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Spring Asparagus Quiche

Lightened quiche with ricotta cheese, spring asparagus quiche

Comforting quiche replacing heavy cream with ricotta cheese, plus asparagus, chives and chevre in a buttery crust.   As each season rolls around, I wrap it around me like a blanket, thinking: ‘this is my favorite season’. Summer with overflowing abundance and sunshine. Fall with […]

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Kale – Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

hearty tart with kale and cauliflower in a cheddar crust

Delicious tart of kale, caramelized onions, cauliflower and roasted tomatoes in a cheddar cheese crust. I think we’re fitting the rain of one season into one month here in the Bay Area. To be fair, it’s not that we’re getting a lot of hard, driving, […]

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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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True Grit(s)

Cheesy Grits and Greens The Wimpy Vegetarian

Stone ground grits cooked with cheddar and smoked gouda cheeses, smokey collard greens, and Swiss chard sauteed with roasted tomatoes. My mom was a southern girl reluctantly transplanted into northern soils as a young bride. She adjusted to her new home, but she missed the […]

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Taming Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe with Potatoes

Broccoli rabe, garlic, potato saute with kalamata olives plus tips for balancing bitterness in dishes. Some vegetables are the bad boys of the garden. They polarize; flaunt a “love-me-or-hate-me” attitude; and bully with Superfood promises. It starts when we’re young. Recently, the 4-year-old son of […]

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