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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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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

Vegan soup with farro, cannellini beans, asparagus, and yellow wax beans, topped with optional Parmesan cheese. 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 […]

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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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Spaghetti & Chickpeas with Spicy Tomato Sauce: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Great vegetarian dinner of chickpeas and a spicy roasted tomato sauce tossed in pasta. 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 […]

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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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Swiss Chard-Quinoa Croquettes: #SundaySupper

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

Healthy baked croquettes packed with Swiss chard, roasted tomatoes, ricotta, and quinoa. 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 […]

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Fennel

Classic steamed mussels in white wine, with a smokey bacon and fennel twist. 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 […]

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Butternut-Caramelized Onion Empanadas

Buttery empanadas filled with caramelized onions, butternut squash, apples and raisins.   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 […]

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Whole-Wheat Pita Bread

Easy, healthy whole wheat pita bread incorporating flax seed. 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 […]

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Lentil Stew Shepherd’s Pie: #SundaySupper

Shepherd's Pie : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Vegetarian twist on a classic Shepherd’s Pie with lentil stew, swiss chard, topped with mashed cauliflower/potatoes and slow roasted tomatoes. 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 […]

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Tuscan Bean Soup: #SundaySupper

Tuscan Bean Soup with Rosemary Olive Oil : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup loaded with white beans, carrots, and tomatoes, and drizzled with rosemary olive oil. 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, […]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes Cut : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Pillowy pancakes that will remind you of pumpkin spice cakes. 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 […]

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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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