9 Common Herbs & Spices that Reduce Inflammation

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[You can fight inflammation with common ingredients from your own kitchen. Here's a list of the top nine anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, plus some of my favorite recipes using them.] You may think that “inflammation” only occurs after a bee sting, when you scald your hand on a hot pot, or when you unwittingly walk […]

Spotlight on Spuds: Should You Eat Potatoes?

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[Should white potatoes be included in an anti-candida--or any healthy--diet? Here are the pros and cons of eating potatoes, their effect on blood sugar balance, and other considerations before you take a bite.] [The humble potato: dietary friend or foe?] It’s finally summer (hallelujah!) and people’s minds are turning to BBQs, picnics and other outdoor […]

Eight Tips for Cooking Whole Foods from Scratch–Quickly and Easily (Part 1)

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Way back in this post, I asked you all if you’d be interested in tips on speeding up the process of cooking whole foods from scratch. Today, I’ll begin to answer that question. I realized there is so much to say on this topic that I’d need to split it up into two smaller posts. […]

Six Degrees of Iris and Brittany: Breakfast Carrot Cake, Giveaway, and Interview with The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides’ Authors!

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[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Olive-Quinoa Salad with Olive Shortbreads (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

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Some decisions in life are just no-brainers.  Did I wish to get a second dog after Elsie?  Uh-huh. Should I move in with the HH? Duh. Do I present at Nourished when asked? Uh, yeah. Will I accept when Ellen finally invites me onto her show? OF COURSE I WILL!!  And when Casey of KitchenPLAY […]

30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living: Why I Love Gluten-Free Baking*

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* No, seriously.     [No Gluten, Get Happy: The easiest way to bake gluten-free is with no flour at all! How about  Happy Hemp Two-Bite Brownies?] Welcome to Day Nine of the blog event from Diane over at The Whole Gang, 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living! The objective of this event is to show you all […]

SOS April Ingredient Reveal!

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It’s April–which means the cruelest month  love is in the air another SOS Kitchen Challenge! This month, with so many of us thinking about spring and green shoots finally making their way toward the sky, Kim and I have chosen an ingredient that is itself a harbinger of spring.  With its lively green hue and […]

Country Pâté: Guest Post on Go Dairy Free

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Today I’m a guest poster at Go Dairy Free, with the recipe for this tantalizing pâté.  It’s both soy-free and nut-free, too! Hope you’ll head over for a visit to check out the recipe (and I’d love to know what you think!)

My Way of Eating*

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*[Not to be confused with Morris Dithers’ answer in this classic SCTV skit.] [The main course table from my recent holiday potluck with nutritionist friends, clockwise from top left: [out of the photo--Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts]; Southwest Brown Rice Casserole with Beans [white bowl behind cutlery]; Tempeh-Brown Rice Curry and Vegetables; Baby Spinach Salad; Rutabaga […]

Featured in Clean Eating!

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Just a quick note to share some exciting news: my recipe for Orange-Infused Chocolate Almond Cake is featured in this month’s Clean Eating magazine!  When I was asked by the folks at the magazine to create a recipe for a healthy, fudgy chocolate cake (that met the Clean Eating requirements, of course–basically the NAG diet that […]

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