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Maple-Tangerine Sour Cream Pound Cake: Secret Recipe Club

easy sour cream pound cake with maple and tangerine - The Wimpy Vegetarian

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! We took a month off for the holidays – it’s such a busy time for all of us – but now we’re back in fine form. And I’m so excited to bring the blog I was assigned to your […]

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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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Spiced Quinoa and Apple Crumble: Secret Recipe Club

qunioa apple crumble, healthy dessert

I know. Two crumbles in a row. But it’s crumble season, and anyway, the last one was a savory version. And this one from JJ at the wonderful 84th & 3rd blog was insistently calling my name. Yes, it’s Secret Recipe Club time again and […]

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies (with Chocolate Chips): Secret Recipe Club

peanut butter cookies, old fashioned

This is my first month to post with the Secret Recipe Club, and I’m really excited. But there was a little bump in the road on my way to this post. I came home one evening a couple of weeks ago, checked email and Facebook […]

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Mountain Baking: Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice

zucchini bread, brown rice, breakfast, dessert, high-altitude baking

We’ve seen two bears, had our potted plants attacked by deranged birds, watched fish swimming in a nearby stream, and laughed at chipmunks and squirrels in high-speed chases up and down trees. It’s been a wonderful rustic summer in the mountains. And nothing says rustic […]

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Cherry Brandy Cobbler with Coconut Biscuit Topping #SundaySupper

cherry brandy cobbler with coconut biscuit, easy entertaining, summer dessert

Hot summer days call for lazy desserts. As I write this, the air is heavy, with hints of the thunderstorms that sweep through in the late afternoons. The breeze picks up, and I can feel it moving along my inner arm, swirling around the crook of […]

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Friday Desserts: Strawberry Cardamom Galette

We’re tearing through the days of the calendar as Moving Day looms, circled in red. As if we’ll forget which day the movers are due to show up. But we leave nothing to chance, as we number the boxes, color coding them pink if they […]

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Friday Desserts: Peanut Butter – Chocolate Kiss Cookies

chocolate kiss cookies with peanut butter

First of all, I want to acknowledge I will never be hired for my piping skills. I’ve tried, but I lack the required patience. I carefully pipe a couple good ones, meaning exactly two, and breezy over-confidence takes over. The next one is invariably smaller […]

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Friday Desserts: Roasted Berries with Coconut and Lime

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

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 have picked up by now that I love roasted just about anything, and that […]

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Lemon Coconut Shortbread Bars

  Yes, I know I promised another recipe for my Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes next. But I’ve been thinking about posting desserts on Fridays, and here we are at Friday already. I swear yesterday was Monday, but somehow I slammed through TuesdayWednesdayThursday in the time it […]

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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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