Nightshade-free 469 results

Nightshades are a top allergen, with about 38% of us intolerant to them (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, eggplant). If you’re one of these, welcome home. I’m intolerant to them too, so almost all my recipes are nightshade-free. Below are all my nightshade-free recipes. Enjoy!

Zoodles with No-Tomato Sauce

I love Italian food, especially pasta with tomato sauce. However it's tough on my body, which prefers this amazing recipe with Zoodles and No-Tomato Sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce), and Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Why eat spaghetti that's high in carbs and nutritionally empty? I react to the acidity in tomatoes, a nightshade, like many other Caucasians. And nightshades are tough for some members of my family that have arthritis inflammation. If this isn't an issue, just use your favorite ...

Fermented Mango Carrot Relish

This refreshing relish adds zingy flavor and vibrant color to any meal. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 1-2 weeks to ferment. When it's ready, every bite feeds your healthy micro-biome. Carrot, mango, and fresh ginger root combine well with many dishes, like Sweet Potato Hash for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Store your fermented veggies in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks, and serve with any meal to boost to your intestinal health! ...

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 ...

Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado

This is my favorite way to eat quinoa, because it is delicious, nutritious and super-quick! Quinoa is a gluten-free, celiac-safe complete protein, which makes it an ideal nourishing vegetarian meal. Quinoa is an ancient Incan plant related to beet and chard. Since it's not a grass or a grain, I guess it sort-of qualifies as "Paleo". Quinoa has countless health benefits: It is high in magnesium, fiber, minerals, and it acts as a natural pro-biotic to promote intestinal health. Sprouted seeds ...

Paleo Grilled No-Cheese on Rosemary Bread

Dairy-free grilled cheese? YESSS! Grilled cheese used to be a comfort food for me. But sadly, I've been missing it for years... until now! Yep, today I finally figured it out. I'm thrilled! This grilled dairy-free cheese sandwich is high in protein, without any gluten, or grain - and it's very low in carbs. Yay! When you use my Dairy-free Cheddar Cheese with any of my bread recipes, such as Rosemary Bread, this sandwich is a snap. Oh Yum! Tip: Do not overmelt the cheese. Coconut melts at ...

Old-Fashioned Bali Fried Rice

Delicious! Did you know that the original ancient rice in the world was dark red in color? This nutrient-dense, low-carb meal was common in Bali before colonial times, called "nasi goreng".  For me it was an eye-opening discovery that red rice has over 5X more nutrients than white rice. Yikes! That's because polished rice is stripped of its nutritious outer layer of vitamins and minerals during processing, which makes it white. Red rice is so filling, you'll eat less and be more satisfied. ...

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 ...

My 1-Minute Turmeric Shot!

When I need an instant energy boost, I stir together this tasty mixture. These 4 ingredients in combination are SO uplifting! Mix together in a glass: 6 oz hot water, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon honey, Stir and enjoy! Turmeric could be the most powerful herb on the planet for building a strong immune system. Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin are the main spice in Indian curries. The health ...

Paleo Thai Chicken Nuggets

Easy, succulent and irresistible finger-licking morsels of spicy chicken with a crispy lemon-ginger coating. These are quick to make and indescribably luscious with green chili dip. Who needs barbecue sauce with this kind of flavor? Look for pasture-raised organic, or non-gmo chicken if possible. I baked these, but you may also fry them if you prefer. You can slice the chicken breast into nuggets, or use pre-cut chicken tenders. Makes about 30 nuggets. Serves 4. ...

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 ...

Rainbow Shaved Root Veggie Salad

Refreshing and alkalinizing, try this tangle of multicolored root vegetables - turnip, radishes, golden beet and carrots, tossed with basil, lemon-dill dressing. Since the veggies are raw, they need to be sliced very thin with a sharp knife or a peeler. This makes a gorgeous colorful salad any time of year. Use any toasted nuts you like. Pumpkin seeds are especially high in protein and magnesium. Even better, they're the only seed that is alkaline-forming in the body. And that's a very ...

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 ...

Lemon Berry Parfait, Dairy-free

Oh boy! It's berry season! How about a quick layered parfait in a cup? This breakfast looks complicated but isn't. You'll be rewarded with luscious nutrition of fresh berries and almonds. "Parfait" means "perfect"  or "impeccable" in French. And layered food is very beautiful! If you have a blender or food processor, in 5-minutes your treat can be ready to eat! This is a vitamin-rich knock-out with high-anti-oxidant strawberries and citrus. Powerful nutritional compounds in berries such as ...

Hi-Protein Strawberry Milkshake

I got excited about fresh organic strawberries and made this milkshake for breakfast! Cashews and protein powder give it a creamy texture. High-antioxidant lemon gives it a zingy flavor. Bee pollen is rich in proteins and B-complex vitamins. Beet root is a nutrient-dense, colorful addition that helps lower blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost stamina, and support detox. Organic strawberries are the only way to go, as these delicate fruits absorb high levels of pesticid...

Paleo Artisan Olive Bread

Artisan bread baked in a pot is as old as the hills, and it's super-easy in a modern oven. This olive loaf tastes just like your favorite Greek or Mediterranean bakery, except it's grain-free, gluten-free, no-yeast, no kneading, and simple to make! Nutrient dense and delicious, the secret ingredients are almond flour, chia seeds, and egg. Instead of yeast for leavening, it uses old-fashioned baking soda and apple cider vinegar. This bread tastes amazing with grass-fed butter, cheese, or try ...

Instant Raspberry Fruit Slushies!

Everybody loves a slushy when it's hot outside! Blend them in just 5 minutes with whole fruit, which is WAY healthier than juice! Store-bought fruit juices are heat processed, stripped of fiber, acidifying, glycemic, tasteless, and low in nutrients. These thick slushies use whole fruit including fiber, blended all together with ice. Commercial fruit slurpies are notoriously high in glycemic sugars. A good home blender is a great investment to keep everybody healthy and lower your ...

Easy Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Fresh blackberries taste divine with dark chocolate. This is a lusciously yummy treat that looks difficult, but isn’t. Even better, this smooth and creamy tart is loaded with nutrient-dense superfoods and healthy anti-oxidants like blackberries, avocado, and pure cacao. Lemon and pomegranate powder give it a refreshing, vitalizing flavor. Oh Yeah! Keep this tart chilled so it holds its firm texture. Perfect for a picnic, but keep it rather cool, and you'll be fine. The recipe is  Paleo, ...

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!...

Blueberry No-Cornmeal Pancakes

Here's a fantastic Father's Day Breakfast that anyone can do quickly. It's easy, gluten-free and luciously delicious. Instead of flour it uses shredded coconut and almond meal. A few years ago I loved my traditional cornmeal pancakes. Back then, corn was healthy, non-GMO, with an authentic homemade flavor and crunchy texture. But Uh Oh! Nowadays corn is GMO, lifeless, and tasteless. Sadly, I miss my favorite pancakes! So, I just invented this easy one-step recipe. It's free of grains, gluten, sugar, and GMO's. YAY! It uses blended coconut flakes for an old-fashioned texture that tastes just like corn. Ha Ha! I'm happy now. Throw in your blueberries at the end and stir by hand. Try these pancakes! ...

Top 10 Detox Smoothies

Wake-up your senses with these TEN superfood shakes! My Top 10 favorite easy smoothies will jump-start your day. Building our immunity takes time and patience. So today I'm giving you my secret stash of quick, nutritient-dense smoothies for a busy lifestyle. These recipes are flexible, so feel free to be creative and make any substitutions that inspire you. BTW I suggest warm smoothies, not cold. An icy cold smoothie may be refreshing for a moment, but after swallowing, it's hard on your ...