I woke up wanting waffles this morning. Plain waffles are a bit bland, they need something to top them. I had a large Asian pear in my fruit bowl and thought, “Why not.” A compote is simply fruit cooked in a sugar syrup—apple sauce is just one type of fruit compote.
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Karl’s Asian Pear Compote
Filed under Breakfast, California Fusion, Sauces and Spices, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Arugula and Cabbage Salad with Wild Rice
We are having a “festival dinner” for one of Jan’s students who is Chinese. In China, to show respect for your guest you offer many dishes. Including the gravy, I served ten dishes for this meal.
Filed under California Fusion, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Beef Bulgogi with Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from a KimchiMari recipe
For this Sunday’s Korean Dinner, I decided to make separate starch and meat main dishes, because my son-in-law is again avoiding starches. I am making beef bulgogi and a vegetarian japchae. That way my diners can adjust their servings as it pleases them. In addition I am serving three vegetable sides: chive stem kimchi; Korean cucumber salad; and a Korean bok choy dish.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes
Karl’s Asian Pear-apple , Radish and Arugula Salad
I was looking for a vegetable side dish to go with my meatloaf. A few weeks ago, I discovered that letting the root vegetables marinate in a marmalade base worked really well as a salad dressing. This is what I settled on for tonight’s salad.
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Grape and Mango Fruit Salad
I bought a mango several days ago and it was in danger of becoming over ripe. When I mentioned that I was thinking about making a fruit salad to go with my chicken dinner the response was quite positive. Gathering what fruit I had produced this salad.
Filed under Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian
Miriam’s Chicken Salad
Miriam has been moving this week and her mother and sister have been helping her. In this situation it is polite to feed your workers, but with the kitchen half packed up it can be a challenge. Takeout pizza is the usual solution, but my daughter is capable of being creative. A little chicken, vegetables, fruit, a bit of mayonnaise and viola you have a salad.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Poultry, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables