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Green bean “pasta” with lamb marinara

Want weekly grain free recipe ideas? Subscribe to my newsletter.Pasta is one of the most missed comfort foods on the Paleo diet.  If you miss something then substitute it with something yummy to smooth the transition. Paleo style is to substitute sugar-bomb noodles with healthier carbs, veggies. Spaghetti squash and spiralized zucchini noodles are popular […]

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Broccoli plantain coconut soup

Sometimes my best recipes emerge from the need to use produce before it goes bad. If I didn’t have broccoli florets languishing in my fridge, this broccoli and plantain soup wouldn’t have been made. Plus I love experimenting with flavor combinations. While it may seem like an unlikely mix, this soup has it going on. […]

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Raw tahini balls and raw almond balls

Lately I’ve been posting a lot of Paleo desserts. The truth is that last year, I went through a phase of emotional eating from September to the end of November.  I didn’t realize it was emotional eating, it felt mostly like I was bitten by the baking bug and I was compelled to make Paleo […]

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Coconut cashew ice cream

Dairy is one of my favorite food groups. I could live on it. Diary is a controversial food in the Paleo community. Many people don’t tolerate it and some claim it’s mucus forming and causes weight gain. In an effort to eat less dairy I’ve been making my own nut milks. It’s easy and fun […]

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Coconut cream stuffed persimmon

Persimmon season is coming to an end in about a month in California. I wait for persimmon season eagerly each year. It’s a short season spanning only a couple of months from late October to late January. But during those months I go to town. Persimmon town. Maybe people have never tried a persimmon. I […]

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Matcha Mate Almond Latte

One of my dietary New Year’s resolutions is to stop drinking coffee. I’m convinced it will help me sleep better and give my adrenals a break. Everyone who loves coffee knows how hard it is to give up but the trick is to replace it with something equally as compelling. After lots of kitchen experimentation […]

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Southern Fried Chicken

It seems like 2014 was the year of Paleo cookbooks. I used to dislike following recipes, preferring to improvise as I cook. But lately, I’ve been tempted by all the creative cooking talent in the Paleo world. I discovered that following recipes was the best way to add to my Paleo cooking education. I’ve learned […]

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Cocoa butter cookies

Coconut oil is super hot right now, but let me introduce you to an equally exciting but lesser known fat, cocoa butter.  And I’ll show you how versatile it is. Cocoa Butter is derived from the fat of the cocoa bean, the magical pod responsible for bringing chocolate to the world. Most people use it […]

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Plantain smores “nachos”

Who doesn’t love the gooey, communal experience of eating nachos with their hands? Even Paleo peeps can enjoy nachos by swapping corn chips for savory (green) plantain chips.   And because plantain chips are so versatile, you can also use them to make dessert nachos. It’s a novel and fun idea that only takes a […]

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