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Recipes for the Instant pot or crock AND....why and why not some foods
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019
This book starts out (for me) with a bang. The author dives right into the subject of lectins. These are proteins in plants that are like natural pesticides and they aren't all that good for you. Cooking and soaking does get rid of some of it but if you want to know why non-grain dog foods may be toxic to some dogs (recent findings) then you can probably blame the lectins. They are found in nightshade foods (eggplant, tomatoes) and also beans and legumes. Lectins upset your gut so they may be something to avoid. The one he focuses on is Wheat Germ Agglutinin that may minic insulin in your body and help to make you fat (why bread adds to your weight so insidiously as many of you observe.)
So his point is that you need to watch out for some of the plant foods as they may not be good for your particular situation.
The book has a lot of good recipes including a very nice lamb dish and all of them use the single pot, instant or crock and that makes cooking easier for the family. Also has those single sheet-pan baked dinners that are so easy to clean up.
Some recipes are different "hearts of palm" "fish" sticks (I love hearts of palm) and salmon-asparagus fajitas, but also beef and broccoli and broccoli cheddar soup, minestrone and lettuce wraps. Lots of very good vegetable recipe that will help the family eat more veg and enjoy it. A section has basics for the instant pot such as rice, hardboiled eggs and potatoes.
Not all lectin containing foods are bad, but this book gives you good recipes, a lot of "keto" things and some ideas to consider.