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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 with Asparagus

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 pack, my husband and I were off to the tasting tables. […]

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

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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 that ran late, traffic, or just life. In times like this, I’m so grateful to have little containers […]

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Shirred Eggs Over Garlicky Swiss Chard

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 tea over the Sunday paper. A football game on in the background, snow falling gently outside. OK, […]

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Kabocha and Kale Salad with Persimmon

Kabocha Kale Salad with Persimmons : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  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, I’m craving salads. The first one I made upon resettling at home […]

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Butternut-Ricotta Filled Ravioli with Brown Butter Pears and Balsamic Drizzle

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

    Our first winter storm is on the way, forecasted to start tonight and drop over a foot of snow by Tuesday morning, and I am SO excited. Each day has gotten progressively cooler, aspens all aflutter with their shimmering golden leaves being blown […]

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#SundaySupper: Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

    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 in the familiar changes, sights, and smells of fall. Autumn is […]

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Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives

Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  This week I closed a chapter in my life, and was caught off-guard by the nostalgic feelings it raised in me. Like when you’re watching a movie, say a comedy, and an unexpected bittersweet moment grabs at your heart out of nowhere, and your […]

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Black Bean, Tomatillo, and Corn Soup

Black Bean and Tomatillo Soup - The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I was all set to go yesterday. I knew what I’d write about. The photo was ready – or well, as ready as it was going to be. A beautiful frittata I made last week with fresh peak-season veggies I’d made several times in […]

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Pasta Bloghop: Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta

  Have you ever thought about the words we borrow from food and cooking to express ourselves in general life? I had some fun with it this morning… Let’s say some big cheese at work chews you out over being a couch potato because you […]

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Garlic Olive Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

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 it has a low pH and harbors moisture. […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

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 category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re […]

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Stevia Extract

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About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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