Easy Homemade Sauerkraut

how to make sauerkraut at home

A few weeks ago, some friends visited us for the weekend in Tahoe, and we got to talking about healthy snacks. It turns out one of their favorite healthy snacks is sauerkraut. “Seriously?” I asked, my eyes bulging a bit at the thought. “Yep. We make a fresh batch every week and leave it on the counter to snack on. You should try it.” I’d been thinking more along the lines of reduced sugar cookies made with coconut oil for a healthy snack. But anyone who knows me knows I’m usually game ...

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How to Dry Your Own Herbs From the Garden

how to dry oregano and other herbs

How to dry your own herbs from the garden. I know. This isn't really a recipe, except that it's making such a difference to my food lately, I can't NOT post about it. I planted just 3 oregano plants about a year ago and the abundance billowing out from of them now is of epic proportion. If I don't take some scissors to them once a week, I think they'd grow to my knees. Initially, I confess, I threw away what I wasn't using. Which I know is Just. Wrong. So I started to dry my own ...

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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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Granola Bars: #SundaySupper

granola bars : the wimpy vegetarian

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 that the biggest challenge in making granola bars is getting them to stick together without loading up on syrups or fats that act as the glue. I've been reading some ...

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Mamma’s Orange Rolls: #SundaySupper

Orange Refrigerator Rolls slider

My great-grandmother's recipe for melt-in-your mouth orange sweet rolls with hints of cinnamon and cardamom. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, this is the time of year we celebrate the circles of family, friendship, and community. We revisit childhood memories and Christmases passed, and create new ones to treasure. We exchange gifts with people close to us, to thank them for being in our lives and contributing to who we are, and who ...

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Step-by-Step Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Detailed instructions for making pasta at home with photos of each step. Instructions cover spaghetti, fettucini, and ravioli. It’s hard to believe I was in Italy just a few weeks ago; it seems so long ago now. I’ve allowed myself to be swept up into the busyness of day-to-day life, and Italy feels further and further away. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like ...

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Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Tortillas (Flour) : the Wimpy Vegetarian

An easy flatbread to make in your kitchen, and a great way for kids to have fun in the kitchen.   This was a guest post over with Deena at the Stay At Home Foodie with a post about making your own tortillas. Deena did a wonderful series on recipes to get kids cooking in the kitchen this summer, and posted a bunch of great ones you should all check out whether you have kids or not.   If I'm ...

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Strawberry – Rhubarb Syrup

Strawberry - Rhubarb Syrup-The Wimpy Vegetarian

Sweet-tart, minty syrup with accents of ginger and lime. Perfect with club soda for a summery non-alcoholic drink. It's odd, but I never sampled rhubarb's goodness until just a few years ago. I don't know why, really, because it turns out I've been missing out on something pretty terrific. I guess for starters, I have absolutely no memory of my mom cooking with it. Or anyone else's mom for that matter. By the time rhubarb crossed my path, ...

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Crack Granola

Crack Granola : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Addictive granola loaded with pumpkin seeds, flax meal, and dried fruit. I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out of it if you need to have an epi pen nearby. Aaah… yeah. But oddly, I hadn't really thought to make my own. And God alone knows why, when I make my own ...

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