Category Archives: Vegan

Karl’s Pan-roasted Shishitō Peppers with Lemon

Shishitō peppers are the hot new pepper in California—which is surprising since most of them are very mild. Miriam and Chris requested them for her birthday dinner this Saturday. Jan and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, so I cooked some up this week.

Karl’s Pan-roasted Shishito Peppers with Lemon

Karl’s Pan-roasted Shishito Peppers with Lemon

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Karl’s Wild Rice Salad

Jan wants to go to a movie for Mother’s Day, Avengers: Age of Ultron. For me this means making dishes that I can prep ahead. To go with my steamed mussels, I decided that a rice salad would be nice. In days past I would probably have used white Jasmine rice, but with my diabetes I am going with whole grains.

Karl’s Wild Rice Salad

Karl’s Wild Rice Salad

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Karl’s Southern Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

I am making ham steak for this Sunday’s dinner. Miriam requested cauliflower and Jan loves Brussels sprouts. I had thought to make two separate dishes, but as I was looking at recipes on-line I saw that several combined these vegetables. For me ham calls for Southern (U.S.) cooking and it is not a Southern recipe if it doesn’t have bacon.

Karl’s Southern Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

Karl’s Southern Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

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Karl’s Curried Leek and Lentil Soup with Karl’s Chicken Tandoori Meatballs

This morning Jan asked for my potato and leek soup with chicken. I have done that and this blog always pushes me to try something new. What could I do that both answered Jan’s desire, but also be completely new and different?

Karl’s Curried Leek and Lentil Soup with Karl’s Chicken Tandoori Meatballs

Karl’s Curried Leek and Lentil Soup with
Karl’s Chicken Tandoori Meatballs

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Karl’s Salsa de Seville

I am making mojo carne asada tacos and I wanted a salsa that would match well with the Seville sour oranges. It seemed logical to replace the usual lime juice or lemon juice with Seville orange juice. It turned out to be a good choice.

Karl’s Salsa de Seville

Karl’s Salsa de Seville

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Karl’s Quick Guacamole

I am having fish tacos and I wanted some guacamole to go with it. This is so simple it is barely a recipe. I know that some people really “doctor up” guacamole, but I think that a good ripe avocado just needs a bit of lime juice to prevent it from turning brown.

Karl’s Quick Guacamole

Karl’s Quick Guacamole

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Karl’s Chinese Chili Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I did not want all of my dishes to be the same, so I decided to leave the Sichuan pepper out of this one. When I am home alone, I will frequently make a lunch of some sautéed vegetables with a tablespoon of Chinese chili garlic sauce stirred in. I decide to carry that idea a step further in these roasted vegetables.

Karl’s Chinese Chili Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Karl’s Chinese Chili Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Karl’s Tarragon Mixed Mushrooms with Meyer Lemon

Everybody in my family, except Eilene, loves mushrooms. She doesn’t like the texture. This leaves me with three options when I use them in cooking.

Karl’s Tarragon Mixed Mushrooms with Meyer Lemon

Karl’s Tarragon Mixed Mushrooms
with Meyer Lemon

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Karl’s Chervil Green Beans with Mandarin Orange

Jan wanted a simple dinner of brats and potatoes. Eilene wanted more vegetables. I tried to please them both.

Karl’s Chervil Green Beans with Mandarin Orange

Karl’s Chervil Green Beans with Mandarin Orange

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Karl’s California International Pickles

Two Sundays ago, I bought some Persian cucumbers for a dinner that did not happen. I did not want them to spoil. There were too many of them just to eat on my own, so I decided to make pickles with them.

Karl’s California International Pickles

Karl’s California International Pickles

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