Category Archives: Vegetarian

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Avocado, lime juice, cottage cheese, more lime juice, Cholula, chia seeds.  

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COOKING WITHOUT A RECIPE: BLACK BEAN STEW FOR A BRAND NEW YEAR

  Some sources say that the origin of eating legumes, specifically black-eyed peas in the American South, on New Year’s Day to ensure all things good revolves around their resemblance to coins. I find that easier to, uh, swallow in the … Continue reading

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ROASTED BUTTERNUT & APPLE SOUP with FRIED SAGE LEAVES

  I don’t believe I’ve ever been happier to see Meatless Monday. National Overconsumption of Poultry and Everything Else Day has left us sprawled in its wake. With the typical excesses of Christmas coming at us, I’m craving some clean, simple flavors. … Continue reading

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RUSTIC MUSHROOM TART with BRAISED VEGETABLES

Come fall, I crave mushrooms. Read enough cooking magazines, and one can’t help but associate mushrooms, optimistically or vicariously, with professional foragers who supply The French Laundry and its ilk. Nice work if you can get it. But I’ve previously stated that, … Continue reading

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MEATLESS MONDAY: A SIMPLE SUMMER SUPPER

  For the last couple of summers, I get very nostalgic for Italy around this time. The daughter had spent most of the summer at an international dance workshop in Florence. I flew over towards its end to see her … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: FETTUCCINE ALL’AGLIONE

  There are abundant variations on this pasta sauce, but the two ingredients on which all agree is garlic (aglio in Italian, with a silent “g”) and plenty of it, and don’t stint on the red pepper flakes. Beyond that, … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: ORECHIETTE WITH FRESH PEAS, LEMON, AND GREEK YOGURT

  When we were a young family, I raised a great garden every summer in Northern California. One of the crops was peas. If you’ve never grown peas, you have not experienced abundance. Think rabbits. Literally. The peas grew faster and … Continue reading

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BRAISED ONION VINAIGRETTE and A LEFTOVER SALAD

Remember Mezzaluna Marinara?  Remember the onion that was fished out of the sauce once it had lusciously thickened and concentrated? The one I told you not to dare to throw away? Right, that onion. It absorbed all sorts of wonderful flavors during its … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: MELANZANA MARINARA

Isn’t she beautiful! All right, so her hat sits a bit crookedly. Big deal. She’s plump yet firm in all the right places, and the sheen of her skin is downright dazzling. And she only cost a dollar and eighty-nine … Continue reading

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ASIAN-STYLE BRAISED VEGETABLES

It began with a left-over half-head of cauliflower. After teasing us with a couple of weeks of sun and temperatures that flirted with 60, our weather has turned cold and snowy. Again. But I’ve had my fill of being cooped up … Continue reading

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