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Berry Parfait with Coconut Kefir

For a quick breakfast or a snack, there's nothing like a creamy parfait. Use your favorite berries - today I used blueberries, raspberries and black elderberries. This is yummy with Easy Homemade Coconut Yogurt, coconut kefir or goat yogurt. Kefir and yogurt are easy to assimilate, as the proteins are mostly digested by healthy bacteria. I added a dash of vanilla and optional sweetener. Today I used sprouted, toasted organic almonds. This is an easy breakfast or snack. It serves two, but I ...

Fiddleheads! What to do?

Today I had just 10 minutes for lunch. These coiled-up fern shoots showed up at my local organic market. They come up in the forest in the spring. Their taste is sweet - something like wild asparagus and green beans. Since I love asparagus omelets, I thought I'd experiment with fiddleheads, throwing in a few shiitakes and garlic. Yummilicious! A Fiddlehead Shiitake Omelet! If you can scramble an egg, you can make an omelet. And there's nothing comparable to the flavor of fresh wild ...

Rainbow Salad with Herb Dressing

My body is asking for veggies today - and this crunchy mixture is my absolute favorite! Quick, colorful, and unbelievably delicious with this blended Yogurt Herb Dressing. If your digestion is delicate, you can steam the raw veggies lightly in a steamer for 2-3 minutes, so they're partly cooked and still crunchy. Then drizzle them with this very special dressing and enjoy! Use any leftover dressing with everything!. Serves 4....

Papaya Tangerine Smoothie

Today's breakfast was a refreshing flavor treat of creamy, luscious papaya. I added tangerine, coconut milk, and strawberries for a WOW! Intensely luscious smoothie! Look for healthy organic or non-GMO papaya, as many papayas are genetically modified. This papaya milkshake tastes like the papaya "batidos" I used to buy on the street in Mexico, made with (uh oh!) sweetened evaporated milk and sugar! Fortunately, papaya offers a tantalizing tropical taste with a relatively low sugar ...

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 ...

Say Good-Bye to a Middle-Age Belly in 10 Steps

To live a long and healthy life, one of the most important steps is to keep your intestines clean. Certain foods clog up our body and lead to weight gain. An expanded belly can be caused by visceral fat that accumulates in and around the internal organs. We also know that most adults hold from 5 to 20 pounds of indigestible waste (POOP) in the belly. Yikes! I'm betting this will NOT be my most popular post - ha ha! But please read on - - it's vitally important. Our food choices are an ...

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, ...

Egg Salad with Cashew Mayo & Asparagus

Easy to make and incredibly flavorful, this Paleo Egg Salad uses my easy vegan Cashew Mayo recipe. Try it! It's a super-quick lunch or dinner, created especially for folks eating a clean diet, such as gluten-free, low-carb, Paleo, or almost any alternative diet. Yummy!  ...

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 ...

Tea Tree Oil – My Everything Remedy!

I love to simplify. Now my kitchen has just one cleaner. It's in my bathroom too. And the medicine cabinet. And the first-aid kit. Yep, my go-to non-toxic pharmaceutical. It's my ONE EVERYTHING REMEDY for cleaning, prevention, healing, beauty, and body care. Yes, amazing TEA TREE OIL!  Even better, research shows that a simple diffuser with tea tree oil can purify the air in your home of bacteria and viruses in a few minutes. Tea Tree Oil is one of the world's most useful essential oils. ...

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) ...

Spanish “Tortilla de Patata” Frittata with Cauliflower

Easy "Tortilla de Patata" is a favorite meal-in-minutes from Barcelona to Madrid to Seville. This recipe is a cauliflower take-off on that national dish of Spain. Cauliflower is an ideal substitute for potatoes, because it's delicious, a highly nutritious cruciferous veggie, low in carbs, and so quick to cook. It can be ready in a snap fo breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Potatoes and peppers are not on my diet, as they're in the nightshade family, which causes intestinal problems for some people - ...