Category Archives: Vegetarian

Spiced Coffee Liqueur

Contains:  Alcohol, added sugar.  Is:  An adult beverage, vegan, vegetarian.  I prefer to use a white (clear) rum over a caramel-colored one.  Your mileage may vary.       Goal here is NOT to turn this into a pumpkin or apple … Continue reading

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Cooking Artichokes the Simple Way

Contains:  Nothing known to be allergen-problematic, depending on the dip.  Is:  Vegetarian, and depending on your dip, vegan.  Gluten-free, potentially Paleo, Whole30.  Easy. One of my favorite vegetables as a kid, and even now as an adult, is the artichoke.   … Continue reading

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New World Tamales – Vegan: Beans, Squash and Arbol Chilis

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades, grains (corn).  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.   For this recipe, and for the turkey tomato tamales, my goal was to make them with pre-Columbian New World ingredients (but using modern methods and modern developments of such ingredients).    There … Continue reading

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Holiday Dishes for The End of the Year (Thanksgiving Onwards)

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Hogmanay.  And any other date you want to celebrate, whether for familial, spiritual, traditional, or friendship reasons.  After all, any Holiday is what YOU make … Continue reading

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Dad’s Eggplant (Aubergine) Pizzas

Contains:  Dairy, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo, not truly Italian but inspired, and something good we grew up with.   You can make this an omnivore dish by adding in some ground beef, or perhaps pepperoni slices.  They’re not essential, and … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Evaluating This Year’s Veggie Successes and Failures; Planning for Next Year

Raised Beds:  Potatoes:  A marked success.  We will use more Yukon seed potatoes next year.  I can purchase in a local store, although perhaps I will have some seed potatoes from this year? Cucumbers:  They grew well here, but I … Continue reading

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Savory Puff Pastry “Cookies”

Contains:  wheat, gluten, potential nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, fun.  Can be vegetarian if you don’t use bacon grease.  I did this one on a spur of the moment inspiration, assuming you can call this an inspiration.  But they can … Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Asian Eggplant/Aubergine and Fennel

Contains:  Nightshades.   Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, quick and easy.   There’s also a bit of radish in here, as well as scallion (green onion).  This dish was made as a side (for the braised goat shoulder dish) but could … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Tex Mex Chili, Plus a Dry Spice Blend

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, also dairy free and vegan, depending on toppings.  Great for all-week dining. I attended a potluck with five other women on Saturday.  It was a warm afternoon, and we enjoyed what was likely to be … Continue reading

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Fresh Apple & Plum Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Contains:  Dairy products.  Is:  Vegetarian, a dessert. A lot of the upside down cakes are made using canned fruits.  It is (the tail end of) fresh fruit season here, so I decided to use fresh apple and fresh plum that … Continue reading

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