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Salmon Canapés

For Christmas Eve my family always eats a meal of appetizers–we save the big to-do for Christmas Day. This year I wanted to make something special. So I went on to epicurious.com to look up something to make. I combined two recipes to make this one. And it was definitely a success! A canapé is […]

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Cheesy Zucchini Tomato Basil Bake

The original recipe is by Gluten Free For Good, who was inspired by Vegetarian Times Magazine. I adapted the recipe to vegan standards. I know we’re well into autumn right now. In fact, November is one of my favorite months (mostly because of Thanksgiving and my birthday). So why am I making this late summer […]

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is the quintessential October food. I don’t think there’s any way to get around October without bumping into this winter squash: Halloween decorations, pumpkin pie, jack-o’-lanterns, hay rides … These babies are everywhere. They’re also delicious. And for more than just pies. Granted, I’ve had pumpkin muffins before (look for them relatively soon on […]

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Cucumber Sandwiches

If you’ve ever seen The Importance of Being Earnest (or any other Victorian English thing), then you must know that cucumber sandwiches are a must at tea time. And even if you’ve never heard or practiced tea time, these cute, easy little sandwiches are a great appetizer and will impress any guest at any party […]

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese

the tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness –Pablo Neruda I know I said that this blog is dairy-free, but I do occasionally eat goat cheese. And when my friend introduced me to this recipe, I knew I needed to try it. (Sorry for the vegans and non-goat-cheese people out there! Just […]

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Summer Squash, Potato, and Carrot Purée with pistou

So yesterday in my garden class we harvested buckets of squash (and zucchini–don’t worry, it will show up later), bunches of carrots, and pounds of potatoes. And I thought to myself, “What could I make with this that is yummy + new + pretty easy?” Answer: purée. Let me just say that I love purées. […]

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