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Warm Ricotta Farro with Grilled Kale and Plums: Secret Recipe Club

Warm Ricotta Farro with Grilled Kale and Plums, vegetarian main

Sorry to be MIA lately. I’ve been busy pursuing a PhD in ‘Downsizing Homes’. I had considered writing my thesis on “Living with Tiny Bedrooms, Closets, Storage & No Garage’ or ‘Surprises After Buying a 100 Year Old House” (I now have loads of recent […]

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Kale Pesto

kale pesto, condiment

Pesto is generally made by grinding garlic, a pinch of salt, and pine nuts together with a mortar and pestle until a creamy paste forms. Some people say the salt is added later, but I say no to this. The salt draws out the liquid […]

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Kale-Miso Sauté with Dates and Millet

miso-kale sauté with dates and millet, Nature's Path, easy entertaining, easy weeknight side dish, Ask Miss A

One of the things I enjoy about writing for Ask Miss A magazine is learning more about food companies that give back. Let’s face it, many food companies operate on pretty thin margins, so when they give back, it tells me a lot about their […]

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Winter Salad of Kale, Cabbage and Blood Oranges with Tahini Ginger Dressing

winter salad of kale, cabbage, blood oranges with tahini miso ginger dressing

Winter is loosening its long, cold talons, even here in the mountains. As we say goodbye to March, the familiar feeling of change is in the air. Daylight lingers a little longer; the damp earth smells pungent of decaying leaves; snow turns to a soaking […]

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Adzuki Beans with Miso and Chopped Kale

legumes, smoky bacon, miso and kale dish

Ad-what? Adzuki. These beans were new to me too. I’d seen them in the bins at the market where I purchase my other dried legumes, but didn’t know anything about them. I guess I figured they were like most any other bean. But when I […]

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#SundaySupper: Smoky Kale, Tomato and White Bean Soup

healthy smoky kale tomato and white bean soup, cooking for a crowd

Last night we went to a party to celebrate a milestone birthday of a good friend. He was turning 60 and his wife threw a party at a local restaurant. Forty of us showed up for the feast, fun, and laughter; and something more. While […]

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Kabocha and Kale Salad with Persimmon

Kabocha Kale Salad with Persimmons : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We travelled to Portland (Oregon), to see close friends and family and had a wonderfully fun and food-filled week. Now that we’re back home, I’m craving salads. The first one I made upon resettling at home […]

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Kale and Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

hearty tart with kale and cauliflower in a cheddar crust

I think we’re fitting the rain of one season into one month here in the Bay Area. To be fair, it’s not that we’re getting a lot of hard, driving, flooding rain. It’s more drizzle, light rain, heavy raindrops falling from overladen leaves kind of […]

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Relaxing With a Bowl of Ribollita

ribollita

After a parched winter, we’re enjoying a week of welcome rain here in northern California. It’s a soothing rain that ebbs and flows, with short breaks not quite long enough to leave the umbrella at home, but feeding the soil long enough to make my garden […]

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A Time To Pause With a Caramelized Squash and Kale Salad

    The celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah are behind us; the hustle and bustle of  the New Year not quite here. In between, lies the gift of a few days of quiet; a natural pause, to exhale, and slip inside myself to reflect over the […]

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DIY

Garlic Olive Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

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 it has a low pH and harbors moisture. […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

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 […]

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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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