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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 – Apple Crumble: #SundaySupper

Comfort food crumble made with butternut squash, apples and ginger. 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 […]

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Honey – Thyme Cornbread

honey cornbread easy comfort kid friendly cooking for a crowd

Moist cornbread infused with honey and thyme flavors, made tender by adding yogurt to the batter. 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 […]

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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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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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Mamma’s Orange Rolls: #SundaySupper

My great-grandmother’s recipe for melt-in-your mouth orange sweet rolls with hints of cinnamon and cardamom. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, this is the time of year we celebrate the circles of family, friendship, and community. We revisit childhood memories and Christmases passed, and […]

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Boozy Pumpkin Bread

Moist, old-fashioned pumpkin bread loaded with spices and topped with a sugar crust. Welcome to my new blog home!! I’m very excited about it, and hope you enjoy the new digs. I’m still re-orienting a bunch of the photos and getting all my recipes integrated […]

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Kabocha and Kale Salad with Persimmon

Kabocha Kale Salad with Persimmons : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy, filling salad of kale, winter squash, and slices of fuyu persimmons.   I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We travelled to Portland (Oregon), to see close friends and family and had a wonderfully fun and food-filled week. Now that we’re back home, […]

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Lentil Stew Shepherd’s Pie: #SundaySupper

Shepherd's Pie : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Vegetarian twist on a classic Shepherd’s Pie with lentil stew, swiss chard, topped with mashed cauliflower/potatoes and slow roasted tomatoes. The #SundaySupper theme this week is Thanksgiving leftovers. What? We’re planning leftovers before we’ve even had the meal?? I can only say that we’re planners […]

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Spicy Squash Boats With Fruity Quinoa Pilaf

Spicy Squash Boats with Fruity Qunioa Pilaf : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Roasted squash basted with a spicy sauce hugs a quinoa pilaf loaded with dried fruit. As we approach the meat-centric holiday of Thanksgiving when turkey is the covergirl of food magazines in the US this month,  I’ve been compiling ideas for vegetarian dishes that could […]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes Cut : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Pillowy pancakes that will remind you of pumpkin spice cakes. I used to thrive on change, even created it if need be, just so I could shake my life up a bit. But over time I settled into patterns, thinking consistency was better for my […]

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Winter Squash & Pepper Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Squash with Pomegranate and Pepitas Tossed in Quinoa : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Simple one-dish meal of roasted squash, late season peppers, and caramelized red onions, all tossed in orange scented quinoa.   Part of traveling for me is about the food. It’s such a satisfying window into the culture of a country or region, a direct link […]

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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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