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Category Archives: Vegan
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
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
Lemony-Peppery Kohlrabi Salad (GF/DF/V)
I love the crisp texture and clean flavor of raw kohlrabi bulb, which I find reminiscent of peeled broccoli stalk. Kohlrabi is a member of the anti-inflammatory Brassica family, along with cabbage, broccoli, and kale, to name a few. Both the bulb … Continue reading
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
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
Chocolate-Dipped Cookie Dough Bites (GF/DF/V/NS/Grain Free)
As you may know, I have a sweet tooth, a deep and abiding love for sweets that has been a beast to tame in the transition from my former I-exercise-so-I-can-eat-whatever-I-want mentality to a more balanced lifestyle that focuses on nutrient-dense … Continue reading