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6 Tips for Perfect Fluffy Rice

Tips for making perfect fluffy rice

Six tips for making perfect fluffy rice every time. If you’re looking for the perfect recipe that will give you fluffy rice every time, this post is for you. First, so I don’t offend anyone – it’s not that I don’t like sticky rice. It has […]

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Gluten-Free Mexican Street Corn Fritters

Corn and zucchini fritters topped with kale-avocado-mango salad.

Gluten-free corn and zucchini fritters using corn flour topped with a mango and avocado salsa. These little guys totally rock for a small, summertime dinner party. Just throw the batter together a few hours ahead (although it doesn’t have to be made that far in […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Artichokes

http://theweiserkitchen.com/recipe/quinoa-tabbouleh-stuffed-artichokes/

Gluten-free, vegan dish of artichokes stuffed with tabbouleh made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. To my mother, adventurous cooking meant scrupulously following a recipe in her dog-eared Mama Leone’s Italian Cookbook for veal scallopini. “It  involves cooking with real sherry,” she told us, feeling so 1960s hip. But […]

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Huevos Rancheros: #SundaySupper

Huevos Rancheros

1st place contest winner: Crispy tortillas covered with refried beans, spicy salsa, and roasted peppers, all topped with a warm yolky egg.                                               […]

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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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(Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Pie Spoon Bread

gluten free, pumpkin pie spoon bread

Gluten-free spoon bread with the flavors of pumpkin pie. 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 […]

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Roasted Potato Salad with Lentils & Salmon

Summer Potluck salad of lentils, potatoes with optional salmon, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

Summer potluck potato salad featuring lentils, red onion, and (optional) salmon…all tossed with a yogurt-dill dressing.   One of the reasons I like to join up with different blogging groups is that they nudge me to cook in a way that I want to. This […]

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Roasted Berries + Coconut and Lime

Roasted strawberries and blackberries topped with lime and toasted coconut, gluten-free dessert recipe

Berries are roasted to intensify their flavors, and topped with lime juice and coconut. This is an incredibly easy dessert, and is a riff of one I had at a friend’s home last month. It’s vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and almost everything-free except flavor-free. You may […]

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Kale Pesto

kale pesto, condiment

Tangy pesto of kale, capers, garlic, and Parmesan. Perfect to add to pastas, salad dressings, or use as a spread on a grilled cheese sandwich. Pesto is generally made by grinding garlic, a pinch of salt, and pine nuts together with a mortar and pestle […]

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Asparagus Egg Bake: #SundaySupper

egg bake with asparagus, artichokes, spring brunch, Easter, recipe, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Soft fluffy egg bake loaded with asparagus, leeks and potatoes, topped with artichokes. Spring has moved into the Bay Area and unpacked all her suitcases full of flowering trees, daffodils, crocuses, and leafing rose bushes. She’s planning to stay for awhile. We have a long […]

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Cabbage Cups

cabbage cups filled with sweet potato puree, rice, leeks, and pepitas recipe

Cabbage cups filled with a sweet potato purée and a rice pilaf mixed with crispy leeks, raisins, and pepitas. First the exciting news. Are you sitting down? A few days ago I entered a twitter-based contest to be signed by a literary agent to write […]

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Chocolate Coconut Truffles & Jam: #SundaySupper

decadent chocolate coconut creamy truffles with strawberry jam

Decadent chocolate truffles with super creamy centers of chocolate-coconut-strawberry jam ganache. It’s time for another SundaySupper and it’s all about Valentine’s Day. I went traditional with chocolate, how could I not? And I settled on truffles. It’s been way too long since I’ve made them. […]

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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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