Robin’s Tortilla Soup

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Spicy, low calorie, and tasty!

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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Fresh Tomato-Fennel Soup

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This is a wonderfully hearty vegetarian soup for the remaining winter days of the year. Quick and easy to prepare, tomatoes and fennel pair 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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Irish Cheddar Cheese Soup

Irish Cheddar Cheese & Broccoli Soup

Why do people (and our dog Willow) enjoy a bowl of hot soup on a dark, cold, rainy autumn day? Is it because soup is a bowl of warm for your insides when it’s cold outside? Whatever the answer, it is comfort food for sure. Continue reading

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Easy Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding shown with blue berries

Chia seeds are low in calories and high in nutrients and dietary fiber. In addition to beneficial fats and fatty acids, chia seeds provide a healthy amount of minerals including calcium, potassium, manganese, and zinc. Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Plain and Simple

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Here is a wonderful winter recipe featuring butternut squash. I like it because it is simple and sometimes simple is the tastiest. If you want something different, you can cut the roasted squash into cubes, mash them, and add a little brown sugar. Why not try it both ways and see which is your favorite? Continue reading

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House Granola

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley VegetarianAdd this to your breakfast bowl or bag it and take it on a hike. Either way, it is wonderfully tasty and nutritious. Continue reading

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Robin’s Biscotti

 

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Twice baked biscotti.

This is a low calorie, low-fat treat that dips well in either coffee or red wine. Leave the almonds out, and the individual biscotti have approximately 75 calories and 1 gram of fat. Try it with or without almonds with or without coffee or wine, but try it. You’ll like it! Continue reading

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