Category Archives: fruit

Chocolate-Dipped Cookie Dough Bites (GF/DF/V/NS/Grain Free)

As you may know, I have a sweet tooth, a deep and abiding love for sweets that has been a beast to tame in the transition from my former I-exercise-so-I-can-eat-whatever-I-want mentality to a more balanced lifestyle that focuses on nutrient-dense … Continue reading

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Pão (de Queijo) Dairy-Free Variations Part II: The Sweet (GF/DF)

My last post featured variations on the small, savory Brazilian snackie bread called Pão de Queijo. This time around, I’ve eliminated the cheese in favor of sweet flavorings, making these pão into tasty little bite-sized dessert pastries that won’t blow your daily … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Saucy: Creamy Orange Ginger Dressing (GF/DF/Mayo-Free)

I’ve always loved saucy dishes, but now that I’m living with Sjogren’s Syndrome, dressings and sauces have actually become a critical part of my diet.  Sjogren’s Syndrome attacks the moisture-producing glands in the body, impacting the salivary glands and the … Continue reading

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Simplest, Fudgiest, No-Bake Brownies (GF/DF/V/NS)

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

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Good to the Last Bite: Gluten-Free Banana Bread (GF/DF)

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

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Pineapple-Coconut Sherbet (GF/DF/V/NS)

How do you feel about sherbet?  I have always thought of sherbet as the humbler cousin of rich, decadent ice cream and elegant, tangy sorbet (or sorbetto, depending on which country’s frozen confections you prefer).  I discovered a new love … Continue reading

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Campfire Cooking on a Gluten-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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

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Sweet and Smoky Tomato Bisque (GF/DF/V)

This dairy-free, creamy tomato soup makes an easy and nutritious weeknight dinner when paired with a fresh salad and whole grain (and gluten-free, in my case) bread or crackers. I like to pack it into mason jars to take to … Continue reading

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Have Your Cake And Eat It: A Healthier Torta Di Mandorla (GF/DF/NS)

One of the key principles of an anti-inflammatory diet is to choose foods that are as nutrient-dense and low in sugar as possible.  This principle makes navigating dessert options particularly treacherous.  I usually stick with dark chocolate (no more than … Continue reading

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Pancakes with a Side of Community (GF/DF/NS)

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

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