• Grain-Free Flour Series Part 2: Nutrition Facts for 12 Lectin Free Flours

    August 29, 2017lectinfreemama

    This post is Part 2 of a 3-part series on grain-free, Plant Paradox approved flours. In Part 1, I introduced all 11 compliant flours with a brief description of each, but now it’s time to get our hands dirty and really compare the nutritional benefits between all these flours. There are three main components to…

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  • Grain-Free Flour Series Part 1: These 12 Flours are Lectin Free

    August 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’ve seen my recipes, you know I use cassava flour a lot. I use it because I think it’s the best grain-free, nut-free alternative to wheat flour that exists. It yields the highest quality baked goods with the chewy, starchy texture of wheat flour. Or does it? Many people wonder whether it’s the “healthiest”…

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  • How to Make Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Basil Sauce

    August 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    I miss Italian food. A lot. I try to avoid even going to Italian restaurants because I inevitably get to watch others twirling their tomato sauce drenched spaghetti with extra mozzarella, while I drown my sorrows in an iceberg lettuce salad and an abundance of red wine. One of the best Italian staples is gnocchi.…

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  • Cake For Breakfast: Lectin Free Vanilla Cake Mug Muffin

    August 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    Growing up, I dreamed of a life where I could eat cake for breakfast every morning. Vanilla, chocolate, carrot, cheese, it didn’t matter the flavor. It was tradition in my house that when someone had a birthday, and there was leftover cake, we could eat it for breakfast the next day, and my young self…

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  • Lectin Lowdown: Why You Should Stop Eating Plant Lectins (Or at Least Reduce Them)

    August 11, 2017lectinfreemama

    Just like the term “leaky gut,”¬†lectins were something I’d never heard of before several months ago. I’d heard of several other “bad” dietary things, most of which I had already tried giving up, to no avail. First I gave up dairy. That eased some symptoms. My heartburn and night sweats went away. Then I gave…

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  • 5 Pesto Recipes: Basic Basil to Minty Dessert

    August 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    Aaaah, it’s the end of summer. The cicadas come out, the grass starts to die, and your garden bed is so overgrown with herbs you contemplate taking a weed wacker to the whole thing and calling it a season. At least that’s the case with mine. Last year I did nothing, and I allowed the…

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  • Grilled Sirloin Steak and Leeks with Arugula-Oregano Dressing

    August 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    Before you put your grill away for the summer, try some grass-fed sirloin steak and incorporate¬†several¬†different green veggies. A good way to get more greens is to blend them into a salad dressing. The arugula-oregano dressing in this recipe provides a peppery, savory zing to the milder flavor of baby greens. This way you’re eating…

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  • Dijon Salmon Cakes with Minty Millet

    August 1, 2017lectinfreemama

    Let me preface this recipe by saying that I’m a hard-core hiker. Or I was. I once spent 6 months hiking the entire Appalachian Trail–walking through the woods for hours on end, carrying everything that mattered on my back for thousands of miles. “Why does this matter and why do I care?” you ask. Tunafish–the…

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