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Warm Ricotta Farro + Grilled Kale & Plums

Warm Ricotta Farro with Grilled Kale and Plums, vegetarian main

#Secret Recipe Club: Hearty dish of ricotta and blue cheeses melted into farro, topped with balsamic grilled kale and plums. 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, […]

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Kale Pesto

kale pesto, condiment

Tangy pesto of kale, capers, garlic, and Parmesan. Perfect to add to pastas, salad dressings, or use as a spread on a grilled cheese sandwich. Pesto is generally made by grinding garlic, a pinch of salt, and pine nuts together with a mortar and pestle […]

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Kale-Miso Sauté + Dates and Millet

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

Simple kale sauté in a blend of rice bran oil and miso paste, all dressed up with dates and puffed millet. 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 […]

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Kale, Cabbage, Blood Orange Winter Salad

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

Crunchy salad of strips of kale, cabbage and carrots, dotted with blood orange slices, and tossed in a 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 […]

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Adzuki Beans with Miso and Chopped Kale

legumes, smoky bacon, miso and kale dish

Hearty legume dish with smoked bacon, miso and kale. 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 […]

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Smoky Kale and White Bean Soup: #SundaySupper

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

Healthy, hardy soup packed with kale, tomatoes, and white beans to give you comfort on a cold day. 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 […]

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Kabocha and Kale Salad with Persimmon

Kabocha Kale Salad with Persimmons : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy, filling salad of kale, winter squash, and slices of fuyu persimmons.   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, […]

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Kale – Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

hearty tart with kale and cauliflower in a cheddar crust

Delicious tart of kale, caramelized onions, cauliflower and roasted tomatoes in a cheddar cheese 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, […]

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Ribollita Peasant Soup

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Peasant soup of cannellini beans, tomatoes, onion, greens, and thickened with browned-butter breadcrumbs. 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 […]

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Caramelized Squash and Kale Salad

Caramelized Acorn Squash and Kale Salad

Kale salad tossed in a cider and honey vinaigrette, topped by squash caramelized with brown sugar.   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 […]

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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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Kale-Sweet Potato Salad & Cider Dressing

kale and sweet potato salad

Hardy kale salad tossed with spicy roasted sweet potatoes and apples, topped with pepitas, tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette. Yesterday I posted my recipe for Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes as part of my Gifts From The Kitchen series that included a gift idea 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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