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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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