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CSA Season: Quick Veggie Sides for Weeknight Meals (GF/DF/V)

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

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Madeira-Glazed Radishes (GF/DF/V)

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

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Simple Strawberry Basil Sorbet (No Ice Cream Maker Required)

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

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Lemony-Peppery Kohlrabi Salad (GF/DF/V)

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

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Eating Gluten-Free in the Phoenix Area

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

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Growing Edible Mushrooms

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

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Luck o’ the Irish: The Anti-inflammatory Shamrock Shake

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

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Packing Lunch To Go: A Few of My Favorite Things

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

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April is Sjögren’s Syndrome Awareness Month

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

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Mini Farinata Cups (GF/DF/V)

Farinata, made from a batter of seasoned chickpea flour and water and cooked in a generously oiled cast-iron skillet, has a texture somewhere between polenta and flatbread. In France and Italy, it is traditionally baked thin, until crisp at the … Continue reading

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