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Mango, Coconut and Lime Soup (for a little trip to Hawaii)

mango coconut lime soup

Let’s go to Hawaii! Too expensive? Then make this soup and close your eyes. The combination of mango, coconut and lime will take your taste buds there for almost free. I love fruit soups and later the summer I always make plum soup, but a […]

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Coconut Prawns with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce – #SundaySupper

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 a bit with beer. They were The Summer Project That Drove Me Crazy with weeks of […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Artichokes

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

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 most dinners in our house were a rotation of roast chicken, grilled steak, pasta, with […]

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Black Bean and Avocado Tostadas with Cabbage Salad

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! In case you’re looking for something easy to make tonight for dinner that’s vegetarian and healthy, here’s a great tostada. I had some fun with photos this time, so there are a lot more than I usually post. But it’s such […]

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps with Beluga Lentils – #SundaySupper

lettuce wraps with celery root

Get ready to Stuff, Roll, and Wrap this week! We’ve got a great lineup of dishes this week – something for every occasion ranging from your next party to casual school night dinners. This Sunday Supper event also coincides with this month’s Weekday Supper and Sunday Supper Movement […]

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BBQ Chicken Pizza with Poblano Peppers: #SundaySupper

BBQ chicken pizza, how to make pizza dough

There’s a nearby restaurant my husband and I love to go to that’s very popular with local families, Joe’s Taco Lounge. Our favorite dish on the menu is Oaxaca Pizza with BBQ Chicken, made spicy with poblano peppers and salsa. Yes, I know, chicken isn’t […]

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#SundaySupper: Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas)

arepas rellenas, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

Nothing ever stays put. That’s not necessarily bad. It’s just true. Jobs change, kids grow up, we move or redecorate. We pack on unwanted weight, we shed some of it (never quite as much as we gain, and what’s up with that?), and take up […]

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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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Celery Root – Apple Soup with Leek Confit and Gorgonzola

healthy low-carb soup with celery root, celery, apples, and leek confit, gorgonzola crumble

It’s arguably one of the least attractive vegetables on the shelf; an overweight wallflower with dirt under her fingernails, tucked between popular colorful produce. No graceful long legs of celery stalks to make her stand out, although she’s in the celery family; nor colorful flowing […]

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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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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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