Calzone Mummies

How to make a mummy calzone, vegetarian

Gathering: an assembly or meeting, especially a social or festive one, or one held for a specific purpose. –Google dictionary Gathering: a coming together of family and friends to celebrate a special occasion and toast the bonds of friendship with Gallo wine. –The Wimpy Vegetarian Halloween for me is the (un)official kickoff for the fall gathering season that leads to winter. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza are next, culminating in New Years and a major exhalation onto a sofa ...

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Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Great vegetarian dinner of spaghetti with chickpeas and spicy tomato sauce with roasted tomatoes. This week's theme for SundaySupper is Meatless Meals, hosted by Tammi at Momma's Meals. This is one of my favorite "go-to" dishes for rushed evenings since I nearly always have a stash of cooked chickpeas on hand and this Roasted Tomato Sauce is part of my regular pantry. All I need do is cook some pasta noodles, pull the sauce and chickpeas from the fridge to toss together in a sauce pan, ...

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How To Cook Chickpeas in the Slow Cooker

how to cook chickpeas in the slow cooker

Instructions on how to cook chickpeas in the slow cooker - my new favorite way of cooking any legume. Have you seen the commercials for direcTV? I'm talking about the ones with far-fetched hypothetical scenarios that lead to misfortunes as a result of cable TV service outage. How we decided to remodel our kitchen is like one of those stories. Here's how it goes: "When your husband can’t get ice out of the freezer for a cold drink in the 100-year-old house that you just bought, he ...

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Roasted Tomato Hummus

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 category. I mean something you actually want to do. You're not sure why, but you keep pushing it out on the schedule. The more you postpone, the more difficult it starts to mount in your mind. So you procrastinate postpone a ...

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Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast)

Persian Yogurt Soup (Ashe Mast), vegetarian soup

Filling but light soup, full of subtle yogurt, garlic, mint, fennel, and legume flavors. Sometimes I cook just to eat. Sometimes I cook as a creative expression, with new food combinations. Sometimes I cook for self-nurturing and head for the chocolate. Sometimes I cook to give; to celebrate the community of family and friendship. But sometimes I cook for sanity. Monday started with being shot from a ...

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Charred Eggplant-Chickpea Stew: #SundaySupper

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant and chickpeas

Hearty Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant, roasted tomatoes and chickpeas. My love affair with Middle Eastern food began over twenty years ago when I lived in Boston’s South End. The gentrification wave, spreading out from the Back Bay, hadn’t made it to my street yet. When I bought my unit, my realtor had congratulated me on buying a flat in the first building renovated in the area. “Getting ...

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

legumes, chickpea, vegan, healthy dinner, moroccan chickpea pita pockets recipe

Vegan entree of chickpeas sauteed in garlic, spices, and tomato sauce that makes for a quick, healthy dinner. Some evenings I’m pulling dinner together on the run because of any number of reasons. It could be a last-minute phone call that delayed me, an appointment that ran late, traffic, or just life. In times like this, I’m so grateful to have little containers of cooked legumes stacked in the refrigerator. After all, just because ...

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Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives

Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy salad of chickpeas, garlic, green olives, and parmesan cheese, simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. This week I closed a chapter in my life, and was caught off-guard by the nostalgic feelings it raised in me. Like when you’re watching a movie, say a comedy, and an unexpected bittersweet moment grabs at your heart out of nowhere, and your eyes suddenly well up. It was a surprise because the event was the ...

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Pan-Fried Chickpea Salad & Curried Yogurt

pan-fried chickpeas tossed in curried yogurt dressing

Pan-fried chickpeas tossed in a curried yogurt for a healthy, filling salad. What a heart-full weekend this was. Last Friday I flew down to LA to stay with friends while I attended an amazing food styling and photography workshop put on by the White on Rice Couple. If you're interested in food photography, I highly recommend their workshops! This workshop was one of many amazing fund-raising efforts ...

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