Category Archives: vegetarian

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Probably my favorite soup in the whole world is tomato soup.  Often it comes from a can but after making this fresh tomato soup, with all its amazing goodness, I don’t know if I can ever go back to canned.  Fresh tomato soup is made from just that fresh picked tomatoes, fresh herbs, cream, broth, […]

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Lemon Dijon Dressing

Have you ever done this, put together a delicious salad only to discover there is no dressings in the fridge or pantry?  I have several times, but how to solve this dilemma, ta da, homemade Lemon Dijon dressing to the rescue.   It is fresh and easy to make and only requires a few ingredients […]

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Tomato Squash Bisque

Does reading Tomato Squash Bisque peak your interest in this soup?  First off, did you know bisque means a creamy soup that is usually shellfish or vegetables.  This soup is a delicious combination of vegetables with fresh tomatoes, delicata squash (you can use butternut squash instead), basil, and heavy cream (thus the creaminess). I started […]

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Schiaffoni Pasta with Vegetables

Way back in 1999 (a whole century ago), a beautiful, sweet young lady came to live with our family.  Heather was befriended by Craig’s parents while they served an LDS mission in the Washington D.C. mission.  Heather was from West Virginia and Norine and Gene (Craig’s mom and dad) thought it would benefit her to […]

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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of the Romeo and Juliet fame.  […]

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Rainbow Vegetable Pizza

Who can pass up this colorful, delectable vegetable rainbow pizza?  You have probably seen this rainbow pizza popping up all over pinterest, I did and could not resist making one.  I mean pizza has to be the best way to deliver your healthy veggies to your mouth and tummy. With a refrigerator full of vegetables […]

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

These pumpkin oatmeal muffins are so moist, easy, and healthy. I made them as part of Craig and my dinner with a healthy salad and they were just the right pairing.  I have always enjoyed a good bread or muffin with soup or a salad and still feel like I am eating a substantial  and […]

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Kale Salad

Craig and I picked up a large bunch of kale this week in our CSA box, along with lots of chard, lettuce, and other greens. I knew we needed to start on these vegetables right away. Because we always get so many greens I am always on the lookout for a new recipe to use […]

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Pesto

Have you always thought like I did, you have to use basil and pine nuts to make pesto?  Did you know you may use almost any mild to lightly flavorful herb? and a variety of nuts?  Spinach, parsley, mint, basil are all possible herbs and walnuts, pecans, almonds, pine nuts make great nut choices.

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

I went from hating really disliking sweet potatoes to loving them now.  One of the regular vegetables Craig and I receive in our CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) are sweet potatoes.  So I guess I had to needed to learn to like them.  I am so glad that I have found lots of recipes to […]

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Spinach Artichoke Pizza

I love pizza.  If there was a food that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner it would be pizza.  I used to be strictly a pepperoni pizza girl, then I expanded to Canadian bacon and pineapple, and finally came the vegetarian pizza.  In Bulgaria, I had a pizza with a fried egg in […]

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Pomegranate Citrus Salad

Craig and I eat a lot of salads; a lot of salads – like daily either for lunch or dinner.  We feast upon salads for a few reasons: health, weight, and our CSA box.  First it was for weight, I personally have lots 40 pounds over the last 3 years.  Then we determined the salads […]

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Cheesy Cauliflower Carrot Mash

I am quite sure cauliflower was not on my list of vegetables that I liked when I was growing up; I am quite sure that list was very, very short.  Over the years as an adult I have come to appreciate and even enjoy cauliflower.  First, it was raw served with a vegetable dip, then […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh my goodness, I have fallen in love with these delicious little things.  Fried Green Tomatoes. They are so yummy. I found this recipe in my Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites cookbook.  Just a little cook book, that is great to have.  Sara and Kate are excellent cooks and bloggers; their tips and […]

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Tomato Salad for 1

Do you have tomatoes growing in your garden?  One of the sweetest treats is a fresh cherry tomato just picked and popped into your mouth.  The sweet juices squirting and filling your taste buds with absolute deliciousness.  I can eat cherry tomatoes like candy, sometimes it is just hard to stop.  I love a fresh […]

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Zucchini Lasagna

As I’m sure you have also seen, I have been seeing zucchini lasagna all over pinterest lately. I knew that because we have zucchini growing in our garden, this was something I needed to make with some of the zucchini. This recipe is slightly adapted from Skinny Taste’s zucchini lasagna But then it has been […]