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6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Jane-Icon-2Everyone deserves fluffy mashed potatoes! But sadly, potatoes are a high-carb, low-nutrient trigger causing high blood sugar and weight gain. Nightshade intolerance is common. Here are six healthy alternatives to mashed potatoes. And they're ALL fabulicious!

Top row: Cauliflower, Japanese Sweet Potato, Celery root Bottom row: Parsnip, Garnet Yam, Broccoli

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I Can’t Believe it’s Vegan Gravy

Amazingly tasty and rich, caramelized onions with mushrooms and herbs makes the best gravy I've ever tasted. I was recently invited to a gathering, and asked to bring a vegan gravy. This original recipe is a real discovery! Easy to make, it is both vegan and Paleo, made without broth or refined ingredients. The secret is slow-roasting the onions with liquid to conserve nutrients. This makes the most delicious gravy. Although it takes a bit of time to caramelize all those onions, I was able to ...

Authentic Borscht, Paleo-Style

I'm crazy for beets, a potent anti-cancer food. With its rich red color and satisfying Old World flavor, my Polish friends said they’d never tasted a better Borscht. I guess my old-world roots are coming out today! This is not just a root veggie soup with beets and carrots. The surprise addition of sweet potato and rutabaga give this soup a novel flavor twist. Feel free to make your own changes,...

Alkaline Watercress Salad

Today I found organic watercress at the grocery! So I made this super-easy salad using all high-alkaline veggies. Watercress, with its pleasantly pungent flavor, is helpful in reversing acidity and purifying the blood. It has been used as a healing food for thousands of years. Watercress is especially high in anti-oxidants...

Hiziki Seaweed Carrot Salad

A tasty way to get your sea vegetables, hijiki seaweed is a delicious nutrient-dense superfood, high in fiber, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. Especially Vitamin K is critical, as it’s the single vitamin almost all of us are lacking! ...

Paleo Wild Blueberry Fudgesicles

With only 5 ingredients, these super-easy fudgesicles hit the spot today! No guilt, no sugar rush or weight gain from these low-carb babies. Just pure joy! Yes, they're Paleo, vegan, free of dairy, gluten, tree-nuts and sugar. Hooray! Did you know that pure 100% chocolate is the #1 highest anti-oxidant food on the planet? I used slightly softened 100% baking chocolate to minimize sugar content and give a thick, creamy texture. Wild blueberries are a potent anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory that ...

Top Ten Recipes for Fermented Foods

One of the easiest and most economical ways to boost your health is FERMENTING! In stressful times when your digestion is under attack from processed food, undisclosed additives, and GMO's, these old-fashioned fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt can offer your gut a life-saving break. Fermented foods contain far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements, and they're cheaper than store-bought pills. Made easily in a variety of flavors, just 2 tablespoons of fermented ...

Asian Salad with Wild Salmon

Many of my clients ask me for easy lunches for one person. Here is my lunch today - delicious! This Japanese-inspired salad is super-quick, satisfying, high protein, low-carb, and zero sugar. Wild Alaskan salmon is a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 ...

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. ...

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....

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. ...

Apricot Blueberry Goji Salad with Basil

All you need is a few apricots, blueberries, a handful of spinach, lemon, and a bit of fresh basil. Perfect! Just toss all these ingredients together, knowing every one of them is loaded with delicious refreshing flavor, high anti-oxidants, vitamins, and alkaline power. It took about 3 minutes to slice them and blend a dressing. Whew! It was a fabulicious lunch! Try it! ...

Wild Blueberry Mousse with Avocado

OK, let's call it "Blue Mousse". My favorite 2-minute uplifting snack is refreshingly smooth and anti-oxidant with heavenly flavor. This nutrient-dense treat gives you everything you need – vitality, yummy texture, and sublime taste. Just blend and enjoy! It could be your easy breakfast, snack, or dessert. The thick texture comes from natural pectin in blueberries and creamy avocado. Instead of sugars that cause weight gain, inflammation, Alzheimer's, and cancer, I recommend one of these zero glycemic sweeteners: ...

Cream of No-Tomato Soup, Vegan, Nightshade-free

Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need for this creamy potage. My guests slurped it down with delight, and wouldn't believe it has no tomatoes! The tart tomato flavor is so convincing, no one will ever guess it's made with sweet potato, beet, lemon, and coconut milk. If you're one of the 40% of Americans that are nightshade-intolerant, this easy soup is for you. Just cook, immersion blend, and eat. ...

1-Minute Vegan Herb Butter

With only 5 ingredients, this instant herb butter packs more flavor than any store-bought concoction. Made with healthy oils, it's incredibly quick - just throw things into a blender and WHIZ! Tastes fantastic on my Flourless Almond Blender Bread, or eggs, green beans, asparagus, etc... Oh yeah! Put it on everything! This recipe is similar to my dairy-free Vegan Butter, a staple in my freezer. Except I like this better - it's way tastier, and I get my organic veggies too! Store your herb ...

Easy Flax Oil Dressing for Two

How fast can you stir together 4 ingredients? Yep, in one minute or less, your delicious dressing is ready. BTW, they don't sell this stuff in a bottle. You'll get more flavor, fresher ingredients, and pure organic flax oil for less money with homemade! Flax oil has a mild taste, and it's loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, critically important for your body and brain. Omega-3's are said to calm anxiety, improve eyesight, and even reduce symptoms of ADHD in children. Oh! It tastes yummy on Warm Beet Salad. ...

Presto Pesto in 1-Minute Flat

This mouth-watering dip is bursting with superfood flavor from pure vegetables. Enjoy it as a spread, a pate, or a topping for Zoodles! Looking for a quick, money-saving way to eat more veggies? Today I found kale, broccoli stems, green beans, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts in the fridge, already lightly cooked. I threw them in the processor with fresh basil, avocado, and garlic. Presto Pesto!! It was an instant WOW on Hi-Protein Rosemary-Walnut Bread!...

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 ...

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. ...

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? ...