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During CSA season, when organic, locally grown vegetables are delivered to our door weekly, we enjoy a lot of simple, anti-inflammatory meals that come together quickly and easily. We pair vegetable side dishes with pan-cooked or grilled fish, meat, or … Continue reading
This recipe couldn’t be simpler. In fact, it’s so simple I hesitate to even call it a “recipe.” It’s also perfect for this time of year, when bumper crops of radishes are filling CSA shares and farmer’s market stalls. Even if … Continue reading
It’s strawberry season! Last week, I dreamt that the Midwestern Gentleman requested strawberry-basil sorbet, and as synchronicity would have it, Berry Patch Farm opened its pick-your-own strawberry patches on Saturday. So, naturally, we went strawberry picking. I hulled, rinsed, and … Continue reading
I love the crisp texture and clean flavor of raw kohlrabi bulb, which I find reminiscent of peeled broccoli stalk. Kohlrabi is a member of the anti-inflammatory Brassica family, along with cabbage, broccoli, and kale, to name a few. Both the bulb … Continue reading
I enjoyed a brief vacation at my mom’s new place in Arizona last week, and it was a treat to eat out at several restaurants which can accommodate gluten-free diners. I tend to have more confidence in restaurants that specify … Continue reading
We had a beautiful but problematic redbud tree in our backyard. It had been poorly planted too close to the neighboring yard, and our neighbors gently complained every now and again about a large branch extending over their fence. Several of the … Continue reading
Yes, St. Paddy’s day has long since come and gone, but you can make the luck o’ the Irish linger as spring warms into summer with this creamy, frosty, anti-inflammatory version of a “Shamrock Shake.” It’s full of nutrient-rich whole … Continue reading
Since fully committing to an anti-inflammatory way of eating two years ago, I pack my lunch to take to work almost every day. As part of my goal of inflammation-free living, I like to pack my food in glass mason … Continue reading
Visit the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation website to learn more and get involved. Sjögren’s Syndrome is one of over 100 recognized autoimmune diseases which affect over 20 million Americans, and are a leading cause of disability. Medical researchers are starting to recognize … Continue reading