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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

parmigiano reggiano crisps

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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Pao de Beijo or Luana’s Brazilian Sun Kissed Bread

You remember the easy Brazilian cheese bread I shared a few months ago? It was so easy to make and so delicious, I feel like you never need any other bread recipe. Well, if you are familiar with the recipe, this one comes from the same source, my dear Brazilian friend who was so kind to share it with me and all of you. Luana’s Brazilian Sun Kissed Bread, or ‘Pao de beijo’ in Brazilian (kiss bread) is a plant-based, dairy-free version of the above mentioned cheese bread.

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Italian Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

I realized recently I don’t have many salad recipes on this website, and I decided to change this. I’m making a list of my favorite salads I’ve ever had in my trips around the world, and will try to re-create them. Many years ago when I was living in Bucharest, Romania, my friends and I had a favorite Italian restaurant, and a favorite dish: Insalata di Polo, Italian for Chicken Salad. This Italian Chicken Salad was pretty close to what I experienced in Bucharest, so I’m sharing it here. Continue Reading…

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Prosciutto Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

This one sheet pan easy meal was born from another attempt to find ways to eat artichokes. I don’t know about you, but those artichoke hearts – frozen or from a jar – are not exactly the tastiest thing you can eat, and I’m a little bothered by texture. But these prosciutto wrapped artichoke hearts might be the best way to eat them.

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