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Super Simple Slow-Cooker Asparagus Risotto and a #Giveaway!

Who knew you could cook up a fabulous risotto in a slow cooker with almost no stirring? Not me, that’s for sure. Because of the kitchen remodel, one of my favorite kitchen tools right now is my slow cooker. So when I ran across this […]

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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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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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Flageolet Bean Soup with Plum Tomatoes and Sage

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I’m a list person. Every night I record things on my smart phone that I need to do the following day, and prioritize them. Keeping them on my phone means they’re close at hand for updating all through the day and evening. It makes me […]

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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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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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Charred Eggplant and Chickpea Stew: #SundaySupper

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant and chickpeas

My love affair with Middle Eastern food began over twenty years ago when I lived in Boston’s South End. The gentrification wave, spreading out from the Back Bay, hadn’t made it to my street yet. When I bought my unit, my realtor had congratulated me […]

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Broccoli Gribiche: Secret Recipe Club

gribiche, broccoli and fingerling potato salad

It’s time for another reveal with the Secret Recipe Club. Hard to believe another month has passed. I’m spending lots of time (still) developing my cookbook proposal – themed around dinners for the omnivore-vegetarian table – and am making good progress. In fact, progress has […]

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SundaySupper: Moroccan Ragout with Poached Eggs

vegetarian main meal, moroccan ragout with poached eggs

There’s something about poached eggs on vegetables, grains, or beans that instantly gets us by a fireplace on a cold night. Even if it’s still in the (insanely warm) 80′s outside. This might be the warmest October so far in my memory in the Bay Area, […]

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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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