Tag Archives: Paleo

Pineapple, Lemon, Green Tea Gelatin Recipe & Gelatin’s Benefits

This is a gelatin snack I made for something to chew on during bowel cleansing the day before my colonoscopy this year. I use a grassfed Kosher beef gelatin, Great Lakes Gelatin (available on Amazon). They have a few types and the one you are looking for to make the firm gelatin snack is the red container. Whereas, the green container (the hydrolysate) will dissolve in liquids and not harden, so it can be used in water, shakes, drinks and smoothies as a healthy superfood boost, adding a little protein as well. It’s important to get gelatin that is from grass fed/ pastured animals in order to avoid contamination with hormones, pesticides and heavy metals.

Grain Free Tortilla Crepe Wrap Recipe & Meal Ideas

I’ve tried quite a few grain free tortilla/wrap/crepe recipes, which have given me a good lesson in how to develop my own. This one is great tasting and holds up when trying to eat as a wrap with your hands, but also works just fine with fork and knife. The recipe can be tailored for sweet or savory dishes by making any kind of tweaks you’d like, whether that would be to add vanilla extract, stevia, chives or some minced herbs into the batter.

Basic Crepe Recipe:

Makes 1, 9-inch round crepe

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 TB Arrowroot Powder (Tapioca Flour ok too)
  • 1/2 TB Coconut Flour
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • Dash of Sea Salt

For the Pan:

  • 1 tsp-1/2 TB Butter


Kale Salad with Raisins, Carrots & Red Cabbage

I have a love/hate relationship with kale, as I’m sure many others do. I know it’s good for me, but sometimes it’s just hard to get down. Sometimes, it’s just easier to get my kale in by cooking it. It’s so thick and dense; I feel my body having a hard time digesting it sometimes.

That said, I have had many raw kale salads, typically when dining in natural food markets (eg Whole Foods, New Leaf, etc.), that I’ve really enjoyed. After many years of knowing the magical nutrient powerhouse that is kale, I am happy to report: there are several ways that I really enjoy eating it; one of which is this salad.

There are two main factors in creating successful (raw) kale salad consumption for me: