• 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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  • 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. This past weekend, I made really easy cinnamon pancakes with cassava flour.…

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  • Lectin Lowdown: Why You Should Stop Eating Plant Lectins (Or at Least Reduce Them)

    August 11, 2017lectinfreemama

    Just like the term “leaky gut,” lectins were something I’d never heard of before several months ago. I’d heard of several other “bad” dietary things, most of which I had already tried giving up, to no avail. First I gave up dairy. That eased some symptoms. My heartburn and night sweats went away. Then I gave…

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  • Why Do We Care More About New Babies Than New Moms?

    July 21, 2017lectinfreemama

      It’s an important question, and before you yell “Because adorable innocent baby, DUH,” I’m not talking about why we take more pictures of babies or why we all want to touch babies or why we turn into singing, cooing weirdos around babies. I’m talking about healthcare. These are the well-check appointments a new baby receives…

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  • Wild Yellowfin Tuna with Avocado Salad

    July 17, 2017lectinfreemama

    I paid more than I want to admit for these wild-caught yellowfin tuna steaks, but I had never eaten yellowfin before, and it was the most beautiful and enticing cut of fish in the seafood case. It called out to me… And it was the best fish I’ve ever eaten. This is the absolute furthest…

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  • How to Eat Lectin Free on Vacation

    June 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    We went on our first vacation with a small child in tow–yay us! As if that weren’t hard enough, I’m trying to eat lectin free now, so I planned for every single meal so that I was never caught unprepared and had to resort to delicious, lectin-y fast food. Full disclosure: We stayed in a…

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