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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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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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Creamy Artichoke Spread

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.

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Sweet Potato Hummus with Roasted Garlic

Ok, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I made this amazing sweet potato hummus that is finger-licking good, and the bad news is that I might be sensitive to sweet potato. I know, not bad news for y’all, unless that means I’m not going to play with sweet potato as much as I used to.

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Lectin-Free Sushi Rolls With Cauliflower Rice

I usually start my posts with telling you how easy is to make a recipe. Well, I would lie if I said this was easy, and that’s the reason I don’t make it more often. It’s funny because when you look at it seems simple, but when you start spreading everything on the working surface and cauliflower rice is everywhere, well, expect a mess. Did I just talk you out of making this lectin-free sushi rolls recipe? What if I tell you is all worth it?

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Cauliflower, Collard Greens and Spinach Creamy Soup

There are two easy ways to eat a lot of veggies at one time: smoothies and soups. Smoothies are a little restrictive, as you can’t make a collard greens and cauliflower smoothie, right? But soups, you can add any vegetables you want, cook and blend them and you get some creamy goodness. This lectin-free creamy soup, only plant based, it’s delicious and packs a lot of nutrients.  Continue Reading…

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Citrus and Aniseeds Infused Olives

Let’s take one thing out of the way. I love olives. I’m obsessed with olives. This is a long time love affair, I’ve been obsessed with olives since I was a kid. I could eat so many of them it’s crazy. When I read the Plant Paradox book, at one point Dr. Steven Gundry makes this statement: “all olives are allowed”. That was the decisive moment for me, when I thought I could totally do this.

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Mini Bella Mushrooms Stuffed with Almond Ricotta and Oregano

In case you don’t know what mini bellas are, they are baby Portobello mushrooms. Just making sure because I didn’t know they existed until recently. This is a very easy recipe, plant centered and plant paradox friendly. The stuffing is made with almond ricotta and fresh oregano so these lectin free stuffed mushrooms are also dairy free.

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