• 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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  • How to Go Lectin-Free on a Budget

    February 8, 2018lectinfreemama

    There’s a sad truth that comes with starting to turn your health around:  it is a lot more expensive to eat healthfully than it is to eat a standard American diet. When you decide to stop eating the 3 major subsidized crops–wheat, corn, soybeans–you essentially give up every packaged food item in the grocery store. And your…

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  • Thinking About Trying the Plant Paradox Diet?

    January 29, 2018lectinfreemama

    This post is for the commitment-phobes. You know who you are. I used to be you. Should I do the Plant Paradox or shouldn’t I? What if it backfires and make me feel worse? Do I really believe lectins are killing me? Who do I trust?! I’m still trying to figure out the answer to that…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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