posts tagged "vitamix"
Posted on October 2, 2014
This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is perfect for fall! It’s also great for those times when you’re in the mood for a Pumpkin Pie but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking one. It’s made with baked pumpkin or squash. Remember, a pumpkin is a squash. For the smoothie depicted above I actually used one cup of red kuri squash. When the weather gets a little chilly I tend to bake a pumpkin or squash a couple of times per week ... read more →
Posted on August 29, 2014
Brazil Nut Milk is rocking my world. This dairy-free milk tastes just like the real thing according to my older son (now a teenager). I think this nut milk recipe is the bomb. Brazil Nut Milk is a fabulous dairy alternative. It’s creamy, smooth, and easy to make, with only three ingredients.
I serve Brazil Nut Milk with my Paleo, grain-free Mulberry Granola. It’s also delicious on top of Paleo Porridge, or in Dandelion Coffee. If you miss cookies and milk, ... read more →
Posted on July 22, 2014
These lightly sweetened dairy-free Fudgsicles are a major hit with my chocolate loving teenage son. He’s been devouring them this summer, eating a couple a day. I like homemade Fudgsicles too as they’re low-carb and sweetened with only one date (in an entire batch of six).
This rich fudgey frozen treat also has a bit of stevia in it, which you can likely omit entirely or replace with some other sweetener of your choice. If you do experiment with this recipe, ... read more →
Posted on February 7, 2014
Paleo Chai Latte made with organic warming spices will heat you up on a chilly day.
The perfect breakfast beverage, Paleo Chai Latte, made with warming Ayurvedic spices will keep you cozy during this crazy spell of cold weather.
Made with eggs, coconut oil, and antioxidant rich chai spices (cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves), this rich hot drink makes a great on-the-go breakfast. Sometimes I serve Paleo Chai Latte as a healthy snack in the afternoon, as it gives me a nice ... read more →
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 ... read more →
Posted on December 28, 2013
Brew up a cup of this rich and creamy White Hot Chocolate made with real raw cacao butter and relax by the fire.
I’ve wanted to create a White Hot Chocolate recipe for just about as long as I can remember. When bought at a coffee shop or elsewhere, White Hot Chocolate is generally one of those uber sweet drinks made with far more sugar than my system can handle.
After creating a bunch of Paleo Christmas Cookie recipes this past month I’m ... read more →
Posted on November 27, 2013
A groovy Thanksgiving giveaway to one of my wonderful readers –a Vitamix!
On this Thanksgiving today, I am giving thanks to you, my readers. I am thankful for the enjoyment I get from cooking, testing and posting recipes for you, for how much you enjoy my recipes, for your comments, your discussions and debates about healthy lifestyles and choices, your stories, and your successes.
I am thankful to hear from you every time you make decisions that improve your lives. Whether ... read more →
Posted on June 17, 2013
Dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme made with a mere five ingredients.
This recipe for dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme is based on an award winning recipe by one of my favorite bloggers, Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle is an amazing person and chef, and both she and her recipes are beloved and admired in the Paleo community.
While the name “pot de creme” is quite fancy, don’t be intimidated. This recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients –dark chocolate, ... read more →
Posted on May 16, 2013
Banana Cream Pie –made with coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates and stevia– is the perfect after dinner treat.
If you made my Paleo Pie Crust but didn’t fill it with anything yet, fear not. This dairy-free Banana Cream Pie filling is the perfect companion for it. It’s made with five ingredients (coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates, and stevia) and primarily fruit sweetened.
You’ll also appreciate the fact that it’s a quick and easy recipe. Bake your pie crust ahead of ... read more →
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 ... read more →
Posted on August 21, 2012
Mint Chip Protein Shake, full of hemp seeds and kale to power you through the day.
I love a good protein shake. I don’t love eating a lot of protein sans vegetables or fruit. This shake solves that issue with a healthy handful of kale. Yes, you heard me, kale.
I’ve had this gluten free, dairy free protein shake for breakfast the last three days in a row. I used kale that I picked from my garden. Starting the day off with ... read more →
Posted on July 27, 2012
Dairy free, gluten free Mint Chip Ice Cream made with coconut milk and dark chocolate chips to cool you off on a hot summer day.
As you may know from my post a couple of weeks ago, I’m a big fan of the new book Dairy Free Ice Cream by Kelly Broznya. And I mean BIG fan. I love the recipes in this book. So do my boys.
Last week I made a huge dinner of sirloin tip, roasted broccoli and Caesar ... read more →
Posted on February 16, 2012
Have you seen Hallie Klecker’s new book The Pure Kitchen?
This cookbook is a lovely collection of healthy gluten free, dairy free recipes. I absolutely love the “Energizing Breakfasts” section which contains quick and easy smoothie recipes full of superfoods; the book also contains wonderful recipes such as Spring Pesto Drizzle, which is packed with healthy greens.
I had the pleasure of meeting Hallie at a conference last year, and can assure you she is every bit as lovely in person ... read more →
Posted on January 19, 2012
Creamy dairy free soup made with superfood cauliflower to warm you up on a cold night.
Soup is good food. Especially healthy soup made with a mere five ingredients.
This quick and easy Roasted Cauliflower soup recipe is one that I found in a recent issue of Bon Appetit. Except their recipe had butter and heavy cream; I’ve de-Paula Deened this recipe so that it is the pure delicious essence of a vegetable without all kinds of unnecessary other ingredients ... read more →
Posted on November 3, 2011
This simple and healthy butternut squash soup recipe will warm your belly on those cold winter days.
Tis the season for all things squash and pumpkin. On the menu tonight? Butternut squash apple soup spiced with sweet, warming cinnamon. If you’re looking for an easy soup recipe this one is great for beginners.
My younger son loves this soup and I do too –sometimes I even eat it with a little protein (such as eggs or turkey) for breakfast.
Posted on August 22, 2011
Strawberries are higher in antioxidants than just about every other fruit.
Strawberry Sorbet is the perfectly refreshing dessert for any summer meal. This sorbet recipe is loaded with wholesome strawberries, which have numerous health benefits. Strawberries are thought to be a cancer fighting food as well as high in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory and good for the cardiovascular system. Research has also shown that strawberries can help to regulate blood sugar and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes.
I’m highlighting this sorbet ... read more →
Posted on August 12, 2011
Serve a couple scoops with a slice of Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Hey all you vegans out there, this dairy free Piña Colada Ice Cream might be just what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. With a mere 3 ingredients (coconut milk, agave and pineapple), this simple vegan ice cream recipe will appeal to moms too. I like the quick and easy dimension of the recipe and my boys love the flavor –they’ve been lapping it up all summer.
After ... read more →
Posted on August 9, 2011
There’s nothing like a refreshing salad on a hot summer’s day; this gluten free Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette hits the spot. Finding gluten free salad is easy (arugula and raspberries don’t contain gluten). Finding gluten free salad dressing is another story altogether.
Gluten lurks in the strangest places. And salad dressing can contain various binders and flavorings (such as soy sauce) that are not gluten free. That’s why I like to make my salad dressings from scratch –it’s a lot ... read more →
Posted on August 4, 2011
This dairy free peanut butter protein shake is a great way to start the day. I like to drink it before I go to the gym –the protein (about 50 grams) gives me energy during my entire workout, and then some.
I’ve been on a major peanut butter kick lately, in fact, this is my third gluten free peanut butter recipe in the last week or so. Earlier, I posted my Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies, after that I posted my ... read more →
Posted on July 27, 2011
I discovered this hot cereal on Ricki Heller’s blog, Diet Dessert and Dogs, after she tweeted it a couple of days ago. I’ve had it for my gluten free breakfast every day since! You can call it hot cereal or porridge, either way, it’s a superfood way to start your day, and quick and easy at that. What is porridge? According to Wikipedia, porridge is a dish made by boiling grains such as oats or other cereal meals in water, ... read more →