Tag Archives: vegetarian

Lemony parmesan white bean dip

It’s great to have a few stellar appetizers you can whip up at the last minute from the stash in your pantry and fridge, especially at this time of year. It’s also terrific to have a few tempting and healthy … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato and farro gratin

A few weeks ago, on a whim (and because Deb Perelman never steers me wrong), I tried Smitten Kitchen’s Slow-Roasted Tomatoes. They’re drier than the oven-roasted tomatoes I’d made before, but more moist than sun-dried tomatoes. The flavor is sweet, … Continue reading

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Sweet pea and spinach soup with chicken

A current trend among bloggers is the green smoothie. Kale + banana, spinach + strawberry, even dandelion greens + peaches. The smoothie aficionados swear that you don’t taste the kale/spinach/greens at all! Vegetables are some of my favorite foods. I … Continue reading

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Cherry-vanilla oatmeal

A number of my friends have changed their eating habits lately. Some want to lose weight; others, with an eye on their family trees, are warding off potential genetic threats such as diabetes and heart disease. They’re all doing really … Continue reading

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Crunchy carrot salad for the 21st century

As I’ve said before, we adore carrots in all their myriad forms here at Rivertree Kitchen. I’ve cooked them with honey and chiles, tossed them in with a roasting chicken, shredded them into Thai peanut noodles, even baked them in … Continue reading

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Pasta with kale and walnuts: lunch in 20 minutes

Sandwiches are perfectly fine. I have nothing against them, and do partake now and then. But give me a nice bowl of soup or pasta for lunch any day. After a few days of less-than-healthy eating (fast food, way too … Continue reading

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Mac & cheese with a panko crust

Today’s post will be fast and dirty, because my brother-in-law Steve requested this recipe and I leave tomorrow morning for Portland, Oregon. We served this mac and cheese to Steve and his family a few days ago. I made a … Continue reading

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Garlicky zucchini noodles

I had a honkin’ big zucchini from a friend’s garden. Actually, that’s what led me to search for a new recipe, that baseball bat of a squash lording over the tiny cherry tomatoes on my kitchen counter, issuing a challenge. … Continue reading

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Peach-cherry-almond crisp

The peach is such a decadent fruit: flagrantly colored as a summer sunset and perfumy-sweet, the perfect peach drips juices as you bite into its tender flesh. The peach is a joy all on its own, but it makes friends … Continue reading

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Fresh pea and spinach salad

Our brief, glorious growing season is underway here in Wisconsin. Spring onions, lettuces, ruby-red strawberries, and peas are all available at farmers’ markets. Frozen peas are a kitchen staple for most of us, and for good reason. They hold up … Continue reading

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