posts tagged "vegan"

How to Make Guacamole

Posted on January 30, 2015

Guacamole is a favorite dip in our family. This guacamole recipe is healthy, and with only seven ingredients, so easy that my boys and their friends often make it as an after school snack. All you need is ripe avocados, lime juice, red pepper flakes, cilantro, chili, chipotle, and salt.

If you want to know how to make fantastic guacamole all you really need is perfectly ripe avocados. I have a couple of quick tips so that you will know how […]

Cilantro Detox Juice

Posted on January 28, 2015

Cilantro is a super food full of healing properties and incredible phytonutrients. In addition to chelating heavy metals from the body, cilantro helps to build healthy skin and hair, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Cilantro also contains antimicrobial properties (this is likely why it’s been widely used in cooking for cultures in warmer climates, prior to the development of refrigeration).

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that I often post photos of my healthy green […]

Almond Pulp Macaroons

Posted on January 23, 2015

Whenever I make almond milk and post a photo to Instagram, I receive several comments asking what to do with the almond milk pulp. That’s why I’ve created these Almond Pulp Macaroons. To make these you can use the pulp from my basic Almond Milk recipe, or you can use the pulp from my super food Tumeric Milk. I tested these macaroons with both types of pulp and they were fantastic. When these macaroons are made with almond pulp from […]

Cherry Berry Syrup

Posted on January 16, 2015

If you’re wondering how to make pancake syrup from scratch, I’ve got you covered. This healthy pancake syrup recipe is made with blueberries and cherries, and sweetened with apple juice and stevia. If you don’t care for stevia, use a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and it will be just as delicious.

Growing up I loved blueberry pancake syrup. Of course, in the old days the stuff we ate was packed with sugar and preservatives, hardly a real food. This […]

Turmeric Root Milk

Posted on January 13, 2015

Golden Turmeric Root Milk will brighten even the dreariest of days with its gorgeous hue. What is turmeric root? Turmeric root has brown skin and brightly colored orange flesh, and looks similar to ginger root. It has a slightly bitter, delicately spicy flavor. The ground spice turmeric, found in most kitchen spice drawers and used in curries, comes from turmeric root.

Turmeric is incredibly healing and contains a substance called curcumin that has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Its effects have been likened […]

Instant Dandelion Latte

Posted on January 6, 2015

The health benefits of dandelion tea are numerous. Dandelion root is a fantastic liver cleanser. When ground and roasted it makes a wonderful coffee replacement. I first introduced  Dandelion Root Coffee as a substitute for traditional coffee here on my blog in early 2011, though this healing beverage has been part of my routine for far longer.

Usually, I make my dandelion coffee from scratch. If you’re wondering how to make dandelion coffee, it’s easy. I purchase dandelion root online, roast it […]

Chestnut Praline Latte

Posted on December 11, 2014

When I discovered that Starbucks was coming out with a Chestnut Praline Latte, I decided it was on! Yes, I’m taking on the behemoth of beverages with my healthy version of this festive holiday drink. My caffeine-free Chestnut Praline Latte is made with real chestnuts, coconut milk, and nourishing Dandelion Coffee. According to Starbucks, their Chestnut Praline Latte contains “espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices.”

Yes, I know it’s mighty easy to go to Starbucks and order […]

Paleo Peach Crisp

Posted on August 22, 2014

Paleo Peach Crisp is made with only six ingredients: peaches, almond flour, salt, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. This healthy gluten-free crisp is another one of my easy-to-make Paleo recipes that has even less added sweetener than usual. The entire recipe has one tablespoon of maple syrup. Better yet? My boys and their friends devoured it last night.

If you make this healthy dessert recipe with frozen peaches, be sure to let them thaw completely before you make the crisp. When […]

Strawberry Crisp

Posted on August 12, 2014

Strawberries are at their peak right now. They’re overflowing in our garden and at the local farmer’s market. While I love making strawberry pie (with Paleo Pie Crust), sometimes I want to make something simpler.

This Strawberry Crisp can be whipped up in minutes. It’s an easy gluten-free dessert that is made with only five ingredients –strawberries, almond flour, salt, butter, and slivered almonds. If you’re dairy-free, I also tested this recipe with palm shortening and it was delicious.

When I was […]

Roasted Cauliflower Carrots and Zucchini

Posted on February 25, 2014

During winter I roast vegetables several nights per week. I learned in my Ayurvedic training during the early 1990’s that it’s important to adapt both cooking and eating to the seasons. Mostly, though, it’s just common sense to eat local root vegetables in the winter (this is one of my favorite carrot recipes) and to run a nice toasty oven on a cold evening.

Roasted vegetables are an amazing dish –affordable, easy to make, and quite healthy. One of the best  things about this Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, and Zucchini is the beautiful mini-rainbow of colors the vegetables in this dish create.

So if you’re looking for a roasted vegetable recipe, take a peak at this one –it’s perfect for the most seasoned of chefs, as well as beginner cooks. Personally, I think this is the best way to cook zucchini and carrots… and cauliflower too!

Paleo Carrot Soup

Posted on January 7, 2014

This Paleo Carrot Soup recipe with spicy ginger and rich coconut milk will warm you to the bone on a snowy day.

During the last year my husband and I were lucky enough to eat at the Post Ranch Inn in Northern California. We had an incredible meal which included a stunning salad as well as carrot ginger soup, and more. I spoke to our server to get an idea of what was in that amazing carrot soup so that I […]

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Posted on November 20, 2013

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a festive, quick and easy dish to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a classic Thanksgiving recipe. I make it year after year. It’s festive enough to make both a healthy Thanksgiving side dish as well as a wonderful vegetable dish for Christmas.

I love Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts because it is an especially wonderful combination of fall vegetables. Sweet butternut squash (any winter squash is likely […]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Posted on November 5, 2013

Forget processed gluten-free noodles, spaghetti squash noodles are nature’s very own Paleo pasta.

Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite vegetables. This fabulous winter squash is easy to make. The best thing about spaghetti squash is that it’s a versatile gluten-free, grain-free substitute for regular pasta –yes, here you have nature’s very own Paleo pasta noodles.

I make Paleo pasta noodles for myself whenever the rest of the family is eating their processed gluten-free noodles. Though often the boys have a helping […]

Paleo Graham Crackers

Posted on April 24, 2013

Paleo Graham Crackers are gluten-free, made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with yacon.

Are graham crackers gluten-free? In general, the kind you buy at the store are not, however, these homemade Paleo Graham Crackers are not only gluten-free, they are grain-free as well. And with a mere four ingredients this Graham Cracker recipe is quick and easy to make.

These Graham Crackers will satisfy your urge for a gluten-free, grain-free crunch, and go very well with a cup of Joe (which […]

Simple Green Juice

Posted on January 5, 2013

Simple Green Juice made with just three ingredients (cucumber, parsley, and lemon) is ultra refreshing.

Happy New Year! Just in case you are still deciding on your New Year’s resolutions, I found a bunch of quick and easy ones in Esquire Magazine.

If you’re going to sit naked on a couch, put a towel down
In emails, use capital letters at the start of sentences, except when in a real hurry
Join a gym. (I’m not saying go. Just join.)
Chew your food two times […]

Cranberry Cherry Relish

Posted on November 15, 2012

Fresh cranberry sauce made with only 4 ingredients, no sugar.

I’ve had cranberry sauce on my mind. So I researched cranberry sauce recipes, and found that most have anywhere from ¼ to 1 ¾ cups of sugar. I like a tart cranberry sauce, one that almost makes my mouth pucker, so I developed this stevia and fruit-sweetened cranberry sauce. While it’s nicely tart, the cherries and orange juice make it quite sweet too.

This is a naturally sweetened lower-glycemic cranberry relish recipe, […]

Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Posted on November 12, 2012

Use vegan Pumpkin Whipped Cream on gluten free pancakes, muffins and cupcakes.

This luscious vegan spread is made from coconut cream. The kind that comes in the can. A dairy-free frosting that’s quick and easy to make? Yes! And just for fall, I have made it pumpkin flavored, though you can thank Marla at familyfreshcooking.com for that, as it was her idea.

I have been enamored with vegan frostings and toppings made from coconut cream for some time, and have a recipe […]

Paleo Pecan Tart Crust

Posted on October 26, 2012

Here’s a healthy paleo tart crust made from pecans, egg and coconut flour –gluten free, of course!

This quick and easy gluten free tart crust holds together very well and has a wonderfully nutty flavor.

The first few times I made this high protein, paleo tart crust, I had it with apple filling. I think it would be even better with the pumpkin pie filling recipe in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Feel free to experiment and fill this tart crust with […]

Basil Salad Dressing

Posted on September 7, 2012

If your garden is overflowing with fresh basil, I have the perfect recipe for you.

We planted more than ten little basil plants earlier this year and now my garden is overgrown with luscious green goodness. Since I have an entire bed of basil, I am of course, on the lookout for basil recipes.

When I looked back in my files, I found this one by Charlie Palmer. This recipe is not “inspired by” his, it is my version of his. If […]

Paleo Chocolate Frosting

Posted on August 28, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Frosting made with just three ingredients to top off your healthy celebrations.

This dairy free chocolate frosting is super easy to make and so delicious you will need to prevent yourself from eating it by the spoonful. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, it is a rich and creamy topping that can work on a variety of desserts.

I designed this chocolate frosting for my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, which my children (and their friends) have been gobbling up. I […]