Category Archives: Beverages

Watermelon Drinks for Sultry Summer Days (GF/DF/V/NS)

The fall semester started this week in Universityland, and Mother Nature rolled out the high heat and humidity as if concerned we might all forget it is still technically summer.  The mammoth watermelons in our CSA share provide a sweet, refreshing, and hydrating antidote to the … Continue reading

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Luck o’ the Irish: The Anti-inflammatory Shamrock Shake

Yes, St. Paddy’s day has long since come and gone, but you can make the luck o’ the Irish linger as spring warms into summer with this creamy, frosty, anti-inflammatory version of a “Shamrock Shake.”  It’s full of nutrient-rich whole … Continue reading

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Pancakes with a Side of Community (GF/DF/NS)

Soon after the Midwestern Gentleman and I moved into our current home, about two years ago, we made pancakes for breakfast one Sunday.  We ate pancakes, sipped coffee, cuddled the critters, chatted, and enjoyed a lazy start to the day. … 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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Brewed Hot Chocolate: Crio Bru

Crio Bru brewed cocoa was hands-down my favorite foodie discovery of 2012.  I almost didn’t tell you about it because all the hot cocoa is for me.  Then I decided that things really do taste better when shared. You can … 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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Bittersweet Chocolate Syrup (Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)

Until I went “Off The Sugar” (somehow, breaking my extreme sugar habit requires capitalization; it has been, after all, a life-changing process) I used to love Caribou Coffee’s Mint Condition, a coffee drink with a choice of milk, a choice … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-changes: Identifying Food Sensitivities with an Elimination Diet

Hey, gang.  You may have noticed my blogging schedule has been a bit off lately.  There have been a lot of changes happening in my kitchen, and more recipes failing to thrill than I’ve experienced in many years of cooking.  … Continue reading

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A Bedtime Glass of Warm (or Cold) Almond Milk

Do you have a favorite bedtime snack?  In my pre-diagnosis days I used to favor a bowl of cold cereal as a bedtime snack — some wholegrain carbs, a little protein, and a little hydration are the perfect bedtime combination … Continue reading

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Bombfire Pizza

For my day job as a book and paper conservator, I recently attended a weekend-long continuing education workshop at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mt. Carroll, IL.  The program’s director encouraged workshop participants to join her for dinner … Continue reading

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