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Caramelized Onion and Feta Tartlets with Honey Drizzle: #Secret Recipe Club

Caramelized onions and feta tart drizzled with honey

This was my toughest assignment yet with the Secret Recipe Club. OK, except for that little mixup I had on my first post with this fabulous group. Not because I couldn’t find anything to make on my newly assigned blog, Karen’s Kitchen Stories. To the contrary […]

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Vegetarian Cornish Pasties for St. Patrick’s Day: #Yummly Post

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

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 food. One of my favorite meals while we were there was Cornish pasties, […]

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Football, Sweet Potato Skins, and Gallo Wine – #SundaySupper

vegetarian appetizer, sweet potato skins, The Wimpy Vegetarian

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 fans. Kind of like the sports equivalent to people who […]

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Portabellas Stuffed with Cabernet Onions and Gorgonzola: #SundaySupper

Portabellas Stuffed with Cabernet Onions and Spinach

When I moved to a mostly vegetarian diet a couple of years ago, I needed to create some new entrées for the holidays. Let’s face it; whether you’re 2 years old or 75, food is central to festivities, starting with Thanksgiving and continuing all the […]

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Warm Ricotta Farro with Grilled Kale and Plums: Secret Recipe Club

Warm Ricotta Farro with Grilled Kale and Plums, vegetarian main

Sorry to be MIA lately. I’ve been busy pursuing a PhD in ‘Downsizing Homes’. I had considered writing my thesis on “Living with Tiny Bedrooms, Closets, Storage & No Garage’ or ‘Surprises After Buying a 100 Year Old House” (I now have loads of recent […]

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Roasted Potato Salad with Lentils (optional Grilled Salmon) #TheSaladBar

Summer Potluck salad of lentils, potatoes with optional salmon, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

  One of the reasons I like to join up with different blogging groups is that they nudge me to cook in a way that I want to. This is our second monthly Salad Blogging Group posting party, and I can already feel the effects. […]

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Spiced Sweet Potato ‘Fries’ with Maple Mustard Dip

Spiced Sweet Potato 'Fries' slider

Unless you have a staff to insulate you from the world; someone to push a cart around the market, and someone to open doors for you so you don’t have to touch anything while you recline on your divan, sipping Oolong tea, and read a […]

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Fennel

It starts with Halloween. All that left over Trick-or-Treat candy I swear I’ll throw out, and cookies in shapes of arched cats and witches hats that were so fun to make. Before I know it, Thanksgiving arrives with stuffing, sweet potato casseroles, and at least […]

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#SundaySupper: Mamma’s Refrigerator Orange Rolls

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 create new ones to treasure. We exchange gifts with people close to us, to thank […]

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Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Empanadas

  I had my first empanadas when we were traveling through Ecuador a few years ago. Myles and I were enjoying a few days in the charming, mountain town of Cuenca, in the southern Sierra’s after a glorious trip to the Galápagos. If you haven’t […]

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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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