Author Archives: Valley Vegetarian

About Valley Vegetarian

The fresh chef providing consistently good vegetarian comfort food recipes.

Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich

See this recipe in my new Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook! Give this grilled peach, brie, and basil sandwich a try this weekend. This simple and tasty sandwich will help you get into the groove for outdoor grilling.

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New Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook

My new cookbook, Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook, is available just in time for grillin’ and chillin’ this season. See it at Amazon.

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Split Pea Soup with Spinach

There are as many variations of pea soup as there are colors in a painter’s palette. This isn’t your garden-variety pea soup. The fresh baby spinach leaves and fennel, along with a classic split pea soup base, will be most … Continue reading

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Robin’s Tortilla Soup

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, … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato-Fennel Soup

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 … Continue reading

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Irish Cheddar Cheese 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 … Continue reading

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Easy Chia Seed Pudding

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.

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