Tag Archives: Autumn

Winter Squash & Pepper Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Squash with Pomegranate and Pepitas Tossed in Quinoa : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Simple one-dish meal of roasted squash, late season peppers, and caramelized red onions, all tossed in orange scented quinoa.   Part of traveling for me is about the food. It’s such a satisfying window into the culture of a country or region, a direct link […]

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Sweet Potato-Cider Soup: #SundaySupper

Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Satisfying, healthy soup bursting with autumn flavors of sweet potatoes and apple cider. We’re suddenly launching into autumn here in California. We’ve swung from (really) hot sunny days to changing skies, and a bite in the air. It’s a subtle change, but one that ushers […]

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Fig Crostata

Fig Crostata: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Buttery crust with hints of apple cider sweetness, filled with figs simmered in orange juice, apple cider syrup, and cardamom. About a year ago, I was sitting in my Italian class and our teacher asked us all to express to the class (in Italian) a […]

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Braised Endive and Fennel Gratin

comforting, casserole of braised endive and fennel, cooking for a crowd

Light but comforting casserole of braised endive layered with fennel in a gratin that can be served year-round. Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to […]

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Kale-Sweet Potato Salad & Cider Dressing

kale and sweet potato salad

Hardy kale salad tossed with spicy roasted sweet potatoes and apples, topped with pepitas, tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette. Yesterday I posted my recipe for Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes as part of my Gifts From The Kitchen series that included a gift idea of […]

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Chipotle Spice Rub…Roasted Sweet Potatoes

BBQ spice rub, chipotle spice rub

All-purpose rub that balances sweet, smoky and spicy for vegetables and meat. For those who might be new to my blog, I’m doing a series of Gifts From the Kitchen as we all ramp up for the holidays. These are gifts you can use for […]

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Curried Kabocha Squash – Apple Soup

Kabocha squash soup with apples, curry powder and touch of coconut milk. In our over-scheduled lives that feel overwhelming from the moment the alarm jolts us awake every morning, do people have time to cook anymore? If you’re working a job that makes you feel […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Polenta & Apple-Feta Crumble

Pumpkin Polenta

Creamy pumpkin polenta topped with an apple and feta cheese crumble. I have had pumpkin on my brain for weeks, thinking of all the ways I want to use it. And then I realized I was just sitting around and thinking, but not doing very […]

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Grilled Pear, Fig and Endive Flatbread

grilled pear, fig, and endive flatbread

Hearty appetizer of grilled pears, figs and endive arranged on flatbread and topped with ricotta and blue cheese. At least once a month here, I’ll be showcasing a farm or ranch where I’ve been lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour,  along with a recipe […]

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