• Make tomatoes low lectin with this peeling and deseeding method.

    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 decided to try my hand at peeling, de-seeding, and pressure cooking these end-of-summer staples. Also, look for an incredibly simple, yet delicious early fall recipe to try in a pressure cooker!   Peeling Method for Tomatoes Prep: X Marks the Spot Bring a large pot, filled halfway with water, to a boil on the stove. Remove the stems, and cut an X-shape into the bottom-center of the tomato with a paring knife. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water.   Blanch Using a large…

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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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  • Had I Lost a Limb

    September 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    My symptoms have flared up again. Despite eating all the right things, doing all the right activities, taking all the right supplements, and getting all the right amount of sleep. I can’t do my jobs again. I can’t sing without…

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  • Guess What Book You Can Preorder on Amazon!

    September 21, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know there’s one book in particular that opened my eyes and set me on the course to getting my life back. You can read about “The Beginning” in this post. This…

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  • Grain-Free Flour Series Part 3: The 4 Best Lectin Free Flours

    September 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    This post is part 3 of a 3-part series about grain-free flours. I briefly introduced all of the Plant Paradox approved grain-free flours in part 1. I went into depth in part 2 about the nutritional characteristics of each flour and…

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  • 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…

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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,…

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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…

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  • The Difference Between a Diet and a Lifestyle

    July 27, 2017lectinfreemama

      I hear people say about their changed eating habits, “It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle choice,” and I wonder what the heck that even means. I heard one woman say once, “Oh, I don’t miss bread because my…

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  • Why Do We Care More About New Babies Than New Moms?

    July 21, 2017lectinfreemama

      It’s an important question, and before you yell “Because adorable innocent baby, DUH,” I’m not talking about why we take more pictures of babies or why we all want to touch babies or why we turn into singing, cooing weirdos…

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