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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!

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. I beg to differ. Strong evidence has recently emerged that our humanoid ancestors ate grasses for milleniums, which eventually led to cultivating those grains. And that humans were grinding grains some 32,000 years ago. This evidence is coming out years after the "Paleo Diet" was coined. Great! Now we can relax, and simply eat unprocessed foods. ...

Blueberry No-Cornmeal Pancakes

Once upon a time I loved traditional cornmeal pancakes. Corn was healthy, non-GMO, with authentic homemade flavor and crunchy texture. But nowadays corn is GMO, lifeless, and tasteless. 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! ...

Crispy Baked Coconut Herb Chicken

The most flavorful chicken I ever ate, and the easiest. It tastes like fried chicken, except (surprise!) it's free of gluten, grains, and GMO oils. Every-body loves this chicken, not just those on alternative diets. It's as easy as Paleo shake & bake. Ha Ha! Look for organic chicken for the best flavor and healthiest birds. ...

13 Favorite Breakfasts in 10 Minutes

Expand your thinking around breakfast and find infinite possibilities for great flavor and nutrition. Try these 13 best-loved quick breakfasts, the top picks from my original whole-food recipes. Break out of your habits into a new way to satisfy breakfast cravings all day long!  When you need more ideas, find 165 yummy recipes in my cookbook Good Morning Paleo! ...

High-Protein Savory Quinoa Waffles

Fluffy, high-protein, low-carb, flourless, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free waffles? In less than 15 minutes work? Yep. I was craving waffles today, and tired of sticky-sweet breakfasts. Quinoa is a tasty ancient Incan superfood. Even better, it’s a complete protein! Quinoa is a seed related to beets and spinach, not a grain. ...

Cuban Black Beans, Nightshade-free

I learned to love authentic black bean soup in a Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious. They knew how to prepare old-fashioned beans, soft, easy to digest. Of course their beans were full of spicy nightshades. Beans aren't considered Paleo, however I beg to differ. There's plenty of evidence that ancient people enjoyed beans. Recent discoveries show beans to be a MAJOR factor in longevity, and an important source of protein and vitamins....

Cream of Asparagus Soup, Vegan, in 10 minutes

With only 5 ingredients, this nourishing potage is ready in a snap. All you need is asparagus and an immersion blender! Use your favorite milk, such as coconut, almond, cashew milk. Yep. Or even real milk. Today I used Edward & Sons coconut milk powder dry-stirred into the soup, and it was fabulicious. Check it out! Found in any healthy grocery, this versatile  coconut milk powder adds vegan richness to many dishes.  Asparagus is rich in folic acid, or vitamin B9 needed to synthesize ...

Black Brownies, Dark Chocolate Superfood Bars

Today I needed an intense black leather stiletto boots radical chocolate fix. Yep. These flourless brownies really did the trick! I got a nice endorphin lift from the chocolate without disturbing my blood sugar. Yay! Even better, I got a big serving of phyto-nutrients. Yep. Fresh vegetables - beets, carrots, and kale make these bars VERY dark, almost black. And they taste AMAZING! ...

Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it's a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own with my easy Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is loaded with sugars, however this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Keep it on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast nutritious breakfast.  ...

Fennel Top Leek Soup

Are you eating your green veggies? Fennel bulbs with fluffy tops are delicious, tender, economical, and taste wonderful with leek. I love blended soups, because they're so EASY to pre-make. First boil veggies while you're doing other things. Later on immersion blend and serve in minutes. We had it for dinner today, however it's also fantastic for breakfast or lunch! This Paleo - Vegan soup is rich and thick with nutrient-dense veggies like fennel, fennel tops, leek, celery, and parsley. ...

Detox Green Probiotic Smoothie with a Young Coconut

Yep, it's a body cleanse in a glass! After drinking one of these, I'm ready for the day. Deliciously vibrant flavors of live anti-oxidant ingredients for breakfast or snack, will leave you feeling refreshed and alkalinized. Young coconuts are high in B vitamins, while supporting nervous system balance. And it's EASY to open a coconut with my new Coco Jack! Granny Smith apples are low in sugars, HIGH in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ...

Paleo Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Today I just couldn't help it! I NEEDED healthy dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned gingerbread feeling.  ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful high-protein dip. At a recent gathering, every single 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. Instead I love colorful radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! ...

Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin

A delicious stew with an exotic twist. Inspired by Asian peanut curry, instead of peanuts it uses almond butter - Yummy! I serve this in bowls without rice or noodles, for a high-nutrient, delicious low-carb meal. A key ingredient is turmeric in the curry powder. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. ...

My Favorite Jewish Recipes – Paleo Style

Throughout the year, Jewish holidays are wonderful times for gathering with family and friends. But what to do when someone is on a special diet? Well, these recipes are re-invented especially for alternative diets. The good news is that EVERYBODY loves them! These recipes are low in carbs, free of gluten and dairy, without glycemic sugars or processed ingredients. Yay! My favorites include Sweet Potato Noodle Kugel, Sweet Potato Latkes, Paleo Sour Cream Poppyseed Cake, ...

Oven Baked Logger’s Hash

Toay I feel the need for nutritious comfort foods. This favorite one-dish meal looks complicated but isn't. Like a nutrient-dense crustless quiche, no one would never guess this easy recipe is Paleo and dairy-free, with sweet potatoes, eggs, mushrooms, coconut butter, optional ham, and an entire bunch of kale! Layer them into a baking pan, pour the egg mixture on top, and bake. No need to stand over the stove. An easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for gatherings, you can cut in squares and save it for future, ...

Instant Chocolate Superfood Chai To Go

Need an emergency pick-me-up? How about a comforting taste of home? THIS is your travel safety net. Everybody needs a healthy energy boost from time to time. My favorite is hot chocolate, cinnamon, dry coconut milk and superfoods. Yum! You could be stuck in the Denver airport, trekking the mountains of Nepal, or taking a break at school or work. Just whip out your zip-lock bag, add hot water, stir and enjoy! This instant beverage will give you a healthy energy lift, with no blood sugar spike or extra pounds. Yay!...

Luscious Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake

A taste of sunlight! Everybody loves this creamy dessert, without even knowing about its cancer prevention qualities, because of the invigorating lemon flavor, revitalizing honey, and crispy nut crust. As you may know, I study the work of German physician, Dr. Johana Budwig, a 7x Nobel Prize nominee for her research and 95% success rate healing cancer with Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Dr. Budwig was a brilliant biochemist and physician who discovered the roots of cancer, much to the chagrin of the food industry.  ...

Tiramisu, Paleo Style

Tiramisù means “pick-me-up” in Italian. It definitely does that, with layers of creamy filling, espresso syrup and chocolate. This Paleo version will rival anything you’ll taste in Milano. Chefs love it too because it's so easy to make. This tiramisu has three parts: 1) two cake layers 2) pastry cream 3) espresso syrup. It tastes sinfully decadent, however it is full of nutrient-dense ingredients like pure coconut meat, cashews, high-protein almond meal and eggs. It won't raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the natural zero-carb sweeteners....

Creamy Mint Green Tea Avocado Milkshake with Young Coconut

It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks? ...