Category Archives: Vegetarian

Chipotle Kale Pasta

What do you make when hunger hits you over the head and you are too lazy to go any further than your pantry? For me pasta is almost always the answer. For this quick pantry dish I fished out some … Continue reading

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Refried Bean Enchiladas

During my adventurous cooking years – that would be my 7 years of poverty as a grad student – homemade refried beans were a staple. Once I discovered a recipe in New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, I was hooked. Their … Continue reading

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Eggplant "Bruschetta" Sans Bread

This post is for everyone south of the border or living in a temperate climate where it still feels like summer on a good day and spring on a “cool” day. I have been meaning to give Deb of Smitten … Continue reading

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Vegan White Chili

I first came across “white chili” while living in Minnesota. Usually, it is white beans, chicken and some chilies, although not too much. Minnesotans don’t like too much heat, at least in their food! But lately I’ve been challenging myself … Continue reading

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Mushroom Sugo with Rotini

 If you have not already visited Elise’s blog Simply Recipes, you should. She has a huge repertoire of recipes and she does a fantastic job of describing them, well, in a word, simply. Not only does the blog update nearly … Continue reading

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Leek and Kale Potage

I have two younger sisters who have denounced my tendency to “make stuff up,” as they judge it, in terms of knowledge of a wide variety of things. It is true, that when I was younger I would say things … Continue reading

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Fennel, Celery and Herb Salad

Whooosh! Hear that? It’s the sound of fall blowing into Southern California. The winds pick up, the air chills (a few degrees or so) and the sky gets threatening with dark clouds and sometimes spits a few rain drops on … Continue reading

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