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Lemon-Coconut Shortbread Bars

Easy dessert of lemon-coconut shortbread bars for a casual nibble or throw in the picnic basket. Yes, I know I promised another recipe for my Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes next. But I’ve been thinking about posting desserts on Fridays, and here we are at Friday already. […]

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Breakfast Pizza

Easy na’an pizza topped with asparagus, cheese and a fried egg.  I recently joined over 2000 people interested in tasting artisan cheeses at the Seventh Annual Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma. Armed with our passports to fun, a wine glass and an insulated bag with a cold […]

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Kale-Miso Sauté + Dates and Millet

miso-kale sauté with dates and millet, Nature's Path, easy entertaining, easy weeknight side dish, Ask Miss A

Simple kale sauté in a blend of rice bran oil and miso paste, all dressed up with dates and puffed millet. One of the things I enjoy about writing for Ask Miss A magazine is learning more about food companies that give back. Let’s face […]

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Hot Cross Buns

Good Friday traditional treat, sweet, spiced buns, yeasted bread

Traditional sweet, spicy yeasted buns for Good Friday, but wonderful all year round. Easter dinner is heaped in traditions all over the world, both because of the religious meaning of Easter, and the fact that it roughly coincides with the beginning of spring. Easter dinners […]

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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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Cabbage Cups

cabbage cups filled with sweet potato puree, rice, leeks, and pepitas recipe

Cabbage cups filled with a sweet potato purée and a rice pilaf mixed with crispy leeks, raisins, and pepitas. First the exciting news. Are you sitting down? A few days ago I entered a twitter-based contest to be signed by a literary agent to write […]

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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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