Tag Archives: Valley Vegetarian

Grilled Pineapple Rings

This vegan recipe is a perfect way to dust off the BBQ and get it ready for summer fun. The marinade for the pineapple is made with sesame oil, maple syrup, green onion, orange juice, and Tamari sauce.

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Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart of apples or other fruit. According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica, legend has it that Tarte Tartin originated in France:

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How To Grill Corn On The Cob

I used to throw corn on the barbecue and cook it until I thought it was done. This method was not only hit-and-miss but insured an over-cooked cob and charred corn silk that stuck between my teeth. Learning how to … 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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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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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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