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Vegan Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps with Hummus: #Secret Recipe Club

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try […]

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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

Do you have recipes that have been in a pile for-like-ever that you keep meaning to make, but then a bazillion things get piled on top, and you forget all about them? Until you’re finally cleaning your desk, or weeding out your computer files, and […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Quinoa Breadcrumbs and a Soft-Boiled Egg

roasted cauliflower with quinoa breadcrumbs, vegetarian main dish

Cauliflower isn’t badass like Serrano peppers, who pack searing heat into long slender bodies. It’s not a vixen like salt, completely dominating dishes if mishandled, not letting other ingredients get a word in edgewise. Nope. Nor a superhero like quinoa, able to leap over tall […]

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Super Simple Slow-Cooker Asparagus Risotto and a #Giveaway!

Who knew you could cook up a fabulous risotto in a slow cooker with almost no stirring? Not me, that’s for sure. Because of the kitchen remodel, one of my favorite kitchen tools right now is my slow cooker. So when I ran across this […]

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Broccoli – Cheddar – Quinoa Casserole Tart

Broccoli - Cheddar - Quinoa Casserole Tart The Wimpy Vegetarian

A couple of months ago, Chobani reached out and sent a case of plain Greek yogurt (large cartons!) to our home to try. We had to reorganize the refrigerator just to fit them in. But I was thrilled. I start every day with a bowl of yogurt, […]

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Vegetable / Chicken and Rice Peasant Soup

cooking for a crowd, kid-friendly, comfort food, vegetable, chicken and rice peasant soup

When I get knocked around a little by life, I head to the kitchen to make soup or to bake. I’m convinced that soup, cookies, and cake are the original comfort foods, not just as hugs from my own childhood, but from all the generations […]

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Cabbage Cups for St. Patrick’s Day and Lots of Exciting News

cabbage cups filled with sweet potato puree, rice, leeks, and pepitas recipe

First the exciting news. Are you sitting down? A few days ago I entered a twitter-based contest to be signed by a literary agent to write a cookbook. The Lisa Ekus Group is running a contest called “So You Want To Write A Cookbook?” to […]

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#SundaySupper: Skinny Swiss Chard and Quinoa Croquettes

make ahead, vegetarian main dish, swiss chard and quinoa croquettes

Busy lifestyles demand food that’s easy to pull together. And since I went mostly vegetarian 18 months ago, I find that it’s even more important to have veggie dishes handy, or some components already put together. For example, I try to have some containers of […]

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Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies With Coconut Oil

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies With Coconut Oil - slider

My husband thinks we have way. too. many. leftovers in the refrigerator. What he sees as a scrap that should be tossed, I see as a paint to play with on my artist’s palette. I’ll admit our refrigerator gets pretty crowded with containers of things […]

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Spicy Squash Boats With Fruity Quinoa Pilaf

Spicy Squash Boats with Fruity Qunioa Pilaf : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  As we approach the meat-centric holiday of Thanksgiving when turkey is the covergirl of food magazines in the US this month,  I’ve been compiling ideas for vegetarian dishes that could be served as a side dish or as the main event. I personally think […]

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Autumn Song: Roasted Squash with Pomegranate and Pepitas Tossed in Quinoa

Roasted Squash with Pomegranate and Pepitas Tossed in Quinoa : The Wimpy Vegetarian

    Part of traveling for me is about the food. It’s such a satisfying window into the culture of a country or region, a direct link to its history, people, beliefs, and geography. Traveling to three different regions in Italy last month certainly gave […]

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Artichokes Filled with Citrus, Raisin, and Olive Couscous

Artichoke Filled with Citrus, Olive and Raisin Couscous

  Today, I’m a guest blogger over at The Badger Girl Learns to Cook as part of a great Healthy Blogger Thursday series. I met Kimberley, aka Badger Girl, on #lovebloghop, and have gotten to know her balanced style of cooking (and living) through her […]

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Basil, Chive, and Mustard Compound Butters : For Your Pantry

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 time. Just slice off what you need and re-wrap and seal it. You can store them […]

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Blog Cookoff!! Classic Green Mint Chutney Rice Topped with Tomatoes and Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

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 and Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors was the perfect partner this week since we’re having […]

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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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