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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.

Blueberry No-Cornmeal Pancakes

Here's a fantastic Father's Day Breakfast that anyone can do quickly. It's easy, gluten-free and luciously delicious. Instead of flour it uses shredded coconut and almond meal. A few years ago I loved my traditional cornmeal pancakes. Back then, corn was healthy, non-GMO, with an authentic homemade flavor and crunchy texture. But Uh Oh! Nowadays corn is GMO, lifeless, and tasteless. Sadly, 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! ...

Top 10 Detox Smoothies

Wake-up your senses with these TEN superfood shakes! My Top 10 favorite easy smoothies will jump-start your day. Building our immunity takes time and patience. So today I'm giving you my secret stash of quick, nutritient-dense smoothies for a busy lifestyle. These recipes are flexible, so feel free to be creative and make any substitutions that inspire you. BTW I suggest warm smoothies, not cold. An icy cold smoothie may be refreshing for a moment, but after swallowing, it's hard on your ...

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 Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is usually loaded with sugars, my worst metabolic scrambler. 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.  ...

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 ...

Instant Cacao Spiced Detox Tea!

This uplifting beverage beats coffee hands down! Cacao is a top anti-oxidant that detoxes body chemistry and uplifts the spirit any time of day. It's an ideal antidote to modern bio-warfare. These days we need to bolster our immunity and resilience more than ever. Pure cacao is your friend, if it contains no sugar. Cacao is a medicine, non- addictive, and has no negative side effects for most people. Chocolate contains a bit of caffeine, but far less than coffee. When you creatively mix ...

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Even when you're in a hurry, it's always possible to enjoy a nourishing meal. Simply crack two eggs into a sliced avocado and bake. When you finish getting dressed and checking your messages, breakfast is ready. Wow, was this delicious! Choose a large size avocado with a large seed and hole, so there's room for the egg without spilling over. The best choice is a Hass avocado. Not a Pinkerton or Fuerte avocado - as they have very small seeds, i.e. small holes. You may need to hollow out the ...

Wild Salmon Salad with Fennel

This zesty Asian-style salad is loaded with flavor and omega-3 nutrition. Steaming is a quick and gentle way of cooking salmon that retains enzymes and never exceeds 212°F. Serve this salad warm or cold, either as a lunch or a light main meal. Fennel's delicious flavor compliments the salmon, avocado and crunchy almonds. I suggest wild Alaska salmon as the safest fish, to avoid toxins in farmed fish and "Atlantic-raised" fish. To maximize health benefits from fish, I believe it's important ...

High-Fiber Egg Drop Soup with Seaweed

Authentic Egg Drop Soup is hard to find, and so quick to make at home! In most restaurants, it will contain gluten, MSG, preservatives, GMO soy, and GMO cornstarch. How healthy is that? Here's a delicious traditional high-fiber recipe that you can make in minutes, with all natural (and Paleo) ingredients. Make it Vegan, or add meat, chicken, or shrimp. Traditional ingredients might include peas, chard, and seaweed. My favorite seaweeds are Hijiki and Wakame, as they add rich flavor ...

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. Wild blueberries are small with a slightly tart, deep flavor. Wild blueberries may be the world’s most ...

Gluten-free Irish Soda Bread

Surprisingly easy and versatile, this delicious bread has stood the test of time as an Irish classic. I love to eat it with homemade soup! A yeast-free, no fuss bread, this is my kind of recipe! Almond meal, chia seeds and eggs make a texture much like traditional bread, and it's grain-free for those of you who miss your comfort foods. It came out moist and delicious with a distinctive flavor - wonderful on its own. Try it with grass-fed butter and a warm bowl of soup. Feel free to change ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!  ...

Why is CHOCOLATE the FOOD of the GODS? But there’s a catch!

Pure 100% chocolate is my favorite food in the world. And for good reason. Pure unsweetened cacao is higher in antioxidants than grapes, blueberries, or green tea. Maybe that’s why ancient cultures used it as a medicine, and called it “Food of the Gods.” Follow my links below to the BEST chocolate bars! But there's a catch! If it has sugar added, it's partly toxic. Why ruin the healthiest food by mixing it with the most unhealthy toxin? It turns out that raw, unsweetened chocolate is ...

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 ...