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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.

Easy Vegan Focaccia with “Parmigiano”

This is a fantastic crispy flat bread with a savory topping that's great for vegans and anyone avoiding eggs. It's something like a Focaccia Pizza, topped with my delicious Vegan Parmesan Cheese that tastes just like "Parmigiano Reggiano". Chia seeds are a highly nutritious egg-substitute that creates a soft, pleasing texture in the bread. White chia seeds are available in most whole food groceries, and disappear in the the bread. Black chia seeds will make black spots, but it will taste just the same. ...

1-Minute Vegan Herb Butter Spread

With only 5 ingredients, this instant herb butter packs more freshness and flavor than any store-bought concoction. It's incredibly quick - just throw everything into a blender and WHIZ! Tastes fantastic on my Flourless Almond Blender Bread, or veggies, asparagus, etc... Yay! Put it on everything! Hint: This is so alive it will open your eyes wide with raw garlic and fresh herbs. Made with healthy olive and coconut oils, the recipe is similar to my dairy-free Vegan Butter, a staple in my ...

Fiddleheads! What to do?

Today I had just 10 minutes for lunch. The refrigerator was almost bare except for - Aha! Fiddleheads! These coiled-up fern shoots come up in the forest in the spring. They taste like a cross between 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. ...

Grain-free Garlic Naan

This easy Middle Eastern–style flatbread is grain-free, yet tastes surprisingly similar to that irresistible garlic naan in Indian restaurants. It’s a tasty wrap for veggies, meats, eggs, or any leftovers. Super-quick to make - just mix the batter and cook like a pancake. Slather it with Avocado Pesto, ...

Fuji Fennel Smoothie

Detoxifying and refreshing with a hint of sweet licorice, here's a great use for those feathery fennel greens. High in anti-oxidants, vitamin-C, and bioflavonoids, fennel's exotic flavor comes from the essential oil anethole, also found in anise and licorice. Fuji apples are pleasantly sweet, and relatively low in sugar, so...

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! ...

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 ...

Low-Carb Cauliflower Risotto alla Milanese

This recipe is for all my friends that love Italian food! The secret to traditional Risotto alla Milanese is the best arborio rice, aged Parmiggiano Reggiano, and saffron. However, this Paleo-Vegan adapted recipe is super-low in carbs and far quicker to make. With Cauliflower Rice, you don't have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes. It's an easy low-carb dish that's much healthier and easier to digest than traditional risotto. ...

Detox Green Probiotic Smoothie with a Young Coconut

A body cleanse in a glass! After drinking one of these, I'm ready for the day. Deliciously vibrant flavors of live anti-oxidant ingredients for breakfast or snack, will leave you feeling refreshed and alkalinized. Young coconuts are high in B vitamins, while supporting nervous system balance. And it's EASY to open a coconut with my new Coco Jack! Granny Smith apples are low in sugars, HIGH in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ...

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! ...

Paleo 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 garlic 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 it ...

Paleo Pumpkin Honey Butter

This creamy mélange is one of the best recipes ever to come out of my kitchen. And easiest! There are so many uses for this luscious spread - starting with the holidays! It tastes amazing on biscuits, hot rolls, apple muffins, even pancakes. Try it with savory dishes, chicken, or pork. Pretty soon, you'll be putting it on everything, like using it as a topping on ice cream! How about a Pumpkin Honey Milkshake, or luscious Pumpkin Honey Caramel Chai? OMG It's up to you. ...

Best Turkey Gravy Ever – Paleo-style

The creamiest gravy I've ever tasted. And the quickest. Everyone knows the secret to rich gravy is turkey drippings! Turkey gravy doesn't have to be difficult. We don't have to wait for an hour while mom stirs over a hot stove. There's no need for a roux, butter, grains, refined flour, or gmo cornstarch. Because nowadays we have blenders, something our great-grandmothers never knew! Hooray!...

Paleo Curried Pumpkin Dip

Try this easy dip for the holidays - I think you'll really like it! I created it in minutes for a party, and it was the biggest hit of the evening! Spicy, creamy, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it's even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don't use store-bought curry powders. ...

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 ...

Pumpkin Rosemary Soup, Garlic Croutons

Jane-Icon-2Right now is the most delicious time of year! Pumpkins symbolize prosperity, fertility, and the harvest. This EASY soup embodies all the richness of autumn. Quick to make, just heat, blend, and enjoy. Homemade garlic croutons are crunchy and easy with my Blender Bread or any of my bread recipes. I keep sliced bread on hand in the freezer so I can pull out a slice anytime. Use local organic ingredients to avoid glyphosate and other farming chemicals, which reduce nutritional value, harm the immune system, and damage the microbiome....

Black Bottom Squash Pie

Here's a fabulicious twist on holiday Pumpkin Pie - make it with squash and add a crunchy chocolate crust! Chocolate and butternut squash taste luscious together. Butternut squash is much easier to prepare than fresh pumpkin - just peel, cube, and steam, for an easy pie from scratch instead of canned....

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,...

My favorite Apple “Torta di Mele”, Paleo-adapted

My favorite Italian treat is also the easiest. This is "Torta di Mele Morbida" (soft apple tart), Paleo-adapted from my amazing friend Giorgia Pistellato in Venice. Not a fancy dessert - it's an everyday sweet made with apples and cinnamon that always pleases (and reminds me of my former opera career in Italy.) This Apple Torta is a perfect choice for beginning bakers and children, simply because it NEVER FAILS!  A luscious last-minute recipe like this can be a very useful resource in your kitchen, since it uses common ingredients that you probably have on hand. ...

Coconut Mango Goji Berry Cheesecake

My passion for healthy sweets is shamefully wonderful. This luscious summertime dessert is refreshing and easy. Even better, it's a no-bake, dairy-free, vegan, and Paleo treat, without sugar or GMO’s. It won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweetener. The perfect cream cheese flavor comes from blended coconut butter and lemon. Ha! Luscious mango and high-protein goji berries give it a colorful chunky texture....