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Spicy Red Pepper Jam: #SundaySupper

red pepper jam

Red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and onions all come together in this spicy jam. Transforming summer vegetables into jam is great fun, and this is one I make every year. It’s actually almost equal parts sweet red peppers and tomatoes, so technically I suppose it’s a […]

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Blackberries, Blue Cheese & Endive: #Berry Month

Endive leaf scoops filled with blue cheese and blackberries - recipe.

Endive leaves with blue cheese and blackberries, drizzled with a blackberry sauce. Summer demands easy entertaining and food that refreshes. I’m generally carrying a fan around the house to stay cool on days the San Francisco fog stays out at sea (I have a svelte […]

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Jalapeño Cornbread Poppers

Jalapeños filled with cornbread appetizer

#Secret Recipe Club: Jalapeño halves filled with cornbread for a perfect party appetizer, with instructions for baking at high altitude. Sometimes you see a recipe and instantly recognize genius simplicity. The genius perfection of peanut butter and jelly filling for a chocolate layer cake. Or […]

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Crunchy Coconut Prawns: #SundaySupper

Crunchy coconut prawns appetizer with a sweet and spicy dip of apricot preserves + pepper jelly. In my mind, these started out as Beer Battered Coconut Prawns. The plan was to take a recipe I slaved over last summer for coconut prawns and tweak it […]

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps – #SundaySupper

lettuce wraps with celery root

Lettuce wraps of a celery root salad with beluga lentils – a healthy appetizer for your next party! Get ready to Stuff, Roll, and Wrap this week! We’ve got a great lineup of dishes this week – something for every occasion ranging from your next party to […]

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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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Vegetarian Cornish Pasties

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

Flakey Cornish Pasties filled with creamy celery root, potatoes, leeks and pickled apples. 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 […]

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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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Sweet Potato Skins – #SundaySupper

vegetarian appetizer, sweet potato skins, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Savory sweet potato skins packed with cheese and caramelized onions. I get interested in all the football hoopla when my home team does really, really well. And just to qualify that statement, well enough to go to the Super Bowl. Yes, I’m one of those […]

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Artichoke-Manchego Spread: #SundaySupper

easy vegetarian spread for Super Bowl football artichoke and manchego cheese spread The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy spread of artichoke hearts and manchego cheese for any casual party. Bonus: make it in 10 minutes! It’s all about tapas this week on #SundaySupper. Tapas are appetizers, finger food, or small plates that are shared, all perfect for watching football or just gathering […]

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Minty Grilled Snap Peas

Grilled snap peas tossed in mint, side dish, vegan, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Grilled snap peas tossed in mint for a great vegan side dish or appetizer. For years I was convinced I didn’t like snap peas. Looking back, I’m not sure I’d ever even tasted them before a couple of months ago. But they reminded me of […]

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Gazpacho For a Hot Summer Day

Vegan gazpacho soup for summer lunch or dinner

Refreshing gazpacho with a slight kick – perfect vegan soup for a summer party. It’s been a hot summer in the Bay Area. A few days before the 4th-of-July long weekend, a week of 90-something˚  F temperatures was being forecasted. No big deal, those of […]

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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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