Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant with Roasted Red Pepper, Pepitas, and Dates (GF/DF/V)

In this dish, the smoky roasted red pepper, the sharp resiny bite of rosemary, the sour tang of lemon, and the sticky sweetness of dates meld into a harmonious dance of flavors that will make you forget you’re eating a … Continue reading

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Coconut Cardamom Millet Pudding (GF/DF/V/NS)

During a little spring cleaning in the kitchen last weekend, I came across a bag of millet with less than a cup left.  We don’t seem to care much for millet.  We’ve tried cooking the homey grain like polenta, or … Continue reading

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“Creamy” Brassica Flower and Sweet Greens Soup (GF/DF/V)

The recipes that reappear in our regular meal rotation time and again tend to be the recipes that lend themselves well to substitutions and swap-outs.  This creamy, nutritious soup is just such a recipe.  I’ve made it with broccoli and … Continue reading

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Coconut Carrot Cupcakes with Caramel Cashew Icing (GF/DF/NS)

Please forgive the excessive alliteration.  As promised, here is my gluten free, dairy free spin on carrotcake, sized down to oh-so-portable cupcake form.  I call these cupcakes because I really do consider them a worthy dessert, in spite of their … Continue reading

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Following An Anti-Inflammatory Diet at the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, Des Moines

Since discovering that gluten is one of my inflammation triggers, it has been tempting to blame all of my autoimmune woes on that troublesome little protein, and make eradicating gluten from my diet my primary focus.  Alas, this is not … Continue reading

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Daawat 2013: An Indian Feast with A Philanthropic Mission

Last weekend, for the second year in a row, the Midwestern Gentleman and I were delighted to join friends to attend Daawat, a fundraising event sponsored by the Iowa State University student group “Sankalp.”  For the past 17 years, Sankalp … Continue reading

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Simple Garlic Rosemary Lamb Chops Fit for Easter Dinner (GF/DF)

The Midwestern Gentleman and I enjoyed a simple, cozy dinner together on Easter Sunday.  While I know ham is a popular Easter choice, I always find myself craving lamb on this spring holiday.  One of my absolute favorite (and anti-inflammatory) … Continue reading

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