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Fig Snack Bars Worthy of Sir Isaac (GF/DF/NS)
After years of saying to the Gent every time we walked down the grocery store cookie aisle, “you know, I’d really like to create a whole food, gluten-free, low-glycemic version of Fig Newtons…” I have finally done just that. And … Continue reading
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
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
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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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
Gluten-Free Multi-Seed Crackers (GF/DF/V/Nut-Free)
One of the most difficult processed foods for me to give up for the sake of an anti-inflammatory diet has been… crackers. You wouldn’t expect the humble cracker to inspire this sort of unfailing devotion, but it turns out crackers … Continue reading
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
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
Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Whipped Coconut “Cream” and Agave-Macerated Strawberries (GF/DF)
I love lemon, especially lemon with poppyseeds, in any sort of baked goods: tea bread, scones, muffins, cookies, you name it. Since many traditional bakery items are now off-limits to me thanks to their gluten and sugar content, I decided … Continue reading
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