Category Archives: Vegetarian

Split Pea Soup

I think split pea soup tends to get a bad wrap.  It tends to be used in the same sentance as ‘wallpaper paste’.   Split pea soup deserves a second chance.  Why?  Because my husband makes an amazing (but simple) split … Continue reading

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A winter soup for dreaming of spring

I must confess, I made this soup several weeks ago when it was still February and cold and dreary.  Now we are a couple of days into spring so I thought I’d better hurry up and post this before its … Continue reading

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Ginger Pumpkin Strudel

I love the modern usage of the word ‘strudel’.  It can mean basically anything you can get away with rolling up in filo dough and baking until golden brown and delicious.  I recently served this strudel as part of our … Continue reading

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Dried Tomato Pesto

This was a quick pesto I threw together to fill a Turkey Roulade with.  If you want, you can chop everything by hand.  I have a one-year old and use a food processor for speed and convenience. Toss into the … Continue reading

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Pesto Winter Lasagna

This picture really doesn’t do this lasagna justice.  It is really tasty, vegetarian and filling.  Of course, enough cheese and any dish will be filling. Like most of the dishes we’ve been posting through the winter months, the vegetable portion … Continue reading

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Blue Sage Cornbread Stuffing

I love stuffing, I love how versatile it is.  All stuffing (or dressing) requires is some sort of bread soaked in some sort of liquid until wet and then bake it until the top is crisp again.  It can be … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Dauphinoise

This is one of my very favorite creations, it combines the richness and texture of dauphinoise potatoes (basically French for scalloped potatoes) with the sweet and earthy taste of the traditional midwestern sweet potato dish.  Don’t let the ingredients scare … Continue reading

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Our last post was about bringing more balance and depth to dishes by incorporating as many of the five tastes as possible.  This soup is a good example of that.  A tart apple and a dash of lime juice give … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Well, folks.  I don’t think I have much to say about this recipe.  I mean, it’s mashed potatoes.  They are essential.  Everyone has their own preference for how their mashed potatoes are made.  Mine is a little lumpy, skins on, … Continue reading

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Green Bean Casserole

This is one of my all time favorite Holiday Treats, Green Bean Casserole!  It’s quick, easy and amazingly complex in flavors, if you make the whole thing from scratch.  Here’s how I like to do it. Take enough Green Beans … Continue reading

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