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

 

Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, my stash of this 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, which is the body's worst metabolic scrambler. Keep this granola on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast, nutritious breakfast. Many people consider buckwheat a ...

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 ...

15-Minute Green Goddess Detox Soup

Pamper your taste buds with this rich, detoxifying soup!  "Only the pure in heart can make a good soup." said Ludwig von Beethoven. This satisfying soup is the perfect nourishment AND detox medicine, using the magic of pure vegetables. The recipe makes a big pot, and it’s very flexible - feel free to use any veggies on hand. I love green beans, asparagus, and zucchini. (But, if you don’t like asparagus, just use another veggie!)  For a beautiful green color, I used mostly green veggies ...
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Detox Spinach Avocado Walnut Dip

This 5-minute dip is bursting with flavor and nutrients. Like a fresh pesto, it tastes zingy and alive. We can't measure LIFE FORCE in food. However we know instinctively that fresh alkaline foods have lots of healthy Qi, and processed foods do NOT. So garden-fresh foods are far higher in life force. This delicious spinach pesto is exploding with life! To make the dip, just put everything in the food processor, whiz, and it's ready in moments! I love crunchy chips, but these days I'm into colorful sliced veggies, ...
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Gluten-free Blueberry Pancakes with Berrylicious Sauce

I can’t live without blueberry pancakes. Especially when we can enjoy them in 15 minutes. These babies are healthy, grain-free, quick, and scrumptious. As you probably know, I'm very fond of coconut butter, which gives a luscious, low-carb richness without  chemicals, flour, or gluten. Hooray! Blueberry pancakes taste even better with easy Berrylicious Sauce. BTW, leftover pancakes freeze well in a resealable bag with parchment paper between the layers. Pull them out when needed and heat briefly in a pan ...
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Grated Beet and Carrot Salad

Today is a potluck meeting with neighbors. What to make? I've got 2 beets, 2 carrots, some herbs and baby spinach in the fridge, all organic. Well, I guess it's time for my favorite grated beet & carrot salad! This is a super-healthy side dish that's yummy with everything. It's also a perfect choice if you have a food processor with a grating blade - you'll be done in 10 minutes. If not, I'd make something else! Ha Ha! If ...
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Easy Paleo Crepes!

I'm totally amazed, these crepes are so quick and easy. Just blend 4 ingredients and presto! Perfect crepes like Julia Child!  Fill them, roll them, fold them, drizzle with your favorite sauce. These babies are Paleo, free of gluten, grains, sugar, tree nuts, soy, GMO's, and nightshades. Hooray! Now you can now make any of these amazing Paleo crepe dishes:  ...
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Paleo Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon Cheese Sauce

Luscious and elegant, every bite of these savory crêpes transports me to Paris. The Tarragon Cheese Sauce is deliciously rich, tangy, and blends beautifully with the mushroom filling. This recipe is dairy-free of course. Instead of cheese, the sauce uses dairy-free coconut milk, lemon and nutritional yeast.  ...
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Ooey-Gooey Vegan Chocolate Cake

Somebody asked for a healthy chocolate cake without eggs. OK. Well, here it is! Super-luscious, ooey-gooey chocolate cake, soft, and creamy, made with nutrient-dense real food. Yep! It has sweet potato, chia seeds, coconut butter, and cacao to make a perfect chocolate decadence cake! It's very easy to make this in a food processor or a blender. This is just another experiment in vegan cakes, and it came out fantastic! There's just a hint of orange, because chocolate and orange taste divine together. Make ...
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Paleo Hamburgers with Low-Carb Ketogenic Buns!

How do you like your hamburger? My idea of heaven is a grass-fed burger piled high with avocado, lettuce, tomato and organic bacon. However THIS post is all about the Keto bun!  Ha ha!  My new discovery is a super-easy low-carb bun that's gluten-free, grain-free, with no pesticides or Monsanto ingredients. Mix the batter in a food processor with coconut butter and eggs. Bake in an English muffin ring. Presto! The bun rises beautifully in the oven and slices just like a hamburger bun.  ...

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 ...

Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado

This is my favorite way to eat quinoa, because it is delicious, high in fiber, nutritious and super-quick! Quinoa is a gluten-free, celiac-safe complete protein, which makes it an ideal nourishing vegetarian meal. Quinoa is an ancient Incan plant related to beet and chard. Since it's not a grass or a grain, I guess it sort-of qualifies as "Paleo". Quinoa has countless health benefits: It is high in magnesium, fiber, minerals, and it acts as a natural pro-biotic to promote ...

Zoodles in 1-minute flat

How to make zucchini noodles? Zoodles are a guilt-free, no-weight-gain solution to authentic Italian dishes like Pasta Alfredo. Way better than rice, corn, quinoa, and other high-carb, processed noodles, nothing beats fresh vegetable spaghetti! Once you try zoodles you'll never go back!  ...

Beet Goji Salad with Wild Blueberries

Anti-oxidant, nutrient-dense, and delicious! Today I combined these tasty superfoods to make a surprising flavor harmony. Beets contain valuable nutrients used to help lower blood pressure, boost stamina, and support body detox. Wild blueberries are one of nature's most potent superfoods. With a tantalizing tart flavor, they're said to possess the power to prevent every human malady including cancer. Wild blueberries are smaller than their larger, cultivated cousins, and vastly higher in nutrients. Goji berries are powerful anti-oxidants that build the immune ...

Lemon Berry Parfait, Dairy-free

Oh boy! It's berry season! How about a quick layered parfait in a cup? This breakfast looks complicated but isn't. You'll be rewarded with luscious nutrition of fresh berries and almonds. "Parfait" means "perfect"  or "impeccable" in French. And layered food is very beautiful! If you have a blender or food processor, in 5-minutes your treat can be ready to eat! This is a vitamin-rich knock-out with high-anti-oxidant strawberries and citrus. Powerful nutritional compounds in berries such as anthocyanins, quercetin, ...

Flourless Green Smoothie Pancakes in a Jiffy!

I woke up hungry, craving a high-protein breakfast. In the fridge I found berries, eggs, spinach, an apple. And 15-minutes later I was eating a short stack of high-protein flapjacks. Ha Ha! They're gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and green! Other pancakes use ingredients like refined flour and bananas. This quick berry sauce is so delicious it will make your eyes roll. Guaranteed! This recipe is a cousin to my Amazing Green Smoothie Muffins, a meal-in-a-muffin! Serves 2 hungry eaters. Enjoy!  Spinach makes these babies ...

Strawberry Mousse, Young Coconut

Oh boy! It's strawberry season! This healthy, refreshing mousse can be ready in 3 minutes. Oh, please be sure to use organic strawberries, as these berries absorb nefarious amounts of pesticides. A great snack or dessert, all you need is five ingredients including a young coconut, strawberries, and a banana. Opening a young coconut used to be a chore, however my new Coco Jack tool makes it super-easy! See below how it works. I'm going to be using this a LOT!  ...
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Zoodle Soup with Mushrooms & Seaweed

Classic Asian noodle soup with a healthy twist, this is loaded with real nutrition from broth, meat, seaweed, and veggies. I'm a HYUUUGE vegetable-lover, so I use this recipe to load up on every veggie available. It's a great use for leftover veggies, so you could call this “Refrigerator Noodle Soup” because it’s flexible and a great way to clean out the fridge. Zoodles are zucchini noodles, free of grains, gluten, and so easy to make with a spiral vegetable slicer, ...
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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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Fermented Veggies 101

This is the easiest and healthiest superfood you can make! Fermented veggies are a natural probiotic that build healthy intestinal flora. And since the immune system depends on friendly bacteria in the gut, this is central to your health each day. This is a great way to use up leftover raw veggies. Have fun experimenting with different vegetables, low-sugar fruits, creating new combinations. Store in the refrigerator for several months and serve it as a side dish with every meal. These ...