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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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Low Lectin Meatball Soup, Romanian Style. In the Pressure Cooker.

“Ciorba de perisoare” – that’s how we call this meatball soup in Romania. It’s always been one of our favorites, and everytime we come home we ask my mom to make some for us. Technically, in Romania soup is not exactly the term we use for this type of broth, we rather use the Eastern European term “ciorba”. In Romania, a soup is sweet, while a “ciorba” is more or less sour, depending on taste.

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Lectin-Free “Graham” Crackers or Digestive Biscuits

Hello from Denmark. I’m here missing a lot of my usual treats I had in the US, but that only motivates me to create more. I haven’t missed crackers in my life so far, there were plenty of options in the US and my Sweet Potato Crackers are better than any store bought crackers I have ever had. But I missed something else: biscuits. Now, if you are reading this in the US, you think of something different when you read or hear biscuits. But what I mean my biscuits is the what you might call crackers, however there is a big difference between biscuits and crackers. Crackers are really crunchy, while biscuits are more floury. This recipe is what you would call “graham crackers”, or what in Europe we would call “digestive biscuits”.

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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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Rhubarb Breakfast Cake (Gluten-free, sugar-free)

Disclosure: this cake started as a Peach Breakfast Cake but since my first attempt with peaches I made some improvements to the batter but I wasn’t able to find organic peaches anymore. One day I saw rhubarb in stores (it’s popular here in Denmark) and I felt it could be a good fit. And oh wow, that was perfect. So Rhubarb Breakfast Cake it is.

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Sweet Potato Brownie, Vegan, Low Histamine

As I’m writing this I’m stuck in the house in Dallas due to the corona virus situation. I’ve been baking a lot these days and usually part of what I make, I freeze. This gives me the opportunity to use a lot of the ingredients I have around the house before our big move to Denmark, and at the same time we have a back-up just in case. These lectin-free sweet potato brownies are amazing because they only require a few ingredients, and it leaves room for flexibility in case you don’t have one of the ingredients.

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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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