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Cucumber-Watercress Soup: #SundaySupper

cucumber watercress soup gazpacho

Chilled soup of cucumbers and watercress blended with Greek yogurt and buttermilk, topped with salsa for a hot summer night. Time to chill out! Hot summer days are here with trips to the beach with cartons of sunblock and beer, picnics in the country, and […]

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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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Mango, Coconut and Lime Soup

mango coconut lime soup

Blended mango, coconut milk and lime juice come together for a chilled tropical soup. Let’s go to Hawaii! Too expensive? Then make this soup and close your eyes. The combination of mango, coconut and lime will take your taste buds there for almost free. I […]

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Celery Root Bisque (+ Lobster): #SundaySupper

celery root bisque with broiled lobster tails

Decadent but healthy: celery root bisque with optional broiled lobster tail meat.   Did you know that Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday? This is a little embarrassing, but I never thought about it. I’ve just always thought of Mardi Gras meaning Let’s Party […]

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Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup

slow-cooker black bean soup

Secret Recipe Club: Easy black bean soup cooked in the slow cooker! Eliminate the Chipotle Cream drizzle to veganize. I was hit with flu this week with all its fever, muscle aches, and generally feeling like roadkill regalia. In one short week I went from […]

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One Simple Change (and Silky Carrot Soup)

One Simple Change Silky Carrot Soup by Winnie Abramson

Carrot soup make silky with the addition of a sweet potato and creme fraiche, and “One Simple Change” book.   Today’s post is a little change of pace, and I’m so excited about it. Winnie is one of my friends that I’ve never met. If […]

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Flageolet Bean Soup + Plum Tomatoes & Sage

vegan soup, vegetarian soup, Plum Tomato and Flageolet Bean Soup - The Wimpy Vegetarian

Winter soup of flageolet beans simmered with tomatoes, sage and thyme. I’m a list person. Every night I record things on my smart phone that I need to do the following day, and prioritize them. Keeping them on my phone means they’re close at hand […]

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Hoppin’ John for Good Luck: #SundaySupper

vegetarian Hoppin' John a traditional New Years Day dish for good luck

Hoppin’ John, a traditional southern black-eyed pea stew with collard greens for a lucky New Year. This week, Constance at The Foodie Army Wife blog hosts our New Year’s themed #SundaySupper, as we share recipes that are either reflections of our past year or ‘resolution’ […]

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Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast)

Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast), vegetarian soup

Filling but light soup, full of subtle yogurt, garlic, mint, fennel, and legume flavors. Sometimes I cook just to eat. Sometimes I cook as a creative expression, with new food combinations. Sometimes I cook for self-nurturing and head for the chocolate. Sometimes I cook to […]

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Charred Eggplant-Chickpea Stew: #SundaySupper

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant and chickpeas

Hearty Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant, roasted tomatoes and chickpeas. My love affair with Middle Eastern food began over twenty years ago when I lived in Boston’s South End. The gentrification wave, spreading out from the Back Bay, hadn’t made it to my street […]

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Gazpacho For a Hot Summer Day

Vegan gazpacho soup for summer lunch or dinner

Refreshing gazpacho with a slight kick – perfect vegan soup for a summer party. It’s been a hot summer in the Bay Area. A few days before the 4th-of-July long weekend, a week of 90-something˚  F temperatures was being forecasted. No big deal, those of […]

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Vegetable / Chicken and Rice Peasant Soup

cooking for a crowd, kid-friendly, comfort food, vegetable, chicken and rice peasant soup

Comforting soup packed with vegetables, rice, and (optional) chicken. When I get knocked around a little by life, I head to the kitchen to make soup or to bake. I’m convinced that soup, cookies, and cake are the original comfort foods, not just as hugs […]

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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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