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!

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful 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, I love to serve colorful sliced radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! These flavorings are mild, ...

Savory Veggie Muffins

Where can I find a nourishing grab-and-go meal with protein and vegetables? Forget sweet snacks! I'd rather chomp on these super-healthy muffins! They're a low-carb breakfast, lunch, or dinner for busy people. Bring them as a brown bag snack! High-protein nutrition comes from almond flour, eggs, pumpkin seeds and goji berries! These muffins are Paleo, vegetarian. They're free of gluten, grains, dairy, GMO’s, and Monsanto's toxic glyphosate. They're so scrumptious no one would ...

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

Do you long for the authentic flavor of old-fashioned Himalayan tea? Or do you crave the warm spices of a steamy Starbucks Chai Tea Latte? Whatever you desire, this delectable brew will warm your body and soul. Instead of black tea, it uses Tulsi tea, also called Holy Basil, which tastes like black tea and is naturally caffeine-free. Sweetener is optional. Instead of a high-carb sweetener like sugar, it WOULD be sweetened with zero-carb sweetener, so it gives your blood sugar a break. Sadly, ...

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...

Low-Carb Cauliflower Risotto alla Milanese

When I lived in Venice, Italy, I enjoyed risotto almost every day. But sadly, it's loaded with carbs, so I ended up gaining weight. Traditional ingredients for Risotto alla Milanese are arborio rice, aged Parmiggiano Reggiano, and saffron. I've resolved the problem with this Paleo-Vegan adapted recipe, so you won't gain weight. It's super-low in carbs and quicker to make. With Cauliflower Rice, you don't have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes! Ha Ha! It's an easy low-carb ...

Sweet Potato Golden Milk with Turmeric

Golden Milk is a delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric. Quick to prepare, this spicy chai will warm your heart and stimulate total vitality. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that destroys many types of cancer cells. But it is difficult for the body to absorb. This Golden Milk recipe is especially formulated to help you assimilate ALL the health benefits of turmeric. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, and copper. They get their orange color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant. Homemade Golden Milk is way healthier than any store bought beverage, as it's free of dairy, sugar, GMO's and chemicals. ...

Sweet Potato Hash

I can be excited about waking up any morning to Sweet Potato Hash! This is a comfort food for me, and it's the best I've ever tasted. Easy to make, check the step-by step photo instructions below. A great recipe for vegetarian hash is hard to find, and you can also add meat to ...

Cauliflower Fried Rice

There's only one way to enjoy cauliflower fried rice, and that's to make it yourself! Where can you find a nourishing meal that's grain-free, low-carb and non-GMO? You won't find this healthy meal in Beijing or even Chinatown. Cauliflower rice is easy to prepare in 10 minutes or less. It's nutrient-dense and economical. This satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner is a delicious vegetarian meal. Meat is optional. Serves 2. ...

Crustless Vegan Quiche

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 ...

Heirloom Red Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

On a recent trip to the Himalayas, I was captivated by the rich, nutty flavor of Bhutanese red rice. Since rice is a "grain", some folks might say this recipe is not Paleo. However, I beg to differ. Strong evidence has emerged that our ancestors ate rice for milleniums, which eventually led to cultivating the grains. It seems Paleolithic humans were grinding grains some 32,000 years ago. This evidence comes out years after the "Paleo Diet" was coined. Whew! Maybe now we can relax, and simply eat unprocessed foods. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but it's dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc. ...

Ayurvedic Root Veggie Squash Soup

So easy to make, this is a magical blend of warm comfort foods with squash, rutabaga, carrot, onion, and sweet potato, I created this creamy potage for my Yoga students to show how to heal inflammation, which is epidemic in our times. We nourish our mind through the foods we eat. The subtle essence of food has a huge impact on our mind. Ayurveda describes the subtle essence of food (and all of life) as the three "qualities" or Gunas.  1) Sattva (peaceful), 2) Rajas (active) and 3) ...

Zoodles with Butter, Garlic & Herbs

This 5-minute meal that Italians call "Spaghetti con Burro e Salvia" or "Spaghetti with Butter and Sage" is a standard everyday favorite. My adapted recipe is even more delicious, and super-low in carbs, so it won't go to your waistline - Hooray! Zoodles are a favorite  5-minute veggie - much quicker than spaghetti, gluten-free, and grain-free. The easy herb sauce is just butter with your favorite fresh herbs. Sage is traditional in Venice, but feel free to use any herbs you like, such as basil, thyme, tarragon, or oregano. Grass-fed butter is packed with nutrients...

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. ...

Have you ever tried GABA Kitchari?

Kitchari is a nourishing miracle of everyday wellness from Ayurvedic cooking. This recipe is especially rich in minerals, amino acids and GABA. What is GABA? When we activate the Gamma-aminobutyric acid in unprocessed beans and rice by presoaking overnight, it stimulates the life force so these foods are higher in nutrients, more digestible, and won't give you gas.  Soaking or sprouting the beans and rice is easy. It removes any bitter seed coatings, adding a superfood level of cleansing ...

Make Your Own Curry Powder – Nightshade-free!

I love spices! Here's how to make your own homemade curry powder that's easy to digest. This tastes yummy in My Favorite Kitchari!  Curry powder is just a Westernized mix of Asian spices, often containing nightshades red pepper and cayenne. At one time every Indian household had their own special mixture, giving their particular cuisine a unique characteristic flavor. Nowadays we buy curry powder in little jars from mega grocery corporations. It's still wonderful! But nightshades contain ...

Sprouted Hummus, Original Lebanese Recipe

This homemade hummus is quick to make, tasty, super-nourishing, and EASY TO DIGEST. Hummus is supposed to be a healthy snack, a staple of the Mediterranean diet. Every Lebanese grandmother knows how to make old-fashioned hummus with sprouted chick peas. Traditional soaking and sprouting makes beans sweet, digestible, healthy, and quick to cook. Otherwise, beans are simply indigestible, if you know what I mean! Soaking and sprouting dissolves the indigestible natural coatings on beans. ...

Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack with high-protein nutrition. Even better, yummy probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. This is basically a chocolate-banana-coconut milkshake, with my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! And chocolate is one of the highest anti-oxidant foods on the planet. Hooray! However, chocolate must be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar causes body acidity and disturbs gut microbiome. ...

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:...

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 ...