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.
Mustard greens are not something you easily find in stores, especially if you shop at small stores like I do, but you most probably find a vendor selling mustard greens at the farmers market. We went to Dallas farmers market on Saturday and found a super nice lady from whom I bought the mustard greens, some small and super delicious carrots and a big bunch of daikon radishes with the greens on.
Whenever I post about wanting to do a three day Plant Paradox cleanse, I have people wanting to join me and some asking me for details. Not everyone who follows me on Instagram is familiar with the Plant Paradox, and among those who are, there are some who have a hard time figuring out what to eat (don’t we all sometimes?). In the initial Plant Paradox Book, there is a Phase One meal plan (what Dr. Gundry calls the three day cleanse) and that has been useful for me when I’ve done the cleanse in the past. But the longer on this lifestyle, the more I want some new things to try. So I figured I’d share some of my ideas of how to do the cleanse and what to eat, so it doesn’t feel like a cleanse at all. That means we will eat delicious and good looking food (because who likes sad food and don’t we all eat first with the eyes?), that will leave us nourished and satisfied. Of course, if you are at the beginning and still on a sugar and carb loaded diet, you might experience some weakness and cravings, but that’s what happens to all of us at the beginning. Just do the best you can and think that anything is better than nothing and that you will always have the chance to do it again, whenever you want. For a better understanding of the Plant Paradox program the most important thing I ever recommend is to read The Plant Paradox book by Dr. Steven Gundry.
This lectin-free Asian noodle meal is loaded with veggies, super low carb (thanks to Miracle Noodles), it’s infused with fresh ginger, fresh turmeric and garlic and tastes absolutely amazing. Plant Paradox nutrition at its best.
I love the idea of sharing platter and eating with hands, and for this reason I loved nachos. For me it doesn’t really matter the ingredients as long as it’s tasty and healthy food, but I wanted to re-create the experience of eating nachos. I’ve made this dish before with chicken, and I’m still due to upload it on here, hopefully soon. Until then, the seafood option is as delicious, if not better.
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.