Tag Archives: vegetarian recipes

Komatsuna no Goma-Ae

Komatsuna is a slightly tangy Japanese vegetable similar to spinach. When topped with Goma-Ae, or toasted sesame sauce, you’ll find a perfectly satisfying contrast of sweet and spicy flavors. Don’t be concerned if you can’t locate komatsuna – almost any leafy green can be used in this dish with delicious results. My favorite local sushi […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

The foreshadowing of komatsuna no goma-ae. Recipe coming soon! See more great photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Nothing like an ice cold fresh fruit smoothie. Especially if you live in our area where we have been enjoying a prolonged, muggy heat wave. 😉   You can find the recipe here: Strawberry Smoothies  See more great photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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Butternut Squash Soup

With its lightly sweet yet rich flavor, Butternut Squash Soup is a real crowd pleaser. I love to serve it as a first course, sometimes spiced up a bit with a swirl of horseradish sour cream. With a salad and some freshly baked bread or homemade herbed crostini, it makes a delightful lunch or gentle […]

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Smoky Chipotle-Roasted Pumpkin

We often think of pumpkin as a dessert ingredient, just right for pies and muffins. As a member of the squash family, however, pumpkin is also the perfect candidate for simple, savory dishes. In this recipe, harvest pumpkin is seasoned with chipotle, then oven-roasted to a sweet and smoky blend. Serve it as a seasonal […]

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

There’s something about summertime (or almost summertime) that makes me crave tomatoes. I remember as a kid, taking the first summer bite of a giant, red Jersey Beefsteak, so ripe the juice would drip down my hand as I bit in. With just a little salt, the sweet-spicy fruit could become an entire meal, and […]

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Johnny K’s Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Out in my garden recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find several chive plants thriving after a long, rough winter. This was shortly before my husband, Kevin, and I took a quick weekend trip to Toronto to visit our friends John and Karen. I made a mental note to cook up a batch of potato […]

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Easy Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. Its tender, green flavor almost tastes like springtime. Try this easy method: simply drizzle some fresh asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast for ten minutes. Add some fresh lemon juice and zest, if you like, or sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese before baking. Any […]

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Golden Beet Salad

Golden beets have a mellow flavor that pairs well with tangy cheese, and rich, toasted walnuts. Ingredients 1 pound golden beets 1 cup walnuts ¾ cup olive oil ½ cup champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 small head Boston lettuce 1 small bunch Frisee lettuce […]

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French Onion Soup

Use mushroom stock in this French Onion Soup for a hearty vegetarian meal with earthy undertones. Add a fresh green salad and a crisp glass of Sancerre… you’re good to go!  Ingredients: 6 large onions (3 red, 3 yellow) 3 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried basil […]

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