Paleo pumpkin macaroon (pumpkaroon)

The pumpkaroon started as a dessert experiment for dinner guests. This was the third time that week that we had company over for dinner so I was tired of cooking. Yes, it happens even to me. So I needed to make a quick and effortless dessert that required no baking and no fuss. Raw macaroons […]

Plantain crust cashew cream pie

My pie obsession has hit a new level of easy and healthy. I bring you plantain crust pie held together with nothing but fried plantains and grass fed gelatin. Not only is it tasty and good for your gut (because of the gelatin), it’s also pretty sturdy and held up well under the cashew cream […]

Pumpkin bread pudding bars

I tried to resist all last month, but in October, resistance to pumpkin season is futile. Giving in means enjoying Thai Pumpkin curry, pumpkin pie baked into an apple shell and my new favorite, pumpkin bread pudding bars. What gave this pumpkin bread a bread pudding-like texture (minus the bread of course) is doubling the […]

Mini apple honey cakes

Honey cake is traditionally served on Jewish New Year. It’s made with wheat flour and sweetened with sugar and honey. I challenged myself to make a Paleo version. It’s not hard to do this. The trick is to replace wheat flour with a one to one ratio of blanched almond flour. Of course I made […]

Fig & coconut dessert “sushi”

Sushi has always been my favorite thing to eat. And it inspired this unique dessert. I know that raw fish isn’t everyone’s speed but this raw dessert is much less controversial. It’s Paleo and vegan. You can even serve it to a raw foodist. After eating sushi I always want dessert, but the desserts served […]

Hemp seed butter cookies

The super chewy and soft texture of these cookies are amazing thanks to the oiliness of the hemp seed butter. If you can’t find hemp seed butter locally, you can buy some here. Or if you can get the same texture by substituting tahini. Of course it will have a different taste, but it will […]

Paleo ambrosia salad

I was a little worried I’d be judged for posting this recipe because it wasn’t Paleo enough. That’s why I’ve included some Paleo modifications. I understand the impulse to judge what others are eating. I just returned from a camping trip where I saw friends feeding their kids pop tarts and coffee cake for breakfast. […]

Banana maple cashew granola

Oats are a gluten-free grain that everyone thinks is healthy. But if you’re Paleo, you know better.  Grains (with possibly the exception of white rice) are not our friends. Besides you don’t need oats to make amazing granola. Shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, nut butter and dried fruit make an impressive granola. You won’t miss the […]

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 […]

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 […]