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Zucchini Pasta Alfredo with Chicken

I love Italian food, especially when it’s pasta! But why eat high-carb spaghetti that’s nutritionally empty? Zoodles are SO 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 some people can’t tolerate. This delicious Paleo recipe uses nutritional yeast and lemon to give a cheese flavor that's dairy-free. It uses 1 can (1 ¾ cups) of thick full-fat coconut milk instead of cream. ...

Creamy No-Tomato Soup, NIGHTSHADE-FREE!

Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need for this creamy potage. My guests slurped it down with delight! They couldn't believe it has no tomatoes! The tart tomato flavor is so convincing, no one will ever guess it's made with nourishing sweet potato, beet, lemon, and coconut milk. Yep. If you're one of the 40% of Americans that are nightshade-intolerant, this easy soup is for YOU. Just boil, immersion blend, and enjoy! ...

Authentic Borscht, Paleo-Style

I'm crazy for beets, a potent immune-building, anti-cancer food. With its rich red color and satisfying Old World flavor, my European friends said they’d never tasted a better Borscht. I guess my old-world roots are coming out today! This is not just a root veggie soup with beets and carrots. It's got surprise additions of sweet potato and rutabaga to give this soup a novel flavor twist. Beets are loaded with healthy Nitric Oxide, which lowers blood pressure, strengthens the immune system ...

Adzuki Bean Salad with Butternut Squash

The earthy flavor of adzuki bean with vibrant lime and basil make this a zesty bean salad, delicious at room temperature or slightly warm. Adzuki beans are valued in Chinese medicine for a rich earthy flavor, detoxifying the blood, clearing congestion, and aiding in weight control, Their high iron content enriches the blood and prevents anemia. Soak adzuki beans 8 - 12 hours before cooking; or you can go all the way and sprout them, for even more nutritional value and digestibility...

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! ...

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds

Everybody loves this smooth, savory soup, especially children. The mellow flavor of butternut squash with onion and coconut make it a rich, satisfying meal. When I’m short of time, this is my #1 quickest soup recipe. I sometimes use pre-cubed organic squash, cook, blend with an immersion blender and serve in 5 minutes! When I have time, I use whole squash. I remove the seeds and toast them, because they're so delicious and it doesn’t make sense to throw them away. The seeds are high in ...

10-minute Fennel Leek Detox Soup

Are you eating your green veggies? Fennel bulbs with fluffy fennel tops are delicious, tender, economical, and taste wonderful with leek. I love blended soups, because they're so EASY to pre-make. First boil the veggies while you're doing other things. When you're ready, heat and immersion blend to serve in minutes. We had it for dinner today, however it's also fantastic for breakfast or lunch! This Paleo - Vegan soup is rich and thick with nutrient-dense veggies like fennel, fennel tops, ...

Paleo Turkey Tagine Stuffing

I’m in the mood for a new stuffing this holiday. Something with rich exotic spices! And crunchy textures. This Paleo stuffing is based on a Moroccan stew, slow-cooked in a Tagine clay-pot. That’s similar to baking inside a bird, right? This turkey stuffing is nothing like my mom's. It is gluten-free and grain-free, made with pure unrefined ingredients from Nature - onions, celery, squash, mushrooms, and toasted almonds, plus an enticing blend of Moroccan spices. The spice paste has a ...

Cruciferous Veggie Stir-fry

This luscious stir-fry will blow you away! It’s easy to make, with a delicate Asian flavor, and one of my most flexible recipes. If you slice your veggies beforehand, it's is a quick 10-minute nutritious meal. Try it with my recipe for Nutty Cauliflower Rice! Meat is optional. Cruciferous veggies will make you strong! Their family includes Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok choy, Cabbage, Collard greens, Brussels sprouts, Kale, Turnips, Watercress, Daikon, Radish, Arugula, Rutabaga, and ...

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, as it's even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, since I don't use store-bought curry powders. Follow the spices below, and it will be fabulous. My curry dishes are always nightshade-free so everybody can enjoy them. (See my ...

Pumpkin Seed Basil Pesto, Vegan

Inspired by Italian Pesto alla Genovese, this easy pesto tastes just like the authentic original. A snap to make in a food processor or small blender, no one will ever guess it's Paleo, Vegan, free of common allergens like dairy, cheese, and GMO's. It tastes wonderful over Zoodles, salads, stir-fries, or as a dip with veggies. Basil is not only tasty, it is an anti-oxidant rich in vitamin K, flavonoids, and natural oils that protect from harmful bacteria. Pumpkin seeds are a true ...

Paleo Egg Muffins with “Cheese”

Lunch box finger food! If you can eat eggs, but are staying away from dairy, here's an easy "Paleo" meal everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food. Like an omelet in a muffin, it's chock full of vegetables, and high in protein too. Kids love to eat them with their hands - no need for a fork. These are delicious hot, cold or at room temperature. I use my amazing dairy-free Vegan Parmesan Cheese. It's quick to make and store in the freezer, however you can ...

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 ...

Bangkok Meal in a Leaf

Here's your 5-minute lunch in a kale or chard leaf! My favorite Thai appetizer is called Mieng Kum, a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds. Every known flavor is hidden in each bite: sweet, pungent, sour, salty, and spicy. Easy to prepare, this Paleo version makes a healthy lunch or snack. Vary the recipe according to your taste, your diet, and ingredients you have on hand. The basic idea is to wrap foods in a leaf, with an amazing Asian sauce. If you order this in a Thai ...

LONG LIFE FOODS & YOUR BODY pH

Is your pH Alkaline or Acidic? An alkaline body feels healthy. Acidic feels tired and stressed. Your body pH determines your chances of getting sick. With an alkaline pH you can most likely skip diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and all chronic disease. We can control our body pH. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cucumber, and green beans, in short, fresh vegetables are usually very alkaline. See the list below. Acidic foods shorten your life such as sugar, processed flour, pizza, ...

Alkaline Watercress Salad

Today I found organic watercress at the local grocery! So I made this super-easy salad with all high-alkaline veggies, like cucumber, sprouts, kelp, and avocado. Watercress, with its pleasantly pungent flavor, is helpful in reversing acidity and purifying the blood. It has been used as a healing food for thousands of years. Watercress is especially high in anti-oxidants and Vitamin K (that’s the one most of us are lacking). Dr. Mercola says watercress contains over 15 essential vitamins and ...

Coconut Cucumber Greek Tsatziki Dip

Traditional Greek Tzatziki is famous all over the world, made with yogurt and cucumber. But what if you're off dairy? This dip is every bit as delicious as the original. It's a Paleo-Vegan version is made with coconut cream and lemon juice instead of yogurt. Just blend the sauce and pour over cucumber. Yep. It's that easy! Cilantro is a liver cleanser and heavy metal detoxifier. This is also loaded with nutritious superfoods, like hemp nuts high in Omega 3's and all 20 amino acids!...

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 contain far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements, and they're cheaper than store-bought pills. Made easily in a variety of flavors, just 2 tablespoons of fermented ...

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Even when you're in a hurry, it's always possible to enjoy a nourishing meal. Simply crack two eggs into a sliced avocado and bake. When you finish getting dressed and checking your messages, breakfast is ready. Wow, was this delicious! Choose a large size avocado with a large seed and hole, so there's room for the egg without spilling over. The best choice is a Hass avocado. Not a Pinkerton or Fuerte avocado - as they have very small seeds, i.e. small holes. You may need to hollow out the ...

Wild Salmon Salad with Fennel

This zesty Asian-style salad is loaded with flavor and omega-3 nutrition. Steaming is a quick and gentle way of cooking salmon that retains enzymes and never exceeds 212°F. Serve this salad warm or cold, either as a lunch or a light main meal. Fennel's delicious flavor compliments the salmon, avocado and crunchy almonds. I suggest wild Alaska salmon as the safest fish, to avoid toxins in farmed fish and "Atlantic-raised" fish. To maximize health benefits from fish, I believe it's important ...