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.
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.
Are you on a nightshades free diet and you miss mashed potatoes? Well, I believe that this lectin-free purple sweet potato puree tastes much better than your usual potato puree (or mashed potatoes). And it definitely looks better.
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.
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…
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.
It’s mid November and we did not expect it, but temperatures yesterday in Dallas were at freezing point, so I decided it’s time to give a lectin-free chili con carne a try. I followed my intuition and did some modifications to the recipe, but the backbone is already awesome and all the credit for how fabulous this dish came out goes to Dr. Gundry.
Sometimes I like to ‘take orders’ from my followers and readers and few of you asked for a lectin-free chicken pot pie. Never had one before, but I had plenty of the more European version ‘vol au vent’ and I was keen to give it a try. The result didn’t disappoint but I let you make it and be the judge. It passed my husband’s test though, which is a big deal.
I won’t take credit for this idea, because it was my sister who made it first, in her attempt to replicate one of our favorite childhood foods, eggplant salad. The salad was not really a salad, but a spread, we would eat it on slices of white bread with fresh tomatoes. And it was delicious. This creamy artichoke spread resembles in texture, but it’s not exactly the same thing.
One of the most confusing matters when it comes to the plant paradox program and one of the most frequent asked questions: Are almonds compliant, because I can’t find them on the YES and NO lists? Or, are almonds lectin-free? The answer is, yes, almonds are plant paradox compliant when eaten without the skin because, you guessed, almond skin is high in lectins. Almonds without skins are also called ‘blanched almonds’.