Category Archives: citrus

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

Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, citrus, Dairy-free, Entrees, fruit, Gluten-free, herbs, legumes, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Recipes, seeds, Vegan, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, berries, Breakfast, citrus, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, fruit, Gluten-free, Recipes, seeds, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, berries, Beverages, Breakfast, citrus, Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, herbs, legumes, monounsaturated oils, Recipes, root vegetables, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

The Ideal Winter Salad: Quinoa with Oranges, Beets, & Pomegranate

I usually post my own recipes here at What IF Gourmet, but I love this salad so much I’m going to shoo you over to Eating Well Magazine and urge you to try it.  This ideal winter salad takes full … Continue reading

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Simple, Healthful, Creamy Salad Dressings (Non-Dairy, Non-Mayo)

Unable to eat dairy or pro-inflammatory, omega-6-laden mayonnaise, I’ve lately been missing creamy dressings.  During the colder months, I find them more satisfying than the tangy vinaigrettes that speak to me of sultry summer meals.  I’ve lately been having fun … Continue reading

Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, avocado, citrus, Dairy-free, Entrees, ginger root, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 7 Comments

Traditional Nutrition: Pinole Wafers and More

Last Fall, on my pre-Sjogren’s food blog, Midwestern Exposure, I wrote about the attraction the Midwestern Gentleman and I felt for the culinary traditions of the Tarahumara people of Copper Canyon, Mexico.  My interest was piqued by the health benefits … 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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, berries, Breakfast, citrus, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), fruit, ginger root, Gluten-free, green tea, herbs, Nut-free, Recipes, seeds, spices, Vegetarian | 7 Comments

White Peaches & Green Tea: Warm & Cold Treats

Our local co-op has had the most luscious peaches for the past few weeks.  I love the delicate sweetness of white peaches, and the rosy color of their skins.  There’s something about their floral flavor that makes me want to … Continue reading

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