Category Archives: greens

Traditional Trinidadian Home Cooking (Gluten-Free!)

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

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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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Pesto Patties (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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

Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, Dairy-free, Entrees, Gluten-free, greens, herbs, monounsaturated oils, nuts, pumpkin/squash/gourds, Recipes, Snacks | 2 Comments

Black Rice Risotto with Mushrooms & Basil

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

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Savory Bread Pudding with Local Vegetables

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

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Surprise Birthday Somerset Salad Bar

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

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Tropical Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

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

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Broccoli Rabe “Pesto” with Chickpea Flatbread

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

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Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Protein Smoothie

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

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