Author Archives: Valley Vegetarian

About Valley Vegetarian

The fresh chef providing consistently good vegetarian comfort food recipes.

Grilled Peach, Avocado & Jalapeño Salsa

This is a fresh salsa with a taste of summer barbecue. What could be better? Our son, Robert, sent this to me to practice on, so when he comes to visit in August, I’ve got it down. Smart young man! … Continue reading

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Grilled Avocados

Here’s an appetizer that our son, Robert, shared with us. It is sort of a Caprese Salad folded into a grilled avocado. Who’d a thunk it! Easy to prepare, it is full of nutrition, and it doesn’t hurt that it … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Drinks When Grillin’ and Chillin’

When you are grilling, one thing you don’t want is to play bartender. What you do want are drinks that can be fixed ahead of time and served from pitchers or a beverage server.

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New Cookbook – Ready for Summer Grilling!

Here’s a recipe from my new book, Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook. Panko-Portobello Mushroom Burger A few weeks ago Robin and I ate at the relatively new Ojai Harvest restaurant in downtown Ojai. I had their Grain Bowl and Robin … Continue reading

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John’s Fava Beans

John and Carmel Whitman owned the Old Creek Ranch Winery. In addition to producing excellent wines, they also grew a variety of fresh produce including fava beans.

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Creamy Carrot Soup

This is simple, quick, and easy to make. It is a good hot soup in the winter and a surprisingly tasty summer soup served chilled.

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Quinoa Muffins

This recipe is easy to make, dairy-free and full of protein. These sweet and nutty-tasting muffins are a favorite in our home. They are great with the first ‘cuppa’ in the morning.

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