Spring is here and with it our beloved berries. If you, like me, are sensitive to nightshades and lectins and think you can’t have a vibrant and delicious salsa anymore, fear not. This strawberry salsa is, if you ask me, even more vibrant and delicious than a tomato salsa.
I’ve been making and eating this spinach pesto for a long time, and it’s already featured on this website along with a full meal recipe, but I think this pesto is so easy and tasty, it deserves it’s own space in the recipe index. It’s a great way to incorporate a big quantity of spinach and extra virgin olive oil in your meals, and add some extra vibrancy, nutrition and taste on the plate.
Take some green leaves, a lot of extra virgin olive oil, some nuts, a little garlic, add some Italian aged cheese and you have yourself a green sauce that will elevate any dish and will give you those healthy fats and polyphenols you need on a daily basis. The green leaves can be basil, baby spinach, or kale, and oh my, kale doesn’t disappoint.
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.
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.
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?
This is more than a recipe, is a healthy and delicious lectin-free dinner idea. When I posted on Instagram our dinner yesterday, I had not planned to write the recipe down, but I got so many requests for recipes for both the salmon cakes and the spinach pesto that I had to retrace all my steps and put it all together.
Can you eat healthy and feel like you had a treat? My answer to this question will always be Yes. Take these sweet potato wedges, they are nutritious, easy to make, they are inexpensive, lectin free, they look beautiful and in this combination they taste as if you had the best potato side dish in the best restaurant. Don’t skip the dipping sauce though, it completes this meal perfectly.
Who is eating avocado daily? I do and sometimes I’m bored with all the classic ways of eating it. This morning, while reading the new Special Issue of National Geographic about Blue Zones and the science of living longer, I found this recipe of avocado salsa inspired by Loma Linda vegetarian cuisine (Loma Linda in California is one of the seven blue zones in the world, where people live the longest and healthiest lives).
Herbs are packed with nutrition and we should have them every day, but sometimes is hard to have a big quantity if you don’t incorporate them in a dish. My favorite way to have tons of herbs, plus extra virgin olive oil, is with a herbs dressing vinaigrette, that is so versatile you can add it to any dish. Not only it adds great taste to anything you are eating, but it packed with nutrients and healthy fats. Continue Reading…