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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!

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 ...

Low-Carb Rosemary-Walnut Bread

Looks like bread, tastes like bread, but NO refined carbs. Hooray! A full-bodied Mediterranean-style bread with amazing flavor, you can taste the olive oil and black pepper in every bite. High-protein, gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo, it's made with almond meal, chia seeds, egg, and walnuts. This EASY bread tastes scrumptious with my Presto Pesto!, Vegan Butter, or just dip in olive oil. I'm tempted to eat the whole loaf, but I'll freeze with paper between slices so I can have one tomorrow - Ha Ha! ...

Bye-bye Colds and Flu, Virus-Busting Garlic Soup

Say good-bye to any virus! Say hello to wellness with this powerful immune-boosting soup. My personal favorite high-potency cold and flu busters are: Garlic, Coconut oil, Ginger, Reishi, Astralagus, Calendula, Oregano, and Schizandra. This recipe uses the first six, however feel free as it's very flexible - if you don't have any one ingredient, you may omit it and the soup will still be divine. Read more about how to use all these virus-busting herbs in my article: Got a Virus? Try these Anti-Viral Herbs....

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

A traditional Hanukkah favorite! You don't have to be Jewish to love potato latkes! However these delicious babies are different. Where can you find a PALEO latke recipe without gluten, grain, dairy, sugar or nightshades? Yay! The original recipe has 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! ...

Sicilian Eggs with Spicy Vegan Cheese Sauce!

A GREAT holiday breakfast! This high-protein, low-carb, one-skillet meal has a real Sicilian flavor when you use fresh basil, rosemary, and parsley. My vegan Spicy Cheese Sauce adds a tantalizing flavor that’s completely dairy-free. That’s because the rich, mellow flavor of this cheese is so compatible with Italian foods. You'll love this sauce and will want to pour it on everything! The sauce is made of coconut butter, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice, yet tastes almost exactly like aged cheese....

Best Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

I invented this recipe in 2012, and I think it is the best recipe I ever created. Check it out! Never thought I’d invent Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Well, here it is! Ladies and gentlemen you can grate it, slice it, or cut into chunks. Yep. It is dairy-free and fabulicious! Instead of milk, it uses coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and Vitamin C crystals for that sharp, aged cheese flavor. This Paleo Parmesan cheese looks, tastes, slices and grates just like authentic Parmiggiano Reggiano. I can’t stop eating chunks of it as I write this post. Grate it on salads, stir it into soups, use it in Paleo Lasagna or Zucchini Spaghetti. OK, sprinkle it on everything! It’s very easy to make, just blend and chill. It freezes well and grates best when it is cool. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a MUST any time of year! Pumpkin and spices add rich earthy flavor to Chocolate Chip Cookies. Free of gluten, grains and glycemic sweeteners, these cookies can't spike blood sugar or bring added pounds, if you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners. Even better, this recipe uses unsweetened 100% chocolate chips! Hooray! The problem with chocolate chips is that most are loaded with sugar. Yucch! Even dark chocolate is legally anywhere from 35% to 70% cacao, which means the rest is 30% to 65% sugar. Eeek! ...

Paleo Carrot Muffins for Breakfast!

A great grab-and-go high-protein breakfast, these muffins will sustain you nicely all morning. I was taking a break in Taos, where the natural beauty is gorgeous. But uh oh! No healthy muffins to be found - everything was full of sugar and GMO grains. So I invented these tender muffins with fresh organic carrots and farm eggs. Ooooh - they came out so yummy! No one would guess they're Paleo, 100% free of gluten, grains, glycemic sweeteners, GMO's, dairy, and processed junk. If you use one of the suggested natural non-glycemic sweeteners, they're truly guilt-free - they won't spike blood sugar or cause weight gain. Yay! ...

Lemon Berry Parfait, Dairy-free

Packed with luscious nutrition from fresh berries and almonds, this breakfast looks complicated but isn't. If you have a blender or food processor, in 5-minutes your high-anti-oxidant meal can be ready! Powerful compounds in berries such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress from free radicals. Almonds are an important source of protein and fiber, while being naturally low in sugar. ...

Easy Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Fresh blackberries taste divine with dark chocolate. This is a lusciously yummy treat that looks sinfully decadent, but isn’t. Instead this smooth and creamy tart is loaded with nutrient-dense superfoods and healthy anti-oxidant ingredients like blackberries, avocado, and pure cacao. Lemon and pomegranate powder give it a refreshing, vitalizing flavor. Yep. This recipe is  Paleo, Vegan, free of dairy, gluten, grains, sugar, GMO's and processed foods. But you'd never guess in a million years. Try it! ...

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Tart

Today I was craving raw strawberries for mental clarity. These babies caught my eye, gorgeous and full of flavor! Then I saw the fresh rhubarb. That clinched it. Be sure to use organic strawberries, as they tend to absorb atrocious amounts of pesticides. Strawberries are one of the “Dirty Dozen” foods to always buy organic. I’m surprised many so-called healthy groceries still sell strawberries raised with pesticides. ...

Strawberry Mousse, Young Coconut

Oh boy! It's strawberry season! This healthy, refreshing mousse can be ready in 3 minutes. Please be sure to use organic strawberries, as these berries absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides. A great snack or dessert, all you need is five ingredients including a young coconut, strawberries, and a banana. Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however my new Coco Jack tool makes it super-easy! See below how it works. I'm going to make this a LOT! ...

Best Paleo Carrot Cake

Finally, a fantastic Paleo carrot cake with non-dairy cream cheese frosting! This cake is alive with flavor! Fresh carrots, apple, and orange zest add nutrition and keep it lusciously moist. It goes perfectly with my dairy-free Coconut Cream Cheese FrostingGreat for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack, ...

My Favorite “Anti-Cancer” Breakfast Parfait

Healthy food can be easy and delicious. Just layer in a glass and enjoy! Yep, this quick breakfast is from Dr. Johana Budwig's famous anti-cancer protocol. However it's a favorite meal or snack anytime! Dr. Budwig was a brilliant German doctor with a 95% success rate healing cancer. Wow! Nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times, she discovered that when unsaturated fats and protein are exposed to sunlight, it activates vital healing solar electrons in the body. Hmmm... tell me more. The food industry did not take kindly to her discovery, which was hidden in the hype promoting modern processed vegetable oils. I've been following her amazing book: The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook ...

Creamy Peach Dream-Bar Pie

Heavenly flavor, indescribable joy, a refreshing Paleo dream-bar pie, that looks complicated but isn't. This 3-part recipe includes a nutty crust, gooey blended cashew-peach filling, and sliced peaches on top. Simple. The combination tastes divine, looks beautiful, easy to make, and 100% raw with no baking needed. Like all my desserts, there's no harmful sugar spike or risk of weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. My guests were moaning with pleasure, ...

Golden Milk Spicy Uplifting Chai

A delicious invigorating tea, these rich spices will stimulate you to full brain awareness. This Golden Milk is specifically formulated to wake you up and optimize the absorption of turmeric in your body. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is difficult for the body to assimilate, and sadly most people absorb very little of the turmeric they consume. To fully benefit from curcumin, you need to include these four elements...

Blueberry Chia Jam

What could be more wonderful than fresh Blueberry Jam on your breakfast toast? This recipe is so pure it will refresh your whole body and soul. Make it in 15 minutes or less. Blueberries are a fantastic low-carb super-food, high in anti-oxidants. They contain so much natural pectin that this jam hardly needs any other ingredients. It is also thickened with chia seeds, for a dense, spreadable jam. ...

Pumpkin Golden Milk

This creamy rich Golden Milk is my favorite. Turmeric stimulates blood circulation. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood that destroys many types of cancer cells. Essentially turmeric helps to heal and nourish the organs to keep the body systems functioning properly. But before you start sprinkling turmeric on everything, please know that curcumin (its major active compound) is poorly absorbed in the body. To boost curcumin absorption, always ...

Matcha Green Tea Golden Milk

This creamy Golden Milk will boost your entire immune system. Turmeric and Matcha Green Tea are a dynamic superfood duo, if you don't mind the pea green color. We know about turmeric health benefits and everybody's going crazy for Golden Milks. However curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is difficult for the body to absorb. Very few people understand how to prepare Golden Milk to insure absorption. Sadly, the Golden Milk you're drinking may not benefit you at all. Turmeric can dissolve inflammation and pain. It's a powerful anti-inflammatory that destroys cancer cells and helps keep all the organs in balance – if it is absorbed

Here are four secrets to maximizing the benefits of turmeric:...