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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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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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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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Butternut-Caramelized Onion Empanadas

Buttery empanadas filled with caramelized onions, butternut squash, apples and raisins.   I had my first empanadas when we were traveling through Ecuador a few years ago. Myles and I were enjoying a few days in the charming, mountain town of Cuenca, in the southern […]

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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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Pissaladiére: #Sunday Supper

Pissaladiere Nicoise : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Vegetarian version of Julia Child’s classic Pissaladiére Niçoise onion tart.   Julia Child has been an inspiration to a generation of women. A woman with a mind of her own, who was fearless, and completely embraced life. A woman who began a new career later […]

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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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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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Yosemite with Suzanne Goin: Young Broccoli with Burrata

Broccolini with Burrata

Suzanne Goin’s broccolini with burrata from Sunday Suppers at Lucques. If you’ve never attended the Chefs’ Holidays® events hosted by The Ahwahnee® Hotel every winter, there’s still time for 2012. It is the perfect little vacation after the madness of the holidays. The Ahwahnee is a magical […]

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Winter Citrus Salad & Maple Vinaigrette

citrus salad with oranges, tangelos, beets, maple vinaigrette

Showcase colorful blood oranges and Satsuma tangerines in this easy, healthy winter salad dressed in a maple-orange juice vinaigrette. Swing by any market this month, and you’ll find a startling variety of colorful, Rubenesque – plump oranges at their peak; heavy with natural juices, and […]

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Butternut Squash-Apple Soup

Easy Butternut Squash - Apple Soup

Easy butternut squash and apple soup full of autumn flavors. After the festive abundance and chaos of the holidays, January is a time to celebrate emptiness. Naked trees, unburdened by heavy clusters of leaves and fruit; fields resting in a barren state, while nature quietly […]

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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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