Green and White Bean Dip

Posted on Apr 19th, 2011

It's time for chips and dip on the patio, y'all! I really had trouble deciding what to call this. It's modeled after the white salsa that's ubiquitous in Tex-Mex restaurants here. In its original form it's basically ranch…

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Guacamole on my mind

Posted on Aug 20th, 2009

We eat a lot of guacamole at my house. It’s a must when we have tacos or fajitas, and sometimes we have it just because. I think the best guac is the simplest – no tomatoes, peppers or onions. If I want those, I’ll…

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Melitzanosalata and visions of the future

Posted on Aug 30th, 2010

When I was in my 20's, I had a vision of what my life would look like when I was older and things were easier. Back then, if we had enough money to get through the week, there was never enough time to get everything done. If…

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Smoky Roasted Pepper Dip

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013

I was browsing through a cooking magazine recently when I came across a recipe for a red pepper dip accompanied by homemade pita chips. One of my favorite enchilada recipes leaves me with half a jar of roasted red peppers,…

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Tempeh Nacho Dip

Posted on Apr 25th, 2012

A lot of people say that nutritional yeast tastes like cheese, but I don't think so. When it's in a sauce, it tastes more like a meaty gravy to me. However, if you add salsa, it tastes just like queso dip or nacho cheese.…

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Two-herb Pesto

Posted on Oct 5th, 2009

A few weeks ago, I wanted to try a new recipe that uses fresh basil and mint. I thought it would be fun to make a basil and mint pesto first, and then have some of the pesto in the freezer to play with later. There is a…

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Walnut Lentil Pâté

Posted on Oct 17th, 2011

There is a terrific vegetarian pâté - Bonavita - that I like to buy if we're going on a trip. It's especially nice for snacks on a plane flight, because it doesn't smell strong and it keeps for a couple of hours after you…

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