Monthly Archives: January 2013

Brewed Hot Chocolate: Crio Bru

Crio Bru brewed cocoa was hands-down my favorite foodie discovery of 2012.  I almost didn’t tell you about it because all the hot cocoa is for me.  Then I decided that things really do taste better when shared. You can … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Beverages, Breakfast, Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Vitamix Love & A Recipe for Creamy Beet Dip (GF, DF, V)

We got a Vitamix. We’d been using our Oster blender once or twice a day, and after nearly a year of this kind of heavy use, the motor was clearly dying a slow and awful death.  I wanted an upgrade, … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, berries, Beverages, Breakfast, citrus, Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, herbs, legumes, monounsaturated oils, Recipes, root vegetables, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Anti-Inflammatory Purple Velvet Soup (GF, DF, V)

As you may already have guessed, the Midwestern Gentleman and I call this soup “purple velvet” for its deep purple color and its velvety texture.  It’s startlingly pretty, with a reddish-violet vibrancy when freshly cooked that deepens to a more … Continue reading

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Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, chile pepper, cruciferous vegetables, Dairy-free, Entrees, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Recipes, root vegetables, Snacks, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | 2 Comments

Packed-With-Goodness Breakfast Cookies (Vegan/Gluten-Free/No Added Sugar)

These soft, slightly chewy breakfast “cookies” are packed with delicious flavors and healthful ingredients that balance carbs, protein, and fiber to fill you up.  Imagine chewy oats, juicy chunks of apple, sweet dried berries, crunchy nuts, and gooey bursts of … Continue reading

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The Ideal Winter Salad: Quinoa with Oranges, Beets, & Pomegranate

I usually post my own recipes here at What IF Gourmet, but I love this salad so much I’m going to shoo you over to Eating Well Magazine and urge you to try it.  This ideal winter salad takes full … Continue reading

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Healthy Holidays: Hiking Camelback Mountain

When the Midwestern Gentleman and I left home on the Winter Solstice, our backyard looked like this, courtesy of “Snowstorm Draco.” After spending the weekend with the Gent’s family in the equally snow-blanketed Twin Cities, we flew to Arizona, where … Continue reading

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