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Charred Eggplant and Chickpea Stew: #SundaySupper

vegan Middle Eastern stew with charred eggplant 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 yet. When I bought my unit, my realtor had congratulated me […]

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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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#SundaySupper: Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes

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  This may not feel like much of a recipe to you, but this is one of my star kitchen staples these days. Frankly I need all the shortcuts I can find, with my time being gulped down by the gallon between remodeling a condo we […]

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

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Some evenings I’m pulling dinner together on the run because of any number of reasons. It could be a last-minute phone call that delayed me, an appointment that ran late, traffic, or just life. In times like this, I’m so grateful to have little containers […]

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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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#SundaySupper: Skinny Swiss Chard and Quinoa Croquettes

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Busy lifestyles demand food that’s easy to pull together. And since I went mostly vegetarian 18 months ago, I find that it’s even more important to have veggie dishes handy, or some components already put together. For example, I try to have some containers of […]

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#SundaySupper Gifts From the Kitchen : Harissa!

Harissa Gift : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  This week at #SundaySupper, we’re sharing our Gifts From the Kitchen with you. If you’re wondering what gift to bring to a holiday dinner, or to a holiday gift exchange with friends and family, nothing is more personal and savored than something from your […]

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A Bowl of Sicily Goodness: Fusilli with Eggplant, Tomatoes and Capers

Fusilli with Eggplant Tomatoes and Capers

  Re-entry has not been smooth. After spending a month in Italy, my internal clock remains in vacanza, as it clearly has no idea if I should be awake or asleep at any given moment. Admittedly, catching a bad cold the final day of vacation […]

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad in a Kefir-Onion-Dill Dressing

Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Kefir2 400: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  We’re off to Chicago tomorrow for an annual reunion of ex-ski buddies scattered across the country. There’s something so satisfying and heart warming about spending time with friends you’ve travelled with through decades of life changes. It all started somewhere around 1987 when I […]

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Summertime Corn Stew with Seafood

Corn Stew with Shrimp and Clams 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  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 […]

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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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