Tahini Hot Cocoa (Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free, Wahls)

Tahini has pretty much been my main obsessions for the past year. Interestingly, while I grew up in a country where tahini is a staple (Greece), I rarely ate it growing up. It's not that I didn't like it, I just didn't know what to do with it. Greeks usually slather it on bread or cookies, which…

Purple Cauliflower Soup with Bone Marrow and Poached Eggs (Keto, Paleo, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free)

While I love preparing my own meals (and controlling exactly what goes into them!), I don't like overcomplicating things or spending hours every day in the kitchen. I am a picky eater, however, so I would never compromise flavor for convenience. My meals need to be fast, easy, good for me AND delicious at the same time.…

Baked Jicama Fries with Autumn Spices (Paleo, Vegan, Low-Carb, Keto, Wahls)

After almost two years of practically no GI issues (I credit Paleo for that), last month I started experiencing atypical bloating and pain in the abdomen. I upped the amount of probiotics (sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha) I was consuming, but still things didn't really feel right. So, I took a closer look at my diet and…

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Chia Pudding (Low-Carb, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

Chia pudding, when done right, is one of the best high-fat desserts and on-the-go breakfasts out there! Yet, for a long time, chia pudding wasn't my jam. I tried various recipes, but I always ended up with a watered-down, kinda "meh" consistency. I like rich, decadent flavors that make my brain melt in a fit…

White Chocolate Drink with Cardamom (Paleo, Dairy-Free, Keto, Low-Carb)

I find hot drinks very soothing for the nervous system and crave them even when it's 100 degrees outside! Although, usually, I'll whip up a quick matcha or spirulina latte with some ghee and coconut milk, sometimes I crave something a little more decadent! This white chocolate recipe combines a rich and indulgent creamy taste and…

Sautéed Dandelion Greens and Bacon (Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Wahls)

I love bitter greens and I try to incorporate them into my diet regularly. Among my favorite bitters are dandelion greens, which are increasingly available at farmers markets and in select grocery stores like Whole Foods, for instance. Dandelions are great for flushing the liver and kidneys, supporting digestion, and strengthening the bones (they're a vitamin…

Best *Healthy* Keto/Paleo Places on the LA Westside

LA is a terrific place for gluten-free vegetarians and vegans (think Cafe Gratitude, for instance), but for low-carbers, paleo/primal/keto and grain-free folks, not so much. At least not the LA Westside, where I live and work. Sure, if you're doing regular ol' keto, with tons of dairy and processed foods, you can pretty much find…