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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Boozy Pumpkin Bread

Boozy Pumpkin Bread Slider

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 into recipage, so please be patient with me while I get this done in the evenings (in between gift wrapping, holiday get-togethers, and ...

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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 Kimberley, aka Badger Girl, on #lovebloghop, and have gotten to know her balanced style of cooking (and living) through her wonderful recipes. Just as I'm mostly vegetarian, she's mostly vegan and mostly wheat-free. Each ...

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Summertime Corn and Seafood Stew

Corn Stew with Shrimp and Clams 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Summertime stew packed full of summer vegetables, clams, and shrimp...made smokey from Hungarian paprika and bacon. What is it about summer entertaining that makes us yearn for alfresco dining with everyone we know or have ever met? Warm summer nights. Long days of sunshine. Trees at their peak of fullness, a soft whisper of a breeze ruffling the leaves for a moment. Informal, comfortable clothes and conversation over large platters ...

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Very Berry Mini-Pies

Very Berry Mini Pies / The Wimpy Vegetarian

Two-bite mini pies loaded with blueberries, blackberries, and a dab of cream cheese. Streusel topping includes ground flax seed and cocoa nibs. I’ve forgotten how to relax. How to flop down on a beach with nothing better to do than feel the heat of the sand between my toes, half-listen to nearby chatter and squeals muted by the waves, and just let my mind wander aimlessly. After weeks of jam-packed days filled with long “to do” lists to ...

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Shrimp and Corn Stacks & Red Pepper Butter

Shrimp and Corn Griddle Cakes : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Comforting griddle cakes filled with rock shrimp and corn, topped with melting roasted red pepper butter. As many of you know, we're in the midst of a major, never-ending decluttering / cleaning / gardening project on steroids as we get our house ready to put on the market. We hadn't planned to sell quite yet, next year was the target, but the current red-hot real estate market convinced us to suddenly mobilize the effort ...

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Avocado and Roasted Tomatillo Soup

avocado and roasted tomatillo soup / the wimpy vegetarian

Easy, refreshing soup of smoky roasted tomatillos, spicy chipotles in adobo, creamy avocado, and tart lime. Someday, if I ever write a cookbook, it will be on soup. Too narrow? I respectfully disagree. Too seasonal? No way. It's a wonderful way to celebrate each and every season. Butternut squash and roasted cauliflower soups in the fall and winter; spring lettuce or strawberry soups in the spring; fruit soups in the summer. Soup is the ...

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Grilled Fennel-Bean Salad & Lemon Dressing

Grilled Fennel and Bean Salad with Lemon Sage Dressing-The Wimpy Vegetarian

Grilled fennel salad with cannellini beans and tomatoes tossed in a lemon-sage dressing, topped with Parmesan cheese shavings. Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all! Today I'm excited about a guest post I'm doing on RecipeLion, a recipe and cooking website from Prime Publishing that offers recipes, videos, healthy eating advice, party ideas and cooking techniques from top chefs, home cooks and experts. They have a focus on healthy cooking and ...

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Quinoa Potato Cakes & Mustard-Yogurt Sauce

Quinoa Potato Cakes Florentine in a skillet

Veggie burger of quinoa, potatoes, pumpkin seed meal and spinach, topped with a mustard-yogurt sauce. A couple of days ago, I posted about the newest addition to my evolving pantry - pumpkin seed meal; and promised to post this recipe that uses it in place of traditional wheat-based breadcrumbs. Making this simple change is such an easy way to make something just a little healthier, and natural. A baby step, so to ...

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Brandied Figs with Orange Mascarpone

Honeyed Fig with Orange Mascarpone

Brandied figs poached in honey, orange juice and anise, served with a scoop of orange zested mascarpone.                                              Some foods were born to be together. Some examples of 1 + 1 = 3 are: Chocolate chip cookies & milk Peanut butter & jelly Apples & cheddar cheese The combination of their flavors elevates each food component to a level it can't get to on its own. They bring out the best in each other, like a trusted best friend. For ...

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