Category Archives: pumpkin/squash/gourds

Butternut* Tiramisu (GF/DF/NS)

After several months of seemingly non-stop travel for each of us (most of it work-related), the Midwestern Gentleman and I decided to stay home and have Thanksgiving for two this holiday season. I had recently discovered gluten free lasagna noodles at our local … Continue reading

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Snack or Side: Zesty Caramelized Butternut Squash

This may not be your typical Sunday afternoon football snackie, but a bowl of salty, slightly spicy, caramelized cubes of butternut squash fit the bill for me last weekend.  This easy-to-make hot snack (or side dish) has all the nesty … Continue reading

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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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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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Pão (de Queijo) Dairy-Free Variations Part I: The Savory (GF/DF)

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

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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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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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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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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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Pumpkin Mini Pies (Naturally Sweetened, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Midwestern Gentleman has pronounced these gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, low-sugar miniature pumpkin pies to be a “real” dessert.  I find them to be rich and flavorful, with a pleasing texture reminiscent of cheesecake. … Continue reading

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