Karl’s Kūbide Bierocks

I love stuffed breads, whether you call them a samsa, a pasty, a samosa, or a bierock. While making them can be a lot of work—you are first making some kind of stew, letting it cool, making the dough, and then filling the dough with the stew, before baking them all together—the payoff is well worth the added labor. Packet breads are a convenient, grab-and-go meal for lunches and I usually get two, or even three, meals for three people out of one recipe.

Karl’s Kūbide Bierocks

Karl’s Kūbide Bierocks

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Karl’s Leftover Steamed Chicken Soup

Last Sunday I made steamed chicken for Sunday’s dinner. While my family ate a great deal of it, there was enough left over for soup on Monday. Making soup with leftovers is second nature to me.

Karl’s Leftover Steamed Chicken Soup

Karl’s Leftover Steamed Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Chinese Five Spiced Steamed Chicken

Daughter Miriam is on a very restricted diet—no onions, garlic, or peppers (not even bell peppers). This has made creating my Sunday feasts a bit of a challenge. After a bit of negotiation, we settled on Chinese steamed chicken and pea sprouts for this week.

Karl’s Chinese Five Spiced Steamed Chicken

Karl’s Chinese Five Spiced Steamed Chicken

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Karl’s Steamed Pea Sprouts with Marinated Oyster Mushrooms

Daughter Miriam is on a very restricted diet—no onions, garlic, or peppers (not even bell peppers). This has made creating my Sunday feasts a bit of a challenge. After a bit of negotiation, we settled on Chinese steamed chicken and pea sprouts for this week.

Karl’s Steamed Pea Sprouts with Marinated Oyster Mushrooms

Karl’s Steamed Pea Sprouts with Marinated Oyster Mushrooms

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Karl’s One-eyed Jacques (French Toast Punch-Out Eggs)

I was making French toast for Jan’s breakfast. My wife never eats an egg as well when she has French toast, but I wanted one. I suddenly remembered her family recipe for One-eyed Jacks and I wondered, why not make it with French toast? Of course that would make it a One-eyed Jacques.

Karl’s One-eyed Jacques (French Toast Punch-Out Eggs)

Karl’s One-eyed Jacques
French Toast Punch-Out Eggs

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Karl’s Low-Sugar Ginger Strawberry Jam

The last time I made strawberry jam, Jan complained that it was too sweet. I decided to cut the sugar way back. At the start, I was unsure whether I would need to add some commercial pectin. This is a total experiment.

Karl’s Low-Sugar Ginger Strawberry Jam

Karl’s Low-Sugar Ginger Strawberry Jam

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Karl’s Moroccan Chicken Bierocks

I love stuffed breads, whether you call them a samsa, a pasty, a samosa, or a bierock. While making them can be a lot of work—you are first making some kind of stew, letting it cool, making the dough, and then filling the dough with the stew, before baking them all together—the payoff is well worth the added labor. Packet breads are a convenient, grab-and-go meal for lunches and I usually get two, or even three, meals for the three people out of one recipe.

Karl’s Moroccan Chicken Bierocks

Karl’s Moroccan Chicken Bierocks

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Karl’s Lime Apples

Many years ago, when my older daughter got her braces I was left with a dilemma. I had usually put an apple in her school lunch, but with the braces she could not longer just bite into them without pain. If I simply cut the fruit into wedges and put them in  a plastic bag they would turn brown and unappealing by her lunch time.

Karl’s Lime Apples

Karl’s Lime Apples

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Karl’s Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

This week’s dinner is being a bit of a challenge. Daughter Miriam has been sick and she is off all onions, garlic, and heavily spiced foods. Other diners are off, or limiting, starches. Leafy greens have also been requested, but I am getting tired of “just another green salad.”

Karl’s Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Karl’s Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps
with Peanut Sauce

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Karl’s Coconut Rice

I am making a dinner with a lot of restrictions this week—no onions, garlic, bell peppers, “hot” spices—because daughter Miriam has been ill. I finally settled on making chicken satay lettuce wraps and I wanted a side starch dish for the carb-eaters. I had decided to use some coconut milk in the main dish, but this left me with most of a can of coconut milk left over. What to do with it?

Karl’s Coconut Rice

Karl’s Coconut Rice

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