It may sound fancy and it does taste like a gourmet dinner, but this meal is actually super fast and easy to make. And if you make more of it it works really well as leftovers, either together or separately. Brussel sprouts and chicken go in the oven at the same time and are ready in less than 30 minutes and the cranberry sauce can be prepared while the rest cooks.
It smells like Christmas in my house my friends. This morning I felt like a treat and had some Honeycrisp apples I was planning to use, so decided to re-make an old recipe of Dutch pancake and use the apple as a topping. But then it’s fall, and I have Pumpkin Pie Spice on hand, and had lemons and an orange too, so I decided to celebrate all the season’s flavors.
A lot of the lectin-free recipes I decide to make are born from conversations with people. The seed for this recipe was planted by my sister, a few weeks ago. This is a recipe originating from Transylvania, Romania, and it’s more or less an easier version of the famous Romanian cabbage rolls. Let’s say a deconstructed version of cabbage rolls. And from now on, also a lectin-free one.
These lectin-free sweet potato muffins are delicious. I’ve been considering making sweet potato muffins for a few months now, but sometimes I’m too lazy to think of something new, so I stick with the old good recipes that are tried and tested. Yesterday I was finally inspired and motivated enough to give this idea a try.
When I started this article I had no idea was going to be that long. I thought I can stick to 10 steps, but it turns out, even with the 12 steps I didn’t manage to cover everything. I obviously believe in the power of food as medicine. I truly believe that we are what we eat. But, unless food is also our passion – we are chefs, foodies, food photographers, food producers etc – we should not build our life around food. I call this food freedom – even if I am a foodie, a food blogger and photographer and food is a big part of my life – I still consider food just a tool to keep me healthy so I’ll be able to live my best life and reach my potential.
This simple yet delicious meal recipe was shared in my first newsletter, sent out last Friday, and since is almost time for the next newsletter, I share it here for easy reference. This meal was inspired by the October issue of Bon Appétit magazine. They always have great ideas for seasonal meals and I love making some of them Plant Paradox compliant.
This lectin-free Italian biscotti is one of my favorite recipes. I used to love biscotti and I had to find a way to bake and eat them again and these are as good. Not too difficult to make, they can be prepared in advance, frozen and had whenever you feel like a crunchy treat. I even take them with me when I go on coffee or tea dates and I have friends who make them and do the same. Continue Reading…
Miso Ramen soup was one of my favorite meals to have in Japanese restaurants but since I started the Plant Paradox lifestyle it’s not something I’ll be able to eat out anymore. So I decided to learn how to make it and enjoy it at home. This lectin-free miso ramen soup is easy to make if you have the essentials: the stock, the cooked chicken and the miso paste. Continue Reading…
This recipe has been in a long queue waiting to be published here. I shared it in June 2018 on my Instagram, but it’s hard to navigate the Instagram after a while and keep track of recipes, so I’m adding it here for easy reference. You can’t live in the States and not know how to make a lectin-free barbecue sauce, right?
You can take the girl out of Romania but you can’t take Romania out of the girl, they say (haha). One of the most iconic culinary habits in Romania, at least if you ask me, is having soup at every meal, except breakfast, but some people even do that (my dad used to). So soup is one food I miss the most. I’ve been wanting to make one Romanian style soup for a while so today, after speaking with my sister and talking about Romanian food, I felt motivated and inspired to make a lectin-free version of the traditional Romanian beef soup.