Meatless Monday – Harvest Vegetable Tart

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As you can see, I’m still on a tart kick.  You might say I’m ‘practicing’ for Thanksgiving, but in my defense, when the air gets cold outside, I love to be bundled up inside with a steaming casserole (or hot bowl of soup) and a tart is really just a fancy casserole.  This beauty takes […]

Meatless Monday Celebrates Fall Harvest

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Meatless Monday published my Harvest Vegetable Tart in their Fall Harvest recipe  roundup.  Check out my recipe featuring root vegetables like sweet potatoes, parsnips, purple carrots and butternut squash cut into leaf shapes using small cookie cutters.  This is a savory vegetarian pie with a creamy rich filling of vegetables braised in vegetable broth, coconut milk […]

Creative Vegetable Garden Ideas

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  Do you dream about picking fresh herbs and sun ripened tomatoes right from your own back yard?  Have you always wanted to have a vegetable garden but didn’t think you had the space or weren’t sure how to get started?   If you have even the smallest space or a super short growing season you can stilll have […]

13 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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Dear Readers; Thanksgiving is celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, and in that spirit our festivities rightly revolve around food and lots of it.  I have collected a dozen of my favorite vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a new recipe for a vegan Portobello Wellington, which would be perfect […]

Tomatillo Salsa

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I recently asked all of you for suggestions on what to do with all the tomatillos I’m harvesting from my garden.  The vast majority of you said to make Tomatillo Salsa, better known as Salsa Verde because of its vibrant green color.  So right you were.  It’s fresh and delicious with just the right amount […]

12 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving is celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, and in that spirit our festivities rightly revolve around food and lots of it.  I have collected a dozen of my favorite vegetarian and vegan dishes which would be perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner as main courses or side dishes. In keeping with […]

Meatless Monday – Barbecue Pulled “Pork” Sliders with Spicy Slaw (Vegan)

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If you LOVE carnitas or pulled pork but want to pass on the meat, try this vegan version made with hearts of palm  I know, it sounds implausible, but it’s really good and the texture is very similar to pulled pork but without the calories and the guilt. Piled high on a fresh slider bun […]

Meatless Monday – Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Lime Sauce

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“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.” ― Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Spring was early and hot in Northern California this year, so I took a risk and planted about a dozen tomato plants.  I have been enjoying an abundance of […]

In My Garden – June

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  Somehow I missed May which went by in a blur, while I was attending weddings, graduations and bar mitzvahs.  Yet my garden survived.  I was too busy to notice my artichokes were ripe until it was too late, so I decided to let them flower.  Aren’t they glorious, and they’re not done yet!  The […]

Wheatless Wednesday – Ginger Shrimp & Sugar Snap Peas

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“What’s for dinner?”  That is the number one question asked when my boys are home.  The second most asked question?  “Have you seen my shoes/my phone/ my keys?”  It can be hard coming up with interesting and delicious meals, day after day.  I can remember my Mom saying “The cooking part is not hard, it’s coming up with […]

In My Garden – April

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Spring has sprung! Sounds like a cliché, but I can see how that saying came to be. Crocuses, the harbingers of spring, seem to spring out of the ground overnight. Even my east coast friends who are buried under piles of snow will be soon posting facebook photos of crocuses blooming as the snow starts to […]