Category Archives: monounsaturated oils

Go-To Anti-Inflammatory Meals: Grain-Free Okonomiyaki (GF/DF)

The Japanese dish okonomiyaki suggests the improbably perfect offspring of a hearty winter salad and a pancake. It’s also an ideal dish when cooking a quick, healthy dinner for one (although that shouldn’t stop you from cooking it for a crowd, too!) … 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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Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip (GF/DF/V)

This dip is healthy enough to be a legit side dish at dinnertime, so you can snack away with abandon and without the guilt. This is a good thing, because once you taste it, you may just want to steal … Continue reading

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Product Review: Quinn Microwave Popcorn

The Midwestern Gentleman surprised me with a gift of three different flavors of Quinn Popcorn over the holidays.  He knows I love popcorn, but I’ll confess I’m also a bit of a popcorn snob. At home, I always cook popcorn … Continue reading

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Pumpkin “Alfredo” Sauce (GF/DF/V)

It’s hard to believe this decadent, velvety “alfredo” sauce is dairy-free and packed with protein, fiber, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, but sometimes miracles do happen! The pumpkin and turmeric give the sauce its bright, cheerful color, while also adding beta carotene and … 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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, nuts, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

Creamy Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup (Gluten and Dairy Free)

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

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Eggplant Caviar (GF/DF/V)

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

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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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