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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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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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