Pecans are my new obsession. And I don’t even think I knew they existed before I moved to the US, more precisely to Texas. If you ask me, they are the tastiest tree nut out there, and you might already know how much I love home made pecan butter. But Thanksgiving is a week away so I thought I’d try to make a healthier version of this classic recipe.
How is that time of the year again? I’ve made a similar lectin-free sweet potato pie last year for Thanksgiving, and couldn’t wait to re-test it and improve it for this year’s fall season. And I though I’d do it earlier this year to give y’all time to prepare. Move over pumpkin, sweet potato got our back this fall.
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.
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?
It’s summer and peaches are in season and peaches in Texas are especially awesome, so I’m trying to put them to good use as long as they are in season, with this grain free peach tart that is also lectin free and sugar free. There are many myths out there that you can’t have fruits at all if you are following the Plant Paradox program, but this is not true at all, unless you are on the keto intensive program. Having fruits in season, in moderation and preferably grown locally is just common sense and how it should be. Continue Reading…
At least until I find a better way to make it. This burger patties can be vegan or not, bot even if not it still follows the Plant Paradox guidelines of reducing the animal protein, because 90% of this patties are made of lectin free, plant based ingredients. It’s also super low carb because the bun is a Portobello mushroom.
I think is safe to say crispy chicken wings are my speciality, and I guess this happened because I never liked the ones in restaurants, that are usually too moist and ‘saucy’ for my taste. So I worked on perfecting my technique and I’m really happy with how they turn out every time.
Pizza is a treat in our home, and we have it for dinner in the weekends with a glass of red wine. So far, crust has always been the same, I make it with the Simple Mills pizza crust flour mix (lectin free, gluten free, grain free), but I always try to spice things up with the toppings. This past weekend I was set on trying a combination of salmon and tarragon, and because my husband was not sure if he would like that, I also made a more classic prosciutto one.
Carbonara is one of those classic pasta dishes that everyone likes, it is a super simple recipe, but many don’t know that and assume there is a lot of cream in there to make the sauce. My favorite source of classic recipes is Jamie Oliver – I love how much he respects the food and loves cooking, and has the same passion for good food as Italians have. So I’ve learnt many tricks from wathing his videos, inclusive some for making carbonara. A super simple recipe to make Plant Paradox compliant, if you have access to a grain free pasta, or can make it at home.
And a hint of bourbon. I rarely make a birthday cake, mainly because they are too big for our small family, and hard to eat it all. We shared this one with friends. But, it was my husband’s birthday on the Easter Sunday, so I thought this is a perfect occasion for a birthday treat. Plus, is almost strawberries season. Be careful though, strawberries are #1 on the 2018 dirty dozen list (that means they are loaded with pesticides) so only buy organic / local from a trusted source and wash really well.