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!

Thanksgiving: An Invitation To A Global Feast

Every once in awhile, a book will show up unannounced on my doorstep, thoughtfully selected by my cousin for me. It sometimes arrives unexpectedly, and is always a welcome surprise. Earlier this year, one of her gifts was 97 Orchard: … Continue reading

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Fall Kale Salad with Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday I posted my recipe for Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes as part of my Gifts From The Kitchen series that included a gift idea of a spice rub. The Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes are great as a stand alone side … Continue reading

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Gift #4: Chipotle Spice Rub and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

For those who might be new to my blog, I’m doing a series of Gifts From the Kitchen as we all ramp up for the holidays. These are gifts you can use for a gift exchange with family or friends, … Continue reading

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The Backup Plan: Kabocha Squash Soup

In our over-scheduled lives that feel overwhelming from the moment the alarm jolts us awake every morning, do people have time to cook anymore? If you’re working a job that makes you feel completely depleted at the end of the … Continue reading

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Creamy Pumpkin Polenta with Apple and Feta Crumble

I have had pumpkin on my brain for weeks, thinking of all the ways I want to use it. And then I realized I was just sitting around and thinking, but not doing very much about it. Honestly, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Gift #3: Spiced Pepitas

I keep pepitas around the kitchen all year round and use them to top off salads, pastas, stews, and a wide variety of vegetable dishes. Or, just acappella, for a snack without any accompaniment at all. Pepitas is the Spanish culinary … Continue reading

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Roasting a Pumpkin

Who knew this would be so easy and so rewarding? I’ve used canned pumpkin for years without a trace of guilt. But this year, motivated by this blog posting by BakerStreet, I decided to try my hand at roasting my … Continue reading

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