Mashed potatoes is the ultimate holiday comfort side-dish, but if you are on a health journey and avoiding nightshades, what to do? One easy option is to use a sweet potato instead, and some even use cauliflower, but there is something about parsnips and chestnuts that I like, other that they are lectin-free. They are both fragrant and earthy, much more that a potato or cauliflower. Continue Reading…
I grew up in a country where stew is the national dish (Romania), and I don’t feel like stew is so much of a precision recipe, it’s more about the quality of the ingredients, spices and patience, especially with beef. Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and I like to let international celebrations like this one inspire me. I don’t know much about Irish cuisine, but after a search online beef stew looked like something approachable and achievable, given my experience with stew. I would not call this an Irish stew because Irish people will probably cringe, but it is a stew, it’s lectin free and it was delicious.
What is life without falafel? I think I had some of the best falafel while living in Dubai, and I will not pretend this one lives up to those, but it is a super decent lectin free replacement, chickpea free and Plant Paradox approved. Taste wise is the same, mainly due to the amazing mix of spices I used: cumin (my favorite), ground coriander and cardamom. The texture is a little bit soft, unlike a real falafel, but I am still yet to find a vegetable that gives the same consistency as chickpeas.
Before starting the Plant Paradox program I used to make pumpkin soup occasionally, and I loved the creaminess and depth of taste, and vibrant color. Fear not, I found the perfect replacement to my vibrant pumpkin soup, using some of the darlings of a healthy guy diet: root vegetables and resistant starches.