Everyday Low-Lectin Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes for Fast and Easy Comfort Food for Weight Loss and Peak Gut Health

Everyday Low-Lectin Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes for Fast and Easy Comfort Food for Weight Loss and Peak Gut Health

by Claudia Curici
Everyday Low-Lectin Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes for Fast and Easy Comfort Food for Weight Loss and Peak Gut Health

Everyday Low-Lectin Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes for Fast and Easy Comfort Food for Weight Loss and Peak Gut Health

by Claudia Curici


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“Claudia Curici, the leader in empowering a low-lectin lifestyle, does it again! She’s back with more amazing recipes to help you enjoy better health, better moods, and, more importantly, better-tasting foods! Get this book and let’s start cooking and eating!”  —Steven R. Gundry, MD, author of The Plant Paradox

Treat your body and taste buds right with more than 100 amazing, easy-to-make, and super-healthy low-lectin recipes.

Millions of people around the world have adopted a low-lectin diet, seeking a range of benefits: to eliminate toxins in their gastrointestinal tract, to lose weight, to enhance nutrient absorption, and to improve mood. Whatever your reasons are for counting yourself part of this nutritional revolution, the Everyday Low-Lectin Cookbook will make low-lectin cooking and eating an incredibly tasty and soul-satisfying part of your life.

Claudia Curici, the first low-lectin food blogger ever and still the most popular and respected, focuses in this book on quick-and-easy weekday meals for home cooks with busy lives. She includes a number of recipes for the Instant Pot or other electric pressure cookers. And there are plenty of recipes, too, for an impressive and fancy weekend meal for company—or just for your own family. The recipes include: 

  • Lectin-Light Zucchini Bread
  • Chickpea and Roasted Pepper Hummus
  • Chicken and Pomegranate Salad
  • Five-Spice Beef Ribs with Parsnip and Celeriac Purée
  • Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta
  • Apple Galette with Hazelnut Crumble

With tips for stocking a low-lectin pantry, nutritional guidance to help you make sure your low-lectin diet is optimal for your well-being, and lots of original and creative recipes from a masterful cook, this is a book that will support your health and delight your senses for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760377338
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Publication date: 12/06/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 668,609
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Claudia Curici, author of Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook, first experimented with a lectin-free diet for pain management and found that it worked exceedingly well—and it also helped her shed unwanted pounds! Claudia started an Instagram account, @creativeinmykitchen, one of the first lectin-free destinations on the Internet, to share her experiences and advice. She then launched the pioneering lectin-free blog Creative in My Kitchen: The Art of Cooking Lectin-Free Food, where thousands of readers enjoy her writing, recipes, and photographs. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Low-Lectin Revolution 13

How It All Started 14

What is the Plant Paradox? 14

What Are Lectins? 15

What Are the Foods with a High Content of Lectins? 15

How Do Lectins Affect Us? 15

How to Make High-Lectin Foods Compatible with a Lectin-Light Diet 16

A Lectin-Light Pantry 16

Pantry items That Need Pressure Cooking 18

The Four Lectin-Free Grains 19

A Shopping List template Based on the Principles of the Plant Paradox 20

11 Tips to Make Home Cooking Easier 24

How to Use This Cookbook 25

Chapter 1 Basics 27

Dukkah Spice and Nut Mix 28

Basic Mayonnaise (Low-Histamine) 29

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette 30

Quick Pickled Daikon Radish 31

Sauerkraut with Red Cabbage and Carrots 32

Homemade Hemp Milk 33

Chapter 2 Breakfasts 35

Soothing Sorghum Porridge with Cardamom 36

Power Smoothie 37

Low-Carb Crunchy Granola with Tigernut Flakes 39

Vegetable Hash with Poached Eggs and Dukkah Spice 40

Omelet Burritos with Cassava Tortillas and Olive Paste 42

Breakfast Sweet Potato Muffins 45

Breakfast Pizza with Quail Eggs and Pesto 46

Lectin-Light Zucchini Bread 48

Chapter 3 Breads, Crackers, Pizza, and Pasta 51

Multipurpose Dough (Hamburger Buns, Dinner Rolls, and Flatbread) 52

Super Easy Focaccia Bread (and Pizza Crust) 54

Parsnip and Rosemary Crackers with Golden Flaxseeds 56

Yucca Root and Sorghum Pizza Crust 57

Easy Cassava Flour Tortillas 58

Sorghum Morning Bread Rolls 60

Spicy Keto Crackers with Dukkah 61

Faux "Corn Bread" with Millet and Walnuts 62

Green Gnocchi with Arugula and Cassava Flour 64

Everyday, Nutritious, and Tasty Little Breads 66

Easy Keto Pie Crust, Without Eggs 68

Keto and Vegan Loaf Bread 69

Chapter 4 Appetizers and Small Bites 71

Tostones and Guacamole 72

Oven Baked Crispy Onions 73

Chickpea and Roasted Pepper Hummus with Zaatar Spice 74

Parsnip and Sweet Potato Fritters (Latkes) with Homemade Applesauce 76

White Bean Cream with Red Onion and Fennel 77

Green Plantain Chips 78

Chapter 5 Sauces and Dressings 81

Gremolata Sauce with Mint 82

No-Peanuts Satay Sauce 83

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette 85

Basil and Asparagus Pesto with Pistachios 86

Lectin-Light Ketchup 87

Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing 88

Green Mango Salsa 89

Pomegranate Reduction 90

Green Garlic Sauce 91

Bitter Greens Pesto with Arugula and Mâche 92

Chapter 6 Salads 95

Kohlrabi and Arugula Salad with Citrus and Buffalo Mozzarella 97

Chicken Salad with Homemade Mayonnaise, Pomegranate, and Basil 98

Fattoush Salad, the Lectin-Light Way 99

Quick-Pickled Oyster Mushroom Salad 100

Celeriac Slaw with Homemade Mayo 101

Cabbage Salad with Dill 102

Bitter Greens Bistro Salad 103

Chapter 7 Soups 105

Leftover-Chicken Broth and Chicken Soup 106

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Butternut Squash (or Sweet Potato) 107

Meatball Sour Soup, Romanian Style 108

Black Bean Soup 109

Creamy Leek and Kohlrabi Soup with Miso Paste 110

Chapter 8 Main Courses with Fish and Seafood 113

Green Curry Soup with Baked Turmeric Cod 114

Creamy Shrimp with Licorice and Parsley 115

Fish and Chips with Pea Mash 116

Creamy Salmon with Leeks, Cauliflower, and Daikon Radish 117

Danish-Style Fish Cakes with Dill-Yogurt Sauce 118

Scallop Tacos with Green Mango Salsa and Buffalo Burrata 120

Chapter 9 Main Courses with Chicken or Turkey 123

Kung Pao-Style Chicken and Broccoli 124

Turkey Meatballs with Sorghum Spaghetti and Pesto 126

Baked Chicken Satay 128

Chicken-Tahini Salad with Chickpeas and Asparagus 129

Turkey Burger with Dukkah Spice Mix and Pesto 130

Chicken Gyro Platter with Tzatziki Sauce 132

Bistro Salad Bowl with Chicken and Asparagus 134

Moroccan-Style Chicken and Vegetable Stew 135

Yellow Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice 136

Chapter 10 Main Courses with Beef, Lamb, or Pork 139

Chunky Italian Sausage Meat Loaf 140

Creamy but Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff 142

Pork Paprikash 143

Pulled Beef and Gravy with Cauliflower-Parsnip Purée 144

Moroccan-Style Lamb and Vegetable Stew with Millet 146

Five-Spice Beef Ribs with Parsnip and Celeriac Purée in a Pressure Cooker 148

Chapter 11 Vegetable Sides and Vegetarian Mains 151

Oyster Mushrooms with Pesto, Millet, and Asparagus 152

Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta 154

Camping Chopped Salad 155

Miso Fonio Bowl and Roasted Vegetables 156

Roasted Cabbage with Crispy Chickpeas and Tahini Sauce 157

Mediterranean-Style Stir-Fry with Garlic and Oregano 159

Asparagus Pies with Pomegranates 160

Quick Pizza Margherita Boats (from Scratch) 163

Pressure Cooker Pea and Leek Stew 164

Millet Stuffing 166

Creamy Lentil and Vegetable Stew 167

Cauliflower and Root Vegetable Purée with Turmeric and Chives 168

Ayurveda-Inspired Lectin-Light Kitchari 170

Creamy Sorghum Risotto with Mushrooms and Arugula 172

Curried Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Casserole 174

Chapter 12 Sweets and Treats 177

Rustic Cherry Galette 178

Blackberry Clafoutis 181

Apple Galette with Hazelnut Crumble 182

Orange Gingerbread Muffins with Green Banana 184

Strawberry Millet Flake Cookies 185

Red Velvet Cake with Mascarpone and Coconut Cream 186

Upside-Down Plum Coffee Cake 189

Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte 190

Almond Thumbprint Cookies 191

Sweet Potato Pie 192

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts (and Cookie Dough) 193

Chestnut Crepes with Strawberries and Pistachios 194

About the Author 197

Acknowledgments 198

Index 199

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