Crab season just started and wife Jan asked for a crab dinner. Growing up, her family would cover the table with newspapers and feast on several crabs. Coleslaw is the obvious salad to go with a dinner like this.
Category Archives: Vegetarian
Karl’s Colorful Coleslaw with Pecans and Crystallized Ginger
Filed under Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Red Pear Harcourt Verts
I am making Thanksgiving dinner and I had decided to have green beans as a side dish. However, I wanted something I could prep ahead and just pop under the broiler, when the turkey came out. Harcourt Verts are a thin French green beans that would be perfect for this purpose. Since I was using French green beans I thought that using fancy red d’Anjou pears would be a go together.
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Filed under Beans, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Salt and Pepper Mushrooms
My family loves salt and pepper chicken wings. I wondered if I could make a vegetarian version with meaty tasting mushrooms. Daughter Miriam would love it— daughter Eilene won’t touch it.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Central Asian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
For wife Jan’s birthday, I am making carrot salad. Daughter Miriam is having trouble chewing and eating carrots might be a bit hard for her. I decided to make a tomato and cucumber salad with tender greens just for her.
Filed under Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Farro Salad
One of my preferred salads at Safeway is their orzo salad. I had decided to make an Italian dinner, so I thought I would make something similar using the Italian grain farro. Daughter Miriam always wants things vegetable forward. As I planned my salad, I added more and more vegetables.
Filed under Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Italian Dressing
I was planning two dishes for Sunday’s dinner that I needed Italian dressing for—a farro salad and a roast chicken—but I did not want to use bottled dressing. While I looked at several dressing recipes online I did not really follow any of them—I was just seeing what they considered the range of herbs to use might be. Many of them included powdered garlic and onion, but daughter Miriam is “off” these ingredients, so they have been omitted.Note Feel free to add them back, if you wish.
Filed under Salads, Vegetarian
Karl’s Cheese Fondue
Adapted from Simple Recipes
Wife Jan decided she wanted cheese fondue for Sunday dinner. At the last minute, daughter Miriam bowed out, so I made bread pudding with my bread cubes. I finally made the fondue the next weekend’s dinner.
Filed under Main Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Oi Bokkeum
I am doing a barbecued bulgogi tri-tip for our Sunday meal. To go with the Korean main dish, I decided to make a potato salad with napa cabbage kimchi as my starchy dish. I decided I needed another vegetable dish and I found a recipe for oi bokkeum—stir fried cucumbers. I first had fried cucumbers in China, so I thought I would create my own Korean stir fry sauce.
Filed under Sauces and Spices, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Japanese Pickled Turnip Greens
While you can make this recipe with any turnip, the Japanese turnip—kabu (カブ)—of choice for pickling is the small, white, round, Hakurei. The last time I made Japanese pickled turnips, the green tops were wilted and not really appealing. This time they were fresh and green and not to be wasted. I decided to make Nozawana tsukemono—pickled turnip greens.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Japanese Pickled Turnips
While you can make this recipe with any turnip, the Japanese turnip—kabu (カブ)—of choice for pickling is the small, white, round, Hakurei. The last time I made Japanese pickled turnips, I used the salt pickling technique. This time, I both briefly salted the turnips and then pickled them with sweet and sour vinegar sauce.
Filed under Pickles, Side Dishes, Vegetarian