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Karl’s Middle Eastern Baharat Lamb

Since daughter Miriam became sick with something that gives her a lot of food restrictions Sunday dinners have become a challenge. Trying to find/create recipes that do not include garlic, onions (or anything else in the leek family), peppers (of any kind), and light on tomatoes is almost unimaginable. Fortunately these are still a lot of herbs and spices that she can still eat.

Karl's Middle Eastern Baharat Lamb

Karl’s Middle Eastern Baharat Lamb

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Karl’s Marinated Artichoke, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

I am making middle Eastern lamb for Sunday and I would usually do a tomato and cucumber salad to go with it. However, Miriam is off of onions, garlic, and (mostly) tomatoes. I am discovering new things to pair with cucumbers in a salad.

Karl's Marinated Artichoke, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

Karl’s Marinated Artichoke, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

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Karl’s New York Style Za’atar Pizza with Roasted Artichokes and Feta

Nephew Braden is coming to Sunday dinner. When Miriam told him about my New York Style pizzas he expressed interest. I learned to make New York style pizza crusts a few weeks ago. Each batch makes enough dough for 2-3 pizzas. To keep things interesting, I usually make each one differently. In addition to an artichoke and feta pizza with a za’atar sauce, I made a pepperoni pizza and an apple and prosciutto pizza. This recipe is written as if I was making them all the same.

Karl’s New York Style Za’atar Pizza with Roasted Artichokes and Feta

Karl’s New York Style Za’atar Pizza
with Roasted Artichokes and Feta

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Karl’s New York Style Za’atar Ricotta Pizza with Apple and Prosciutto

Nephew Braden is coming to Sunday dinner. When Miriam told him about my New York Style pizzas he expressed interest. I learned to make New York style pizza crusts a few weeks ago. Each batch makes enough dough for 2-3 pizzas. To keep things interesting, I usually make each one differently.

Karl’s New York Style Za’atar Ricotta Pizza with Apple and Prosciutto

Karl’s New York Style Za’atar Ricotta Pizza
with Apple and Prosciutto

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Karl’s New York Style Pepperoni Pizza

Nephew Braden is coming to Sunday dinner. When Miriam told him about my New York Style pizzas he expressed interest. I learned to make New York style pizza crusts a few weeks ago. Each batch makes enough dough for 2-3 pizzas. To keep things interesting, I usually make each one differently. In addition to pepperoni, I made an artichoke and feta pizza and an apple and prosciutto pizza. This recipe is written as if I was making all three pizzas the same.

Karl’s New York Style Pepperoni Pizza

Karl’s New York Style Pepperoni Pizza

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Karl’s Chopped Vegetable Salad

Nephew Braden is coming to Sunday dinner. When Miriam told him about my New York Style pizzas he expressed interest. I decided that I wanted a salad to go with it.

 Karl’s Chopped Vegetable Salad

Karl’s Chopped Vegetable Salad

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Karl’s Soft Food Chicken Orzo Italiano

Daughter Miriam is coming over to work on an article with her mother. She is on a soft food diet for her TMJ and is suffering from an illness that prevents her from eating anything in the leek family. Her sister, Eilene, just had a dental implant, so she is on a soft food diet as well.

Karl’s Soft Food Chicken Orzo Italiano

Karl’s Soft Food Chicken Orzo Italiano

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Karl’s Cinnamon Blueberry Waffles

Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe

I woke up this morning thinking, “Waffles!” As much as I like to cook, breakfasts have not been a high priority for me. My secret sin is that my morning pancakes and have always come from a box. Recently, I learned how easy pancakes and waffles from scratch were to make. I have made cinnamon waffles and blueberry waffles, today I decided to combine the two recipes.

Karl’s Cinnamon Blueberry Waffles

Karl’s Cinnamon Blueberry Waffles

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Karl’s Savory Rice Pudding

Daughter Eilene just got a dental implant and is on soft foods for a few days. She is getting tired of soups, so I thought I would make a savory rice pudding. Looking on-line, I couldn’t seem to find anything that was even close to what I had in mind—herby, super-eggy, and filling.

Karl’s Savory Rice Pudding

Karl’s Savory Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Coleslaw with Pecans and Crystallized Ginger

This is a weekday meal of ham steak and frozen fries. I wanted something quick as a salad, but not boring. “Quick,” however, does not mean that it should be bad for you or not taste good.

Karl’s Coleslaw with Pecans and Crystallized Ginger

Karl’s Coleslaw with Pecans and Crystallized Ginger

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