• Warm Gingerbread in a Mug

    December 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    Nothing says fairy tale Christmas like warm gingerbread, fresh out of the oven. The smell alone is enough to make the grinchiest woman (or man) in the house spontaneously sing Burl Ives. Unfortunately, real gingerbread with heaping spoonfuls of molasses, isn’t an option for us lectin-enlightened folk. It’s not that we’re grinches–we want to enjoy the…

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  • The 6 Best Alternatives to Sugar

    December 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve done a 3-part series on the top 12 grain-free flours. Since holiday baking season is upon us, here is “the dirt” on baking’s sweet companion to flour: sugar. There are 6 different Plant Paradox acceptable alternatives to sugar. This article will explain what those 6 sweeteners are, how they’re digested in the body, and how they’re made.…

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  • How to Avoid Being “Healthier Than Thou” This Holiday Season

    November 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    You, dear reader, have made some drastic dietary changes over the last year (or 10) that have already improved your health or given you your life back. I mean this sincerely: Good for you! I could not be prouder of my readers and those who are taking their health and bodies into their own hands. It brings…

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  • 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…

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  • The Indigenous Diet Study: Australian Aborigines

    November 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    For the past couple decades, we’ve been told that whole foods and whole grains are better for us than refined ones. They have more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, lower cholesterol, speed digestion, etc… Why is it, then, that the oldest and healthiest cultures in the world, like the Australian Aborigines, for example, have been…

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  • Ginger Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    October 22, 2017lectinfreemama

    Dessert is probably the most challenging thing to make Plant Paradox compliant, simply because it’s not necessary food for fuel. We mostly eat ground up salad and olive oil, so bringing a dessert to a family gathering can create what I’ve hilariously coined a “Plant Paradoxical Dilemma:” How do I make something I can eat that everyone else…

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  • Black Forest Cupcakes

    October 17, 2017lectinfreemama

    Black Forest cake is a tradition for my husband and me. It’s the cake we ate when we got engaged, the cake we ate on our wedding day (and anniversary), and now the cake I ate on my 30th birthday. Except this time, my husband made me my very own low-lectin compliant Black Forest cupcakes,…

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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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  • How to Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

    October 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    It’s been several months since I started the Plant Paradox Protocol, 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,…

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  • Pressure Cooking Guide

    September 24, 2017lectinfreemama

    How to introduce phase 3 foods on the Plant Paradox diet.

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