Category Archives: ginger root

Anti-Inflammatory Hot & Sour Soup (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Hot and sour soup is one of those dishes that makes me feel, keenly, that food truly is medicine. The first time I tasted this soup as a kid, I was put off by its viscosity and potent tang. By … Continue reading

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Curried Carrot Dip (GF/DF/V)

I’m sticking with last week’s vegetable-based dip theme, because this recipe offers an appetizingly high return on the very small amount of time you need to invest in it. The fabulous thing about healthful, nutrient-packed dips is that they can … Continue reading

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Jam-Swirled Gingerbread Porridge for Frosty Winter Mornings (GF/DF/NS)

Groundhog Day came and went on Sunday, and no one living in the North was surprised by Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter.  Temperatures in Iowa have lingered ten to thirty degrees below average for months, with … 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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Ginger-Madeira Poached Chicken Thighs (GF/DF)

I’ve been making a variation of this tender, flavorful chicken since I was a child; it is one of the first entrees I ever learned to cook by myself.  Made with organic, free range, antibiotic and hormone-free chicken, it is … Continue reading

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Coconut Carrot Cupcakes with Caramel Cashew Icing (GF/DF/NS)

Please forgive the excessive alliteration.  As promised, here is my gluten free, dairy free spin on carrotcake, sized down to oh-so-portable cupcake form.  I call these cupcakes because I really do consider them a worthy dessert, in spite of their … Continue reading

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Book Review + Recipes: Meals That Heal Inflammation by Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.

When I was first diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome and started researching the potential effects of an anti-inflammatory diet on autoimmune disease, I read every inflammation-free eating plan cookbook I could get my hands on.  After combing through at least a … 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

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Anti-Inflammatory Snacking: Roasted Moroccan-Spiced Chickpeas

On my quest for healthful, gluten-free snacks, I was recently reminded of roasted chickpeas.  You can roast any legume, but chickpeas in particular never cease to delight me, whether in creamy hummus, hearty soups, fresh salads, or roasted up all … Continue reading

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Vanilla Coconut Custard Baked in a Sugar Pumpkin (Dairy-Free)

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Fall’s cooler weather and seasonal flavors than to bake a warm, lightly spiced custard in a sugar pumpkin?  This custard is not too sweet and not too spicy, with a pleasantly balanced … Continue reading

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