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Vegetarian Cornish Pasties for St. Patrick’s Day: #Yummly Post

Vegetarian Cornish Pasties filled with celery root, potatoes, and leeks

A few years ago, my husband and I bumped along the roads of Ireland with another couple. For one beautiful week, we toured castles, rambled rocky coasts, and relaxed over hardy, comforting food. One of my favorite meals while we were there was Cornish pasties, […]

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Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

This week’s theme for SundaySupper is Meatless Meals, hosted by Tammi at Momma’s Meals. This is one of my favorite “go-to” dishes for rushed evenings since I nearly always have a stash of cooked chickpeas on hand and this Roasted Tomato Sauce is part of […]

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One Simple Change (and Silky Carrot Soup) by Winnie Abramson #Giveaway

One Simple Change Silky Carrot Soup by Winnie Abramson

  Today’s post is a little change of pace, and I’m so excited about it. Winnie is one of my friends that I’ve never met. If you share on social media and blogs, you know what I mean. We’ve exchanged comments on each other’s recipes […]

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Broccoli – Cheddar – Quinoa Casserole Tart

Broccoli - Cheddar - Quinoa Casserole Tart The Wimpy Vegetarian

A couple of months ago, Chobani reached out and sent a case of plain Greek yogurt (large cartons!) to our home to try. We had to reorganize the refrigerator just to fit them in. But I was thrilled. I start every day with a bowl of yogurt, […]

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Cheesy Polenta with Mole and Pepper Relish

Cheesy Polenta with Mole and Roasted Peppers slider - The Wimpy Vegetarian

I lived in Italy in a former life. I crave pasta and risotto. So it must be true. If I buy canned tomatoes, they’re San Marzano. And every soup I make simmers with a chunk of Parmesan rind. Unconvinced? I’ve got more proof. Dessert? A […]

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Hoppin’ John for Good Luck: #SundaySupper

vegetarian Hoppin' John a traditional New Years Day dish for good luck

This week, Constance at The Foodie Army Wife blog hosts our New Year’s themed #SundaySupper, as we share recipes that are either reflections of our past year or ‘resolution’ recipes for the next. A ‘resolution’ recipe can be a commitment to cook healthier, or to […]

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(Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Pie Spoon Bread

gluten free, pumpkin pie spoon bread

  When I got the November issue of Bon Appétit in the mail, there were a bunch of recipes calling my name. Starting with this one. I’d never made spoon bread, had never even eaten any, and wasn’t entirely sure what it was. But I […]

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Vegetable and Beef Pot Pies – and Cookbook Update!

vegetable and beef pot pies

First of all, I’ve got exciting news on my cookbook proposal. I’ve been signed by The Lisa Ekus Group. They are seriously kick-ass with a deep bench of contacts in publishing and public relations arenas, and Sally Ekus is as supportive and resourceful an agent […]

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Spiced Quinoa and Apple Crumble: Secret Recipe Club

qunioa apple crumble, healthy dessert

I know. Two crumbles in a row. But it’s crumble season, and anyway, the last one was a savory version. And this one from JJ at the wonderful 84th & 3rd blog was insistently calling my name. Yes, it’s Secret Recipe Club time again and […]

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Farmhouse Butternut and Apple Crumble: #SundaySupper

This week’s theme is “Squashin’ Winter” for SundaySupper. It’s still sunny and in the 60′s and 70′s here in Northern California, but luckily the weather isn’t the only thing that drives seasons. Food does too. I crave fall and winter food in November even if we’re […]

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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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