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Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup: #SecretRecipeClub

slow-cooker black bean soup

I was hit with flu this week with all its fever, muscle aches, and generally feeling like roadkill regalia. In one short week I went from feeling a little smug for how healthy I’ve been this season to being thankful my will is up to […]

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Football, Sweet Potato Skins, and Gallo Wine – #SundaySupper

vegetarian appetizer, sweet potato skins, The Wimpy Vegetarian

I get interested in all the football hoopla when my home team does really, really well. And just to qualify that statement, well enough to go to the Super Bowl. Yes, I’m one of those fans. Kind of like the sports equivalent to people who […]

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Roasted Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Warm Corn Salad

roasted poblano peppers stuffed with warm corn salad, cooking for vegetarians and meat eaters

Every summer when fresh peppers and corn show up at the market, I think about making this dish. The poblano peppers take a little effort to roast, peel, slit open and stuff, but it’s all quick work if you roast the peppers earlier in the […]

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Bizcochitos – A Traditional Cinco de Mayo Cookie

  Does your state have an official state cookie? As someone whose first word was cookie, according to my mom, I think my state should have one. The bizcochito, also spelled biscochito, is New Mexico’s official state cookie and is a traditional favorite there for […]

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Avocado Cream Sauce

avocado cream, sauce, sandwich spread, pasta sauce

If you’re looking for a versatile little sauce that takes minutes to make, look no further. In the past week I’ve used it on these arepas, as a pasta sauce, and added it to a little olive oil for a salad dressing. And I’ve eaten […]

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Pickled Onions in Cardamom-Orange Tea

Onions pickled in pickling juice and cardamom - orange tea from The Republic of Tea

The earthy onion isn’t known for her subtlety. Unwrap her papery robe, and slice her open, if you doubt this. She’s a woman of many moods, though. Invite her to join some warm oil in a sauté pan, and watch her melt into the moist […]

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#SundaySupper: Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas)

arepas rellenas, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

Nothing ever stays put. That’s not necessarily bad. It’s just true. Jobs change, kids grow up, we move or redecorate. We pack on unwanted weight, we shed some of it (never quite as much as we gain, and what’s up with that?), and take up […]

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Thyme For Honey Cornbread

honey cornbread easy comfort kid friendly cooking for a crowd

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and my home team is playing! I won’t pretend to be a football fan, but I sure have enjoyed watching all the playoff games, and will be front row center in front of the TV later this afternoon to cheer them […]

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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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Summertime Corn Stew with Seafood

Corn Stew with Shrimp and Clams 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  What is it about summer entertaining that makes us yearn for alfresco dining with everyone we know or have ever met? Warm summer nights. Long days of sunshine. Trees at their peak of fullness, a soft whisper of a breeze ruffling the leaves for […]

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DIY

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

how to make stevia extract

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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