Category Archives: Side Dishes

Karl’s Apple Rice Pudding

Jan just had a temporary crown put in so she asked for one of her favorite comfort foods, rice pudding. As usual, I had to change something. Today, I decided to throw in some apple.

Karl’s Apple Rice Pudding

Karl’s Apple Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Japanese Potato Salad with Avocado

I love Japanese potato salad, I cannot stop trying to gild the lily. The last time I made this dish it was still lacking something, I tossed out some ingredients and added others. Being a Californian, there is one addition that I knew would make this creamy salad better, avocado!

Karl’s Japanese Potato Salad with Avocado

Karl’s Japanese Potato Salad with Avocado

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Karl’s Cajun Deviled Eggs for a Crowd

Jan’s Ethno Breakfast has come around again. For the last one I had made two dozen curried deviled eggs with chives. I did not want to make exactly the same thing again, so I thought I would make this batch Cajun. Cajun cuisine calls for “the holy trinity”—bell pepper, celery and onions.

Karl’s Cajun Deviled Eggs for a Crowd

Karl’s Cajun Deviled Eggs
for a Crowd

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Karl’s Cajun Salsa

I had decided to blend Cajun and Mexican cuisines to make chicken tacos. Tacos call for salsa. I decided to make a salsa out of the “holy trinity” of Louisiana cooking—bell peppers, celery, and onions.

Karl’s Cajun Salsa

Karl’s Cajun Salsa

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Karl’s Steamed Pea Sprouts with Marinated Oyster Mushrooms

Daughter Miriam is on a very restricted diet—no onions, garlic, or peppers (not even bell peppers). This has made creating my Sunday feasts a bit of a challenge. After a bit of negotiation, we settled on Chinese steamed chicken and pea sprouts for this week.

Karl’s Steamed Pea Sprouts with Marinated Oyster Mushrooms

Karl’s Steamed Pea Sprouts with Marinated Oyster Mushrooms

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Karl’s Coconut Rice

I am making a dinner with a lot of restrictions this week—no onions, garlic, bell peppers, “hot” spices—because daughter Miriam has been ill. I finally settled on making chicken satay lettuce wraps and I wanted a side starch dish for the carb-eaters. I had decided to use some coconut milk in the main dish, but this left me with most of a can of coconut milk left over. What to do with it?

Karl’s Coconut Rice

Karl’s Coconut Rice

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Karl’s Sautéed Snow Peas with Red Radishes

Making a meal with a lot of restrictions is a challenge. I had decided on my main dish and a starchy side, but just a bit of lettuce did not seem enough green vegetables for this meal. Normally, my vegetable side would include lots of onions and garlic, but today these ingredients are out of bounds. What was I to do?

Karl’s Sautéed Snow Peas with Red Radishes

Karl’s Sautéed Snow Peas with Red Radishes

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Karl’s Carrot and Apple Salad

Last week, I made Uyghur bierocks for dinner. I made some Uyghur carrot salad to go with it. However, I got a bit heavy handed with the Indian chili powder. My salad was so spicy not even Eilene—who has a high tolerance for such things—could eat more than a few bites.

Karl’s Carrot and Apple Salad

Karl’s Carrot and Apple Salad

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Karl’s Tarragon Potato Latkes with Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

I am making Easter dinner and I decided to make latkes to go with my ham and salmon main dishes. I have more people attending this meal, so I have increased some of the ingredients from the last time I made these popular pancakes. I have also decided to add a touch of mustard seeds.

Karl’s Tarragon Potato Latkes with Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

Karl’s Tarragon Potato Latkes
with Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

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Karl’s Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

I wanted something a bit different to go with my latkes for Easter Dinner. Last time I used Drambuie in the sauce. I thought it made for a very tasty sauce, but it is not my nature to make the same thing the same way twice. This time I decided to use Irish whiskey.

Karl’s Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

Karl’s Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

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