Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup [plated]

I always thought matzo ball soup was just flour dumplings in chicken soup. As a vegetarian I never tried it. I didn’t understand that it is truly comfort food so for 58 years I avoided it not thinking to look for a vegetarian version. Continue reading

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Vegetarian Gumbo

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Veggie “gumbo” ingredients…spices are in the bottom bowl second from the right

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Robin’s Tortilla Soup

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This is a wonderful, flavorful soup that is easy to prepare. Robin first made it in our home in Ojai and as it was simmering on the stove, the aroma made me smile. Make this soup and serve with fresh, warm tortillas or bolillo bread. Leave out the cheese and this is totally vegan! Continue reading

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Scots Scones

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The origin of scones is debatable. I like to believe it comes from the Stone of Destiny (Scone) where the kings of Scotland were crowned. Scone was the name given for the Scottish bread made from oats and cooked either on an open fire or on the griddle. Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash

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October is my favorite month for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that our son, Robert, was born in October. Another is that by the time October arrives, Continue reading

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Vegan Boeuf Bourguignon

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Boeuf Bourguignon is a traditional French recipe. According to the website The French Traveler, Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Difference

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Roasted fresh Brussels sprouts with balsamic and honey.

I usually just throw Brussels sprouts in a baggie with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and then roast them in the oven. Continue reading

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