Category Archives: Vegetarian

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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Japanese Bar Style Shiitaki and Sesame Skewers

Last week, Jan and I went over the hill to Santa Cruz to visit her “new” brother. While we were there, we stopped by a large book store that was going out of business. The cookbook section was fairly picked over, but as I was perusing the fiction section I found a book Izakaya: Japanese Bar food—someone had obviously picked it up and then changed their mind, leaving it “where ever.” Their loss, my gain. This Sunday, I decided to make a Japanese bar style dinner.

Japanese Bar Style Shiitaki and Sesame Skewers

Japanese Bar Style Shiitaki and Sesame Skewers

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Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Pickled Cucumbers

Last week, Jan and I went over the hill to Santa Cruz to visit her “new” brother. While we were there, we stopped by a large book store that was going out of business. The cookbook section was fairly picked over, but as I was perusing the fiction section I found a book Izakaya: Japanese Bar food—someone had obviously picked it up and then changed their mind, leaving it “where ever.” Their loss, my gain. This Sunday, I decided to make a Japanese bar style dinner.

Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Pickled Cucumbers

Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Pickled Cucumbers

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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 Stir-fry with Bok Choi and Chive Stem

I am making a Chinese roast pork for Sunday. A vegetable stir-fry is a necessary compliment to a meat heavy dish. Going to Lion Market, I finally decided on baby bok choi and to add variety chive stem.

Karl’s Stir-fry with Bok Choi and Chive Stem

Karl’s Stir-fry with Bok Choi and Chive Stem

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Karl’s Beech and Oyster Mushroom Stir-fry

Eilene does not like mushrooms. I usually make a separate dish with the mushrooms for everybody else. Today, I am making a slow roasted pork shoulder and thought a mushroom stir-fry with beech and oyster mushrooms would be nice.

Karl’s Beech and Oyster Mushroom Stir-fry

Karl’s Beech and Oyster Mushroom Stir-fry

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Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Pickles

As I was buying the other vegetables for my stir-fries, I had an urge for pickles. For Chinese meals, the number of dishes you serve is a sign of respect. The greater the number of dishes the greater the respect—but also the greater the guanxi debt that person will owe you. I am making roast pork, a vegetable stir fry, and a mushroom dish for Sunday’s dinner.

Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Pickles

Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Pickles

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Hopi Pinto Beans and Hominy

Jan recently came back from Hopi, and had high praise for Hopi beans and hominy. I decided to do a Hopi/Southwestern Indian meal for last Sunday. In addition, to Hopi beans and hominy, I am making Southwestern Indian chicken and blue corn tortillas.

Hopi Pinto Beans and Hominy

Hopi Pinto Beans and Hominy

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