Category Archives: seeds

Tropical Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

You may have noticed I drink a lot of smoothies: Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Smoothie Cucumber Watermelon Cooler Strawberry Pineapple Green Tea Smoothie Smoothies are a great way to sneak extra vegetables and fruit into my diet, not to mention goodly … Continue reading

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Traditional Nutrition: Pinole Wafers and More

Last Fall, on my pre-Sjogren’s food blog, Midwestern Exposure, I wrote about the attraction the Midwestern Gentleman and I felt for the culinary traditions of the Tarahumara people of Copper Canyon, Mexico.  My interest was piqued by the health benefits … Continue reading

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Pancake Sunday: The Anti-Inflammatory Formula

My basic formula for delicious pancakes that won’t trigger an attack of autoimmune inflammation (or put me and the Midwestern Gentleman into a lethargic sugar coma) is a simple one: wholegrain flours with no sugar in the batter, and fruit … Continue reading

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Vanilla-Almond-Coconut Granola (No Added Sugar)

I’ll level with you: the “no added sugar” in this post’s title means no refined sugars, no honey, no agave.  This granola is sweetened — with dates, which are high in natural sugars for a fruit, but are also about … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe “Pesto” with Chickpea Flatbread

Broccoli rabe is in season!  I love this flavorsome vegetable, and find it especially appealing that it can be eaten in its entirety — stalks, leaves, and florets.  In fact, it’s a perfect candidate for grinding up into a nutritionally … Continue reading

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Pancake Sunday: Whole Wheat Crepes

The Midwestern Gentleman and I have a tradition called “Pancake Sunday.”  Every Sunday morning that we’re home — can you guess? — I make pancakes for breakfast.  The Gent brews coffee.  Then we settle down in the living room, lazily … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Protein Smoothie

So, what makes this tasty, pie-in-a-glass smoothie “anti-inflammatory”? Sweet potato is one of the much-touted “top ten” anti-inflammatory foods.  It also tastes awesome.  You can cook the sweet potato ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or freezer, … Continue reading

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