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Best Depression Med? 100% Chocolate!

Pure 100% chocolate is my favorite food in the world. And for good reason. Pure unsweetened cacao gives me a lift! It is higher in antioxidants than grapes, blueberries, or green tea. Maybe that’s why ancient cultures called it “Food of the Gods.” Who needs meds when we have the REAL STUFF? But there's a catch! If it has sugar added, it's partly toxic. Why ruin the healthiest food by mixing it with the most unhealthy toxin? Sugar acidifies the body and causes inflammation. Cacao, when ...

Paleo Egg Foo Yong in 5 Minutes

My first teenage infatuation was a young Chinese man, an artist and close family friend, Fong Yiu Lee. He painted portraits and taught us to cook authentic Cantonese dishes. Our kitchen was always a creative center of wild experimentation and sumptuous flavors. This is one of my favorite dishes I learned to make at 14 years of age. Egg Foo Yong is a nutritious 5-minute breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with optional meat. It's a great use for leftover veggies, and you won't miss the sticky-sweet sauce. ...

Raw Milk is a Superfood! Milkshakes in 14 Flavors!

OK, I confess, I've been experimenting with raw milkshakes every day for several months, and guess what? My aches and pains are gone, I feel more energy, my skin spots have vanished, I sleep better. If you have not yet tasted the flavor of raw milk, you're in for a treat! Smooth, creamy, sweet, life-sustaining, deeply nutritious, and satisfying. It's delicious and subtly different from pasteurized milk. ...

Turmeric: Huge Health Benefits? or Hype?

Turmeric is all the rage. It's in everything from smoothies to chai, curries, and of course Golden Milk. Turmeric is packed with earthy, pungent flavor. This bitter, yellow, peppery root contains the active ingredient curcumin which can support health in many ways. I believe perhaps the modern world is finally rediscovering the value of this plant, used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Turmeric as an herb stimulates blood circulation. It is a powerful anti-inflamma...

Paleo Cauliflower Hash with Eggs

Here's a quick and easy comfort breakfast you can make in 15 minutes or less. Cauliflower hash is WAY tastier than potato hash. And since cauliflower is a low-carb vegetable, it's far healthier and easier on your waistline. How do you like your eggs? I like them soft boiled like in the photo. Prepare your eggs any way you like them. Or you can fry them over-easy, sunny-side up, scramble, or poach. This recipe is extremely flexible. Serves 4, with 2 eggs each. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:207]

Paleo Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom soup is a comfort food for me. This easy Paleo version takes just 15 minutes to make, and it tastes even yummier than my Mom's -- rich, creamy, and full of mushroom flavor! The recipe is dairy-free, made with coconut or almond milk. If you can get your hands on some wild mushrooms...

Crustless Vegan Quiche with Cashews!

It took 8 trials to make this vegan quiche worthy of sharing with you. Finally, I found how to get the texture of traditional quiche - but egg-free! Instead of eggs, I used blended cashews, coconut, and grain-free flour hold it together. This Paleo-vegan recipe has a wonderful flavor and just the right consistency. I'm not vegan, but if you are, this recipe is for you. Super-easy to make, it tastes divine, and there's no crust to worry about. It makes a nourishing breakfast, lunch, dinner, or ...

Baked Egg in Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is a mouth-watering, nutrient-dense meal. It has a yummy hollow center that's just begging for a filling! This is my favorite squash because the skin is so soft you can eat it! It's a super-easy breakfast, lunch or dinner any season. Just scrub, slice, fill, and bake one for everone in the family. A hand-held meal that is so satisfying. No need to scoop it out with a spoon. Ha Ha! Enjoy! Delicata squash is loaded with vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, ribofla...

Creamy Avocado Sesame Lime Dressing

This creamy avocado sauce goes well with just about any salad, vegetable, bread, or meat. Today I'm spreading it on a Flourless Blender Bread sandwich. Lusciously smooth and bursting with flavor, this thick spread reminds me of a Mexican spicy guacamole or mayo married to a Middle-Eastern sesame tahini. Yum! Just blend and serve. It's infinitely versatile. Make a 5-minute meal with Zoodles Quick & Easy. Or enjoy as a snack on Paleo Onion Herb Crackers. Avocado helps to ...

Hi-Protein, Low Carb Breakfast Cookies! Compare the Nutrition

These scrumptious crunchy cookies are a great grab-and-go breakfast, with high-protein, low-carbs, and whole-food nutrition. Breakfast cookies are a dime a dozen. But they're often loaded with sugars and carbs - the kind that add to your waistline and are guaranteed to spike blood sugar.  This recipe makes 20 giant cookies, enough to freeze for a rainy day. To satisfy my curiosity, I compared the nutrition facts of a Conventional Breakfast Cookie #1 with my own healthy Breakfast Cookie ...

Instant Cacao Spiced Detox Tea!

This uplifting beverage beats coffee hands down! Cacao is a top anti-oxidant that detoxes body chemistry and uplifts the spirit any time of day. It's an ideal antidote to modern bio-warfare. These days we need to bolster our immunity and resilience more than ever. Pure cacao is your friend, if it contains no sugar. Cacao is a medicine, non- addictive, and has no negative side effects for most people. Chocolate contains a bit of caffeine, but far less than coffee. When you creatively mix ...

Nobody will Guess it’s Cauliflower Fried Rice

I love cauliflower rice when it is barely cooked, because then it has the EXACT texture of real rice. My friends and family all believed it was rice, until I told them! Ha Ha! The only way to find healthy cauliflower fried rice is to make it yourself! As you know, it's almost impossible to find a restaurant meal of healthy, low-carb veggies, and non-GMO!  You won't find this fried rice in Beijing, Chinatown, or Jakarta. Cauliflower rice is easy to prepare in 10 minutes or less. Even better, it ...

Sweet Rose Hibiscus Honey Bath – A Calming Detox Treat!

Life is a wild ride. And a hot bath is a winter joy! This magical pink bath is 100% natural, designed for you and anyone you love. Oh, please accept this invitation to relax and release all cares. This bath will make a warm loving care package for your favorite people this winter. In ancient Greece, bathing was regarded as a healing gift from the gods. NOW is DEFINITELY the time to revive the timeless tradition of sacred baths. Conscious soaking helps to calm the mind, balance the emotions, and detox the body. Add a few candles and some music! This sweet rose bath will dissolve your cares, uplift your energy, improve clarity, and leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated. ...

Warm Coconut Banana Golden Milk with Bee Pollen

Creamy, smooth, and nourishing, Dairy-free Coconut Golden Milk will stimulate blood circulation, natural immunity, and organ health. Turmeric is not always well-absorbed, so this recipe shows you the ideal ingredients to optimize its benefits.  Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory food that destroys many types of cancer. This delicious Golden Milkshake is especially formulated with black pepper and quercetin-rich bee pollen, to maximize the health benefits of turmeric. Here are the four ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veg Slices!

Everybody goes crazy for this spicy, high-protein dip! At a recent gathering, every person asked me for the recipe - so here it is! Sliced veggies are easy, economical and beautiful in rainbow colors. That's because crackers are not allowed in my kitchen these days, nor are nutritionally empty chips and processed dips. Ha Ha! Instead of dead, processed foods, I love to serve colorful sliced radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! These ...

Chocolate Pumpkin Sour Cream Waffles

The rich, mellow flavor of pumpkin blends beautifully with chocolate. I heard that waffles were invented in medieval times, when a knight in full armor sat on a cake outside a lady's house in Sweden. What was he thinking? Anyway, somehow Våffels were born! These babies are Paleo, gluten-free, and grain-free. They taste decadently luscious, however they're secretly loaded with whole-food nutrition of pumpkin, berries, beets, high-protein almonds, and chia seeds. Ha ha! Even better, ...

Black Bottom Squash Pie

Here's a fabulicious twist on holiday Pumpkin Pie - make it with squash and add a crunchy chocolate crust! Chocolate and butternut squash taste luscious together. Butternut squash is much easier to prepare than fresh pumpkin - just peel, cube, and steam, for an easy pie from scratch instead of canned. Wait a minute! Canned food isn't Paleo, and I'm a proponent of using real ingredients as close to their original state as possible. Truthfully, I prefer the sweet flavor of squash. However ...

Pumpkin Eggnog, Vegan

This creamy spiced eggnog is dairy-free, and guaranteed to warm any holiday gathering. Entertaining is challenging when you're balancing dietary restrictions. However this delicious recipe solves that, as it is compatible with most special diets! Your guests will be guzzling it, and no one will ever guess it's free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, sugar, and tree-nuts. ...

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, yummy on veggies or crackers. You can save time by using butternut squash, as it's even more delicious than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, since I don't use store-bought curry powders. If you follow the spices below, it will be fabulous. My curry dishes are always nightshade-free so everybody can enjoy them. ...

Spiced Beet Elixir – A Fermented Holiday Treat!

This warm non-alcoholic punch will warm the hearts of a holiday gathering! It's made from spiced ginger tea, pomegranate, and fermented beets! The flavor is exalting, the feeling uplifting and enlivening. Warm spiced punch with cinnamon and cloves is a comfort food for me. This elixir combines delicious flavor and invigorating medicinal qualities. Of course, you can always add your own spirit essence if you like. I made it with fermented beets from my local market, and served it at a holiday gathering. Organic ingredients made it pesticide-free without Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate. Hooray! ...