Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley VegetarianSee 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. Continue reading

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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

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

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 pleasing to your palate. Continue reading

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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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