Monthly Archives: July 2013

Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Pops (GF/DF/NS)

The Midwestern Gentleman ran a 50-mile leg of RAGBRAI last Tuesday (yes, he ran it), so I wanted to make a cool treat for him to enjoy when he finally arrived home after this latest insane accomplishment.  He loves the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Susan Blum’s new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan (2013), is a victim of sloppy editing, which is a shame, because content-wise, this is the best book I have read on managing autoimmune disease.  The book’s intellectual content is … Continue reading

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Culinary Chameleon: Anti-Inflammatory Pesto

As I mentioned in a recent post, one of the key principles of an anti-inflammatory diet is to choose foods that are as nutrient-dense as possible.  That’s what makes homemade pesto such a great addition to an anti-inflammatory diet: it … Continue reading

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Sweet and Smoky Tomato Bisque (GF/DF/V)

This dairy-free, creamy tomato soup makes an easy and nutritious weeknight dinner when paired with a fresh salad and whole grain (and gluten-free, in my case) bread or crackers. I like to pack it into mason jars to take to … Continue reading

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Have Your Cake And Eat It: A Healthier Torta Di Mandorla (GF/DF/NS)

One of the key principles of an anti-inflammatory diet is to choose foods that are as nutrient-dense and low in sugar as possible.  This principle makes navigating dessert options particularly treacherous.  I usually stick with dark chocolate (no more than … Continue reading

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