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Give the Gift of Health. A Plant Paradox Approved Gift Guide

It’s here my friends, finally! Happy Holidays! 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.

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Soft Purple Sweet Potato Cookies with Tahini

I made these beauties yesterday with a friend of mine. I absolutely love purple sweet potatoes, going but the name Stokes Purple here in the US, and I made a lot of crazy stuff with them, but never attempted a cookie. Yesterday was National Cookie Day and although it wasn’t planned, it was quite fitting to the occasion. I not only love these purple sweet potato cookies because of how pretty they are, but they are a great way to eat resistant starch that is cooked and cooled, which is really smart if you want to triple the benefits for your gut health.

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Ginger Turmeric Carrot Cake with Fresh Cranberries and Mascarpone

Please don’t run away when you read the name of this cake. It sounds like a lot is happening but it is actually a super easy one to make. It tastes delicious and of course, it’s a lectin-free carrot cake, which can be adapted to your specific occasion. Mine was simply stuffing my face with cake with no particular occasion, but you do you.

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Plant Paradox Curried Sardines in Radicchio Cups

Sardines might look like a humble food, but they are a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in Omega-3s, sardines are an abundant source of EPA and DHA (what you usually look for in fish oil capsules) and an affordable source of quality protein. That’s why I’m in a mission to contribute to making sardines a staple for those following the Plant Paradox diet.

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Nigella’s New Orleans Coleslaw Made Lectin-Free

When I cooked for guests last weekend, I checked one of Nigella’s cookbooks I have at home (slightly damaged by a flooding three years ago, but still functional) to get some inspiration. Her love for entertaining is famous and I knew I might find something interesting that can be converted into a nutritious lectin-free dish. And I did: her New Orleans Coleslaw looked exactly like what I needed for this event.

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Lectin-Free Orange Cranberry Muffins

It’s the season for cranberry everything. And the only time when we find fresh cranberries in shops, so we better take advantage of it. I made my own cranberry sauce (that was delicious and a holiday hit) but I had to try and mix some of my two favorite flavors: orange and cranberries. And that’s how these lectin-free orange cranberry muffins were born.

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Cauliflower Gratin with Pecans and Caramelized Leeks

Sometimes I take for granted dishes that for me are simple so I don’t consider necessary to make a recipe, but my sister asked for a specific recipe for cauliflower, because she would have no idea how to combine ingredients to make it tasty. So for her I put together this lectin-free cauliflower gratin recipe and I hope some of you will also find it useful, and tasty.

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Parsnip and Chestnuts Puree with Chives

Mashed potatoes is the ultimate holiday comfort side-dish, but if you are on a health journey and avoiding nightshades, what to do? One easy option is to use a sweet potato instead, and some even use cauliflower, but there is something about parsnips and chestnuts that I like, other that they are lectin-free. They are both fragrant and earthy, much more that a potato or cauliflower.  Continue Reading…

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Lectin-Free Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecans are my new obsession. And I don’t even think I knew they existed before I moved to the US, more precisely to Texas. If you ask me, they are the tastiest tree nut out there, and you might already know how much I love home made pecan butter. But Thanksgiving is a week away so I thought I’d try to make a healthier version of this classic recipe.

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