Author Archives: The Wimpy Vegetarian

About The Wimpy Vegetarian

I'm a mostly vegetarian married to a Carnivorous Maximus and always looking for a simpler way to make a great dinner for both of us!

Spicy Kale Chips

I hit a carb wall over the weekend. Not that I don’t love all the cake, cookies, candy, and scones I’ve been gorging on mind you. I can make a breakfast out of a swirl of warm cinnamon rolls draped … Continue reading

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Gift #6: Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of a farmhouse like a cat in the … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast / Brunch, Canning and Preserving, Condiments, GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN, MY PANTRY, Snack, Squash, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Rugelach Cookie Project

Sometimes the successful execution of a recipe is more than just following the directions, especially when it comes to a cookie you have never eaten before. I made a new cookie this week, and it did not go well. I … Continue reading

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Cookie Blog Hop: Robin’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Cookie Love Bloghop If November is the month for thinking about baking pumpkin pie, then December is all about making cookies. So, I was really excited when I was invited to co-host this month’s Cookie Love Bloghop. All though December, a group … Continue reading

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Gift #5: Crack Granola

I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out of it if you need to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflections

Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to the messages we get on TV, in movies, and all around us, that … Continue reading

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Chiles Rellenos – Frittata Style

Looking for a holiday breakfast? Here’s a great one I’m planning on. It’s inspired by a recipe I saw in Sunset Magazine years ago for Baked Chiles Rellenos. The recipe is long-lost, but I’ll always remember the photo: whole poblano … Continue reading

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