Monthly Archives: November 2012

Simple, Healthful, Creamy Salad Dressings (Non-Dairy, Non-Mayo)

Unable to eat dairy or pro-inflammatory, omega-6-laden mayonnaise, I’ve lately been missing creamy dressings.  During the colder months, I find them more satisfying than the tangy vinaigrettes that speak to me of sultry summer meals.  I’ve lately been having fun … Continue reading

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Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, avocado, citrus, Dairy-free, Entrees, ginger root, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 7 Comments

Anti-Inflammatory Snacking: Roasted Moroccan-Spiced Chickpeas

On my quest for healthful, gluten-free snacks, I was recently reminded of roasted chickpeas.  You can roast any legume, but chickpeas in particular never cease to delight me, whether in creamy hummus, hearty soups, fresh salads, or roasted up all … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mini Pies (Naturally Sweetened, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Midwestern Gentleman has pronounced these gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, low-sugar miniature pumpkin pies to be a “real” dessert.  I find them to be rich and flavorful, with a pleasing texture reminiscent of cheesecake. … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, Desserts, Gluten-free, nuts, pumpkin/squash/gourds, Recipes, Snacks, spices, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Bittersweet Chocolate Syrup (Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)

Until I went “Off The Sugar” (somehow, breaking my extreme sugar habit requires capitalization; it has been, after all, a life-changing process) I used to love Caribou Coffee’s Mint Condition, a coffee drink with a choice of milk, a choice … Continue reading

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