Jane’s Recipes

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My recipes are all original. Every one! Food should bring you energy, clarity and JOY! Perhaps my biggest discovery is how to make sweets that don’t elevate blood sugar or cause weight gain. We believe desserts are BAD for us (and most of them are)! However sweets can be HEALTHY! In an epidemic of sugar-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, THIS is the solution: Use low-carb, original, unprocessed ingredients. There’s no need for deprivation. Here are some of my recipes. Try them and send me your comments!  Jane

 

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

Everyone 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 ...
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Pumpkin Rosemary Soup, Garlic Croutons

Right 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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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My Best Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

Here you'll find irresistibly delicious pumpkin recipes free of gluten, grains, flour, and processed ingredients! For me a pumpkin symbolizes goodness, fantasy and possibilities - a pumpkin can change into anything! The simple pumpkin represents prosperity, generosity, and the Fall season. But sadly, most pumpkin recipes are unhealthy, high in sugars, gluten, grains, dairy and industrial foods - leaving me feeling unsatisfied, overstuffed, and toxic.   ...
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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 ...
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History of Breakfast, What Happened to Our Food?

By Jane Barthelemy.  In times of total uncertainty, we need to have a good laugh. What if you could trace our worst chronic diseases (and COVID-19 comorbidities) back to the discovery of the New World and industrialized food? Tongue in cheek, I'm not joking. This article examines the undeniable history of our beloved first meal, in light of world money and food addictions. Yep. Especially sugar. For sure, breakfast wasn’t always corn flakes or toast with jam. Nowadays, what we eat ...
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, Gluten & Grain-free

This humble cake doesn’t look like anything special, but it will blow you away with tantalizing flavor and simple preparation. A great summer dessert for picnics and gatherings, everybody loves fresh rhubarb with strawberries. To make it, put the strawberry-rhubarb mixture into a pan, spread the cake batter on top, and bake. The simple yellow cake is Paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free, with a rich and sumptuous taste that infuses with strawberry-rhubarb flavors while baking. Yum yum! ...
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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 ...
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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! ...
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Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars – Vegan

These decadent bars have a rich chocolate raspberry filling. Oh, I promise they're decadently yummy! But more importantly, they're chock full of superfood nutrition, such as cacao nibs, protein powder, and chia seeds. This recipe is high-protein, high-Omega-3 that goes easy on your blood sugar. The crust uses chia seeds as a binder, however you can substitute egg if you prefer. Chocolate does contain caffeine, which may keep children (and adults) awake at night. If this is your concern, substitute carob ...
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Spicy Barbecue with Adaptogenic Herbs!

This barbeque has healthy flavor that will knock your socks off! Forget bottled sauce and get creative to blend your own BBQ sauce with this REALLY flexible recipe! Superfoods and adaptogens make your body sparkle with life force! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress, and promote blood circulation. Oven baking is clean and tasty, eliminating free radicals from grilling. Feel free to adapt this recipe to your own taste.  ...
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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 can prevent ...
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Raspberry Rhubarb Goji Bars

It's rhubarb and berry season! These luscious bars came to me in a dream. A fantasy in warm red raspberry-rhubarb filling oozing out of a rich, crumbly cinnamon shortbread, with refreshing sweet goji berries. And they came out just like I imagined! Guilt-free superfood bars, low-carb and tantalizing. Goji berries are higher in protein than any other fruit,  ...
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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 food at a meal can help restore your internal ...
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Paleo English Muffins with no flour!

These classic English Muffins are so easy and authentic, you’ll want to make them - and eat them - every day! They look just like store-bought muffins - dense, fluffy, and white. Except they're super healthy, low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free, and won't cause blood sugar spike or weight gain. Surprise! Their main ingredients are coconut butter and eggs! The flavor is mild ...
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Paleo-licious Green Smoothie Pancakes

I woke up hungry, craving a high-protein nutritious breakfast. In the fridge I found berries, eggs, spinach, an apple. 15-minutes later I was eating a short stack of green flapjacks loaded with protein. They're gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and bright green! Some pancakes use high-carb ingredients like refined flour and bananas. However this recipe will cause no sugar spike or weight gain! The quick berry sauce is so delicious it will make your eyes roll ...
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Paleo No-Cornmeal Waffles with Easy Blueberry Sauce

Irresistible, crunchy, grain-free flavor, without any corn! So quick to make, you can enjoy waffles in 10 minutes. The secret to their crispy golden texture is blended coconut flakes. These scrumptious babies are low carb, gluten-free, Paleo, sugar-free, and GMO-free. You will need a blender. Go ahead! Just turn on your waffle iron now and try! ...
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