Author Archives: Valley Vegetarian

About Valley Vegetarian

Providing consistently good vegetarian comfort food recipes. Real food for real people.

Banana-Apple Bread

I had two very ripe bananas and a few apples that needed to be enjoyed before going bad. Ordinarily I would have cut them up, added my favorite yogurt, and maybe sprinkled unsweetened shredded coconut on top. The fruit, however, … Continue reading

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Mushroom-Lentil Pâté

When I hear the word pâté, I picture a slice of toasted baguette with a modicum of creamy pâté spread on top. Until recently, I hadn’t considered making my own because I thought it had to be made with liver … Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with Serrano Chiles

Quinoa is pronounced “keen-wah”. When I journeyed to Peru a couple of years ago with our son, Robert, he and I enjoyed this traditional grain salad on the balcony of a small restaurant about an hour from Cusco at 11,000 … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad Stack

Our garden produces a variety of tomatoes. Here is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them fresh from the garden. This traditional Italian salad is easy to prepare, a true flavor-flash on the palate, and very pretty when plated.

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Roasted Cauliflower Pilaf

Here is a super-healthy recipe that makes for a nice side dish or a light meal all by itself. It is fresh. It is low in calories and it is rich in oleic acid – a monounsaturated, omega-9 fatty acid. … Continue reading

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Cooking Class – Pizza Party!

I will show you how to make restaurant quality pizza at home using pizza stones and traditional ingredients. In addition, there will be a pizza surprise so come hungry! Recipes are included and signed copies of my Ojai Valley cookbooks … Continue reading

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Trail Energy Bar (energy for the hike back)

  If you plan to take an extended hike on one of our many trails this summer, this raw, naturally sweet, vegan, and gluten-free energy bar is something to seriously consider. I recommend eating it for extra energy on the … Continue reading

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