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1-Minute Orange Mousse with Wild Blueberries and Gojis

Today my snack du jour was a refreshing 1-minute berry treat. Mmmm... Wild blueberries and oranges appeared in my dreams, and the real one was even better! Of course I ate the whole thing! My food experiments these days are about quick, nutritious foods with very few ingredients. It's incredibly fun, saves lots of time, and my taste buds are in heaven. Enjoy this mousse as an instant breakfast, dessert, or snack. ...

Apricot Blueberry Goji Salad with Basil

All you need is a few apricots, blueberries, a handful of spinach, lemon, and a bit of fresh basil. Perfect! Just toss all these ingredients together, knowing every one of them is loaded with delicious refreshing flavor, high anti-oxidants, vitamins, and alkaline power. It took about 3 minutes to slice them and blend a dressing. Whew! It was a fabulicious lunch! Try it! ...

Homemade Nut Butters in Minutes

Today I made cashew butter for the Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookies. Homemade nut butters are quick and easy to make. Nut butters such as almond, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds, are a delicious, high-protein snack, cheaper and fresher than store-bought. Even better, they're unprocessed, unsweetened, and you can choose ...

Easy Vegan Focaccia with “Parmigiano”

This is a fantastic crispy flat bread with a savory topping that's great for vegans and anyone avoiding eggs. It's something like a Focaccia Pizza, topped with my delicious Vegan Parmesan Cheese that tastes just like "Parmigiano Reggiano". Chia seeds are a highly nutritious egg-substitute that creates a soft, pleasing texture in the bread. White chia seeds are available in most whole food groceries, and disappear in the the bread. Black chia seeds will make black spots, but it will taste just the same. ...

1-Minute Vegan Herb Butter Spread

With only 5 ingredients, this instant herb butter packs more freshness and flavor than any store-bought concoction. It's incredibly quick - just throw everything into a blender and WHIZ! Tastes fantastic on my Flourless Almond Blender Bread, or veggies, asparagus, etc... Yay! Put it on everything! Hint: This is so alive it will open your eyes wide with raw garlic and fresh herbs. Made with healthy olive and coconut oils, the recipe is similar to my dairy-free Vegan Butter, a staple in my ...

Fuji Fennel Smoothie

Detoxifying and refreshing with a hint of sweet licorice, here's a great use for those feathery fennel greens. High in anti-oxidants, vitamin-C, and bioflavonoids, fennel's exotic flavor comes from the essential oil anethole, also found in anise and licorice. Fuji apples are pleasantly sweet, and relatively low in sugar, so...

Detox Green Probiotic Smoothie with a Young Coconut

A body cleanse in a glass! After drinking one of these, I'm ready for the day. Deliciously vibrant flavors of live anti-oxidant ingredients for breakfast or snack, will leave you feeling refreshed and alkalinized. Young coconuts are high in B vitamins, while supporting nervous system balance. And it's EASY to open a coconut with my new Coco Jack! Granny Smith apples are low in sugars, HIGH in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ...

Best Gluten-free Focaccia

Happy New Year! Cheer up with my favorite authentic Italian focaccia, an easy comfort food for all, including my alternative diet. This quick gluten-free, grain-free Paleo Pizza is so satisfying that it transports me to Tuscany. A great crust recipe for your favorite topping, this is delicious with onions, veggies, or even plain. I like to enjoy warm focaccia instead of bread as a quick snack or side dish. ...

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

Surprisingly easy and versatile, this delicious bread has stood the test of time as an Irish classic. I love to eat it with garlic soup! A yeast-free, no fuss bread, this is my kind of recipe! Almond meal, chia seeds and eggs make a texture much like traditional bread, and it's grain-free for those of you who miss your comfort foods. It came out moist and delicious with a distinctive flavor - wonderful on its own. Try it with grass-fed butter and a warm bowl of soup. Feel free to change it ...

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? Yay! The original European 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! ...

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, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it's even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don't use store-bought curry powders. ...

Dissolve stress with Chocolate Golden Milk and MCT Oil

You can dissolve your stress with Chocolate Golden Milk. Turmeric is an uplifting, anti-inflammatory supplement. But it is not easily absorbed in the body, and many people drink golden milk but totally miss the health benefits. This recipe includes ALL the essential ingredients to help you to get the greatest benefits from your turmeric. Make sure your Golden Milk is hot. It should contain some fat - such as MCT oil or coconut oil. Black pepper boosts assimilation or curcumin. Cocoa is high in ...

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. ...

Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars – Vegan

These decadent bars have a rich chocolate raspberry filling. Oh, I promise they're decadently yummy! But more importantly, they're chock full of superfood nutrition, such as cacao nibs, protein powder, and chia seeds. This recipe is high-protein, high-Omega-3 that goes easy on your blood sugar. The crust uses chia seeds as a binder, however you can substitute egg if you prefer. Chocolate does contain caffeine, which may keep children (and adults) awake at night. If this is your concern, ...

Paleo Wild Blueberry Fudgesicles

With only 5 ingredients, these super-easy fudgesicles hit the spot today! No guilt, no sugar rush or weight gain from these low-carb babies. Just pure joy! Yes, they're Paleo, vegan, free of dairy, gluten, tree-nuts and sugar. Hooray! Did you know that pure 100% chocolate is the #1 highest anti-oxidant food on the planet? I used slightly softened 100% baking chocolate to minimize sugar content and give a thick, creamy texture. Wild blueberries are a potent anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory that ...

Raspberry Rhubarb Goji Bars

It's rhubarb and berry season! These luscious bars came to me in a dream. A fantasy in warm red raspberry-rhubarb filling oozing out of a rich, crumbly cinnamon shortbread, with refreshing sweet goji berries. And they came out just like I imagined! Guilt-free superfood bars, low-carb and tantalizing. Goji berries are higher in protein than any other fruit, ...

Paleo Gluten-free Blueberry Cobbler in a Cup

High in protein, low in carbs, this easy "cake in a cup" makes a nourishing breakfast or snack, just for you. Just whisk together the batter when you wake up, layer, and bake. By the time you get dressed and check messages, your breakfast is served. Enjoy it plain or with Instant Coconut Whipped Cream, if desired. Egg and almond meal make this a protein powerhouse that will balance your energy all morning. If you use one of the non-glycemic sweeteners suggested, you'll have no risk of ...

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 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! ...

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! ...