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!

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 ...

Roasted Garlic, Aluminum-free

Toasting gives garlic a deep, rich, yet delicate flavor. Raw garlic is crunchy, pungent, and fiery. However once roasted, it transforms magically into a golden soft buttery spread. Roasted garlic is delicious on meats, veggies, breads, and it tastes divine in my Virus-Busting Garlic Soup! Roasting garlic is super-easy, and you don't need aluminum foil. BTW my kitchen is 100% aluminum free. Warning: Roasting garlic will fill your entire home with indescribably tantalizing and ...

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

Say hello to wellness, say good-bye to any virus with this powerful immune-boosting soup. My personal favorite high-potency cold and flu buster ingredients are: Garlic, Coconut oil, Ginger, Reishi, Astralagus, Calendula, Oregano, and Schizandra. This recipe uses the first six, however feel free to make your own variation, as it's very flexible. If you don't have any one ingredient, just skip it and the soup will still be divine. Read more about how to use all these virus-busting herbs in my ...

Dissolve stress with Chocolate Golden Milk and MCT Oil

You can dissolve stress with Chocolate Golden Milk. Turmeric is an uplifting, anti-inflammatory supplement. But it is not easily absorbed in the body, and many people drink golden milk but totally miss the health benefits. This recipe includes ALL the essential ingredients to help you to get the greatest benefits from your turmeric. Make sure your Golden Milk is hot. It should contain some fat - such as MCT oil or coconut oil. Black pepper boosts assimilation or curcumin. Cocoa is high in ...

My Favorite 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 ...

Best Gluten-free Focaccia

Happy New Year! Cheer up with my favorite authentic Italian Flat Bread, an easy comfort food for everybody, including any alternative diet. This quick gluten-free, grain-free Paleo Pizza is so satisfying that it transports me to Tuscany. A great crust recipe for your favorite topping, this is delicious with onions, veggies, or even plain. I like to enjoy warm focaccia instead of bread as a quick snack or side dish. The subtle flavors of toasted onion and olive oil were a hit! No equipment ...

Grapefruit, Greens, Ginger Smoothie

Delicious, refreshing, detoxifying for breakfast or snack, grapefruit makes a great anti-oxidant smoothie. Even better, it's low-glycemic and tastes yummy with ginger. I like the mild flavor of baby spinach, however any greens will do such as kale, chard, collards, dandelion, arugula, watercress, etc. Imagination and variety are my keys to making breakfast interesting, and this smoothie is a great way to start the day! Serves 2. ...

Flourless Green Smoothie Pancakes in a Jiffy

I woke up hungry, craving a high-protein nutritious breakfast. In the fridge I found berries, eggs, spinach, an apple. 15-minutes later I was eating a short stack of green flapjacks loaded with protein. They're gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and bright green! Other pancake recipes use high-carb ingredients like refined flour and sugary bananas. However this recipe will cause no sugar spike or weight gain! The quick berry sauce is so delicious it will make your eyes roll....