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Kohlrabi Chicken Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger

I have been having my eye on kohlrabi for quite some time, and I have been exploring different ways to cook it and eat it. In my new cookbook I have a recipe for kohlrabi fritters, and I enjoy eating it raw as part of my raw veggie platters. But this soup must be my favorite so far. Not only this soup is lectin-free, but it is also low histamine.

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Reintroducing Beans. Three Easy and Delicious Recipes

After 2.5 years following the plant paradox program, I finally reintroduced beans and legumes and I’m having fun. I don’t seem to have reactions to beans if properly prepared, but we did notice that my husband doesn’t tolerate lentils even if soaked and pressure cooked. This to say, reintroductions, whatever they are, are bio-individual and different from case to case; and the best way to find out is to try. If you feel you are at that point, here there are few ideas on how to prepare black beans, Lima beans and chickpeas to significantly lower their lectin load. Plus, three ideas and recipes for how to incorporate them in your daily menu. They are all as lectin-light as possible and low hisatmine, if you tolerate beans.

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Cabbage Soup. Simple, Soothing, Low Histamine.

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Like with many of my recipes, this soup was created when a bunch of random ingredients in my fridge needed to be purposed, plus a day when I actually felt like a soup. This is so simple, made with ingredients available all year round, and surprisingly refreshing and soothing. Also, you know, perfect for those days when you feel like a cleanse and getting rid of some extra pounds. And, also a low histamine soup, if the chicken you use is prepared the right way.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pesto

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I used to eat a whole roasted cauliflower in a restaurant here in Dallas. However, I just found out that their pesto had cheese, so all this time I thought I’m not eating dairy, I was actually, every time I was going to this restaurant (fortunately, not that often). So I’m going to start making my own whole roasted cauliflower and sharing the recipe with you, because is delicious and super simple to make. 

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Lectin-Free Latkes with Homemade Apple Sauce

Two days before Hanukkah 2019 starts and I had to give lectin-free latkes a try. It’s not really the first time I’m making something similar but it is the first time I did a little research into Jewish holiday food. It must be the influence of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but also inspiration from my friend Lauren Margolies (@laurens_lunchbox on Instagram) who provided a little guidance into Hanukkah traditional food.

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Raising Lectin-Free Chicken. Interview with Dan Walter, Owner and Farmer at Pastured Steps in Dallas

When a member of our community, Margaret, wrote me to ask if I’m interested in pre-ordering 100% lectin-free chickens raised in the Dallas area, I had no hesitation: I ordered immediately five whole chickens. I would have ordered more but I live in a small place and have a small freezer. Few months later, when my chickens were ready to pick up and after coming back from a month long holiday in Europe, my husband and I went to visit Dan at Pastured Steps. There was a delivery option available, but I really wanted to meet one of the very few farmers in the US and the world who decided to raise lectin-free chicken. And I’m so glad I did. There is something about knowing the farmer behind our food. We arrived just before sunset and were even rewarded with a beautiful Texas golden light.

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