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Quinoa Crispies (with Truffle Salt)

Quinoa crispies

This isn’t much of a recipe as recipes go. But it’s a great little condiment to keep around to add to salads, pasta, almost anything really – even yogurt. You’ve heard of Rice Crispies, I imagine. These are Quinoa Crispies. I just roast cooked quinoa […]

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Artichoke Heart and Manchego Cheese Spread: #SundaySupper

easy vegetarian spread for Super Bowl football artichoke and manchego cheese spread The Wimpy Vegetarian

It’s all about tapas this week on #SundaySupper. Tapas are appetizers, finger food, or small plates that are shared, all perfect for watching football or just gathering with friends. Many thanks to Constance at the Foodie Army Wife for hosting us this week. I could have […]

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Mountain Baking: Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice

zucchini bread, brown rice, breakfast, dessert, high-altitude baking

We’ve seen two bears, had our potted plants attacked by deranged birds, watched fish swimming in a nearby stream, and laughed at chipmunks and squirrels in high-speed chases up and down trees. It’s been a wonderful rustic summer in the mountains. And nothing says rustic […]

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Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies With Coconut Oil

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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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Homemade Granola Bars — #SundaySupper

granola bars : the wimpy vegetarian

I’ve been trying for awhile now to make granola bars, and these might be the easiest ones I’ve ever made. I don’t know about you, but I find that the biggest challenge in making granola bars is getting them to stick together without loading up […]

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Very Berry Mini-Pies #baketogether with Abby Dodge

Very Berry Mini Pies / The Wimpy Vegetarian

I’ve forgotten how to relax. How to flop down on a beach with nothing better to do than feel the heat of the sand between my toes, half-listen to nearby chatter and squeals muted by the waves, and just let my mind wander aimlessly. After […]

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High Altitude Baking: Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake

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  Today marks the beginning of a new series I’m calling High Altitude Baking, which until I can think of something shorter and catchier, can be found under a new tab fittingly called High Altitude Baking. We spend, on average, a week every month in […]

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Strawberry Salsa

Refreshing easy appetizer strawberry salsa

  I thought I’d share some fun strawberry factoids today that you can toss around at your next cocktail party since this recipe is ALL about strawberries, and they’re quickly coming into season now in many parts of the country. The botanical name for strawberry […]

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Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables (#baketogether)

Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I knew there were different kinds of dried apricots, but never really gave it a great deal of thought…until a box showed up on my doorstep. I’ve not written about a specific product here in the past, but will do so when I run […]

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Fresh Mascarpone Cheese

mascarpone with zester

I met mascarpone later in life. I knew about it, sure. I had witnessed people swooning, waxing poetic over its creaminess and delicate flavor. But I never really understood all the fuss. To me, this cream cheese from the Lombardy region of northern Italy tasted […]

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DIY

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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