Archive | Vegetarian

Hot Pepper Jelly

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Soooooo hot! Kind of. Before we start talking about garden pepper jelly, can I just tell you real quick that I just put a dead fly in my mouth? On accident, you weirdo! In my sleepy haze, I refilled the empty water glass on my nightstand, and just started gulping away in the dark. It’s […]

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Open-Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches

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This is how you shove summer in your face. And it’s colorful, too, so we’re basically winning at vegetables. Or wait! Fruits. Tomatoes = fruit. My bad. Why again are tomatoes fruit? Because of the whole seed thing? I think that’s a load of crock. Next you’re going to tell me that Koala bears are […]

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Quick Garlicky Parmesan Crostini

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Happy New Yeaaaaarrrrr! . . .ish. I gotsta be straight up with you right now. This isn’t my recipe. I did not come up with this perfectly simple, satisfying, knock-your-face-off-to-yummy-town appetizer. No, no. Not me. Not I. Not myself. Not even Irene. (who IS Irene?) This appie is actually brought to you by my super […]

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French Lentils with Roasted Root Vegetables

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Meatless!  . . . Tuesday. I’ll admit, I’m not that that creative with vegetarian cooking. Back in the day when I was jazzed about expanding my vegetarian horizons, I tried making tofu a lot. I deep fried little strips. I pan fried little squares. I slipped silken blobs into soups. I even tried baking it! […]

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Homemade Baby Food. Four Recipes, Yo.

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Okay, you guys, baby food is ugly. This has been your warning. But it’s soooo easy to make and I just couldn’t get through this phase without sharing a few of my go-to purees for the gremlins. And no, they’re not going to be gremlins for Halloween. Which actually breaks my heart because I seriously […]

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Baked Okra

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I keep almost typing Oprah. Baked Oprah. These look crazy, I know I know I know. BUT (!!!) you’re going to freak out. This is quite possibly the easiest, most face-punchingly delicious way to eat okra ON THE PLAAANNNEETTTTTT. (said like baked Oprah) They’re baked! Aaaaand wait for it – not slimy. Not one bit. […]

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Simple Corn Salsa

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And I mean cotton-pickin’ simple. It’s the end of summer. We ain’t got no time for riff raff. Ain’t got no time for willy nilly. Ain’t got no time for whip snip dipper dap snickery do loo. (I don’t have answers.) This is so simple it’s plain silly. But I like it! I like silly. […]

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Thai Three-Bean Salad

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I’ve been just Thai-ing to show you this. You’re already mad at me. I created this recipe for my in-laws’ huge annual 4th of July pool party in Fayetteville. I was absurdly excited about it, until I set it down on the serving table next to exactly 38426534 other salads. Blast! It was still good […]

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