• 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 be the same, but that doesn’t have to be a sad thing! For those who aren’t ready to risk a plateful of nightshade glycoalkaloids, I’ve devised 3 easy, yet creative alternatives to everyone’s favorite mashed side dish. You don’t have to stop with these, though. Nearly any root vegetable can be peeled, steamed, mashed, and seasoned to comfort food perfection. The sky (er…the ground?) is the limit! This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy for more info. Step 1: Choose an Alternative…

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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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  • Prosciutto, Sweet Potato, and Arugula Salad

    September 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’m not a huge fan of traditional salad. It’s good at first–very green and crunchy. But then 5 minutes later, when I’m still chewing my first bite of lettuce, I think, this sucks–can I just throw out the lettuce and eat…

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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…

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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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  • 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…

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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…

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  • Wild Yellowfin Tuna with Avocado Salad

    July 17, 2017lectinfreemama

    I paid more than I want to admit for these wild-caught yellowfin tuna steaks, but I had never eaten yellowfin before, and it was the most beautiful and enticing cut of fish in the seafood case. It called out to…

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  • Grilled Chicken, Mushroom, and Limes with Zesty Cauliflower Rice

    July 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    Grilling season is upon us, which means wasting time skewering vegetables on stupid sticks of wood, just to burn your hands un-skewering them afterward (forks are for amateurs). THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY. Get yourself one of these bad…

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