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These brownies are impossibly chewy, gooey, and fudgy. They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, contain no refined sugars, and require no baking — but you can keep that to yourself when you serve them, and let folks marvel at the … Continue reading
I have made three batches of this banana bread — with and without chocolate chips and shredded coconut — over the last month, and each time, it disappeared so quickly, I didn’t find the time for a decent photo-shoot. So, … Continue reading
At first, packing a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory camp pantry for a week-long camping trip in Minnesota seemed a bit daunting. Then I really thought about it, and realized that a lot of what we eat translates fairly well to cooking over … Continue reading
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
Soon after the Midwestern Gentleman and I moved into our current home, about two years ago, we made pancakes for breakfast one Sunday. We ate pancakes, sipped coffee, cuddled the critters, chatted, and enjoyed a lazy start to the day. … Continue reading
I love coconut in all its forms. I also love pancakes. Coconut in pancakes is wonderful… so what about coconut on pancakes? Traditionally, coconut syrup is made by simmering coconut milk and an equal amount of refined sugar or corn … Continue reading
One of the most difficult processed foods for me to give up for the sake of an anti-inflammatory diet has been… crackers. You wouldn’t expect the humble cracker to inspire this sort of unfailing devotion, but it turns out crackers … Continue reading
Since our visit to Trinidad and Tobago in January, coocoo now claims a regular spot in our menu rotation. This Trini version of polenta is traditionally served as a starchy side with fish. I enjoyed it in Tobago as a … Continue reading
During a little spring cleaning in the kitchen last weekend, I came across a bag of millet with less than a cup left. We don’t seem to care much for millet. We’ve tried cooking the homey grain like polenta, or … Continue reading
The recipes that reappear in our regular meal rotation time and again tend to be the recipes that lend themselves well to substitutions and swap-outs. This creamy, nutritious soup is just such a recipe. I’ve made it with broccoli and … Continue reading