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If you follow a gluten-free diet and are traveling to the lovely sister-islands nation of Trinidad & Tobago, then you need an Aunty Arlene. In fact, even if gluten poses you no risk, you should still hope to experience such … Continue reading
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
We’ve enjoyed a couple of very busy weeks lately, visiting Kansas City, MO, for a long weekend (where the Midwestern Gentleman ran his fourth ultra-marathon of the season), indulging in a delicious — if non-traditional — Thanksgiving dinner with my … Continue reading
Black rice has been called the “healthiest rice in the world.” Its deep purple color comes from the same anti-inflammatory antioxidants that give blueberries their rich color: anthocyanins. Finding ways to eat more anthocyanins is a key component of any … Continue reading
Among the glorious leftovers we scored thanks to the Midwestern Gentleman’s recent surprise birthday party was a loaf of our friend Randy’s homemade sourdough bread. Randy has been making his own bread for many years, and this chewy, crusty loaf … Continue reading
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
You may have noticed I drink a lot of smoothies: Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Smoothie Cucumber Watermelon Cooler Strawberry Pineapple Green Tea Smoothie Smoothies are a great way to sneak extra vegetables and fruit into my diet, not to mention goodly … Continue reading
Broccoli rabe is in season! I love this flavorsome vegetable, and find it especially appealing that it can be eaten in its entirety — stalks, leaves, and florets. In fact, it’s a perfect candidate for grinding up into a nutritionally … Continue reading
So, what makes this tasty, pie-in-a-glass smoothie “anti-inflammatory”? Sweet potato is one of the much-touted “top ten” anti-inflammatory foods. It also tastes awesome. You can cook the sweet potato ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or freezer, … Continue reading