• 4 Low Carb Recipes for Shirataki Noodles

    April 21, 2018lectinfreemama

    What happens when you can no longer eat wheat flour noodles? You die of a broken heart. Just kidding. You eat noodles made out of vegetables, and shirataki noodles are probably the most beneficial veggie noodles available. They’re made from the flour of the konjac root, which is a traditional medicinal plant native to the…

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  • Fettuccine Alfredo with Fresh Spring Vegetables

    March 24, 2018lectinfreemama

    There’s a real grieving process upon switching to a lectin-free diet. I don’t know what else to call it: the urge to eat old comfort-food favorites (like fettuccine alfredo) is so strong, many people have to remove them from the house altogether or even avoid eating out for several months. There were days I literally…

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  • How to Make Ravioli with Coconut Wraps

    February 20, 2018lectinfreemama

    In case you needed another way to eat coconut, I’ve come up with a creatively clever way to make ravioli without the…uh, pasta. Actually, I’m not sure if I can technically call these ravioli, as pasta may literally define the dish. According to Google Dictionary, ravioli are “pasta envelopes containing ground meat, cheese, or vegetables.” Thanks Google,…

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  • The Best Ever Lectin-Free Chili

    January 25, 2018lectinfreemama

    Over the weekend, I climbed the Everest of lectin-free “conversion” dishes. I attempted a slow-cooked chili with no tomatoes, no peppers, and no beans. I’ve tried Dr. Gundry’s skinny chili in the past, and, although delicious, I was left wanting a chili that had a thick “chili” texture (i.e. one with tomato paste) In the…

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  • 6 Hearty Salads for Cold Weather

    January 7, 2018lectinfreemama

    When I think of winter food, I think of stews, soups, meatloaf, and rich casseroles. I definitely don’t think of salad. Salads are for spring and summer, when we can munch on greens like rabbits and sip green smoothies outdoors! Allow me to change your mind. I was inspired by an earlier recipe I did…

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  • Pressure Cooked Summer 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 weeks and you are symptom free, you may be ready to expand your horizons with a pressure…

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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 the toppings? Instead, I soldier on and chew raw greens for the next half hour until…

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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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  • Lectin-Free Meal Plans

    September 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    Doing The Plant Paradox diet? Does it feel like you’re eating the same 5 things over and over? Well, I’m here to break the monotony with my weekly newsletter featuring The Plant Paradox Weeknight Meal Planner! If you think lectin-free cooking is lacking variety, I have hundreds of recipes in my collection to prove otherwise.…

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  • 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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