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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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Fig Crostata

Fig Crostata: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Buttery crust with hints of apple cider sweetness, filled with figs simmered in orange juice, apple cider syrup, and cardamom. About a year ago, I was sitting in my Italian class and our teacher asked us all to express to the class (in Italian) a […]

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Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

A spiced syrup bursting with apple cider flavors for drizzling over vanilla ice cream, hot apple pie, squash soup, or pancakes. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting a Fig Crostata, reminiscent of the crostatas I fell in love with in Italy, and […]

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No-Cook (Healthy) Peanut Butter Fudge

No Bake (Healthy) Fudge : the Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious fudge with coconut oil and peanut butter that sets up in the refrigerator. As I write this, I’m sitting in the departure lounge of the International terminal in San Francisco, bound for a month in the Italian sun.  You might be thinking, “Wow, she’s […]

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Peaches & Honey Frozen Yogurt

Peach and Honey Frozen Yogurt : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Fat-free frozen yogurt churned with juicy roasted peaches and sweetened by honey. A cool summer breeze.   Years ago, my parents lived in South Carolina about an hour outside of Charleston. After 30 years of being tied to jobs in the north, they were newly […]

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Blackberry-Cherry Turnovers

Blackberry Cherry Turnovers 2 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

High-Altitude Baking: Tender pastries filled with summer fruit and hints of cinnamon.   We moved last weekend to a new rental condo in one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever lived, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe personifies summer: a deep azure-blue lake dotted with boats, idyllic […]

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Very Berry Mini-Pies

Very Berry Mini Pies / The Wimpy Vegetarian

Two-bite mini pies loaded with blueberries, blackberries, and a dab of cream cheese. Streusel topping includes ground flax seed and cocoa nibs. I’ve forgotten how to relax. How to flop down on a beach with nothing better to do than feel the heat of the […]

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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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