Vegetarian Archive

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Going with the Grain: Millet

  It’s time for the next installment of this year’s Going with the Grain series. Today we’re talking about millet. Even though millet is not a grain but a grass seed it is completely appropriate to include in this grain centric series. You may be familiar with the variety commonly used in commercial

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Easiest Slowcooker Chili

  [Update: Share this recipe between 2/3/2014 and 2/7/2014 for a chance to win wheat berries from Bob's Red Mill - Details Here] In the quest to get to know all of the grains in Bon Appetit’s January 2014 Cooking School Issue, I am ahead of the game! I have been sitting on

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Cinnamon Granola Clusters

The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play… Actually it was raining sideways and Mr. Second Helpings had to go out and prop up part of our aging back fence with a spare 2×4. The fence was not the only thing that needed attention. The Little Helping was awash

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Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11″ sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur

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Farm Fresh Gorgonzola-Brussels Sprout Hash

I am fully embracing wooly sweater and fuzzy sock season. My love for cozy fall things extends from my wardrobe to my menu choices. But before I give you the recipe for this comfort food with a stinky cheese twist, let me tell you how I came to possess five stalks of

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The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances

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From the Archive: Tomato & Sweet Onion Galette

This galette recipe was one of my favorites of last summer. I have been looking forward to revisiting it since plopping our little tomato plants in the ground in May. I plan to finally have the 2013 version on our dinner table tonight. The only thing I am going to change from

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Wild Blackberry Sorbet

A few days shy of my birthday in early June I opened a large Amazon box and yipped with glee. I was now the proud owner of an ice cream maker! Leave it to my sister to pick out just the right gift. She later confessed that the gift was given with

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Summer Berry Pavlova

“Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside… The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s… The dessert is a popular dish and an important part

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Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

As promised in my previous post here is a truly delightful recipe for scones using those roasted strawberries you now have ready and waiting in the refrigerator. It is difficult to make a case for the nutritional benefits of scones but they sure do make me happy. I rarely, if ever, indulge