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‘Zacusca’ – A Traditional Nightshade Spread Made Lectin-Light

‘Zacusca’ is a traditional Romanian spread made of onions, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, that I used to love and I never thought I’d be able to eat again after starting a low-lectin diet. But, never say never, because I managed to make a lectin-light version yesterday and I loved it. BONUS RECIPE: cassava tortillas / flatbreads.

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Lectin-Free “Graham” Crackers or Digestive Biscuits

Hello from Denmark. I’m here missing a lot of my usual treats I had in the US, but that only motivates me to create more. I haven’t missed crackers in my life so far, there were plenty of options in the US and my Sweet Potato Crackers are better than any store bought crackers I have ever had. But I missed something else: biscuits. Now, if you are reading this in the US, you think of something different when you read or hear biscuits. But what I mean my biscuits is the what you might call crackers, however there is a big difference between biscuits and crackers. Crackers are really crunchy, while biscuits are more floury. This recipe is what you would call “graham crackers”, or what in Europe we would call “digestive biscuits”.

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Reintroducing Beans. Three Easy and Delicious Recipes

After 2.5 years following the plant paradox program, I finally reintroduced beans and legumes and I’m having fun. I don’t seem to have reactions to beans if properly prepared, but we did notice that my husband doesn’t tolerate lentils even if soaked and pressure cooked. This to say, reintroductions, whatever they are, are bio-individual and different from case to case; and the best way to find out is to try. If you feel you are at that point, here there are few ideas on how to prepare black beans, Lima beans and chickpeas to significantly lower their lectin load. Plus, three ideas and recipes for how to incorporate them in your daily menu. They are all as lectin-light as possible and low hisatmine, if you tolerate beans.

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Lectin-Free Latkes with Homemade Apple Sauce

Two days before Hanukkah 2019 starts and I had to give lectin-free latkes a try. It’s not really the first time I’m making something similar but it is the first time I did a little research into Jewish holiday food. It must be the influence of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but also inspiration from my friend Lauren Margolies (@laurens_lunchbox on Instagram) who provided a little guidance into Hanukkah traditional food.

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How to Make Real Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps

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You know you are a food nerd when you are extremely excited about the cracking of a Parmigiano Reggiano wheel and sampling of the heart of the “king of cheeses”. It happened this past weekend at Whole Foods, and I’m in cheese heaven. Those samples were the best piece of cheese I’ve ever had. Since I bought a big piece of Parmigiano that day, I wanted to make something that is hard to find in stores, Parmigiano Reggiano crisps.

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