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Spiced Quinoa and Apple Crumble

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Secret Recipe Club: Crumble topped tarts with quinoa flour-coconut oil crusts filled with apples and dates. I know. Two crumbles in a row. But it’s crumble season, and anyway, the last one was a savory version. And this one from JJ at the wonderful 84th […]

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Stevia Extract

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Detailed instructions on how to make stevia extract from leaves. 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 […]

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Fennel, Celery Root and Apple Salad

healthy raw shaved salad fennel, celery root, apples, buttermilk yogurt dressing

Healthy, easy raw salad of shaved fennel, celery root, and apples, tossed in a buttermilk-yogurt dressing with a hint of mustard. In late November I signed up for a give-away on EA Stewart’s The Spicy RD blog. I haven’t participated in many of these give-aways, […]

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Celery Root – Apple Soup + Gorgonzola

healthy low-carb soup with celery root, celery, apples, and leek confit, gorgonzola crumble

Comforting soup made from celery root, applesauce, and leek confit, topped with gorgonzola crumbles. It’s arguably one of the least attractive vegetables on the shelf; an overweight wallflower with dirt under her fingernails, tucked between popular colorful produce. No graceful long legs of celery stalks […]

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Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

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With butter switched out for coconut oil, and sugar sidelined for honey and pomegranate syrup, these cookies are loaded with oats and pure goodness. My husband thinks we have way. too. many. leftovers in the refrigerator. What he sees as a scrap that should be […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato ‘Fries’

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Baked sweet potato ‘fries’, spiced up with cardamom and cinnamon. Served with super-easy maple-mustard dip. Unless you have a staff to insulate you from the world; someone to push a cart around the market, and someone to open doors for you so you don’t have […]

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Herb-y Leek Confit

Herby- Leek Confit - The Wimpy Vegetarian

Soft, melt in your mouth leeks to add to your scrambled eggs, casseroles, or mashed potatoes. The champagne is  gone. All the holiday decorations boxed up and stored away with wrapping paper decorated with gold and green holly leaves, and Santa stickers. It’s January, the […]

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Granola Bars: #SundaySupper

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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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Honeyed Warm Feta with Dates

Honeyed Warm Feta with Dates 600LT : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy warm appetizer of baked feta topped with blue cheese, honey and dates. I have friends who are appetizer rock stars, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m challenged in this area. By the time I’ve planned a first course, the main event, and […]

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Fennel

Classic steamed mussels in white wine, with a smokey bacon and fennel twist. It starts with Halloween. All that left over Trick-or-Treat candy I swear I’ll throw out, and cookies in shapes of arched cats and witches hats that were so fun to make. Before […]

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Butternut-Caramelized Onion Empanadas

Buttery empanadas filled with caramelized onions, butternut squash, apples and raisins.   I had my first empanadas when we were traveling through Ecuador a few years ago. Myles and I were enjoying a few days in the charming, mountain town of Cuenca, in the southern […]

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Shirred Eggs Over Garlicky Swiss Chard

Healthy breakfast fancy enough for a holiday brunch, and easy enough for a quiet breakfast for one. Even now when I’m *retired*, Sundays remain in my mind a day of complete relaxation. No commitments. Sleeping in and lazing in bed, followed by long cups of […]

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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

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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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