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‘Cheesy’ Vegan Broccoli Soup with Lemon

Vegan broccoli Soup with 'cheese'

Cheesy vegan broccoli soup using nutritional yeast in place of cheese. The lemon juice and allspice separates this broccoli soup from the pack. I’m a sucker for broccoli soup. I try almost every version I see. Some have hidden secret ingredients like apples (which worked amazingly […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Frittata with Tomatoes: #SundaySupper

broccoli cheddar frittata with tomatoes

BROCCOLI CHEDDAR FRITTATA WITH TOMATOES We have friends in Ashland, just over the California line into Oregon, who we visit when we drive to Portland to see our step-daughter and her family. Ashland is famous for it’s vibrant theatre life and is synonymous for Shakespeare on […]

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Mujadara with Roasted Tomatoes and Greens

Mujadara lentils and rice

Our puppy Rika was sick last week…the oh-my-God-she-might-die kind of sick. Of course we knew from the first tender moment we brought her into our lives, that we would likely outlive her. But as an 8-month-old puppy with 10,000 more fields to run, and 100,000 […]

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

  We’re in countdown mode for Super Bowl Sunday. My team’s not going to be on the field, but I like both teams (entirely because I like Seattle and I used to live in Boston). Clearly, I don’t care who wins – it’s all about the […]

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A Beerrific Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary with beer recipe

A not-so-classic recipe for a Bloody Mary substituting beer for vodka — plus some ideas for juicers. Not that I’m already thinking about Christmas – it’s still September after all – but I already know what I want from Santa. It’s not jewelry. Nope. Nor […]

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Pasta alla Vodka

pasta alla vodka

Secret Recipe Club: Pasta tossed in a velvety vodka-tomato-cream sauce. Elegance and rustic comfort all in one dish. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four […]

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Spicy Red Pepper Jam

red pepper jam

Red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and onions all come together in this spicy jam. Transforming summer vegetables into jam is great fun, and this is one I make every year. It’s actually almost equal parts sweet red peppers and tomatoes, so technically I suppose it’s a […]

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who […]

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Flageolet Bean Soup, Tomatoes & Sage

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Winter soup of flageolet beans simmered with tomatoes, sage and thyme. I’m a list person. Every night I record things on my smart phone that I need to do the following day, and prioritize them. Keeping them on my phone means they’re close at hand […]

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Cheesy Polenta Topped with Mole & Pepper Relish

Cheesy Polenta with Mole and Roasted Peppers slider - The Wimpy Vegetarian

Comforting cheesy polenta topped with a mole sauce and roasted peppers. I lived in Italy in a former life. I crave pasta and risotto. If I buy canned tomatoes, they’re San Marzano. And every soup I make simmers with a chunk of Parmesan rind. Unconvinced? […]

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Charred Eggplant-Chickpea Stew: #SundaySupper

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant and chickpeas

Hearty Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant, roasted tomatoes and chickpeas. My love affair with Middle Eastern food began over twenty years ago when I lived in Boston’s South End. The gentrification wave, spreading out from the Back Bay, hadn’t made it to my street […]

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Meaty Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

Thick tomato sauce that combines heirlooms and balsamic roasted tomatoes for a meaty flavor. 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 […]

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