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Grain-Free Almond Gnocchi with Wild Greens

One of the most beautiful, isolated retreats in the world lies in the Casentino mountains near Florence, Italy. The Sanctuary of La Verna was founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1213. Their specialty is Gnocchi del Casentino made with wild forest greens. For centuries Franciscan monks gathered wild dandelion, chicory, curly endive and nettles to make these gnocchi. This recipe is adapted to be Gluten-free, Vegan and Paleo, using no cheese or flour. Instead it uses coconut, nutritional ...

Roasted Garlic, Aluminum-free

Toasting gives garlic a deep, rich, yet delicate flavor. Raw garlic is crunchy, pungent, and fiery. However once roasted, it transforms magically into a golden soft buttery spread. Roasted garlic is delicious on meats, veggies, breads, and it tastes divine in my Virus-Busting Garlic Soup! Roasting garlic is super-easy, and you don't need aluminum foil. BTW my kitchen is 100% aluminum free. Warning: Roasting garlic will fill your entire home with indescribably tantalizing and ...

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! ...

Zoodles in 1-minute flat

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! ...

Detox Spinach Avocado Walnut Dip

This 5-minute dip is bursting with flavor and nutrients. Like a fresh pesto, it tastes zingy and alive. We can't measure LIFE FORCE in food. However we know instinctively that fresh alkaline foods have lots of healthy Qi, and processed foods do NOT. So garden-fresh foods are far higher in life force. This delicious spinach pesto is exploding with life! To make the dip, just put everything in the food processor, whiz, and it's ready in moments! I love crunchy chips, but these days ...

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 ...

Asparagus Gremolata

Wow! Want an easy and delicious way to eat asparagus! "Gremolata" sauce sounds fancy - but how simple is lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and parsley? No equipment required. I like asparagus steamed al-dente, so it's sublime flavor comes through. Asparagus is a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifier and antioxidant that helps break down free radicals. It powerfully prevents diabetes by helping to balance insulin levels. It is a natural diuretic, promoting kidney health. We wouldn't want to ...

Oven-Baked Logger’s Hash

Today I feel the need for nutritious comfort food. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense quiche with no crust, who would ever guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free? It's made with organic sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Ha Ha! Just layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove top. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for family ...

Grated Beet and Carrot Salad

Today is a potluck meeting with neighbors. What to make? I've got 2 beets, 2 carrots, some herbs and baby spinach in the fridge, all organic. Well, I guess it's time for my favorite grated beet & carrot salad! This is a super-healthy side dish that's yummy with everything. It's also a perfect choice if you have a food processor with a grating blade - you'll be done in 10 minutes. If not, I'd make something else! Ha Ha! If you DO have a grating blade, that's wonderful! Just grate the beets ...

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2Everyone deserves fluffy mashed potatoes! But sadly, potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient trigger for elevated blood sugar and weight gain. Nightshade intolerance is common. Here are six healthy alternatives to mashed potatoes to breathe new life into our classic favorite. Six new flavors, ALL fabulicious!

Top row: Cauliflower, Japanese Sweet Potato, Celery root Bottom row: Parsnip, Garnet Yam, Broccoli

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OMG – Heavenly Carrot Soup!

On a trip to Paris years ago, I ordered a simple bowl of carrot soup, Potage Crécy, in a fine restaurant. The first bite was so delicious, I nearly fell out of my chair with joy. OMG - the taste of LOVE, velvety smooth with heavenly flavor and deeply nourishing. Amazed, I asked the waiter what was in it. He disappeared into the kitchen and returned with the chef, who politely said: "Madame, this is the easiest dish we make. It is simply carrots, butter, chicken broth, and heavy cream. But of course, it all depends on the broth." ...

Brain-Boosting Beet Salad with Omega-3’s

Healthy food should be simple and delicious. With just 4 ingredients, you'll get your omega-3's, raise your brain function, and build your immune system. Yay! This salad tastes amazing with my Easy Flax Oil Dressing! Beets are loaded with immune-boosting, anti-cancer nutrients, and vitamin C. They're rich in essential minerals like potassium for healthy brain and muscle function. Omega-3 fatty acids in flax oil are incredibly important for your body and brain. DHA is a type of omega-3 ...

Paleo Egg Muffins with “Cheese”

If you like eggs, but are staying away from dairy, here's an easy "Paleo" breakfast or snack everyone loves. It’s a flexible one-dish meal, bag lunch, or finger food for picnics and travel. 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, ...

Presto Pesto in 1-Minute Flat

This mouth-watering dip is bursting with superfood flavor from pure fresh vegetables. Enjoy it as a spread, a pate, a mayo, or a topping for Zoodles! Looking for a quick, money-saving way to eat more veggies? Today in the fridge I found kale, broccoli stems, green beans, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts, already lightly cooked. I threw them in the processor with fresh basil, avocado, and garlic. Presto Pesto!! It was an instant WOW! I spread it on Hi-Protein Rosemary-Walnut Bread!...

Spinach Beet Brain-Food Salad

Here's my easiest and best spinach salad for brain health. It's packed with tasty Omega-3's and powerful antioxidants. Inspired by my article "Top 12 Foods for Your Brain", it has spinach, beets, avocado, broccoli, celery, walnuts, apple cider vinegar, and flaxseed oil, all important brain foods. Serves 2 hungry eaters, or 4 as a side salad. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. Researchers say the powerful antioxidant qualities of spinach, including vitamin C and beta-carotene, help ...

Wild Dandelion Avocado Pesto

I went for a walk in the hills, and the wild forest dandelions were calling to me! So, I filled my backpack with bright green leaves. How to eat them? I love sautéed dandelions, but today I want them raw with all the precious un-sprayed nutrients and enzymes intact. Aha! How about a pesto? An hour later I was spreading this yummy pesto on crisp, organic rye crackers. Often considered a noxious weed, fresh dandelion greens are filled with healthy phyto-chemicals. In folk medicine, the ...

Avocado Pesto

High nutrition and super-quick, whipped avocado is one of my top favorite snacks. For this 5-minute blended treat, you don't even need a recipe. An avocado dip that tastes yummy on everything, use it as a sauce for pasta or pita, sandwich spread, garnish for veggies, mayo substitute, topping for veggies, meats, or garnish for your eggs. Super-easy with a food processor, you can also make it in any blender, or mash it by hand. Makes 1 cup spread. Enjoy! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:226]

Paleo Caesar Salad – Mamma Mia!

I can't keep my finger out of this authentic Caesar dressing – it’s that yummy! Made it in less than 5 minutes! There’s something magical about 100% natural ingredients like olive oil, lemon and garlic that make Caesar dressing irresistible. But this Paleo dressing is also Vegan, free of anchovies, eggs and dairy! Yet, it tastes just like authentic Parmigiano Reggiano dressing. Ha Ha! Instead of cheese, it uses lemon, nutritional yeast and coconut butter. It's so delicious, you won't ...

Zoodles with No-Peanut Sauce

Tired of boring pasta? Try making zoodles with a quick spiralizer. Blend No-Peanut Sauce and enjoy your meal in 15 minutes. Spicy No-Peanut Sauce is made from almonds, sunbutter, and/or cashews. Better than peanuts which often contain mold, this yummy sauce is also free of glycemic sugars and nightshades. ...

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 ...