Category Archives: Breakfast

Coconut Cardamom Millet Pudding (GF/DF/V/NS)

During a little spring cleaning in the kitchen last weekend, I came across a bag of millet with less than a cup left.  We don’t seem to care much for millet.  We’ve tried cooking the homey grain like polenta, or … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, Desserts, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

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

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, berries, Breakfast, citrus, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, fruit, Gluten-free, Recipes, seeds, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

Sweet or Savory Crepes (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

The Midwestern Gentleman and I love a good crepe.  Our former favorite crepe recipe relies on whole wheat flour and buttermilk for a wonderful flavor, texture, and nutritional profile.  If you can tolerate gluten and dairy, then I highly recommend … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, Desserts, Entrees, fruit, Gluten-free, Recipes, Snacks, spices, Vegetarian | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Beverages, Breakfast, Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, berries, Beverages, Breakfast, citrus, Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, herbs, legumes, monounsaturated oils, Recipes, root vegetables, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), fruit, Gluten-free, nuts, Recipes, seeds, Snacks, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Rosemary Crisp (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Vegan)

The morning after Thanksgiving, the Midwestern Gentleman woke up and said sleepily, “I think I’d like some oatmeal for breakfast this morning.” “O.k.,” I answered, nonchalantly, “Enjoy your oatmeal.  I’m going to have some leftover apple rosemary crisp.” The Gent’s … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, herbs, nuts, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Beverages, Breakfast, Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Caribbean Pumpkin Pancakes with Banana-Rum Topping

As our friends and family well know, the Midwestern Gentleman and I take our Pancake Sunday tradition very seriously.  While the medium itself remains consistent — Pancake Sundays are always about pancakes — we are dedicated neophiles when it comes … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Nut-free, pumpkin/squash/gourds, Recipes, spices, Vegetarian | 4 Comments