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How to Roast Your Own Nuts

Yeah, I gave it a lot of thought and I still went with that title.  No apologies.  I had a request from a friend for “roasted nut” recipes, and I was happy to oblige.  Not only is it easy to make new flavor combinations and interesting snacks, flavored nuts make a great holiday gift–and a […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

The C.S.A. share has been delivering a lovely array of sweet peppers the last couple of weeks, and this dip–my take on Middle Eastern Muhammara–is a versatile way to use them up.  This dip is typically thickened with some sort of bread, but the walnuts really make that addition unnecessary.  Toasting the walnuts add another […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Grain-free Apple Walnut Pancakes

This post is a part of the #BrunchWeek blogger event celebrating recipes that any mom would love for Mother’s Day.  If your mom (or grandmother, or person who loves you like a mom…) is trying to avoid gluten and/or grains, this is a great way to add pancakes to your brunch menu.  The batter uses […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Strawberries (plus a giveaway)

This recipe makes a lovely and quick appetizer or a light dessert, and I have also been known to eat some of these as a fast lunch.  I could probably live on the combo of fruit and aged cheese, and this version skips the traditional crackers, yet still works well as a hand-held nibble.  This […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Walnut Salad

Organic cauliflower is available year round, it stores well, and is one of my favorite vegetables to have on hand for winter recipes.  This is a warming winter salad that works well as a side dish or as a vegan main course.  Roasting the cauliflower lends it a sweeter, somewhat nutty flavor that is intensified […]

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