with tomato sauce. If you're sensitive to Nightshades, try them with my No-Tomato Sauce. You'll never guess there's no meat. This recipe is Paleo, vegan, free of many common allergens: gluten, eggs, beans, soy, grains, cheese, and breadcrumbs. Ha ha! Even better, they've got that "Mamma Mia" Italian flavor, ...

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. ...

Zoodles alla Carbonara, Paleo style

Everyone loves Spaghetti alla Carbonara! This easy 15-minute meal is high in protein, low in carbs, Paleo-adapted with zoodles, or zucchini noodles! We think of this as a traditional Italian dish, however it's actually a 1944 adaptation of US Army rations. Spaghetti alla Carbonara was invented by a smart Italian refugee woman during WWII. It seems American troops shared powdered eggs and bacon with starving coal diggers who had fled to the hills around Rome to escape the Germans. ...

Omega-3 Italian Fish Stew with Garlic and Saffron

This recipe is inspired by an amazing day on the Adriatic coast. After teaching a Qigong workshop in Italy, I spent a few magical days in the charming beach town of Sirolo. Of course there's nothing to do but relax and eat fish! The sky and sea were calm and brilliant blue. We lounged under umbrellas all day, while the aroma of roasted garlic, olives, and the freshest fish beckoned us from the restaurant. ...

Paleo Strawberry Rose Panna Cotta for Lovers

A healthy way to say "I love you". This sensual dessert is made with coconut, strawberries and rose water. It's very easy to prepare, Vegan and Paleo. Inspired by a treat I tasted in Italy, Panna Cotta means 'cooked cream' in Italian, served like a custard or pudding. The flavor is rich and romantic, while being dairy-free. It won't even spike blood sugar if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Coconut cream is thick, luxurious coconut milk. ...

Bewitched Apple Crisp

This easy seasonal favorite will warm your heart and fill your home with the scent of baked apples and cinnamon. Why bewitched? Well, it's spiked with a tantalizing Italian liqueur of herbs and spices called Strega, which means Witch! Think golden velvet, sweet mint, anise, juniper, fennel, and many other herbs. ...

Instant No-Tomato Red Sauce, Nightshade Free

In a panic running late, I needed a quick sauce for dinner. This miracle happened, and it's a winner! Looks and tastes like Italian tomato sauce, except it's pure fresh veggies you have on hand. Wow! Pour it on Zoodles, Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken, or Meatloaf. It's nightshade free and deeelicious! I love my satisfying No-Tomato Sauce, but it requires time and patience...

Vegan Cauliflower Risotto alla Milanese

Paleo - Vegan cauliflower risotto? I have a huge passion for Italian food, and I LOVE saffron. This risotto tastes almost exactly like the authentic Risotto alla Milanese I love in Italy, except it's much quicker to make. You don't have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes. Cauliflower rice is an easy low-carb dish that's easier to digest than traditional risotto. ...

Zoodles with Ghee and Herbs

In Italy you can ask for "Spaghetti con Burro e Salvia" or "Spaghetti with Butter and Sage". This Paleo adaptation is even more delicious. Zoodles are a 5-minute veggie - much quicker than spaghetti, gluten-free, and grain-free. The easy herb sauce is melted ghee with your favorite herbs. Grass-fed ghee is packed with nutrients...

Paleo Chocolate Zabaglione

Classical Zabaglione sounds difficult but isn't. This 5-minute Italian mousse is super-easy to make! Even better, it's healthy, non-glycemic, and Paleo, made with dairy-free coconut milk. You can whip it up and enjoy it immediately, no need to heat or chill. This recipe uses orange peel and lemon juice instead of Marsala wine, ...

Kale Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds, Vegan

Inspired by Pesto alla Genovese, this easy pesto tastes just like the authentic Italian. It's even better, because it's perfect for alternative diets. A snap to make in a food processor, no one will guess it's Paleo, Vegan, free of common allergens like dairy, cheese, and GMO's. It tastes wonderful on Zoodles, salads, ...

Zoodles in 1-minute

How to make zucchini noodles? Zoodles are a guilt-free, no-weight-gain solution to authentic Italian dishes like Pasta AlfredoWay better than rice, corn, quinoa, and other high-carb, processed noodles, nothing beats fresh vegetable spaghetti! Once you try zoodles you'll never go back! ...

Wild Salmon Zoodles with Bacon

Tonight I was craving a favorite dish I use to love in a trattoria near the Pescheria in Venice, Italy - Spaghetti al Salmone con Panna. The sublime combination of salmon, cream and fresh pasta makes a smooth, rich, sensational flavor experience. This Paleo-adapted version ...

Zucchini Pasta Alfredo with Chicken

I love Italian food, especially when it’s pasta! But why eat spaghetti that’s high-carb and nutritionally empty? Zucchini noodles are easy to make on a mandoline slicer or vegetable spiralizer. Traditional Pasta Alfredo is made with heavy cream and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, a dairy load my body can’t tolerate....

Crunchy Sesame Squares

I've always craved these crispy sesame squares! Maybe that's because I loved their crackling crunchy texture as they disappeared into my mouth one after the other - a perfect high-protein snack. But I don't buy them any more, as they're loaded with sugars and stabilizers. ...

Liver Venetian Style “Fegato alla Veneziana”

The Italians really know how to cook liver. That's probably why all those Italian men are so sexy. If you normally don't like liver, keep reading. Organ meats, including liver, have an off-the-charts nutritional profile, especially the nutrients we’re often lacking...

Paleo Caffe Latte, Caffeine-Free

If you secretly desire a Starbuck's double latte with whipped cream, be deprived no more! Quick to make and 100% free of caffeine, dairy, soy, sugar, and gmo's - this Paleo caffè latte tastes way more satisfying than store-bought. Brew it just like coffee. Roasted chicory root has a rich, satisfying flavor ...

Paleo Calzone

Calzone are a flavorful meal or healthy snack on the go. Gluten-free and grain-free, everyone loves a little taste of Italy in a pocket! And they freeze beautifully - just pull them out 20 minutes before you need them, and heat in any oven, ...