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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Pancake Sunday: Whole Wheat Crepes
The Midwestern Gentleman and I have a tradition called “Pancake Sunday.” Every Sunday morning that we’re home — can you guess? — I make pancakes for breakfast. The Gent brews coffee. Then we settle down in the living room, lazily … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, berries, Breakfast, Desserts, Entrees, Nut-free, Recipes, seeds, Snacks, spices, Vegetarian 3 Comments
Roasted Garlic & Roots Soup
This chameleon-like soup changes its appearance and flavor profile depending on which root vegetables you decide to pair with the roasted garlic. The hefty dose of garlic gives the dish anti-inflammatory oomph and adds a wonderful flavor no matter what … Continue reading
Desperate for Dessert: Baklava Wonton Bites
These bitty baklava bites please the eye as well as the palate, an important duality when it comes to dessert satisfaction. I know, I know: when your body is fighting autoimmune inflammation, sugar is the enemy. However, sometimes the psychological … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, nuts, Recipes, spices, Vegetarian Tagged almonds, cardamom, cinnamon, coconut, honey, pistachios, wonton wrappers 7 Comments
Weekend in Santa Fe: Part II
The second day of our weekend in Santa Fe was as crazily jam-packed as the first. After a fortifying brunch of fresh fruit and jalapeno-cheese quiche at the Inn on the Paseo, we started the day with some museum time. … Continue reading
Turn Up the Heat
One of the most challenging aspects of adjusting to life with Sjogren’s Syndrome has been making peace with my body’s new limitations, which on a bad day feel like the deepest betrayal. I’ve been active and fit for all of … Continue reading
Posted in berries, ginger root, herbs, Just Keep Me Movin', nuts, Snacks, yoga 5 Comments
Cherry Quinoa Salad Extravaganza
This salad is a lot easier to toss together than a glance at the ingredient list might indicate. You can slice and dice while the quinoa/wild rice mixture is bubbling away and the mushrooms are roasting in the oven. Everything … Continue reading
Strawberry-Pineapple Green Tea Smoothie
I’ve decided to stick with the smoothie theme this week. A team at Georgia Health Sciences University is conducting some interesting research on green tea and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Green tea seems to be everyone’s favorite anti-inflammatory cure-all, but I’m still … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, berries, Breakfast, Dairy-free, fruit, Gluten-free, green tea, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Tagged smoothies 2 Comments
Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Protein Smoothie
So, what makes this tasty, pie-in-a-glass smoothie “anti-inflammatory”? Sweet potato is one of the much-touted “top ten” anti-inflammatory foods. It also tastes awesome. You can cook the sweet potato ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or freezer, … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, Dairy-free, Desserts, Gluten-free, greens, Nut-free, Recipes, root vegetables, seeds, Snacks, spices, Vegetarian 8 Comments