Every single time I shop a rutabaga in Whole Foods, the cashier asks me what that is. The problem is that I can never pronounce it the way Americans do, so we always need a little time to figure out how to add it. The thing is I really love to cook with this root vegetable, also called ‘swede’ in Europe, so I wanted to share the ways I enjoy it.
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.
These baked artichokes with hazelnut olive pesto not only look like a piece of art, but they make for an excellent appetizer for when you have guests and want to make something easy and tasty, but fancy looking. Also, they are lectin-free, dairy-free and healthy so they suit everyone. Continue Reading…
Wow, if y’all know me you know I’m not a smoothie person. But I think I changed my mind, at least for the spring and summer to come. I’ve been wanting to get some superfoods for a long time and always been taken aback by the prices. They are super expensive, at least some of them, but I figured I’m worth it and finally took the plunge and bought spirulina, maca powder, Lion’s Mane and chlorella. And this superfoods smoothie is my new favorite food in the world.
This is a lectin-free, plant based salad inspired by a salad I ate in a restaurant and really liked. Shaved Brussels sprouts make great salads, and if you don’t feel like doing the work yourself, you can buy them already cut (what I did). Roasted pecans, basil vinaigrette and few optional adds-on make this an easy and nutritionally dense, lectin-free lunch or dinner.
I think one of the most important things for my health I learned by adopting The Plant Paradox way of eating (and living) is how to eat more veggies and how to look for creative ways to incorporate greens and vegetables into my diet. And contrary to what some may believe, my diet is now way more diverse than it was before eating the Plant Paradox way. Creating lectin-free recipes is fun and healthy.
I just spent a long weekend in New York City, and after eating several days in a row at one of my favorite healthy restaurants in the city, The Little Beet Table, I decided to try and recreate one of my favorite meals I had there: Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Wedges.
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.
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.
I love okra in all its forms, and today I bought some organic one at Whole Foods, thinking I’ll make oven baked okra chips. But I ended up wanting a more warming meal, and stew was also a perfect way to use my leftover chicken stock I had in the fridge. So lectin-free okra stew it was for dinner.