Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

These Paleo chocolate cupcakes have a moist and tender crumb and a deep chocolate flavor. The frosting is fabulous, and do make it – unless your palate is super Paleo-adapted, the cupcakes by themselves are not very sweet and you do taste the plantain. But with the frosting, it’s perfection, and even my toughest reviewer, my 13 year old, asked me to tell you that “these chocolate cupcakes are really good, even though they are healthy.”

These Paleo chocolate cupcakes are not low-carb, but they do have the advantage of being made from green plantains, which means they should contain (once cooled) beneficial resistant starch. In addition, plantains are a god source of fiber, potassium and vitamin A. Click for the recipe

gluten free brownies

This recipe for gluten free brownies is based on my cocoa brownies recipe, adjusted for coconut flour. Coconut flour is very absorbent and can render baked goods dry. The Internet tells me that recipes need 1/4 cup of added liquid for each 1/4 cup coconut flour used. In this recipe, I chose to reduce the amount of flour used while also using grade B maple syrup instead of refined sugar. The brownies are delightful: dense, moist and very chocolaty. Click for the recipe

Leg of Lamb Recipe

In this easy leg of lamb recipe, I use a 4-pound, semi-boneless leg of lamb, imported from New Zealand, that I buy in my local supermarket. Lamb is by far my favorite meat, especially New Zealand or Australian lamb, which tends to be gamey and very flavorful. Click for the recipe

Oven Baked Ribs

Tender, succulent, delicious oven baked ribs. Sure you can enjoy ribs in the winter! No need to fire up the grill – these oven baked ribs are slowly baked in the oven until the meat is tender, juicy and falls off the bones. The rub is fabulous – the perfect sweet-savory combination, and truly, there’s no need for barbecue sauce – why would you mask the wonderful flavor of these ribs with sauce? Click for the recipe

Baked Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are tossed in olive oil and garlic, baked until just tender, then topped with Parmesan and baked until golden brown. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

These delicious gluten free chocolate muffins are made with coconut flour. They taste richly chocolaty and indulgent, but they are low in calories and in carbs and high in fiber. Two of these muffins for breakfast will fill you up for hours and should not cause the spike and dip in blood sugar that regular muffins cause. Click for the recipe

Baked Pumpkin

Delicious baked pumpkin, seasoned with olive oil, garlic and chili powder. One of my favorite side dishes this time of year. Click for the recipe