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Tipsy Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Raisins

Every year or so, I like to switch up my cranberry sauce. Cranberries offer a feast of opportunities since they work and play well with both savory and sweet. Some years I fold in onions, Serrano peppers, and cinnamon and serve it over salmon, pork chops, or cream […]

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Maple Candied Carrots with Currants: #FallFest

candied carrots with maple syrup toss with currants.

Maple glazed carrots tossed with currants, ready with 5 minutes of prep before sliding into the oven. It’s good to be flexible. CMax (Carnivorous Maximus) and I are now one month into training Pakrika (Rika), our 13-week-old Labradoodle puppy, and it’s clear that we have […]

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Vegan Ginger-Carrot Soup | #NinjaBlender Review

Vegan Ginger-Carrot Soup with coconut milk.

Vegan soup full of flavors from the Islands with ginger and coconut milk melding with pureed carrots. And a product review of a Ninja Blender! Disclaimer: I was provided a Nutri-Ninja® | Ninja® Blender by Ninja. All opinions are completely my own (and those of […]

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Caramelized Onions

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with caramelized red onions

Warm Brussels sprouts salad with caramelized onions and dressed with a maple dressing. Perfect fall and winter side dish! I’m so excited to announce that I’m now part of the Food Network #FallFest blogger group. Today we’re celebrating Brussels sprouts. I know, I know. Brussels […]

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Artichokes

http://theweiserkitchen.com/recipe/quinoa-tabbouleh-stuffed-artichokes/

Gluten-free, vegan dish of artichokes stuffed with tabbouleh made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. To my mother, adventurous cooking meant scrupulously following a recipe in her dog-eared Mama Leone’s Italian Cookbook for veal scallopini. “It  involves cooking with real sherry,” she told us, feeling so 1960s hip. But […]

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Well-Seasoned Potato and Mint Salad

Vegan Spicy potato salad with mint

Vegan, spicy potato salad tempered by mint and lime juice. It’s officially BBQ season with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend here in the States. We can BBQ year-round here in California, but it doesn’t become a party until this last weekend of May. It’s […]

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes…perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our […]

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Black Bean-Avocado Tostadas with Cabbage

Healthy Mexican black bean and avocado tostada topped with cabbage salad. Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! In case you’re looking for something easy to make tonight for dinner that’s vegetarian and healthy, here’s a great tostada. I had some fun with photos this time, so there […]

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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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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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Turkish Bread with Nigella Seeds

pita bread, turkish bread, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy yeasted pita bread perfect for dipping into hummus, garlic olive oil, or splitting open for sandwiches. 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 […]

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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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