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Category Archives: Nut-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
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
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
CSA Season: Quick Veggie Sides for Weeknight Meals (GF/DF/V)
During CSA season, when organic, locally grown vegetables are delivered to our door weekly, we enjoy a lot of simple, anti-inflammatory meals that come together quickly and easily. We pair vegetable side dishes with pan-cooked or grilled fish, meat, or … Continue reading
Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, citrus, cruciferous vegetables, Dairy-free, Entrees, Gluten-free, greens, herbs, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Recipes, root vegetables, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian Tagged arugula, beets, broccoli, potatoes Leave a comment
Madeira-Glazed Radishes (GF/DF/V)
This recipe couldn’t be simpler. In fact, it’s so simple I hesitate to even call it a “recipe.” It’s also perfect for this time of year, when bumper crops of radishes are filling CSA shares and farmer’s market stalls. Even if … Continue reading
Simple Strawberry Basil Sorbet (No Ice Cream Maker Required)
It’s strawberry season! Last week, I dreamt that the Midwestern Gentleman requested strawberry-basil sorbet, and as synchronicity would have it, Berry Patch Farm opened its pick-your-own strawberry patches on Saturday. So, naturally, we went strawberry picking. I hulled, rinsed, and … Continue reading