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Watermelon and Feta Salad with Verjus: #SundaySupper Picnic

watermelon and feta 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”, and is extracted from unripened grapes. Verjus is much softer than the […]

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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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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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Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

This week’s theme for SundaySupper is Meatless Meals, hosted by Tammi at Momma’s Meals. This is one of my favorite “go-to” dishes for rushed evenings since I nearly always have a stash of cooked chickpeas on hand and this Roasted Tomato Sauce is part of […]

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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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#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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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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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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Easy Whole-Wheat Pita Bread

  You might not guess it from this sedate photo, but these are the drama queens of bread, puffing up dramatically in just a few short minutes in a hot oven from the expansion of carbon dioxide and steam. When they cool off, they slowly […]

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#SundaySupper: Lentil Stew Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  The #SundaySupper theme this week is Thanksgiving leftovers. What? We’re planning leftovers before we’ve even had the meal?? I can only say that we’re planners here at #SundaySupper Central, and we’ve got your back. The array of dishes this week offers up some really […]

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#SundaySupper: Tuscan Bean Soup with Rosemary Oil

Tuscan Bean Soup with Rosemary Olive Oil : The Wimpy Vegetarian

    One of my favorite childhood soups was Campbell’s Bean and Bacon soup. My mother, who became a good cook over time, lacked the confidence when I was young, and likely the time, to delve into making soup from scratch. This was long before […]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes Cut : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I used to thrive on change, even created it if need be, just so I could shake my life up a bit. But over time I settled into patterns, thinking consistency was better for my peace of mind, and that of those around me. […]

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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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