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Category Archives: Gluten-free
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
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
Dessert or Breakfast? Rustic Vanilla Crema & Berry Tart with Almond Crust (GF/DF/NS)
On lazy Sunday mornings with the Gent, I’m often guilty of making dessert for breakfast. “Guilty” is perhaps not the best choice of word, however, since this nutritionally dense, gluten and dairy free, protein-packed, low glycemic tart actually makes for … Continue reading
The Bright Taste of New Beginnings & Lemon Custard Sauce (GF/DF)
The New Year kicked off with a new opportunity for professional change and growth for me. After a bit of soul-searching and a lot of discussion, the Midwestern Gentleman and I decided we were ready and willing to embrace a new adventure, … Continue reading
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
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
Product Review: XyliMelts
This post is for my fellow Sjogren’s Syndrome sufferers, or anyone else with chronic dry mouth. Usually, I keep a bottle of water and Biotene mouth spray on my bedside table, since I know I will wake up half a … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Product Reviews Tagged allergens, XyliMelts, xylitol 4 Comments
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
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Beverages, Breakfast, Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, greens, herbs, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian Tagged watermelon 2 Comments
Every year since the Midwestern Gentleman and I met, we have taken a late-summer vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. We’ve been particularly excited about this year’s trip, because we secured a phenomenally beautiful, hike-in campsite on … Continue reading
Posted in Breakfast, Camping, Domestic, Entrees, Gluten-free, hiking, Just Keep Me Movin', Restaurant Reviews, Travel Tagged gluten-free dining, minnesota, northshore Leave a comment
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