Category Archives: nuts

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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Healthful Homemade Treats for Pups (Wheat-Free/Dairy-Free)

Our canine pals deserve a little extra TLC sometimes, don’t they?  Our snuggly Puggle, Baxter, and our sweet, happy-go-lucky Vizsla, Looper, sure do.  Sometimes I want to pamper them, but just as I bake only healthful, nutritious indulgences for myself … 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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Coconut Carrot Cupcakes with Caramel Cashew Icing (GF/DF/NS)

Please forgive the excessive alliteration.  As promised, here is my gluten free, dairy free spin on carrotcake, sized down to oh-so-portable cupcake form.  I call these cupcakes because I really do consider them a worthy dessert, in spite of their … Continue reading

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Packed-With-Goodness Breakfast Cookies (Vegan/Gluten-Free/No Added Sugar)

These soft, slightly chewy breakfast “cookies” are packed with delicious flavors and healthful ingredients that balance carbs, protein, and fiber to fill you up.  Imagine chewy oats, juicy chunks of apple, sweet dried berries, crunchy nuts, and gooey bursts of … 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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Apple Rosemary Crisp (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan)

The morning after Thanksgiving, the Midwestern Gentleman woke up and said sleepily, “I think I’d like some oatmeal for breakfast this morning.” “O.k.,” I answered, nonchalantly, “Enjoy your oatmeal.  I’m going to have some leftover apple rosemary crisp.” The Gent’s … 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

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