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  • Grilled Japanese eggplant

    This is a vegan and gluten-free side dish. It’s easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy on the eyes when served. It features Japanese eggplant, which should just now be appearing at our farmers’ markets. What’s the difference between American globe-shaped eggplant and Japanese...
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  • Grilled Portobello tortas

    What is a torta? Torta is a Spanish-language word that has various meanings when applied to food but to me it has always meant sandwich. It can be hot or cold and is unbelievably hearty and delicious when properly prepared. When you make a torta...
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  • Check out all four of Chef Randy’s books

    My website has been revised and updated to include pages for all four of my books plus a “Recipe Categories” listing on the front page. Easily locate recipes that are gluten-free or vegan and find vegetarian recipes by type such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and...
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  • Chana masala

    This vegan and gluten-free dish is a favorite at our house. It is a savory dish of cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas), onion, garlic, bay leaves and various Indian spices. It gets its heat from small red chilies and although I only use one chili in...
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  • Chickenless pot pie

    I haven’t always been a lacto-ovo vegetarian. There were many meat-based frozen food dishes that my mom popped in the oven when I was a kid and one of them was Swanson’s frozen chicken potpie. Dad and my brother, John, liked the beef and mom...
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  • Got Ratatouille?

    Ratatouille can be described as a vegetable stew. This Ratatouille is a hearty and thick vegetable stew. Classic Ratatouille includes eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, red onions and herbs. This recipe is different in that it includes all of the classic ingredients plus fennel, bay leaves, and...
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  • Spring into raab

    Spring begins March 20th. This is the perfect time to look for and to enjoy a little raab. Belonging to the mustard family and also known as rapini, raab is closely related to turnip greens. It is sometimes mistaken for a type of broccoli because very...
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  • Asiago baked potato halves

    Looking for a simple, fun and delicious side for your next dinner party? Look no further. This combination of tasty Asiago cheese and creamy, buttery Yukon Gold potatoes is hard to beat. Comfort food for sure.
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  • Celebrate leap year with a kiss

    That there is an extra day in the month of February may have escaped you. After all, who has time, for crying out loud, to notice that this is a leap year? Why do we even have a leap year anyway, you might ask? Isn’t...
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