Tag Archives: Valley Vegetarian

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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Magic Oatmeal (for kids of all ages)

Kids love this vegan recipe. It is a quick but hearty and nutritious breakfast perfectly measured out for one person. Double the recipe for two helpings.  Add fresh blueberries as a topping if you have them. For a gluten-free version … Continue reading

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Mango Habanero Salsa

Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. In addition they are a rich source of potassium, Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-E and Vitamin-C. No wonder they are often referred to as a “super fruit”.

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Kale-Wakame Soup

A friend asked me the other day, “What can I do with all this kale growing in my garden?”. I wanted to answer Well, why not eat it? but decided he had had enough of my obnoxious behavior recently. Instead … Continue reading

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Orange-Fennel Salad

Fennel is a wonderful, versatile vegetable that is used widely in Italian, French, and Mediterranean cooking. I even substitute the fennel bulb, at times, for onions in my recipes. Unlike onions, I like to eat slices of the mild fennel … Continue reading

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Persimmon-Spinach Salad

This is a flavorful seasonal salad taking advantage of Fuyu persimmons. To keep the salad fresh, assemble just prior to serving.

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