Classically trained in France.
Specializing in gluten-free,
candida, and paleo lifestyles.

ESCF Ferrandi

Sea of Cortez Scallop with Asparagus, and Vanilla Saffron sauce
Bone Broth - Nature's Super Food

Bone Broth – Nature’s Super Food

(Guest post by Doctor Auer.) Almost every culture throughout history has used bone broth for its overall nutritional significance and medicinal healing properties. Chinese medicine utilizes bone broth to strengthen the kidneys, support the digestive system, and build blood. The term “Jewish Penicillin” has been used for chicken soup, which...

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Paleo Chocolate Cake

Paleo Chocolate Cake

Despite all the fancy desserts I have had in Michelin restaurants in France and the US, I still just want a nice, chocolate cake after dinner with a side of my PALEO vanilla bean ice cream. I have experimented with several gluten free flours, and realised that I just don’t do well with grains in...
Potage Saint Germain (Fresh Pea Soup)

Potage Saint Germain (Fresh Pea Soup)

Potage Saint-Germain is a very traditional French soup, and one of my all time favourite comfort foods. The history behind it is that it’s typically made with fresh peas, and other fresh greens, then refined enough so that it could be served to Louis XIV of France in the court of Château de Saint-Germain-en-Lave which...
Seared Organic, Grass-fed Rib-eye, Doctor Auer Salad

Seared Organic, Grass-fed Rib-eye, Doctor Auer Salad

A staple meal I have weekly is a seared steak of some sort (my absolute favorite is rib-eye), with a hefty portion of the “Doctor Auer Salad.” The ingredients in the following recipes can always be found in my fridge. One of my favourite things to eat is an organic, grass-fed perfectly cooked steak. All it...
Paleo Peach Crumble with Coconut Pudding

Paleo Peach Crumble with Coconut Pudding

Photo courtesy of the Mountain View Farmer’s Market For the Paleo talk I had at Planet Granite, I was originally going to make my vanilla almond cakes. Unfortunately, the supplier I used for almond flour, sent me 10 lb of bogus product. I made two batches of vanilla almond cakes that completely collapsed due to the uneven...
Paleo Shepherd's Pie

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Here is the recipe of the Paleo Shepherd’s Pie I made for our talk on Paleo last week. Enjoy!   CHEF JOAN’S PALEO SHEPHERD’S PIE Serving size: 6-8 2 T coconut oil, bacon fat, or lard 2 lb grass-fed, pasture raised ground beef and/or lamb 1 onion,  diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 zucchini, cut...