No Croutons Required – Early Autumn Edition

Welcome to the September 2015 edition of No Croutons Required, a monthly event featuring vegetarian soups and salads, alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and myself. This month we have 9 recipes to share. Perhaps because September was warmer than usual, we have a good selection …

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My Legume Love Affair #88 – October 2015

I’m pleased once again to be hosting My Legume Love Affair, a long running event celebrating all of the goodness of legumes. We are at edition #88 and I hope fellow bloggers will submit a recipe this month. This event was started by my dear and loving friend Susan of …

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Mushroom Tikka Masala

One of my favorite ingredients, I scarcely like to go a week without eating mushrooms and will often incorporate them into rice or dishes that don’t ordinarily call for them. But sometimes I like to make a dish in which the mushrooms shine as the starring ingredient. That and my …

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Olive Oil Almond Cake

Sometimes the most elegant desserts are the easiest ones. Take this cake for example. An ideal accompaniment for tea or coffee if you please, almonds are the shining ingredient here, along with olive oil and a bit of citrusy burst from freshly grated orange zest. It’s not too sweet, and …

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