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Caramelized Onion and Feta Tartlets

Caramelized onions and feta tart drizzled with honey

Secret Recipe Club: Caramelized onion and feta tartlets drizzled with honey, and a tip for making them for a last minute appetizer! This was my toughest assignment yet with the Secret Recipe Club. OK, except for that little mixup I had on my first post with […]

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Celery Root Bisque (+ Lobster): #SundaySupper

celery root bisque with broiled lobster tails

Decadent but healthy: celery root bisque with optional broiled lobster tail meat.   Did you know that Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday? This is a little embarrassing, but I never thought about it. I’ve just always thought of Mardi Gras meaning Let’s Party […]

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Sweet Endings: Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies

chocolate brownies

I know. You’re totally done with dessert. Chocolate is history. Sugar is packed away. You’re actually craving some winter kale sautéed in miso with raisins. But, I’ve got this fantastic little recipe, actually one of Alice Medrich’s of chocolate fame, that you can just tuck […]

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Portabellas Stuffed with Cabernet Onions and Gorgonzola: #SundaySupper

Portabellas Stuffed with Cabernet Onions and Spinach

When I moved to a mostly vegetarian diet a couple of years ago, I needed to create some new entrées for the holidays. Let’s face it; whether you’re 2 years old or 75, food is central to festivities, starting with Thanksgiving and continuing all the […]

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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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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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Sweet Potato Biscuits With Coconut Oil

healthy, soft, sweet potato biscuits with honey and coconut oil

Little biscuit packages of sweet potato, honey and coconut oil. These may be the softest biscuits you’ll ever have. These might be the softest biscuits I’ve ever had. I’ve had sweet potato biscuits on the brain for months now. I don’t want to even admit […]

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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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Green Bean ‘Casserole’ Redux: #SundaySupper

healthy, vegan, vegetarian makeover of green bean casserole

Healthier redux of the classic green bean casserole from the ’70′s with roasted green beans and mushrooms topped with French Fried onion rings. Our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners weren’t complete without the green bean casserole that was all the rage in the ’70′s. You might […]

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Skinny Potato and Fennel Gratin with Leek Confit

Potato and Fennel Gratin with Leek Confit

Today’s post is about the food. I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be focusing on root vegetables this month, and today I’m starting with the common, much maligned white potato. Its rap sheet is long, starting with carbs, starch, and a lack […]

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Honeyed Warm Feta with Dates

Honeyed Warm Feta with Dates 600LT : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy warm appetizer of baked feta topped with blue cheese, honey and dates. I have friends who are appetizer rock stars, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m challenged in this area. By the time I’ve planned a first course, the main event, and […]

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Fennel

Classic steamed mussels in white wine, with a smokey bacon and fennel twist. It starts with Halloween. All that left over Trick-or-Treat candy I swear I’ll throw out, and cookies in shapes of arched cats and witches hats that were so fun to make. Before […]

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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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