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Cucumber-Watercress Soup – Gazpacho Style! #SundaySupper Summer Chillin’

cucumber watercress soup gazpacho

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 sylvan hikes in the mountains. This holiday weekend our stepson (Kevin), his lovely wife (Suzanne), their 5 kids (4 very […]

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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

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 all about them? Until you’re finally cleaning your desk, or weeding out your computer files, and […]

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Mango, Coconut and Lime Soup (for a little trip to Hawaii)

mango coconut lime 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 love fruit soups and later the summer I always make plum soup, but a […]

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Celery Root Bisque (with Lobster) : #SundaySupper Fat Sunday

celery root bisque with broiled lobster tails

  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 Wildly With Colorful Makeup and Glitter.  It is, of course, the gorging […]

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Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup: #SecretRecipeClub

slow-cooker black bean soup

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 feeling a little smug for how healthy I’ve been this season to being thankful my will is up to […]

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One Simple Change (and Silky Carrot Soup) by Winnie Abramson #Giveaway

One Simple Change Silky Carrot Soup by Winnie Abramson

  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 you share on social media and blogs, you know what I mean. We’ve exchanged comments on each other’s recipes […]

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Flageolet Bean Soup with Plum Tomatoes and Sage

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

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 for updating all through the day and evening. It makes me […]

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Hoppin’ John for Good Luck: #SundaySupper

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

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’ recipes for the next. A ‘resolution’ recipe can be a commitment to cook healthier, or to […]

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Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast)

Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast), vegetarian soup

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 give; to celebrate the community of family and friendship. But sometimes I cook for […]

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Charred Eggplant and Chickpea Stew: #SundaySupper

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant 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 yet. When I bought my unit, my realtor had congratulated me […]

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Gazpacho For a Hot Summer Day

Vegan gazpacho soup for summer lunch or dinner

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 you in other parts of the country might say; but this isn’t an area […]

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Vegetable / Chicken and Rice Peasant Soup

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

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 from my own childhood, but from all the generations […]

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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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