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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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Turkish Bread

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One of the wonderful things about being part of the Secret Recipe Club is finding great new blogs. Last November I blogged about little Spiced Quinoa Apple Crumbles that I’d found on JJ’s blog: 84th and 3rd. They were a big hit – nearly 2000 […]

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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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Flageolet Bean Soup with Plum Tomatoes and Sage

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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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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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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

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One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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Minty Grilled Snap Peas

Grilled snap peas tossed in mint, side dish, vegan, The Wimpy Vegetarian

For years I was convinced I didn’t like snap peas. Looking back, I’m not sure I’d ever even tasted them before a couple of months ago. But they reminded me of snow peas, which I’m sure I don’t like. So, my mind was made up. […]

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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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Roasted Strawberries

roasted strawberries

I posted a dessert last Friday incorporating roasted strawberries, and I’m finding lots of ways to use these little guys. So I thought I’d do a post just on roasting them, since they’ve quickly become a new pantry item for me. I keep them stored […]

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Friday Desserts: Roasted Berries with Coconut and Lime

Roasted strawberries and blackberries topped with lime and toasted coconut, gluten-free dessert recipe

This is an incredibly easy dessert, and is a riff of one I had at a friend’s home last month. It’s vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and almost everything-free except flavor-free. You may have picked up by now that I love roasted just about anything, and that […]

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Garlic Olive Oil

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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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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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