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Curried Apple Chips: #SundaySupper

Dried apple rings dusted with curry powder.

Dried apple rings dusted with curry powder. Perfect healthy snack for autumn! I’m on the hunt for sugarless snacks that are healthy. They need to be something I realistically want to eat more than once, and they need to be super-super-easy. I’m so busy these […]

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Jamming with Sunchowder’s Emporia

sunchowder emporia gift box

There’s an age-old rhythm to making jams and pickles that plants us in the seasons, the land, and our heritage. It’s the rhythm that grows out of rituals practiced by countless generations pouring potions of pickling spices, vinegar, and sugar over freshly picked cucumbers nestled […]

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Quinoa Crispies (with Truffle Salt)

Quinoa crispies

Cooked quinoa then baked until crispy. Great for salads or for a healthy snack. 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 […]

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Artichoke-Manchego Spread: #SundaySupper

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

Easy spread of artichoke hearts and manchego cheese for any casual party. Bonus: make it in 10 minutes! 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 […]

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Granola Bars: #SundaySupper

granola bars : the wimpy vegetarian

Easy granola bars of oats, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, peanut butter, coconut oil, honey and pomegranate molasses. 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 […]

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Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake

High Altitude Baking- Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake - slider

Buttermilk corncake studded with blueberries and topped with streusel. Also, tips for baking at high altitude. 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 […]

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Strawberry Salsa

Refreshing easy appetizer strawberry salsa

Refreshing salsa of strawberries, sweet onion, chocolate nibs, mint and a little lime juice – perfect with chevre and crackers. 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 […]

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Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables

Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables: The Wimpy Vegetarian

A savory blue cheese cracker with hints of sweetness from morsels of dried apricots bits. 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 […]

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Fresh Mascarpone Cheese

mascarpone with zester

Making your own mascarpone cheese might be the best mascarpone cheese you’ve ever had. 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 […]

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Toffee Chex and Popcorn Party Mix

toffee party mix

A twist on the Chex cereal popular snack, this party mix adds popcorn, pretzels, pumpkin seeds, sunflower kernels, and a little toffee. I confess I’m not a big sports fan. I enjoy going to games, but more for the totality of the experience, than because […]

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Spicy Kale Chips

Kale Chips : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy, delicious snack of spicy kale leaves baked until crisp. I hit a carb wall over the weekend. Not that I don’t love all the cake, cookies, candy, and scones I’ve been gorging on mind you. I can make a breakfast out of a swirl […]

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Crack Granola

Crack Granola : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Addictive granola loaded with pumpkin seeds, flax meal, and dried fruit. I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out […]

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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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