It’s here my friends, a little earlier this year, but time goes so fast and it’s time to make a plan for our gift giving this season! Gift giving is very special to me, I love making thoughtful gifts as much as I love receiving them and I had so much fun compiling this Plant Paradox approved gift guide. My husband and I are very thoughtful when choosing gifts, and never buy things just for the sake of buying. We try to feed each other’s passions and give gifts that keep on giving.
I’m finally falling in love with my Instant Pot. I love it for the convenince when having to cook this type of meal. A steak cooks unattended until super soft while I prepare the rest of the ingredients. And since I’m not a planner, a fast cooking device suits me much better than a slow cooker. We rarely can decide what we are going to eat a few hours in advance. This taco bowl is delicious, healthy, lectin-free and with few modifications, low-histamine.
With the arrival of the cold season and shorter days, I felt the need for more warming and grounding meals. It’s still summer in Dallas, but I can smell fall in the air and I think my body is in tune with the change of seasons, regardless the temperatures in Dallas. This is a simple lectin-free and low histamine meal made in an Instant Pot, ready in one hour from start to finish, and we all know that the Instant Pot cooking time is time you can use to do something else.
Fall is here and so my desire to eat more grounding, earthy foods. And even though Dallas weather doesn’t show many signs of fall yet, days are shorter and more inviting to baking. And so my three lonely parsnips I had in the fridge and the small organic fuji apples I bought few days ago found their way to my heart through this super delicious and warming parsnip cake.
This article is a continuation of my first lectin-free lunch box feature (Part 1), which is linked below. I started this feature because I always get requests from parents for ideas of meals for their children. I also know that is hard to come up with new meals every day, and keep it healthy and nutritious at the same time. These lunch boxes are lectin-free because that happens to be the lifestyle I follow, but beyond the labeling they are just ideas of healthy food choices for your kids (and for you too).
When I’m out of ideas of what to cook, I ask my husband, and he usually has some random, but inspired requests. This time he said chicken drumsticks and cold potato salad. I had everything I needed so I was happy to comply. This was a great lectin-free dinner, healthy, and easy to make.
Preparing healthy lunches for your family all year round not only requires time and incredible dedication to keeping your family healthy, but it might put your creativity to the test. I remember my mom, who always cooked food at home, from scratch (and still does), asking us all the time: ‘What do you want me to cook? I’m out of ideas.’ Unfortunately we were not of much help, we knew she will come up with something good. That’s why I’m starting a regular feature where I’ll share with you healthy, lectin-free lunch box ideas that will make our lives a little easier.
Eating and cooking healthy food doesn’t start and stop with the quality of the ingredients we use. Changing the food we consume is a big important step, but for optimal health there are other few disruptors we need to pay attention to. In the Plant Paradox book, Dr. Steven Gundry lists the seven deadly disruptors that are wreaking havoc on our gut health: broad spectrum antibiotics, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, stomach acid blockers, artificial sweeteners, endocrine disruptors, genetically modified foods and the herbicide Roundup and blue light. Plastic goes under the endocrine disruptors category, chemicals that interfere with the normal functioning of our hormones.
This recipe is a first from a series of plant-based, low histamine recipes that I’ll be posting on my website. Few week ago I was hit with a histamine crisis and since then I’ve been trying to figure out my plant paradox, low histamine diet. By now I already have few favorite dishes, and this mixed cabbage dish with fennel, ginger and leeks is one of my favorites.
When I say a meal is super easy to make, I really mean it. This is another one that takes ten minutes, it’s satisfying and delicious, on top of being healthy, nutritious and lectin-free. I know, too many adjectives, but it’s the truth. You just need broccoli, mushrooms, ginger, carrots and cabbage, and some few Plant Paradox pantry essentials.