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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

Vegan soup with farro, cannellini beans, asparagus, and yellow wax beans, topped with optional Parmesan cheese. Do you have recipes that have been in a pile for-like-ever that you keep meaning to make, but then a bazillion things get piled on top, and you forget […]

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Well-Seasoned Potato and Mint Salad

Vegan Spicy potato salad with mint

Vegan, spicy potato salad tempered by mint and lime juice. It’s officially BBQ season with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend here in the States. We can BBQ year-round here in California, but it doesn’t become a party until this last weekend of May. It’s […]

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes…perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our […]

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Gazpacho For a Hot Summer Day

Vegan gazpacho soup for summer lunch or dinner

Refreshing gazpacho with a slight kick – perfect vegan soup for a summer party. It’s been a hot summer in the Bay Area. A few days before the 4th-of-July long weekend, a week of 90-something˚  F temperatures was being forecasted. No big deal, those of […]

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Umbrian Lentils & Roasted Tomatoes

Umbrian lentil sauté with leeks and roasted balsamic tomatoes

Vegan lentil bean sauté of tiny Umbrian lentil beans with leeks, topped with roasted balsamic tomatoes. Think of this as lentil soup morphed into a sauté. It’s about as easy to make too, especially since the lentils I used cooked up so fast. I’ve made […]

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Moroccan Chickpea Pockets

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Vegan entree of chickpeas sauteed in garlic, spices, and tomato sauce that makes for a quick, healthy dinner. 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 […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato ‘Fries’

Spiced Sweet Potato 'Fries' slider

Baked sweet potato ‘fries’, spiced up with cardamom and cinnamon. Served with super-easy maple-mustard dip. Unless you have a staff to insulate you from the world; someone to push a cart around the market, and someone to open doors for you so you don’t have […]

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Spicy Squash Boats With Fruity Quinoa Pilaf

Spicy Squash Boats with Fruity Qunioa Pilaf : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Roasted squash basted with a spicy sauce hugs a quinoa pilaf loaded with dried fruit. As we approach the meat-centric holiday of Thanksgiving when turkey is the covergirl of food magazines in the US this month,  I’ve been compiling ideas for vegetarian dishes that could […]

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No-Cook (Healthy) Peanut Butter Fudge

No Bake (Healthy) Fudge : the Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious fudge with coconut oil and peanut butter that sets up in the refrigerator. As I write this, I’m sitting in the departure lounge of the International terminal in San Francisco, bound for a month in the Italian sun.  You might be thinking, “Wow, she’s […]

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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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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

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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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