Hearty Quinoa Burger


Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Quinoa patty cooked to golden perfection.

Are you tired of the mas-produced veggie burger patties found at your favorite grocery store? Tired of the garden burgers foisted on you as the only choice at your favorite drive-thru? Take a look at the quinoa burger recipe below. Continue reading

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Irish Breakfast Bake

Irish Breakfast Bake #2 - Version 2

 Wondering what you can prepare for friends and family that they haven’t experienced lately (if at all)? This breakfast dish is just what you’re looking for. Prepare it the night before, then cover, and refrigerate. Pop it in the oven an hour before you are ready for breakfast.

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Meet the Meatless on the Ojai Valley Veggie Trail

OVVG Spring 2015 - Veggie Trail

See all 212 pages of the spring edition online at: http://www.ojaivalleynews.com/VG/2015springVG/SPVG2015.html

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Pimiento Cheese Spread

78. Pimiento-Cheese Spread

Just like mom used to buy!

I remember mom purchasing Kraft pimiento cheese spread when I was a kid. It was a treat for her and a treat for my brother and me when she spread it on bread and shared it with us. Unfortunately the glass container it came in was so small that by the time she shared with us, there wasn’t much left for her. Continue reading

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Caramelized Sweet-Onion Dip

DSC_0062Yes, you can buy a similar dip mix at the store but why not take a few minutes more to make a fresh dip that your friends and family will thoroughly enjoy? This one pairs caramelized sweet Vidalia onios with fresh Chèvre (goat cheese). When folded into a base of sour cream, chives and white wine vinegar it is a true flavor-flash. If you don’t care for the unique flavor of Chèvre, substitute 4 ounces of cream cheese. Continue reading

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Rotini Pasta Pie

Rotini Pasta Pie

Springform pan makes this a “pasta pie.”

Why rotini pasta? Rotini is a corkscrew-shaped pasta that takes its name from the Italian word for “small wheels.” The tight “wheel” twists hold the sauce making every bite fun and tasty. Continue reading

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Black Bean and Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Are you tired of traditional salsa? Want something fresh and different? This combination of black beans, fresh pineapple, red onion, cilantro and lime juice really hits the spot. I like to serve it with tortilla chips as an appetizer and as a side for veggie tacos. Continue reading

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