• Chicken & Goat Cheese Enchiladas

    March 2, 2018lectinfreemama

    I thought it was a challenge making lectin-free chili, but chicken enchiladas proved to be a tough contender. How does one make enchiladas without corn, corn tortillas, cheddar cheese, and the dish-defining green chili sauce? It can be done. Fair warning, though: it’s a labor intensive process that requires at least an hour. The good…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Basil Sauce

    August 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    I miss Italian food. A lot. I try to avoid even going to Italian restaurants because I inevitably get to watch others twirling their tomato sauce drenched spaghetti with extra mozzarella, while I drown my sorrows in an iceberg lettuce salad and an abundance of red wine. One of the best Italian staples is gnocchi.…

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