Citrusy Kumquat Chutney

Photo: Ran

The perfect condiment for your holiday table.

Have an abundance of kumquats out on the tree and you’re afraid to pick them because you don’t know what to do once they’re in the house? Try this fresh, citrusy kumquat chutney. It can be prepared up to two weeks ahead of time and is a perfect condiment for your holiday table. Continue reading

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Holidays Cheese Log Appetizer

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley VegetarianThis is another easy to prepare recipe that is appreciated by everyone. We make it at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas. Always a hit. Serve with crackers of your choice. Continue reading

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Vegan Knishes for Hanukkah

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Who would have thought to make knishes with tortillas?

Knish is a Ukrainian word meaning dumpling. Knishes were developed by Eastern European Jews who brought knish, and other favorite recipes, with them as they immigrated to America. If you enjoy traditional knishes, give this vegan version a try. Continue reading

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Boiling Onions with White Raisins

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Boiling onions are normal onions that are harvested when they are still young and small and tasty. They are usually found in stews but I found a way to make them stand on their own. Their pungent flavor and texture make for a wonderful side dish at Christmas or Hanukkah or as a complement to any elaborate meal. Continue reading

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Tomato-Fennel Soup (for a rainy day)

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

This version includes a hearty vegetarian sausage.

This is a wonderfully hearty vegetarian soup for the remaining wintery days of the year. Quick and easy to prepare, tomatoes and fennel pare nicely to make a tasty soup. Even better, this soup freezes well. Make a double batch and save some for a rainy day. Continue reading

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Lasagna Roll Ups with Fresh Mushrooms and Spinach

Lasagna Roll Ups (Plated #3)

Individual lasagna roll ups with a side of rapine.

One night last week my amazingly intelligent, super successful barrister (and best friend), Lol, asked me about the difference between layered lasagna and individual rolled up lasagna noodles. Continue reading

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Leeks, Green Onion and Chèvre Tart

Leek and Onion Tart

A light and tasty appetizer for your holiday table.

You’ve heard of leeks combined with potatoes to make a tasty soup. Would you have thought of combining leeks, green onions and goat cheese (Chèvre), and then using puff pastry to bring it all together? Continue reading

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