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



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 mom’s ...
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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 ...
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Adzuki Bean Salad with Butternut Squash

The earthy flavor of adzuki bean with vibrant lime and basil make this a zesty bean salad, delicious at room temperature or slightly warm. Adzuki beans are valued in Chinese medicine for a rich earthy flavor, detoxifying the blood, clearing congestion, and aiding in weight control, Their high iron content enriches the blood and prevents anemia. Soak adzuki beans 8 - 12 hours before cooking; or you can go all the way and sprout them, for even more nutritional value and digestibility. Winter squash is a primary source of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which ...
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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, ...
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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 days, or freeze for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!  ...
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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 butter create ...
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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 their ingredients are?  Below is the "improved" Starbucks recipe as of ...
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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 Ha! I'm shamelessly bragging ...
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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 ...
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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 hands, which might make it ...
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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. Happy Holidays! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:418] ...
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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 ...
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“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 butter. You can also make your own ...
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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 ...
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Maple Syrup LOADED with SUGAR! The devil is in the details.

We LOVE to drizzle gobs of maple syrup on Paleo Pancakes! Because it's pure sap from maple trees - Right?  Uh Oh!  Sorry, the answer is NO!  But maple syrup is unprocessed - Right? The answer is again NO!  Maple syrup low in sugar - Right? NO NO NO! Maple won't acidify my body pH like sugar.  SORRY, IT ACIDIFIES THE SAME AS SUGAR!  As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha! Here ...
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10-minute Fennel Leek Detox Soup

Are you eating your green veggies? Fennel bulbs with fluffy fennel tops are delicious, tender, economical, and taste wonderful with leek. I love blended soups, because they're so EASY to pre-make. First boil the veggies while you're doing other things. When you're ready, heat and immersion blend to 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 ...
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How Healthy is Your Breakfast Cereal?

A healthy breakfast means a bowl of cereal. Right? After all isn't this an American tradition? Nope. It’s actually a very recent marketing invention. A tiny mistake in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1870 changed the face of breakfast forever. Harvey Kellogg (recognize the name?) was the director of a popular health retreat. Kellogg was said to treat his guests with many bizarre experiments for health improvement. One of his invention was a whole grain corn breakfast cereal served to his patients, which he dubbed "Granula" (Prounouced Gran-oo-la). The cereal was made of soaked, boiled corn kernels pressed ...
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