Category Archives: vegetarian

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I got engaged on February 12, 2010. I told my, now, husband that he couldn’t propose on Valentine’s day because I didn’t want that to be our “anniversary” but really I thought he would propose a month or so later because of different things he had told me. Anyway, now I get to celebrate two […]

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Wild Rice Stuffed Roasted Butternut

 I was provided with vegetables and produce from Melissa’s Produce but all opinions are my own. Recently I joined the San Diego Food Bloggers group and I am delighted to be a part of this great group of food bloggers.  One of the really fun things about joining was learning about all the events and […]

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Ratatouille

If you have followed my bucket list, you will have noticed that Ratatouille is on it.  I have always wanted to try making ratatouille ever since I saw the Disney movie with the same name.  Loved the movie by the way.  Although in all honesty I was a bit hesitant, hesitant because I thought it […]

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Roasted Tomato Mini Pizzas

You may have noticed I have fallen in love with roasted tomatoes.  I realize all my blog posts and recipes recently may have turned some of you away if you don’t like tomatoes but I am really hoping there are enough of you that love tomatoes, like I do.  And if you love tomatoes you […]

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Roasted Tomatoes

Ever since I discovered you could roast tomatoes, I have been in tomato heaven.  I have already roasted 5 pans of tomatoes.  And amazing enough all of the tomatoes were from my garden.  I planted about 10 tomato plants this year but the most prolific were the Roma tomatoes.  Romas make perfect roasted tomatoes because they are […]

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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 […]