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Pasta alla Vodka

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Secret Recipe Club: Pasta tossed in a velvety vodka-tomato-cream sauce. Elegance and rustic comfort all in one dish. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four […]

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Mango, Coconut and Lime Soup

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Blended mango, coconut milk and lime juice come together for a chilled tropical soup. Let’s go to Hawaii! Too expensive? Then make this soup and close your eyes. The combination of mango, coconut and lime will take your taste buds there for almost free. I […]

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Crunchy Coconut Prawns: #SundaySupper

Crunchy coconut prawns appetizer with a sweet and spicy dip of apricot preserves + pepper jelly. In my mind, these started out as Beer Battered Coconut Prawns. The plan was to take a recipe I slaved over last summer for coconut prawns and tweak it […]

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes…perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our […]

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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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Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Harissa Mayonnaise

Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Harissa Mayonnaise, the Wimpy Vegetarian, recipe

Another way to use those Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes I made last week! Most days, I eat reasonably healthy; but some days, you know, I just don’t want to. It may be the mood I’m in; other times it’s all about the weather, making me crave […]

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Breakfast Pizza

Easy na’an pizza topped with asparagus, cheese and a fried egg.  I recently joined over 2000 people interested in tasting artisan cheeses at the Seventh Annual Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma. Armed with our passports to fun, a wine glass and an insulated bag with a cold […]

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

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Vegan entree of chickpeas sauteed in garlic, spices, and tomato sauce that makes for a quick, healthy dinner. Some evenings I’m pulling dinner together on the run because of any number of reasons. It could be a last-minute phone call that delayed me, an appointment […]

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Shirred Eggs Over Garlicky Swiss Chard

Healthy breakfast fancy enough for a holiday brunch, and easy enough for a quiet breakfast for one. Even now when I’m *retired*, Sundays remain in my mind a day of complete relaxation. No commitments. Sleeping in and lazing in bed, followed by long cups of […]

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Kabocha and Kale Salad with Persimmon

Kabocha Kale Salad with Persimmons : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy, filling salad of kale, winter squash, and slices of fuyu persimmons.   I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We travelled to Portland (Oregon), to see close friends and family and had a wonderfully fun and food-filled week. Now that we’re back home, […]

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Butternut Filled Ravioli & Brown Butter Pears

Butternut Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Pears and Balsamic closeup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Ravioli filled with butternut squash, apples, and ricotta cheese, topped with pears sautéed in browned butter, and drizzled with balsamic reduction.   Our first winter storm is on the way, forecasted to start tonight and drop over a foot of snow by Tuesday morning, and […]

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Sweet Potato-Cider Soup: #SundaySupper

Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Satisfying, healthy soup bursting with autumn flavors of sweet potatoes and apple cider. We’re suddenly launching into autumn here in California. We’ve swung from (really) hot sunny days to changing skies, and a bite in the air. It’s a subtle change, but one that ushers […]

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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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