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The Paleo diet was first brought into the spotlight by Loren Cordain, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on the Paleolithic diet, and author of the best-selling book “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat.” Dr. Cordain’s extensive research focused on the evolutionary and anthropological basis for dietary health and the links between modern diets and disease.
Recently, the Paleo diet has surged in popularity. Also known as the primal diet, caveman diet, Stone Age diet, or hunter-gatherer diet, it consists of fresh vegetables, fruits, roots, nuts, wild fish, free-range poultry, and grass-fed meat. It excludes all grains, legumes, dairy products, refined sugars, and processed oils. The modern Paleo diet is a whole lifestyle of particular foods and exercise, and it has many interpretations.

Zucchini Pasta Alfredo with Chicken

I love Italian food, especially when it’s pasta! But why eat high-carb spaghetti that’s nutritionally empty? Zoodles are SO easy to make on a mandoline slicer or vegetable spiralizer. Traditional Pasta Alfredo is made with heavy cream and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, a dairy load some people can’t tolerate. This delicious Paleo recipe uses nutritional yeast and lemon to give a cheese flavor that's dairy-free. It uses 1 can (1 ¾ cups) of thick full-fat coconut milk instead of cream. ...

Creamy No-Tomato Soup, NIGHTSHADE-FREE!

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

Easy Crustless Quiche, Dairy-free

Is it really possible to bake a pie with no pre-made crust? Yes it is! This is a delicious, gluten-free, quiche you can make in just one step. When it bakes, there's a magical crust on the bottom, sides, and top. The crust is created by layering the ingredients: coconut butter, cooked meat, onions, veggies, and pour the batter on top. Then bake, and presto! Your delicious pie is ready. Vary the recipe 1,000 ways - add your favorite veggies, leftover diced meat, and it always comes out yummy! ...

Authentic Borscht, Paleo-Style

I'm crazy for beets, a potent immune-building, anti-cancer food. With its rich red color and satisfying Old World flavor, my European 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. It's got surprise additions of sweet potato and rutabaga to give this soup a novel flavor twist. Beets are loaded with healthy Nitric Oxide, which lowers blood pressure, strengthens the immune system ...

Gluten-free Sugar-free Red Velvet Cupcakes with real BEETS!

QUIZ: When a delicious cupcake is made with HIGH-NUTRITION beets, apple, coconut butter, and eggs, does it count as a HEALTH food? Or is it still a despicable dessert? One thing for sure, this luscious, deep red color is from REAL BEETS, never food coloring. In fact, these cupcakes are made with superfood, low-carb ingredients from NATURE that taste fantastic! That's because these babies are free of processed foods like gluten, grains, dairy, and sugar. I think they're even yummier than my ...

Red Velvet Chocolate Buttercream Frosting with BEETS

I'm crazy for BEETS this week! Yep, those are my teeth marks in the photo. I dare you to try this luscious Natural Buttercream Frosting. It's so irresistibly melt-in-your-mouth, no one will ever guess it's made with healthy beets, coconut oil, and pure cacao. This one is over the top. I have a special passion for real food desserts, and I can't believe how creamy, smooth and chocolaty it tastes! Try this frosting on Red Velvet Cupcakes! It's also heavenly on my Primal Beet Brownies. ...

Grain-free Paleo Squash Pancakes

Squash pancakes with Maple Fruit Sauce are a quick, nourishing breakfast. Fresh butternut squash has a mild, natural sweetness that enriches these gluten-free, grain-free pancakes. Super easy to make, you can substitute any winter squash, such as pumpkin or acorn squash. I love butternut squash because it is quick to peel,...

Maple Fruit Sauce

This quick sauce is yummy on Squash Pancakes. In fact, it tastes fantastic on everything, even meats, chicken, and sweet potatoes. Easy to blend in minutes, it is filled with whole food nutrition. The natural pectin in fresh fruit makes a thick, mouth-watering sauce. This healthy recipe uses low-fructose fruits, like tart apples. If you use organic fruit you can enjoy the peels, which are loaded with healthy phyto-nutrients, and saves time of peeling. Keep it in the refrigerator for 4-5 ...

Low-Carb Rosemary-Walnut Bread

Looks like bread, tastes like bread, but NO refined carbs. Hooray! A full-bodied Mediterranean-style bread with amazing flavor, you can taste the olive oil and black pepper in every bite. High-protein, gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo, it's made with almond meal, chia seeds, egg, and walnuts. This EASY bread tastes scrumptious with my Presto Pesto!, Vegan Butter, or just dip in olive oil. I'm tempted to eat the whole loaf, but I'll freeze with paper between slices so I can have one tomorrow - Ha Ha! ...

Dairy-free Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, Mmm…

Whip up a hazelnut hot chocolate and it will change your whole day. My love affair with hazelnuts has gone to new heights of expression. Everyone knows that hazelnuts, coconut milk, and chocolate are a special combination, rich and satisfying. Even better, this is a super-easy, high-nutrition snack. The creamy, real-food taste of homemade nut milk is so superior to expensive store-bought carton beverages, you'll never want to go back. Why do we pay more for imported chemical dilutions, when we ...

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

You don't have to be Jewish to love potato latkes! And these delicious babies are different. These latkes are free of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar and nightshades! Hooray! The old-world recipe used white potato (a nightshade) and matzo meal (wheat grain with gluten). Instead this Paleo-adapted version uses sweet potato and almond meal. EASY! Top your latkes with my Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, recipes below! Yum Yum! ...

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

Paleo Huevos Rancheros are the best Mexican breakfast ever, made with my incredulicious refried sweet potatoes, a new recipe! Then it's topped with fried eggs, avocado, cilantro, and smothered with tomato salsa. Let's talk about the refried sweet potatoes - they're truly yummy!  I wanted to create a soft texture like beans with grated cheese. So I decided to grate the sweet potatoes instead of yellow cheese. Mushrooms add richness and dark color. The lemon, nutritional yeast, and coconut ...

Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Latte is a quick and satisfying pick-me-up. It's also a great breakfast! This Vegan latte uses non-dairy milk, such as coconut or almond milk. It's also a Paleo recipe, free of gluten, grains, processed ingredients, GMO's, and extracted oils. Real original whole foods are satisfying, flavorful, and healthy for the body. Frankenfoods are low in nutrients, with less flavor, but far more profitable to sell. Starbucks sells millions of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I wonder what ...

Pecan Sandies, Paleo Style

I was once addicted to those crisp, melt-in-your-mouth store-bought Pecan Sandies. I'd eat the whole bag in one sitting. Fortunately these babies are WAY better than those. These cookies are bursting with flavor and high-nutrition without any gluten, grain, sugar, or dairy. Ha Ha! But no one will ever guess they're "alternative". When the cookies were finished I thought - why not Chocolate Dipped? And they turned out fabulicious! Scroll down to see my Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Sandies. Ha ...

Spiced Beet Elixir – A Fermented Holiday Treat!

This warm non-alcoholic punch is made from spiced ginger tea, pomegranate, and fermented beets! The flavor is exalting, the feeling uplifting and enlivening. Warm spiced punch with cinnamon and cloves is a comfort food for me. This elixir combines delicious flavor and invigorating medicinal qualities. Of course, you can always add your own spirit essence if you like. I made it with fermented beets from my local market, and served it at a holiday gathering. Organic ingredients made it pesticide-free without Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate. Hooray! ...

Paleo Holiday No-Sugar Cookies

Happy Holidays! Now we can make crispy cookies free of gluten, grains, and sugars. Are you wondering how the dough is so flexible and easy to cut in shapes? Aha! The secret ingredient is coconut butter, which is pure coconut meat, ground. It's unprocessed, low in carbs, and delicious. Time to get out your rolling pin and cookie cutters! These yummy cookies have a zingy lemon-ginger flavor. Here's a tip: Keep the dough rather cool or chilled, and don't handle it too much with your ...

Sparkling Virgin Pomegranate Punch

Like spiced wine, this zingy raspberry pomegranate punch is quick to make and perfect for any holiday gathering. The flavor is deep and refreshing. Just blend, add sparkling water, and serve. It's filled with with vitamins and anti-oxidant nutrients from berries, pomegranate, and cherries. Makes about 3 quarts punch. Serves about 20 people. You can always dilute it to make more by adding more sparkling water. I made it virgin, without alcohol, however you can spike it as you please. ...

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds

Everybody loves this smooth, savory soup, especially children. The mellow flavor of butternut squash with onion and coconut make it a rich, satisfying meal. When I’m short of time, this is my #1 quickest soup recipe. I sometimes use pre-cubed organic squash, cook, blend with an immersion blender and serve in 5 minutes! When I have time, I use whole squash. I remove the seeds and toast them, because they're so delicious and it doesn’t make sense to throw them away. The seeds are high in ...

“Peanut Butter” Cookies with no Gluten, Grain, or Peanuts! Ha Ha!

I call these babies "No-Peanut Butter Cookies". They taste just like classic peanut butter cookies, crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside. They're Paleo, free of peanuts, gluten, grains, dairy, GMO's and sugars. Even better, they're incredibly easy to make, high in protein and ridiculously low in carbs. Hooray! Use ANY nut butter you like. I used toasted cashew, pumpkin, and almond butters, plus raw hemp butter. See my nut nutritional analysis. You'll need altogether 1 1/2 cups nut ...

Paleo Chicken (or Turkey) Enchilada Casserole

Try this authentic Tex-Mex dinner with turkey leftovers! Everyone loves its satisfying and slightly spicy flavor. I made it for a Santa Fe potluck dinner. It vanished and they were begging for more! No one could believe it's made from all original organic ingredients, and is gluten-free, grain-free, corn-free, GMO-free, organic, and dairy-free. Ay Caramba! There are four layers: 1) spicy chicken, 2) grated veggies, 3) tomato sauce, and 4) blended coconut crust on top. Try it with my yummy ...