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Mamma’s Orange Rolls: #SundaySupper

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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Boozy Honeyed Figs & Orange Mascarpone

Honeyed Fig with Orange Mascarpone

Figs macerated in brandy and poached in honey, orange juice and anise, served with a quenelle of whipped mascarpone flavored with orange. Some foods were born to be together: Chocolate chip cookies & milk Peanut butter & jelly Apples & cheddar cheese They’re all a […]

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Eggplant Parmigiana

eggplant parmigiana individual servings, comfort food

  I grew up in Pennsylvania and lived for a long time in Boston and western Massachusetts and always felt so energized by witnessing my neighborhoods morph through all the stages of life. And autumn was always my favorite season by far, with the spectacularly […]

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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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