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Fig, Ricotta and Honey Tart

Fig, Ricotta, Honey Tart enh 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Gorgeous tart of fresh figs, goat/ricotta cheeses, honey, and proscuitto, all presented on a puff pastry sheet. I know my limits better these days than in my youth, although some who know me may beg to differ.  I’ve always liked to push myself as far […]

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Artichokes Filled with Citrus-Raisin Couscous

Artichoke Filled with Citrus, Olive and Raisin Couscous

Cooked artichokes scooped out to hold warm Israeli couscous simmered in orange juice and tossed with olives, apricots, raisins and pinenuts. Today, I’m a guest blogger over at The Badger Girl Learns to Cook as part of a great Healthy Blogger Thursday series. I met […]

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Strawberry Salsa

Refreshing easy appetizer strawberry salsa

Refreshing salsa of strawberries, sweet onion, chocolate nibs, mint and a little lime juice – perfect with chevre and crackers. I thought I’d share some fun strawberry factoids today that you can toss around at your next cocktail party since this recipe is ALL about […]

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Asparagus Quiche

Lightened quiche with ricotta cheese, spring asparagus quiche

Comforting quiche replacing heavy cream with ricotta cheese, plus asparagus, chives and chevre in a buttery crust.   As each season rolls around, I wrap it around me like a blanket, thinking: ‘this is my favorite season’. Summer with overflowing abundance and sunshine. Fall with […]

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Orange Ricotta Crepes & Kumquat Compote

Ricotta Crepes with Lillet Kumquat Compote

Orange flavored dessert crepes filled with ricotta and cream cheese, topped with a candied kumquat compote, Lillet, and honey. When I was in school a few years ago, one of my favorite desserts that took me completely by surprise was a ricotta pie topped with […]

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Yosemite with Suzanne Goin: Young Broccoli with Burrata

Broccolini with Burrata

Suzanne Goin’s broccolini with burrata from Sunday Suppers at Lucques. If you’ve never attended the Chefs’ Holidays® events hosted by The Ahwahnee® Hotel every winter, there’s still time for 2012. It is the perfect little vacation after the madness of the holidays. The Ahwahnee is a magical […]

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Winter Citrus Salad & Maple Vinaigrette

citrus salad with oranges, tangelos, beets, maple vinaigrette

Showcase colorful blood oranges and Satsuma tangerines in this easy, healthy winter salad dressed in a maple-orange juice vinaigrette. Swing by any market this month, and you’ll find a startling variety of colorful, Rubenesque – plump oranges at their peak; heavy with natural juices, and […]

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Spicy Kale Chips

Kale Chips : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy, delicious snack of spicy kale leaves baked until crisp. I hit a carb wall over the weekend. Not that I don’t love all the cake, cookies, candy, and scones I’ve been gorging on mind you. I can make a breakfast out of a swirl […]

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Chiles Rellenos Frittata

Chiles Rellenos - Frittata Style

Egg bake dish packed with poblano dishes stuffed with corn, black beans, and cheese. Looking for a holiday breakfast? Here’s a great one I’m planning on. It’s inspired by a recipe I saw in Sunset Magazine years ago for Baked Chiles Rellenos. The recipe is […]

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Pear-Rosemary Pâte de Fruit Jewels

Pâte de fruit candy jewels from rosemary infused pear juice. This past weekend, a group of 20+ of us gathered for a potluck at the lovely home of Lynda of TasteFood to celebrate the release of a cookbook featuring a number of us with our winning recipes. […]

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Fig Apple Jam

fig apple jam

Fig and apple jam with flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange. Figs are such a sensuous fruit, I think. When I eat them, I feel like I should be reclining on a divan with long lustrous hair spilling down my back; and lots of […]

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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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