Category Archives: berries

Dessert or Breakfast? Rustic Vanilla Crema & Berry Tart with Almond Crust (GF/DF/NS)

On lazy Sunday mornings with the Gent, I’m often guilty of making dessert for breakfast. “Guilty” is perhaps not the best choice of word, however, since this nutritionally dense, gluten and dairy free, protein-packed, low glycemic tart actually makes for … 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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Mesquite & Cocoa Pancakes (GF/DF/No Added Sugar)

After reading ultramarathoner Scott Jurek’s memoir Eat and Run, the Gent suggested we experiment with mesquite flour. Mesquite flour is made from the dried, ground pods of the mesquite tree. Its fragrant, slightly nutty flavor has a sweetness reminiscent of molasses.  One … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever & Garden Dreams

The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature has not been cooperating.  Last weekend, the promising glimpses of crocus and daffodil tips were once again hidden by a dusting of relentlessly white snow.  I’m so tired of the gray-and-white view from … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Whipped Coconut “Cream” and Agave-Macerated Strawberries (GF/DF)

I love lemon, especially lemon with poppyseeds, in any sort of baked goods: tea bread, scones, muffins, cookies, you name it.  Since many traditional bakery items are now off-limits to me thanks to their gluten and sugar content, I decided … Continue reading

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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

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Surprise Birthday Somerset Salad Bar

First, a bit of housekeeping: regular readers, please note that I’ve changed my posting days to Tuesdays and Fridays.  Thanks! Second, I know, the title of this post makes no sense.  Yet.  Read on. The Midwestern Gentleman’s birthday was last … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate (and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Too)

Two years and two days ago, the Midwestern Gentleman and I crossed paths for the first time, sitting at opposite ends of the table from one another at a gathering of mutual friends at the pub London Underground.  We had … Continue reading

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The Vegans Are Onto Something: Creamy, Satisfying, Non-Dairy Ice Cream

It’s not like vegans have been holding out on the rest of us animal product consuming folks.  For years, I have seen posts about vegan “ice cream” all over the interwebs.  I just assumed, like many other non-vegans, that non-dairy … Continue reading

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Pancake Sunday: The Anti-Inflammatory Formula

My basic formula for delicious pancakes that won’t trigger an attack of autoimmune inflammation (or put me and the Midwestern Gentleman into a lethargic sugar coma) is a simple one: wholegrain flours with no sugar in the batter, and fruit … Continue reading

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