Healthy Dessert

 

Feeling guilty when eating dessert?  Well, you can start feeling good right now, as this dessert recipe is 100% nutritious!

It’s actually my 17-year old daughter that gave me the idea to create this 2-part dessert.  The dark chocolate we use in this recipe is organic and has 70% cocoa content.  Everyone can make this dessert!

Take a look at the first part…

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How to Cut a Pineapple

 

You are in for a treat. Because next week’s recipe is a healthy pineapple cake.

And it requires you to know how to easily prepare and cut a fresh pineapple.

That’s why Mike is preparing one in front of you in this video.

He is used to doing so for our little family on weekends.  Fresh pineapple is a part of our occasional weekend treat.

So, come back next week to get my grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free recipe; Healthy Paleo Pineapple Cake.  You will see, it’s phenomenal!

 

 

How To Open a Coconut

How to Open a Coconut

Fresh coconut is absolutely delicious!  Some are intimidated by the work involved in opening one.  That is why I created this short video showing you how to open a coconut.

We decided to use a corkscrew opener and a big knife in the video.  But you could also use a screwdriver and a hammer if you have one.

Another way of doing it is by changing the temperature of the coconut by putting in the oven for 10 minutes at 375ºF.  In the same train of thought, putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes will loosen the meat from the shell.

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Zucchini Pasta

 

Zucchini Pasta or Zoodles

If you are looking for an alternative to wheat or gluten free pasta, look no more; zucchini pasta are fantabulous!

At home, to avoid wheat or even corn (OGM corn), we have tried different kinds of quinoa and rice noodles.

They tend to get boring very quickly, being too mushy and hard to cook al dente.

Of course, the spaghetti squash is always an option but we felt we need something new.

Zucchini pasta, or zoodles – a short version of zucchini noodles – are a pretty cool choice as they can be eaten raw or slightly heated.

The trick is, you have to keep them crisp.

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Energy Balls

Why Energy Balls Are So Great

Picture this…it’s Thursday, got up at 6h30 am, had a nice breakfast (proteins-vegetables-healthy fats) and now, well, hunger is starting to kick in.

What can I eat?  It’s too early to have lunch.

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How to Make Banana Bread

How To Make Banana Bread – Grain & Dairy free

There is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  It’s showing how to make banana bread that doesn’t use much flour but a lot of bananas.

So I decided to test it with the addition of pecans.  I also used extra virgin organic coconut oil instead of clarified butter.

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Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette with lettuce and tunaSometimes you just want to jazz up your salad.

Make it different.

But still want something healthy and full of flavors.

Here is a fresh version of my creamy avocado vinaigrette with pumpkin seeds.

A delicious but nutritious version, full of omega-3, zinc and magnesium, you will simply love it!

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Popcorn

Popcorn 560_292Popcorn doesn’t have a good reputation in the paleo world.

But could we possibly enjoy eating when made of organic, non-GMO popping corn?

I mean, as an occasional treat, while watching a movie at home?

If you’re anything like us, you surely appreciate watching movies at home while snacking … just a little.

So, let’s take a look at some of the arguments related to its nutritional value.

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Gluten free Muffins with Coconut and Dark Chocolate

Coconut and Dark Chocolate Muffins 560_292During a series of culinary demos organized by a nutritionist named Carole Lamirande, I was invited to cook gluten free muffins in front of a group of people.

I find it absolutely inspiring to meet people that are interested in improving the way they feed themselves.  People that want to know more, educate themselves and think differently.

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Healthy Fast Food

Is there such a thing as Healthy Fast Food?Healthy fast food

I know, you have a busy schedule.  You may have some kids to feed too.

But you still want to eat healthy.

And, sometimes, you get overwhelmed by the time you need to spend in the kitchen.

I know exactly how you feel; having a 16-year old daughter and 2 stepsons of 20 and 22 years of age.

I think you have 2 options

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