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Spiced Quinoa and Apple Crumble

qunioa apple crumble, healthy dessert

Secret Recipe Club: Crumble topped tarts with quinoa flour-coconut oil crusts filled with apples and dates. 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 […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

peanut butter cookies, old fashioned

#Secret Recipe Club: Slightly chewy, old-fashioned peanut butter cookies, with chocolate chips. 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 […]

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Cherry Cobbler + Coconut Biscuit: #SundaySupper

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

Cherry cobbler with hint of brandy with coconut-cardamom biscuit topping. 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 […]

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Strawberry Cardamom Galette

Simple strawberry tart sprinkled with cardamom, folded into a buttery crust. 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, […]

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Peanut Butter – Chocolate Kiss Cookies

chocolate kiss cookies with peanut butter

Little chocolate drop cookies that sings CHOCOLATE – with peanut butter mixed in for the kid in all of us. 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 […]

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Roasted Berries + Coconut and Lime

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

Berries are roasted to intensify their flavors, and topped with lime juice and coconut. 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 […]

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Lemon-Coconut Shortbread Bars

Easy dessert of lemon-coconut shortbread bars for a casual nibble or throw in the picnic basket. 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. […]

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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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Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies With Coconut Oil - slider

With butter switched out for coconut oil, and sugar sidelined for honey and pomegranate syrup, these cookies are loaded with oats and pure goodness. My husband thinks we have way. too. many. leftovers in the refrigerator. What he sees as a scrap that should be […]

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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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Brownies & Strawberry Syrup: #SundaySupper

Graveyard Brownies : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Melt-in-your-mouth coconut flavored gluten-free brownies made with quinoa flour and coconut oil. These brownies are made without any wheat flour, butter, or granulated sugar, and instead of tasting like the graveyard dirt – the possibility of which I was a little haunted by, neither texture […]

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Balsamic Roasted Grapes + Lemony Ricotta

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Grapes with Lemony Ricotta: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious grapes roasted for a deepened flavor with a dollop of honeyed lemony ricotta, topped with a balsamic drizzle.   I finally signed up for the October Unprocessed 2012 challenge hosted by Andrew Wilder, and yes I know the month is already one-third gone (how is […]

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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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