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Karl’s Japanese Coleslaw

Last week, I was being Papa’s Uber for Eilene—she was being paid to be a professional “pedestrian,” during an autonomous vehicle test. While I waited for her, I was pursuing the cookbooks at the library. One of the books was Everyday Harumi.

Karl’s Japanese Coleslaw

Karl’s Japanese Coleslaw

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Karl’s Poke

I made this poke as a filling for my onigiri, but it could easily be served just as it is with maybe some steamed rice.

Karl’s Poke

Karl’s Poke

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Karl’s Tabbouleh

I came upon a recipe for Iraqi tabbouleh.  Just about every country in the Middle East has a variation of this salad of grain, parsley and mint dressed with lemon and oil. My family like the Iraqi tabbouleh so much that I had to make may own variation.

Karl’s Tabbouleh

Karl’s Tabbouleh

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Karl’s Avocado, Orange and Spinach Salad

It is a weekday meal and I wanted something simple and quick. I decided on broiled salmon and I thought a spinach salad would go nicely with it. I had bought some oranges to make more orange infused sugar and—since that recipe only uses the zest—that always leaves me with the dilemma of what to do with the fruit. Today, I used one for the salad.

Karl’s Avocado, Orange and Spinach Salad

Karl’s Avocado, Orange and Spinach Salad

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Karl’s Cabbage Salad with Miso Dressing

I made teriyaki hamburgers and I wanted a vegetable side. It was too late to make pickles, so I decided on a salad. Using what I had on hand I came up with this.

Karl’s Cabbage Salad with Miso Dressing

Karl’s Cabbage Salad with Miso Dressing

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Karl’s Iraqi Tabbouleh

Adapted from a Recipe Lion recipe

I came upon a recipe for Iraqi barbecued chicken and I wanted some Iraqi side dishes to go with it. I found a recipe for Iraqi pickled vegetables and another for Iraqi tabbouleh.  Just about every country in the Middle East has a variation of this salad of grain, parsley and mint dressed with lemon and oil. Other additions to the basic elements can be tomatoes, cucumbers, red or green onions, olives, and for the Iraqi version pickled artichoke.

Karl’s Iraqi Tabbouleh

Karl’s Iraqi Tabbouleh

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Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad II

I made meatloaf hamburgers for the Fourth of July and California fusion burgers call out for an international salad. Japanese potato salad has quickly become a favorite of our house. I have been trying to replicate the potato salad of our favorite Japanese restaurant Gombei.  Last time I came close, but it was still slightly off.

Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad II

Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad II

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Karl’s Colorful Potato Salad

Daughter Eilene has finally convinced me to try Japanese mayonnaise. Jan and I were wandering through a Farmer’s market and I saw a bin of differently colored marble potatoes—AKA new potatoes, these are simply potatoes that have been harvested while they are still only an inch in diameter. I thought they would make a good Japanese potato salad.

Karl’s Colorful Potato Salad

Karl’s Colorful Potato Salad

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The Tofu Man’s Salad

The best tofu in San Jose is made at San Jose Tofu on Jackson St. Every day, except Sunday, the Tofu man, Chester Nozaki, makes a batch of fresh tofu. If you want to buy some on Saturday go early, because they sell out around noon. There is nothing like the flavor and texture of super fresh tofu.

Karl's Tofu Salad

Karl’s Tofu Salad

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Karl’s Arugula Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

For Memorial Day I made an eclectic California Fusion meal. BBQ chicken wings, couscous, potato salad and three bean salad. I though the meal was a bit starch heavy so I decided to make a green salad.

Karl’s Arugula Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

Karl’s Arugula Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

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