Japchae Spaghetti (gluten-free)

The noodles in the traditional Korean Japchae dish is called dangmyun.  It is made from sweet potato starch.  When buying dangmyun, pay attention to the ingredients as some brands add preservatives.  Look for a brand that contains only sweet potato or sweet potato starch. Ingredients Sweet potato vermicelli (aka Dangmyun), cut in half 1 28 […]

How to sprout brown rice

Brown rice is a living grain.  It’s amazing to sprout and watch the roots grow.  Sprouted rice is more nutritious and is easier to digest.  Sprouting only works on brown rice.  The milling process for white rice removes the husk, germ and bran. Here’s how my mom taught me to sprout rice: 1.  Wash brown […]

Plaintain chips

This was inspired from Well Fed 2 by Melissa Joulwan. Ingredients 2 ripe (yellow and brown) plantains 1 T coconut oil or ghee Himalayan salt crystals pinch of ground cumin Directions 1.  Cut the plantain ends off and make lengthwise slit along the ridge of skin.  Pry off the skin.  Slice plaintains into coins. 2.  […]

Mango sticky rice with chicken

This was a leftover meal with rice, chicken, mango, scallions and toasted coconut.  

Strawberry soup

Strawberry Soup 2 cup strawberry 1 cup oj 1 cup coconut milk 5 mint leaves Blend all ingredients together.  Serve and enjoy.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Paleo)

Ingredients 1/2 c shredded coconut 1/2 c raw walnuts 2 apples, sliced 1 T cinnamon Directions 1. On medium, toast walnuts and coconut shreds, about 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat. 2. Add apples and cinnamon, saute 5-7 minutes.

Thai Chicken

I got this recipe from Make Ahead Paleo, by Tammy Credicott.  The chicken is moist, tender and bursting with flavor.  Ingredients 3-5 lbs of chicken legs or thighs, with skin 1/2 cup cilantro 2 cloves garlic 2 T fish sauce 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 piece ginger 1 shallot 2 T EVOO 2 T coconut […]

Zucchini peanut sauce

Surprise, surprise, little girl does not like to eat most vegetables.  After some experimenting, I discovered she’ll eat them when they’re blended in smoothies or sauces.  Today, I made peanut sauce and added two zucchinis in the sauce.  Guess what, she ate zucchini’s in the sauce over sweet potato noodles aka dang myun 당면. Ingredients: […]

Paleo Bechamel Sauce

Paleo Bechamel Sauce Ingredients 4 T butter 1/4 c tapioca flour 3 c milk salt to taste pinch of freshly ground nutmeg Directions In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.  Stir in the flour until well blended.  Cook 1 minute.  Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until smooth.  Add salt […]

Cocolicious paleo cookies

This recipe happened by chance when I inadvertently dumped carob powder into the dough.  It actually came out soft, chewy and cocolicious, as my daughter says. Ingredients 4 T butter, softened 3 T honey 2 eggs 1 c tapioca flour 1/4 c carob powder 1/4 c chocolate chips 1/4 c almonds Directions In a medium […]