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Green Tomato Soup

Green Tomato Soup – Many people grow tomatoes in their yards. There is nothing like a ripe, juicy, red tomato in the summer. Picked fresh off the vine. But as you get closer to fall, you may have a lot of green tomatoes that haven’t ripened. Sometimes more than a lot. You can put them…… Continue reading Green Tomato Soup

Recipes · Soups · Vegetarian Recipes

Spicy African Stew w/Peanut Butter

I have seen variations of this Spicy African Stew in multiple locations. I’ve made some changes and tweaks to the various recipes I have seen. This is the result. This vegetarian Spicy African Stew is very hearty. The complexity of the spices and ingredients makes this flavorful dish a must-try for even the biggest carnivore.…… Continue reading Spicy African Stew w/Peanut Butter

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Roasted Poblano Soup

Roasted Poblano Soup -In April last year, we were invited to our friend’s Mark & Julie Darnieder’s villa for a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Five couples sharing this beautiful spot. It was a spectacular setting and included a staff of 10. The staff included a bartender and a full time chef, Jesus. The chef…… Continue reading Roasted Poblano Soup

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Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stew

Quinoa & Sweet Potato Stew Spicy Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stew. This is part of our Recipe submission feature ( This recipe comes from my son, Luke, who has made this dish for us several times, when he was visiting. It is always nice to have a couple of great cooks in the family (Carlo…… Continue reading Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stew

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca a great fall/winter weather meal. It is a comfort food. What does Pasta Puttanesca mean? There are almost as many explanations for the origins of pasta puttanesca as there are ways to make it. “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes.” It  is supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies,…… Continue reading Pasta Puttanesca