• Lectin Free Mama’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    November 14, 2017lectinfreemama

    Do you know someone who is “everything-free?” As in, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, corn free, peanut free, nightshade free, sugar free, etc…? How about someone who suffers from chronic illness or an autoimmune disorder? Well, this here is the gift guide for that person in your life. The one for your friend or family member who seemingly can’t eat anything. No matter how much you think they’ll make an exception for your secret-family-recipe cookies/homemade truffles/peppermint bark/homemade hot cocoa mix, here are three reasons not to gift sweets: They don’t need the additional temptation. You don’t want to waste your amazingly awesome Christmas treats on someone who can’t eat them. You don’t want to be the cause of any additional holiday suffering than your dear friend…

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  • Lectin Free Mama Weeknight Meal Planner

    September 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    Stuck on what to make for dinner? Tired of having the same 5 things over and over? Dreaming of a meal planner who will plan all your meals for you (and do all your shopping and cooking…yeah, me too). If…

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  • The 6 Best Alternatives to Sugar

    December 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve done a 3-part series on the top 12 grain-free flours. Since holiday baking season is upon us, here is “the dirt” on baking’s sweet companion to flour: sugar. There are 6 different Plant Paradox acceptable alternatives to sugar. This article will explain…

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  • How to Avoid Being “Healthier Than Thou” This Holiday Season

    November 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    You, dear reader, have made some drastic dietary changes over the last year (or 10) that have already improved your health or given you your life back. I mean this sincerely: Good for you! I could not be prouder of my readers…

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  • 3 Lectin Free Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes

    November 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    Thanksgiving quickly approaches, and some of us are wondering what we will ever do without the traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. For many sufferers of autoimmune and chronic diseases, holiday gatherings will never…

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  • The Indigenous Diet Study: Australian Aborigines

    November 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    For the past couple decades, we’ve been told that whole foods and whole grains are better for us than refined ones. They have more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, lower cholesterol, speed digestion, etc… Why is it, then, that the…

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  • Karen’s Dessert: Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    October 22, 2017lectinfreemama

    One of my readers, Karen, was asked to bring Thanksgiving dessert to her family gathering. She’s a fellow “lectin free” foodie who also “retreats from sweets.” Dessert is probably the most challenging thing to make Plant Paradox compliant, simply because…

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  • Black Forest Cupcakes for a Spooky Soiree

    October 17, 2017lectinfreemama

    Over the weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday, which fell on Friday, the 13th this year. We had a Halloween-themed “Superstitious Soiree” with costumes, creepy games, and my absolute favorite cake of all time: Black Forest cake. Black Forest cake is…

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  • Pressure Cooked Early Fall Chili

    October 9, 2017lectinfreemama

    Are you ready to cautiously re-introduce things like squash, beans, and tomatoes back into your diet? Now that the weather’s cooler, are you pining for a good chili? If you have been following a lectin free diet for at least 6…

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  • How to Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

    October 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    It’s been several months since I started the Plant Paradox Program, and my garden outside is dotted with plump, juicy red fruit. Yes, the tomatoes are in peak season. Rather than let them shrivel and decay on the vine, I…

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  • How to Eat More Foods You Love on a Lectin Free Diet

    September 24, 2017lectinfreemama

    I planted a vegetable garden back in May before I started reading The Plant Paradox. I planted what every BLT, spaghetti, and pizza-loving American plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squashes, and herbs. Then I read the book and stared in…

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