Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tropical Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

You may have noticed I drink a lot of smoothies: Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Smoothie Cucumber Watermelon Cooler Strawberry Pineapple Green Tea Smoothie Smoothies are a great way to sneak extra vegetables and fruit into my diet, not to mention goodly … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Coconut Cream “Icing” and Fresh Pineapple

These seemingly decadent pancakes actually still live up to our usual anti-inflammatory, healthy eating standards.  They are low in sugar and flavorific with anti-inflammatory spices, carrots and nuts.  They are drizzled with a no-added-sugar vegan “icing” that tastes naughty but … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate (and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Too)

Two years and two days ago, the Midwestern Gentleman and I crossed paths for the first time, sitting at opposite ends of the table from one another at a gathering of mutual friends at the pub London Underground.  We had … Continue reading

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Cucumber Watermelon Cooler

It’s late August, y’all.  After a couple of weeks of respite from the unseasonably oppressive heat that’s dogged us since spring, the thermometer is creeping upwards again. Happily, thanks to our CSA, we’ve got more ripe, juicy watermelon than we … Continue reading

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The Vegans Are Onto Something: Creamy, Satisfying, Non-Dairy Ice Cream

It’s not like vegans have been holding out on the rest of us animal product consuming folks.  For years, I have seen posts about vegan “ice cream” all over the interwebs.  I just assumed, like many other non-vegans, that non-dairy … Continue reading

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Traditional Nutrition: Pinole Wafers and More

Last Fall, on my pre-Sjogren’s food blog, Midwestern Exposure, I wrote about the attraction the Midwestern Gentleman and I felt for the culinary traditions of the Tarahumara people of Copper Canyon, Mexico.  My interest was piqued by the health benefits … Continue reading

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Sweet & Smoky Hummus

One of my co-workers belongs to the same CSA as the Gent and I do, and we greet each other every Tuesday with the same gleeful phrase, “Happy CSA Day!”  It’s amazing how much we look forward to Tuesdays now … Continue reading

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Pancake Sunday: The Anti-Inflammatory Formula

My basic formula for delicious pancakes that won’t trigger an attack of autoimmune inflammation (or put me and the Midwestern Gentleman into a lethargic sugar coma) is a simple one: wholegrain flours with no sugar in the batter, and fruit … Continue reading

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Savory Sweet Potato & Pear Crumble

This isn’t your typical, sweet, fruit crumble.  The earthy-resiny flavor of rosemary and the gentle bite of thyme temper the natural sweetness of the pears and sweet potatoes.  The hint of salt in the crunchy, nutty topping adds another dimension … Continue reading

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