Category Archives: Vegetarian

Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

August in Portland usually means everyone with a garden is trying to do two things: give away tomatoes and zucchini, and think of other things to make than Caprese salad and zucchini bread. My wonderful neighbor Jenny had an abundance … Continue reading

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All Strawberries, All The Time

Please enjoy this round-up of my favorite strawberry recipes, before strawberry season is over! Just click the link or picture for the recipe. Strawberry Cake with Rhubarb Cream    Almost Instant Strawberry Sorbet   Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream      … Continue reading

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Vegan Mushroom Sage Stuffing

This stuffing is deeply flavorful and satisfying enough for any group, vegan or otherwise!  Serves 4-6 1 t. olive oil 1 T. Earth Balance Buttery Spread 2 leeks, washed and sliced 1 shallot, sliced 1/2 yellow onion, diced 4 sprigs … Continue reading

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Oven Charred Vegetables

Just in case you are still trying to use up your garden tomatoes and zucchini… This is an adaptation from Lucinda Scala Quinn’s terrific book Mad Hungry.  Her recipes are perfect for feeding hungry families.  In fact, many of the … Continue reading

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Curry Coconut Kabocha Squash Soup

This is a great soup to make at this time of year.  The squash is in season, the weather is starting to cool, and you might be just starting to feel like making something cozy.  Sometimes called a Japanese Pumpkin, … Continue reading

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Tomato Tart

The women in my family have been making a wonderful tomato tart for as long as I can remember.  It has a biscuit crust, a fragrant tomato-basil filling, and a creamy, tangy cheesy topping.  This is my updated version which … Continue reading

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