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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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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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Well-Seasoned Potato and Mint Salad

Vegan Spicy potato salad with mint

Vegan, spicy potato salad tempered by mint and lime juice. It’s officially BBQ season with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend here in the States. We can BBQ year-round here in California, but it doesn’t become a party until this last weekend of May. It’s […]

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes…perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our […]

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps – #SundaySupper

lettuce wraps with celery root

Lettuce wraps of a celery root salad with beluga lentils – a healthy appetizer for your next party! 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 […]

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Pickled Beet Salad with Chive Oil

Quick pickled beets tossed with chive oil, feta cheese, and pepitas. Quick pickled vegetables and fruits add accent notes to creamy entrées and create memorable sassy side dishes like this salad of roasted beets, feta and pepitas. For entrées, think pickled tomatoes added to creamy […]

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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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Berry-Pineapple Salad & Poppyseed Dressing

strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, gorgonzola, with ginger poppyseed dressing for cooking for a crowd

Mixed berries, pineapple and gorgonzola come together for a great summer salad with a ginger-poppyseed dressing. Many years ago, a far-flung group of us came together every year for a ski vacation. We rotated it a bit between Deer Valley (Utah), Aspen, and other places […]

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Kale, Cabbage, Blood Orange Winter Salad

winter salad of kale, cabbage, blood oranges with tahini miso ginger dressing

Crunchy salad of strips of kale, cabbage and carrots, dotted with blood orange slices, and tossed in a tahini-miso-ginger dressing. Winter is loosening its long, cold talons, even here in the mountains. As we say goodbye to March, the familiar feeling of change is in […]

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Fennel, Celery Root and Apple Salad

healthy raw shaved salad fennel, celery root, apples, buttermilk yogurt dressing

Healthy, easy raw salad of shaved fennel, celery root, and apples, tossed in a buttermilk-yogurt dressing with a hint of mustard. In late November I signed up for a give-away on EA Stewart’s The Spicy RD blog. I haven’t participated in many of these give-aways, […]

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Kabocha and Kale Salad with Persimmon

Kabocha Kale Salad with Persimmons : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy, filling salad of kale, winter squash, and slices of fuyu persimmons.   I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We travelled to Portland (Oregon), to see close friends and family and had a wonderfully fun and food-filled week. Now that we’re back home, […]

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Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives

Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy salad of chickpeas, garlic, green olives, and parmesan cheese, simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. This week I closed a chapter in my life, and was caught off-guard by the nostalgic feelings it raised in me. Like when you’re watching a movie, […]

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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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