Cauliflower, the new rock star! I cannot seem to get enough of cauliflower and that’s a good thing, because cauliflower rocks! It’s one of the world’s healthiest foods. It’s high in fibre and water. Both are important for preventing constipation, maintaining a healthy digestive tract, [continue reading]
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Chocolate can relieve inflammation. Did you know that dark chocolate is ‘choc-olate’ full of antioxidants and flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties? Inflammation can lead to a number of health issues, like sore muscles, headaches and even more serious diseases, like Rheumatoid Arthritis. While [continue reading]
Cauliflower has been taking all the glory for the last little while, and rightly so. It’s a real superstar!
Cauliflower is a super food; a vegetable powerhouse! It is anti-inflammatory and boasts the ability to reduce the risk of cancer. One serving of cauliflower contains 73% of your DRI of vitamin C.
I love cauliflower. I especially love cauliflower “rice”; cauliflower that’s finely chopped into little rice-size pieces. I use it to make lectin-free “risotto”.
Risotto means “rice” in Italian. Rice means “not-so-lectin-free” in English. OK, that’s not what rice means in English. Rice is defined as the seed of the grass species Oryza glaberrima or Oryza sativa.
Rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.
Seriously, who hasn’t eaten rice, and lots of it?
Plantains are one of my favourite foods. I love plantains! They are tasty, filling, easy to cook and versatile. Before adopting a lectin-free lifestyle, I would eat sweet plantains; ripe plantains. But I discovered that I much prefer green plantains; unripe plantains. Now, green plantains [continue reading]