• Karen’s Dessert: Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    October 22, 2017lectinfreemama

    One of my readers, Karen, was asked to bring Thanksgiving dessert to her family gathering. She’s a fellow “lectin free” foodie who also “retreats from sweets.” 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,…

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  • Black Forest Cupcakes for a Spooky Soiree

    October 17, 2017lectinfreemama

    Over the weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday, which fell on Friday, the 13th this year. We had a Halloween-themed “Superstitious Soiree” with costumes, creepy games, and my absolute favorite cake of all time: Black Forest cake. Black Forest cake is a tradition for my husband and me. It’s the cake we ate when we got…

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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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  • 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 made helpful comparison charts for each. Part 3 is the winners circle–I will choose the best flours…

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  • Easy Cinnamon Cassava Flour Pancakes

    September 2, 2017lectinfreemama

    Fall is in the air, and that means my local grocery store has placed the bins of cinnamon-orange pinecone wreaths out front for our olfactory enjoyment. I don’t know what kind of psychology they are pulling, but it’s working, because I want cinnamon everything. (I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice *ducks and runs*). This past…

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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 really compare the nutritional benefits between all these flours. There are three main components to…

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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, starchy texture of wheat flour. Or does it? Many people wonder whether it’s the “healthiest”…

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  • Easy Snack: Swiss Chard Fritters

    July 25, 2017lectinfreemama

    Stuck on what to pack in your kid’s lunches? I’ve made these fritters three weeks in a row now–they’re easy, healthy, and Plant Paradox compliant. My toddler even eats them, despite containing Swiss chard. The key to hiding veggies is to grind them up, mix them with “better” stuff, and fry them in lots of good…

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  • Egg, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Burritos

    July 11, 2017lectinfreemama

    Before leaky gut, my husband and I were attempting to perfect the breakfast burrito. We made them for breakfast when guests came over, and we even ate them for Christmas dinner two years in a row. Homemade tortillas, sausage, sage, tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, sour cream….God, I’m drooling just writing about them. There is hope for…

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