Category Archives: spices

Winter Warmer Oatmeal Cookies (GF/DF)

Juggling a day job I love with managing a chronic illness has not left much time for deliberate recipe development lately. However, the Gent and I have been enjoying delicious variations of these gluten-free, dairy-free cookies all winter, and this particular … Continue reading

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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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Simple Things: Chipotle-Ranch Bean Dip

I love to cook (um… obviously). For me, cooking is a relaxing, creative outlet, and one of my favorite ways to end a busy work day. While following an anti-inflammatory diet keeps me energetic and pain-free most of the time, I … Continue reading

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Mini Farinata Cups (GF/DF/V)

Farinata, made from a batter of seasoned chickpea flour and water and cooked in a generously oiled cast-iron skillet, has a texture somewhere between polenta and flatbread. In France and Italy, it is traditionally baked thin, until crisp at the … 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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Jam-Swirled Gingerbread Porridge for Frosty Winter Mornings (GF/DF/NS)

Groundhog Day came and went on Sunday, and no one living in the North was surprised by Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter.  Temperatures in Iowa have lingered ten to thirty degrees below average for months, with … 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 II: The Sweet (GF/DF)

My last post featured variations on the small, savory Brazilian snackie bread called Pão de Queijo. This time around, I’ve eliminated the cheese in favor of sweet flavorings, making these pão into tasty little bite-sized dessert pastries that won’t blow your daily … 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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