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I am obsessed with Pão de Queijo, small Brazilian cheese bread puffs which are traditionally made with gluten-free cassava (a.k.a. manioc, a.k.a tapioca) flour. I find gluten-free “bread” to be something of an oxymoron, so finding a traditional, bread-like recipe … Continue reading
The Midwestern Gentleman used to have an amazing recipe (or so he claims) for a creamy chicken and wild rice soup. He has been talking about this soup, longing for it, searching for a comparable recipe, for the past three … Continue reading
This recipe is a variation of one my mother used to make often when I was a child. This type of vegetable “caviar” — which can be enjoyed as a dip, chunky spread, or topping — is common to Mediterranean … Continue reading
Mmm, pesto! I’ve sung its praises before, but I really have yet to exhaust its culinary potential. Here, it adds flavor and a nutritional boost to brown rice stuffed portobello mushrooms. The protein-rich cashew cream sauce rounds out this dish, … Continue reading
As I mentioned in a recent post, one of the key principles of an anti-inflammatory diet is to choose foods that are as nutrient-dense as possible. That’s what makes homemade pesto such a great addition to an anti-inflammatory diet: it … Continue reading
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
Flavored salts are simple to make and add easy pizazz to any dish. Last fall, when the Midwestern Gentleman and I harvested our herb garden, I put up several jars of herb salts: lemon balm salt; thyme salt; and a … 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
In this dish, the smoky roasted red pepper, the sharp resiny bite of rosemary, the sour tang of lemon, and the sticky sweetness of dates meld into a harmonious dance of flavors that will make you forget you’re eating a … Continue reading
The Midwestern Gentleman and I enjoyed a simple, cozy dinner together on Easter Sunday. While I know ham is a popular Easter choice, I always find myself craving lamb on this spring holiday. One of my absolute favorite (and anti-inflammatory) … Continue reading