• 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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  • Garlicky Salted Rainbow Oven Fries

    January 17, 2018lectinfreemama

    It’s almost time for…. THE SUPER BOWL And since the Detroit Lions aren’t playing (just you wait till next year), I will not be painting my face, dying my hair, and setting a couch on fire in the street. I can focus my attention on more controversial things. Like what to serve at the 2-person…

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  • A Complete Pantry Checklist for Going Lectin-Free

    December 31, 2017lectinfreemama

    One of the hardest parts of adopting a new lifestyle is finding the budget to restock your pantry. Getting rid of your old pantry items and buying all new ones means financial commitment and long term commitment. And that’s scary. I hung on to a box of cornmeal for two years, just in case.  I would like to help…

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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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  • How to Avoid Being “Healthier Than Thou” This Holiday Season

    November 16, 2017lectinfreemama

    You, dear reader, have made some drastic dietary changes over the last year (or 10) that have already improved your health or given you your life back. I mean this sincerely: Good for you! I could not be prouder of my readers and those who are taking their health and bodies into their own hands. It brings…

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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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  • 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 Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

    October 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    It’s been several months since I started the Plant Paradox Program, and my garden outside is dotted with plump, juicy red fruit. Yes, the tomatoes are in peak season. Rather than let them shrivel and decay on the vine, I decided to try my hand at peeling, de-seeding, and pressure cooking these end-of-summer staples. Also,…

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