Category Archives: Vegan

Curried Carrot Dip (GF/DF/V)

I’m sticking with last week’s vegetable-based dip theme, because this recipe offers an appetizingly high return on the very small amount of time you need to invest in it. The fabulous thing about healthful, nutrient-packed dips is that they can … Continue reading

Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, Dairy-free, ginger root, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Recipes, root vegetables, Snacks, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | 1 Comment

Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip (GF/DF/V)

This dip is healthy enough to be a legit side dish at dinnertime, so you can snack away with abandon and without the guilt. This is a good thing, because once you taste it, you may just want to steal … Continue reading

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Product Review: Quinn Microwave Popcorn

The Midwestern Gentleman surprised me with a gift of three different flavors of Quinn Popcorn over the holidays.  He knows I love popcorn, but I’ll confess I’m also a bit of a popcorn snob. At home, I always cook popcorn … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Appetizers, citrus, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, herbs, monounsaturated oils, Nut-free, Product Reviews, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 7 Comments

Jam-Swirled Gingerbread Porridge for Frosty Winter Mornings (GF/DF/NS)

Groundhog Day came and went on Sunday, and no one living in the North was surprised by Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter.  Temperatures in Iowa have lingered ten to thirty degrees below average for months, with … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, ginger root, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Recipes, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Pumpkin “Alfredo” Sauce (GF/DF/V)

It’s hard to believe this decadent, velvety “alfredo” sauce is dairy-free and packed with protein, fiber, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, but sometimes miracles do happen! The pumpkin and turmeric give the sauce its bright, cheerful color, while also adding beta carotene and … Continue reading

Posted in alliums (garlic/onions), Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Dairy-free, Entrees, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, nuts, pumpkin/squash/gourds, Recipes, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Pão (de Queijo) Dairy-Free Variations Part II: The Sweet (GF/DF)

My last post featured variations on the small, savory Brazilian snackie bread called Pão de Queijo. This time around, I’ve eliminated the cheese in favor of sweet flavorings, making these pão into tasty little bite-sized dessert pastries that won’t blow your daily … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian | 2 Comments

Feelin’ Saucy: Creamy Orange Ginger Dressing (GF/DF/Mayo-Free)

I’ve always loved saucy dishes, but now that I’m living with Sjogren’s Syndrome, dressings and sauces have actually become a critical part of my diet.  Sjogren’s Syndrome attacks the moisture-producing glands in the body, impacting the salivary glands and the … Continue reading

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Simplest, Fudgiest, No-Bake Brownies (GF/DF/V/NS)

These brownies are impossibly chewy, gooey, and fudgy.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, contain no refined sugars, and require no baking — but you can keep that to yourself when you serve them, and let folks marvel at the … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, nuts, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

Pineapple-Coconut Sherbet (GF/DF/V/NS)

How do you feel about sherbet?  I have always thought of sherbet as the humbler cousin of rich, decadent ice cream and elegant, tangy sorbet (or sorbetto, depending on which country’s frozen confections you prefer).  I discovered a new love … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caviar (GF/DF/V)

This recipe is a variation of one my mother used to make often when I was a child.  This type of vegetable “caviar” — which can be enjoyed as a dip, chunky spread, or topping — is common to Mediterranean … Continue reading

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