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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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Red Cabbage and Leeks Casserole with Dill

Since I came to Denmark, I cooked variations of this dish so many times, I figured what was my favorite combination and wanted to share it with the world. The cabbage I find here is particularly beautiful and tasty. Someone in Australia told me this variety is called particularly loaf. Any cabbage would work though, although if you want it to also look pretty, choose a red one.

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Food in times of Coronavirus… A recipe, vegan, affordable, nutritionally dense

To be honest, I didn’t want to use the word “Coronavirus” in my article, because I’m never the one to write my articles based on dumb SEO rules… I just want my posts to be short and sweet, to the point, informative and easy to navigate. But today, really, I don’t know what else to write. I can’t even give a name to this recipe. All I see and hear and think about is this (see, I won’t use the name again, I promise).

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Lectin-Light Adzuki Beans Brownie with Olive Oil and Macadamia Nuts

There is a big preconception out there, that if you are following the Plant Paradox program you can’t eat beans. To quote Dr. Steven Gundry, “you can eat beans, just detoxify them first”. So, if you have passed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Plant Paradox and willing to give Phase 3 a try, beans and legumes are a new fascinating world to explore. It didn’t take me long to use beans to make a sweet treat and wow, I’m impressed! This lectin-light, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan brownie is delicious.

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Greens and Sweet Potato Hash Bowl

Lately I’ve been eating out more than usual, in a place in Dallas called Origin. They are Plant Paradox friendly, although I’m not sure they are aware what the Plant Paradox is. They have these bowls that you can personalize and the one that works for me is half plain sweet potato hash, half Brussels sprouts. I also add some fresh arugula, and sometimes grass-fed hanger steak or pasture-raised eggs. So I created this bowl at home, with my adds-on I wish I could find in a restaurant. The result was delicious.

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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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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pesto

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I used to eat a whole roasted cauliflower in a restaurant here in Dallas. However, I just found out that their pesto had cheese, so all this time I thought I’m not eating dairy, I was actually, every time I was going to this restaurant (fortunately, not that often). So I’m going to start making my own whole roasted cauliflower and sharing the recipe with you, because is delicious and super simple to make. 

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