It has been a tradition in our household to create a new birthday cake on our birthdays. Since my husband loves chocolate and it was his birthday in April, I decided on a chocolate cake this time. And oh my, it didn’t disappoint. Although the looks might suggest something different, it’s actually a pretty basic and simple recipe to put together, so that’s another plus. And it’s grain-free, sugar free and lectin-free cake.
After a few tests I can write this lectin-free scones recipe down and share it with the world. They are tasty, soft, fragrant, perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even gourmet sandwiches. They are also super easy to make, with pretty common ingredients, especially if you are familiar with a gluten/grain-free, sugar-free lifestyle.
I am more motivated these days to create savory, every day healthy dishes than baked stuff. Partly because I have enough really great recipes for sweet treats, and partly because I have a green tooth these days more than a sweet tooth. But, holidays are here and I just have to have some cookies on my table. So I created these lectin-free butter cookies today, and the dough can be used in different ways. My favorite ones are the thumbprint raspberry cookies.
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.
Please don’t run away when you read the name of this cake. It sounds like a lot is happening but it is actually a super easy one to make. It tastes delicious and of course, it’s a lectin-free carrot cake, which can be adapted to your specific occasion. Mine was simply stuffing my face with cake with no particular occasion, but you do you.
It’s the season for cranberry everything. And the only time when we find fresh cranberries in shops, so we better take advantage of it. I made my own cranberry sauce (that was delicious and a holiday hit) but I had to try and mix some of my two favorite flavors: orange and cranberries. And that’s how these lectin-free orange cranberry muffins were born.
One of the most confusing matters when it comes to the plant paradox program and one of the most frequent asked questions: Are almonds compliant, because I can’t find them on the YES and NO lists? Or, are almonds lectin-free? The answer is, yes, almonds are plant paradox compliant when eaten without the skin because, you guessed, almond skin is high in lectins. Almonds without skins are also called ‘blanched almonds’.
It smells like Christmas in my house my friends. This morning I felt like a treat and had some Honeycrisp apples I was planning to use, so decided to re-make an old recipe of Dutch pancake and use the apple as a topping. But then it’s fall, and I have Pumpkin Pie Spice on hand, and had lemons and an orange too, so I decided to celebrate all the season’s flavors.
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…
One of the first recipes I tried almost a year ago when starting the Plant Paradox program, was almond crackers. It was a total disaster. They came our chewy, soft and they didn’t even taste good. Since then I figured out how almond four works and how to make crispy and tasty grain free, lectin free crackers.