Category Archives: Vegan

Karl’s Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans II

I am making Sichuan pepper tri-tip and I wanted a vegetable dish to go with it. It has been a while since I made dry fried green beans. I did not look at the recipe I posted four years ago, I just did what felt right.

Karl’s Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans II

Karl’s Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans II

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Karl’s Seared Baby Bok Choi with Oyster Sauce

I am making a Sichuan flavored tri-tip for Sunday’s dinner. All that meat needs some vegetables to go with it. I saw some tiny baby Shanghai bok choi in the market and I thought that they would just fit the bill.

Karl’s Seared Baby Bok Choi with Oyster Sauce

Karl’s Seared Baby Bok Choi with Oyster Sauce

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Karl’s Uyghur Naan II

We were looking through some old photos, one of which was baby Eilene holding half a naan that was bigger than her head. Eilene asked, why I have not made them in years. She then asked for shashlik and naan for Sunday’s dinner. Five years ago, I posted a recipe for Uyghar naan. Since that time, I have learned some new techniques in bread making and I decided to use them in making this Central Asian bread.

Karl’s Uyghur Naan II

Karl’s Uyghur Naan II

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Karl’s French Carrot Salad

I am making a French(-ish) roasted chicken for Sunday’s dinner. My original thought was to make a carrot soup, but daughter Miriam requested a carrot salad instead. Looking at French carrot salads on-line, I found that I did not have fresh parsley and Miriam cannot eat onions at the moment. I had dried chervil—A.K.A. French parsley—and I decided to substitute currents for the onions.

Karl’s French Carrot Salad

Karl’s French Carrot Salad

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Karl’s Thomcord Grape Jam

I found a new produce—new to me at least—at Trader Joe’s this week, Thomcord grapes. These grapes are a crossbreed of Thomson seedless and Concord grapes. They have dark purple skins and a wonderful flavor. While my wife Jan does not like grape jelly—growing up her mother bought nothing but Welch’s grape jelly—daughter Eilene loves it. She asked me to turn these grapes into a jam.

Karl’s Thomcord Grape Jam

Karl’s Thomcord Grape Jam

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Karl’s Ginger White Peach Jam

We have a new neighbor across the street and my usual practice has been to gift new neighbors with a jar of jam as a welcoming to the neighborhood. Surprisingly, I had no  jam on hand—normally I have 4-5 jars ready to distribute or for personal consumption.  I needed to make a new batch.

Karl’s Ginger White Peach Jam

Karl’s Ginger White Peach Jam

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Karl’s Tomato Sauce

Jan visited her friends in Fresno this weekend. One of them owns a farm and tomato bombed her. What am I going to do with 15 pounds of small Roma tomatoes?

Karl’s Tomato Sauce

Karl’s Tomato Sauce

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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 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 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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