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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Caramelized Onions

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with caramelized red onions

Warm Brussels sprouts salad with caramelized onions and dressed with a maple dressing. Perfect fall and winter side dish! I’m so excited to announce that I’m now part of the Food Network #FallFest blogger group. Today we’re celebrating Brussels sprouts. I know, I know. Brussels […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp, Pears and Kale: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp

Roasted spaghetti squash with shrimp, tossed with pears, kale, raisins, and pepitas. Whenever I scan food photo porn sites and Pinterest (which is embarrassingly often), I’m bombarded with temptation. Pumpkin cakes with cream cheese frosting, salted caramel sheet cakes, pumpkin toffee cookies, pecan cheesecake pie, and Reese’s […]

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Pumpkin-Coconut Cookies

Pumpkin Coconut Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Soft cake-like pumpkin cookies with strong hints of coconut, topped with cream cheese icing. Cocktail party season is about to ramp up as we gallop into the final months of the year (honestly, can you even believe it’s almost November??).  In cocktail-speak, this means you wear something […]

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Cranberry Pumpkin Loaf with Chocolate Chips

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin bread loaded with dried cranberries and chocolate chips. The older I get (and by the way, I’m still young) the more I gravitate towards easier recipes that are full of flavor. When I first graduated from culinary school, the more complicated […]

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Calzone Mummies: #SundaySupper

How to make a mummy calzone, vegetarian

Gathering: an assembly or meeting, especially a social or festive one, or one held for a specific purpose. –Google dictionary Gathering: a coming together of family and friends to celebrate a special occasion and toast the bonds of friendship with Gallo wine. –The Wimpy Vegetarian […]

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Egg Bake with Butternut Squash, Hash Browns and Cheese

Egg bake with butternut squash and hash browns.

Egg bake loaded with butternut squash, hash browns, and cheese, most of which can be made ahead of time.                                                     […]

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Easy Homemade Sauerkraut

how to make sauerkraut at home

A few weeks ago, some friends visited us for the weekend in Tahoe, and we got to talking about healthy snacks. It turns out one of their favorite healthy snacks is sauerkraut. “Seriously?” I asked, my eyes bulging a bit at the thought. “Yep. We […]

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Curried Apple Chips: #SundaySupper

Dried apple rings dusted with curry powder.

Dried apple rings dusted with curry powder. Perfect healthy snack for autumn! I’m on the hunt for sugarless snacks that are healthy. They need to be something I realistically want to eat more than once, and they need to be super-super-easy. I’m so busy these […]

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Twice Baked Potato Mummies: #SundaySupper

twice baked potatoes for Halloween

  When I was young, my mom used to make twice-baked potatoes as a treat for my dad and me. She’d whip some cream, butter, salt and pepper into the potatoes, fold them gently back into the skins, and top them with cheddar cheese before […]

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How to Make Sun Tea Year Round (with Mint and Peaches)

how to make sun tea with herbs and fruit

How to make sun tea with fruit and herbs year-round, with seasonal tips. Sun tea can be made anytime of year, as long as you have sunshine (duh). Here in the San Francisco area, September and October typically brings sunny, warm weather before the rains (hopefully) begin […]

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Blueberry-Lemon Bars (with Coconut)

Blueberry lemon bars with coconut oil and lemon curd.

Secret Recipe Club: soft bite-sized cake bars topped with a smear of lemon curd, then packed with blueberries and peaches, and finished with a crumb topping. Clearly I was in a fruit bar mood when I chose this recipe. No not the kind that serves […]

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Apple Pie Bars: #SundaySupper

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins.

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins … plus tips for making fruit bars. I’ve tried to make fruit bars a few times, but have never been terribly excited about the results. Well, except that first time, when I made fig bars all dressed up […]

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DIY

Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. Compound butters are a great little condiment to keep in the freezer, all wrapped in wax paper and tucked into ziplock baggies. They’ll keep that way for a long […]

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Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. If you follow this blog, you know I love condiments I can have on hand to make great meals in minutes. This powerful little condiment, Classic Mint Chutney from Spices […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different […]

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