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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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Boozy Pumpkin Bread

Moist, old-fashioned pumpkin bread loaded with spices and topped with a sugar crust. Welcome to my new blog home!! I’m very excited about it, and hope you enjoy the new digs. I’m still re-orienting a bunch of the photos and getting all my recipes integrated […]

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Brownies & Strawberry Syrup: #SundaySupper

Graveyard Brownies : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Melt-in-your-mouth coconut flavored gluten-free brownies made with quinoa flour and coconut oil. These brownies are made without any wheat flour, butter, or granulated sugar, and instead of tasting like the graveyard dirt – the possibility of which I was a little haunted by, neither texture […]

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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 […]

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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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Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

A spiced syrup bursting with apple cider flavors for drizzling over vanilla ice cream, hot apple pie, squash soup, or pancakes. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting a Fig Crostata, reminiscent of the crostatas I fell in love with in Italy, and […]

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No-Cook (Healthy) Peanut Butter Fudge

No Bake (Healthy) Fudge : the Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious fudge with coconut oil and peanut butter that sets up in the refrigerator. As I write this, I’m sitting in the departure lounge of the International terminal in San Francisco, bound for a month in the Italian sun.  You might be thinking, “Wow, she’s […]

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Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables

Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables: The Wimpy Vegetarian

A savory blue cheese cracker with hints of sweetness from morsels of dried apricots bits. I knew there were different kinds of dried apricots, but never really gave it a great deal of thought…until a box showed up on my doorstep. I’ve not written about […]

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Fresh Mascarpone Cheese

mascarpone with zester

Making your own mascarpone cheese might be the best mascarpone cheese you’ve ever had. I met mascarpone later in life. I knew about it, sure. I had witnessed people swooning, waxing poetic over its creaminess and delicate flavor. But I never really understood all the […]

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Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Honey Butter: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious pumpkin butter sweetened by apple cider, honey, and maple syrup.   For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of […]

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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 […]

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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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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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