Cashew cream cupcakes

I’ve always loved cheese cake and these mini cashew cream cup cakes is the best dairy-free substitute I’ve tasted for the real thing, thanks to the creaminess of the coconut cream and the tang of the lemon juice used in this recipe. This no bake recipe is so easy a child could make them. But […]

Zenbellly cookbook review and easy biscuit recipe

Despite my love of cooking and the Paleo diet, I don’t usually buy Paleo cookbooks. I’m not that great at following the instructions in recipes. Ironic, I know. However, sometimes a cookbook comes along that’s hard to resist, like Simone Miller’s Zenbelly Cookbook. What makes Simone’s recipes so Zen? She measures and lays out all […]

12 uses for broccoli slaw

Veggie innovation I have a confession. I’m not a fan of chopping veggies. Some people  it meditative, but for me it feels like grunt work. It’s ideal to buy whole veggies and chop them yourself, but since we don’t live in an ideal world, I buy shredded cabbage and broccoli slaw pre cut. If  you […]

Chicken schnitzel, sweet potato gravy & flatbread

Maple Sweet Potato Gravy with chicken SChnitzel and Flatbread. My attempt to make chicken and waffles failed. We used an ancient waffle maker and it was a disaster. That’s why I turned around and bought this awesome waffle machine after my meal was done. (Note: this recipe was made over a month ago and since […]

Paleo burritos & perfectionism

ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST? Attitude is just as important as ingredients in cooking. After all, we bring our personality to everything we do. And food is extremely emotional,  associated with memories, comfort and social bonds. You can make cooking a chore or use it as a vehicle to heal and grow. Perfectionism can drive us […]

Paleo heaven at the Ancestral Health Summit

I’ve never attended a large scale Paleo gathering until last week’s the Ancestral Health Symposium at U.C. Berkeley. The purpose was to foster community, learn about the latest dietary and health info and celebrate grain-free food! I did all three and relive the highlight below. Community It was amazing to be surrounded by people as […]

Yuca and banana waffles with tapioca substitution

If you’ve been following me for a little while you may have notice that I’ve gone Yuca(n) crazy. When I found out about yuca’s uncanny ability to mimic dough, it got me really excited. We Paleo folks don’t get to eat much doughy, bread-like stuff. To satisfy my random cravings for dinner rolls, waffles or […]

Zucchini & nut “cheese” lasagna

Lasagna made with zucchini and NUTS: a dairy-free dish  That you can add dairy to I love it when Paleo dishes and vegan dishes intersect. You can serve this dish to serve to Paleo peeps and vegans/vegetarian alike with a little tweaking (just leave out the optional dairy and bacon). Because my vegan days are […]

Mexican spiced lamb tacos

An easy Mexican meal. Lamb tacos in 4 steps This recipe is dedicated to my husband who is a great lover of Mexican food. Since going Paleo with me a year ago, he has stopped going out for burritos. San Francisco has some of the finest Mexican food in the country, but luckily he doesn’t […]

Paleo falafel

Who NEEDS CHICKPEAS? CaULIFLOWER and NUT FalAFel Falafel is a middle eastern food made from deep fried chickpeas. The best falafel I ever had was many years ago in Israel. I made my first attempt at Paleo falafel while my husband was on a two week trip to Israel, visiting family. While he ate his […]