Category Archives: monounsaturated oils

Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms with Marsala Cashew Cream Sauce

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

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Culinary Chameleon: Anti-Inflammatory Pesto

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

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Sweet and Smoky Tomato Bisque (GF/DF/V)

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

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Have Your Cake And Eat It: A Healthier Torta Di Mandorla (GF/DF/NS)

One of the key principles of an anti-inflammatory diet is to choose foods that are as nutrient-dense and low in sugar as possible.  This principle makes navigating dessert options particularly treacherous.  I usually stick with dark chocolate (no more than … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant with Roasted Red Pepper, Pepitas, and Dates (GF/DF/V)

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

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“Creamy” Brassica Flower and Sweet Greens Soup (GF/DF/V)

The recipes that reappear in our regular meal rotation time and again tend to be the recipes that lend themselves well to substitutions and swap-outs.  This creamy, nutritious soup is just such a recipe.  I’ve made it with broccoli and … Continue reading

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Simple Garlic Rosemary Lamb Chops Fit for Easter Dinner (GF/DF)

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

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Trinbagonian Peppersauce & the Chile Pepper Conundrum

This recipe is my take on the ubiquitous peppersauce that turns up the gastronomic piquancy in Trinidad and Tobago cuisine.  It’s ridiculously easy to make, and bestows a complex flavor (not just heat) to a wide range of dishes.  The … Continue reading

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Vegetable Pelau (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

You might have thought I’m finally over Trinidad & Tobago… but that’s actually not likely to happen any time soon.  Inspired by our visit, the Midwestern Gentleman and I are still spicing up our home cooking with the flavors of … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Condiment: Trinbagonian “Green Seasoning”

Along with garlic sauce, hot peppersauce, and tamarind sauce, “green seasoning” is one of the quintessential condiments of Trinidad and Tobago, a nation that loves condiments.  Other condiments we came across on our trip, either in condiment bars or in … Continue reading

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