Category Archives: root vegetables

CSA Season: Quick Veggie Sides for Weeknight Meals (GF/DF/V)

During CSA season, when organic, locally grown vegetables are delivered to our door weekly, we enjoy a lot of simple, anti-inflammatory meals that come together quickly and easily.  We pair vegetable side dishes with pan-cooked or grilled fish, meat, or … Continue reading

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Madeira-Glazed Radishes (GF/DF/V)

This recipe couldn’t be simpler. In fact, it’s so simple I hesitate to even call it a “recipe.” It’s also perfect for this time of year, when bumper crops of radishes are filling CSA shares and farmer’s market stalls.  Even if … 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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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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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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, ginger root, Gluten-free, Nut-free, nuts, pumpkin/squash/gourds, Recipes, root vegetables, seeds, Snacks, spices, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

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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Vitamix Love & A Recipe for Creamy Beet Dip (GF, DF, V)

We got a Vitamix. We’d been using our Oster blender once or twice a day, and after nearly a year of this kind of heavy use, the motor was clearly dying a slow and awful death.  I wanted an upgrade, … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Purple Velvet Soup (GF, DF, V)

As you may already have guessed, the Midwestern Gentleman and I call this soup “purple velvet” for its deep purple color and its velvety texture.  It’s startlingly pretty, with a reddish-violet vibrancy when freshly cooked that deepens to a more … Continue reading

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The Ideal Winter Salad: Quinoa with Oranges, Beets, & Pomegranate

I usually post my own recipes here at What IF Gourmet, but I love this salad so much I’m going to shoo you over to Eating Well Magazine and urge you to try it.  This ideal winter salad takes full … 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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