Category Archives: Side Dishes

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 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 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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Miriam’s Avocado, Corn and Cucumber Salad

Miriam decided to bring a salad to add to Sunday’s chicken dinner. She was rather vague about what she used as a dressing. She has been very busy at work, but she may fill in the blanks later.

Miriam's Avocado, Corn and Cucumber Salad

Miriam’s Avocado, Corn and Cucumber Salad

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Karl’s Pecan Carrot Salad

Wife Jan is very fond of carrot salad. I am making barbecued chicken and Jan has requested a carrot salad to go with it. While the seasoning of the bird is “mostly” French cuisine, I decided to use a more Japanese dressing on the carrot salad. That’s called California Fusion.

Karl’s Pecan Carrot Salad

Karl’s Pecan Carrot Salad

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Karl’s New York Style Pizza Crust

Note: While most of my posts tend to have short discussions, every once in a while I will tackle a topic that requires an extended discussion. Other blogs may tell you what steps you should take to create a dish, but they sometimes gloss over why you should do things that way. The recipes I have found for pizza crusts were frequently like that. It has taken me two weeks of research and struggle to untangle pizza gluten.

Karl’s New York Style Pizza Crust

Karl’s New York Style Pizza Crust

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Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Corn

Daughter Miriam has been sick lately and cannot eat anything in the pepper or lily families— no chili powders, garlic, leeks, onion, or peppers (even bell peppers).  This has made Sunday dinners quite a challenge lately. I needed to make something that was both flavorful, but without the things that would make her feel ill.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Corn

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Corn

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Karl’s Steamed Artichokes with Lime Dill Sauce

Daughter Miriam has been sick lately and cannot eat anything in the pepper or lily families— no chili powders, garlic, leeks, onion, or peppers (even bell peppers).  This has made Sunday dinners quite a challenge lately. I needed to make something that was both flavorful, but without the things that would make her feel ill.

Karl’s Steamed Artichokes with Lime Dill Sauce

Karl’s Steamed Artichokes with Lime Dill Sauce

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Karl’s Two Bean and Cucumber Salad

Daughter Miriam has been sick lately and cannot eat anything in the pepper or lily families— no chili powders, garlic, leeks, onion, or peppers (even bell peppers).  This has made Sunday dinners quite a challenge lately. I decided to barbecue some tri-tip this Sunday and I thought a cold vegetables salad would go well with the beef.

Karl’s Two Bean and Cucumber Salad

Karl’s Two Bean and Cucumber Salad

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