• 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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  • Lectin Free Mama’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    November 14, 2017lectinfreemama

    Do you know someone who is “everything-free?” As in, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, corn free, peanut free, nightshade free, sugar free, etc…? How about someone who suffers from chronic illness or an autoimmune disorder? Well, this here is the gift guide for that person in your life. The one for your friend or family member…

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

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  • How to Eat More Foods You Love on a Lectin Free Diet

    September 24, 2017lectinfreemama

    I planted a vegetable garden back in May before I started reading The Plant Paradox. I planted what every BLT, spaghetti, and pizza-loving American plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squashes, and herbs. Then I read the book and stared in sadness at the “vegetables” on the No list. The ones that were full of lectins…

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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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