• Cassava Flour Pie Crust

    May 7, 2019lectinfreemama

    I once made shepherd’s pie for dinner, and I asked my husband how he liked it halfway through. He hesitated. (Uh oh.) “What did you use to make the top?” he asked. “It’s mashed cauliflower with lots of butter. Is it seriously not good!?” I was incredulous–any mashed thing with lots of butter is inherently…

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  • Lemon Dessert Recipes for Summer Picnics

    April 11, 2019lectinfreemama

    Spring is the time of year you can put lemon on anything and call it a seasonal meal. Lemon asparagus, lemon fish, lemon infused soup. Lemon frappucinos, lemon spritzers, lemon meatballs…it’s like the pumpkin spice of spring. Lemon desserts, however, take the cake (har har) for springtime treats. Gone are the rich, velvety chocolate things…

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  • How to Make Cassava Flour Tortillas

    September 14, 2017lectinfreemama

    The Mexican restaurant; a.k.a. the place where “lectin free” eating goes to die. Corn tortillas, refried beans, tamales, tomato salsa with extra jalapeño seeds, death by spice chili peppers, and loads of gooey cheddar cheese. There’s often not a single compliant item on the menu. I can’t replace many of these things for you–I won’t…

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  • The 4 Best Lectin Free Flours

    September 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    This is the Winner’s Circle of a large post I did on baking with grain-free flours. I’ve chosen the best flours in categories of my own making! Each winner is chosen not only for its superior nutritional benefits, but also for its price and availability. In an ideal world, it’d be nice to bake with the rarest,…

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Grain-Free Flours

    August 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’ve seen some of my baked good 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 high quality baked goods with the chewy, starchy texture of wheat flour. Many people wonder whether it’s the “healthiest”…

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  • Resistant Starch Guide

    February 10, 2020lectinfreemama

    Many of the world’s longest living populations eat a diet heavy in something called resistant starch (up to 70%). Resistant starch is a class of prebiotic fiber that travels all the way to the colon, where our gut bugs ferment it into fatty acids that boost our mitochondria (and longevity), among other benefits. Resistant starch…

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  • Purple Root Vegetable Latkes

    December 13, 2019lectinfreemama

    I am not Jewish (for better or for worse). I did not grow up eating traditional latkes at Hanukkah, though, I certainly loved eating them when my friend’s mom made them. That being said, I hope I’m not setting myself up to be smited (smitten?) for taking the potatoes out of these lectin-free latkes. The…

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  • Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

    November 9, 2019lectinfreemama

    You know, there was a time when squashes, pumpkins, potatoes, and corn served a good purpose (other than filling you up on Thanksgiving). For indigenous or any self-sufficient peoples who ate seasonally, it was actually important to use an abundant Fall harvest to prepare for a time of scarcity. Those starchy vegetables (and technically fruits)…

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  • Cheesy Cauliflower Breakfast Muffins

    June 4, 2019lectinfreemama

    My 3-year old helps out in the kitchen now. Up until her third birthday, “helping” involved eating most of the ingredients before I could get them into the recipe. But now, she legitimately helps and I love to come up with recipes where she can partake in creating. Before we made these breakfast muffins together,…

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  • Plant Paradox Mini-Bagels

    September 30, 2018lectinfreemama

    One of the ideas from my extensive list of lectin-free snacks is to make mini pizzas from grain-free bagels. However, compliant bagels can be a little difficult to find. Fortunately, we have The Plant Paradox Cookbook, and Dr. Gundry has a tasty recipe for Plant Paradox mini-bagels. They’re perfect for mornings or for turning into…

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