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Gluten-Free Mexican Street Corn Fritters

Corn and zucchini fritters topped with kale-avocado-mango salad.

Gluten-free corn and zucchini fritters using corn flour topped with a mango and avocado salsa. These little guys totally rock for a small, summertime dinner party. Just throw the batter together a few hours ahead (although it doesn’t have to be made that far in […]

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Watermelon Salad with Verjus: #SundaySupper

watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon and feta salad with verjus dressing for a super-easy summer salad. Ver-what? Verjus isn’t a mainstream ingredient, and yet it’s been around since the Middle Ages when it was used as a sauce ingredient, tenderizer, and condiment. It’s pronounced ver-jue, translated as “green juice”, […]

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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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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Artichokes

http://theweiserkitchen.com/recipe/quinoa-tabbouleh-stuffed-artichokes/

Gluten-free, vegan dish of artichokes stuffed with tabbouleh made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. To my mother, adventurous cooking meant scrupulously following a recipe in her dog-eared Mama Leone’s Italian Cookbook for veal scallopini. “It  involves cooking with real sherry,” she told us, feeling so 1960s hip. But […]

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Skillet-Baked Corn Pudding

skillet baked corn pudding with black beans

Fluffy corn pudding with a soufflé-like consistency, laced with cheese and a little kick of roasted poblano heat. I recently received “The New Southwest – Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist” cookbook to review and instantly fell in love. It’s by Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta […]

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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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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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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 + Grilled Kale & Plums

Warm Ricotta Farro with Grilled Kale and Plums, vegetarian main

#Secret Recipe Club: Hearty dish of ricotta and blue cheeses melted into farro, topped with balsamic grilled kale and plums. 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, […]

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Roasted Potato Salad with Lentils & Salmon

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

Summer potluck potato salad featuring lentils, red onion, and (optional) salmon…all tossed with a yogurt-dill dressing.   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 […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato ‘Fries’

Spiced Sweet Potato 'Fries' slider

Baked sweet potato ‘fries’, spiced up with cardamom and cinnamon. Served with super-easy maple-mustard dip. 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 […]

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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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