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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. ...

The TOP Forgotten Pandemic: Low Nutrients, Mineral Deficiencies

Hello friends! I'm featuring the TOP Forgotten Pandemic from my video series. Enjoy! Pandemic #1 is so invisible we almost missed it, yet it harms 7.5 billion people, everyone on Earth. Low Nutrient Food and Poor immunity, from eating food that has been processed, but loses nutrients each step along the way. We start with original food, but by the time we eat it, we’ve lost 70 to 90% of the nutrients. DNA modification, Farming chemicals, heat, milling, transport, storage, mixing, baking, ...

My Best Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

Here you'll find irresistibly delicious pumpkin recipes free of gluten, grains, flour, and processed ingredients! 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 sadly, most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, gluten, grains, dairy and industrial foods - leaving me feeling unsatisfied, overstuffed, and toxic.  ...

Coconut Mango Goji Berry Cheesecake

My passion for healthy sweets is shamefully wonderful. This luscious summertime dessert is refreshing and easy. Even better, it's a no-bake, dairy-free, vegan, and Paleo treat, without sugar or GMO’s. It won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweetener. The perfect cream cheese flavor comes from blended coconut butter and lemon. Ha! Luscious mango and high-protein goji berries give it a colorful chunky texture....

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, Gluten & Grain-free

This humble cake doesn’t look like anything special, but it will blow you away with tantalizing flavor and simple preparation. A great summer dessert for picnics and gatherings, everybody loves fresh rhubarb with strawberries. To make it, put the strawberry-rhubarb mixture into a pan, spread the cake batter on top, and bake. The simple yellow cake is Paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free, with a rich and sumptuous taste that infuses with strawberry-rhubarb flavors while baking. Yum yum! ...

Alkaline Watercress Salad

Today I found organic watercress at the grocery! So I made this super-easy salad using all high-alkaline veggies. 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...

Hiziki Seaweed Carrot Salad

A tasty way to get your sea vegetables, hijiki seaweed is a delicious nutrient-dense superfood, high in fiber, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. Especially Vitamin K is critical, as it’s the single vitamin almost all of us are lacking! ...

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, ...

Spicy Barbecue with Adaptogenic Herbs!

This barbeque has healthy flavor that will knock your socks off! Forget bottled sauce and get creative to blend your own BBQ sauce with this REALLY flexible recipe! Superfoods and adaptogens make your body sparkle with life force! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress, and promote blood circulation. Oven baking is clean and tasty, eliminating free radicals from grilling. Feel free to adapt this recipe to your own taste. ...

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, ...

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 ...

Paleo English Muffins with no flour!

These classic English Muffins are so easy and authentic, you’ll want to make them - and eat them - every day! They look just like store-bought muffins - dense, fluffy, and white. Except they're super healthy, low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free, and won't cause blood sugar spike or weight gain. Surprise! Their main ingredients are coconut butter and eggs! The flavor is mild...

Paleo-licious Green Smoothie Pancakes

I woke up hungry, craving a high-protein nutritious breakfast. In the fridge I found berries, eggs, spinach, an apple. 15-minutes later I was eating a short stack of green flapjacks loaded with protein. They're gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and bright green! Some pancakes use high-carb ingredients like refined flour and bananas. However this recipe will cause no sugar spike or weight gain! The quick berry sauce is so delicious it will make your eyes roll....

Paleo No-Cornmeal Waffles with Easy Blueberry Sauce

Irresistible, crunchy, grain-free flavor, without any corn! So quick to make, you can enjoy waffles in 10 minutes. The secret to their crispy golden texture is blended coconut flakes. These scrumptious babies are low carb, gluten-free, Paleo, sugar-free, and GMO-free. You will need a blender. Go ahead! Just turn on your waffle iron now and try! ...

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 ...

Asian Salad with Wild Salmon

Many of my clients ask me for easy lunches for one person. Here is my lunch today - delicious! This Japanese-inspired salad is super-quick, satisfying, high protein, low-carb, and zero sugar. Wild Alaskan salmon is a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 ...

Avocado Cilantro Detox Dressing

Quick. Delicious. Detoxifying. Yep, in 1 minute your tasty nutrient-dense dressing is ready. With only 5 ingredients, try it on everything! Salads, sandwiches, wraps, vegetables, quiche, crackers, chips, crudités, or as a mayo. Fresh food tastes better than store-bought dressings! Now we can clear those bottles out the fridge and enjoy real flavor. I could go on and on about the health benefits of this dressing. Cilantro and parsley are potent detoxifiers of heavy metals stored in the body. ...

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. ...

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Paleo and Vegan

This "no-cheese cake" tastes like PURE LOVE! My ideal cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Since I love chocolate, this has a dark chocolate marble swirl and a chocolate crust. Oh yeah! 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 ...