• Dark Chocolate Candy Crunch Bars

    February 3, 2019lectinfreemama

    If you’re a Plant Paradoxer, your day isn’t done until you’ve enjoyed your 1 ounce square of dark chocolate (it’s for the polyphenols). I’m boring–I usually eat mine plain. I take small bites and savor it. But then I watch my toddler consume a Mickey Mouse pancake and I realize I’ve become the most insufferable…

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  • The Best Lectin-Free Christmas Cookies

    November 26, 2018lectinfreemama

    It’s simply not the holiday season without small slabs of sugar, butter, and flour. I’m talking about Christmas cookies, of course (well, on this site, lectin-free Christmas cookies ). Peanut butter blossoms, Mexican wedding cakes, cannonballs, cut-out sugar cookies, date cookies, gingersnaps–crunchy and sugary or soft and buttery. Pick your favorite, and usher in the…

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  • Summer Strawberry Short Cake

    June 4, 2018lectinfreemama

    Every year, for two glorious weeks, the reddest, sweetest, juiciest berries on earth make an appearance, causing a frenzied berry-picking extravaganza amongst the local populace. Even the “city folk” show up in white pants and wedge heels to carefully extract red gold from under the green leaves. Yes, it’s strawberry season, and I’m not eating…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vanilla Cake Mug Muffin

    August 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    Growing up, I dreamed of a life where I could eat cake for breakfast every morning. Vanilla, chocolate, carrot, cheese, it didn’t matter the flavor. It was tradition in my house that when someone had a birthday, and there was leftover cake, we could eat it for breakfast the next day, and my young self…

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