Karl’s Greek Salad II

It is my birthday, so I get to choose the menu. For me, lamb—especially Greek lamb—is the usual meat of preference. A Greek salad an obvious side dish.

Karl’s Greek Salad II

Karl’s Greek Salad II

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Karl’s Cinnamon Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

While I originally adapted this recipe from Joy of Cooking, I am constantly tinkering with it (recipe 1, recipe 2, recipe 3, recipe 4, recipe 5, recipe 6, recipe 7, recipe 8, recipe 9,and recipe 10). Every time I have several overripe bananas it is time to start baking.

Karl’s Cinnamon Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

Karl’s Cinnamon Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

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Karl’s Beef Brisket with Spanish Flavors

The kids are still on their keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. I decided that I wanted to make a brisket. In looking at my blog I found that while I had made corn beef brisket, I have never done a simple brisket recipe.

Karl’s Beef Brisket with Spanish Flavors

Karl’s Beef Brisket with Spanish Flavors

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Karl’s French Onion Soup III

The kids are still on their keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. I am making brisket and a cucumber salad. I had also decided on making a French onion soup, but the question was how could I make it low car. My solution was to give my diners the option of whether their soups would be topped with bread and/or cheese.

Karl’s French Onion Soup III

Karl’s French Onion Soup III

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Karl’s Dill Cucumber and Mesclun Salad

The kids are still on their keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. I am making brisket and a French onion soup  and I thought a salad of cucumbers and baby greens would go well as a green vegetable.

Karl’s Dill Cucumber and Mesclun Salad

Karl’s Dill Cucumber and Mesclun Salad

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Karl’s Shrimp Miso Soup

Miso soup is perfect for a weekday meal. The soup broth itself is quick and easy to make, by itself it is simply dashi—a Japanese soup base—with some miso added for flavoring. After that, you may add pretty much anything you have available—a great way to use up any miscellaneous bits of vegetables that you have lying around. Today, I decided on shrimp, tofu, napa cabbage, green onion, and I happened to have some daikon sprouts and slivers of red jalapeño on hand.

Karl’s Shrimp Miso Soup

Karl’s Shrimp Miso Soup

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Hamachi Shots

Two weeks ago, I tried making hamachi shotsChef Jeffrey Stout’s signature recipe at The Sea by Alexander—for the first time. I was rushed and forgot to add all of the ingredients. I also took a short cut that did not work well. This time, I am trying to faithfully follow the recipe—not something that is really in my nature.

Hamachi Shots

Hamachi Shots

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Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes

Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes

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Levi Root’s Jamaican Coconut-Baked Fish Parcels

Adapted from Grill it with Levi

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Levi Root’s Jamaican Coconut-Baked Fish Parcels

Levi Root’s Jamaican Coconut-Baked Fish Parcels

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Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

Adapted from Grill it with Levi

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

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