The Provincial fish soup I was making for Sunday’s dinner had fairly few vegetables. I decided that I needed a green salad to go with it. I had recently made orange infused sugar—which always leaves me with three navel oranges to use up. I decided to add the orange segments to my greens. The coconut garnish was a last minute inspiration.
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Karl’s Arugula, Spinach, and Orange Salad
Filed under Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Beef and Spinach Bierocks
Eilene’s friends are coming over again—one has just returned from visiting family in the Philippines. The last two times I have made dinner for them it has been pasta—a tomato based sauce and an Alfredo sauce. I wanted to do something different and I have not made bierocks in quite a while, Eilene liked the idea.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes
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.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weeknight
Karl’s Southwestern Indian Chicken
When someone refers to Southwestern cooking, most people would immediately assume some version of Mexican cooking—New Mexican, Cal-Mex, Tex-Mex. Mexican dishes with an American influence—or vise versa. However, there were people and cooking going on in the Southwest long before the Spanish got there to influence the cuisine.
Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Sauces and Spices
Karl’s Mughal Saag Paneer
Originally adapted from Sinful Curry
I wanted a vegetable dish for my birthday dinner to go with my Mughal lamb and rice dishes. My family really likes saag paneer, which has become my go-to dish for Indian meals. The only ingredient in modern Indian cuisine that would have been uncommon 500 years ago is tomatoes.
Filed under Green Vegetables, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Couscous Florentine
I wanted a starch dish to go with my fried salmon. I wanted something that was quick and easy. Couscous cooks in just minutes and can be a very versatile starch. A bit of this and a bit of that and viola, dinner is served.
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Side Dishes, Starches, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Carrot and Spinach Salad with Orange Tarragon Dressing
This week I wanted a fast weekday meal. Fried salmon, a quick starch dish, and a simple salad. This does not mean that I could not be creative. In a burst of inspiration, I came up with a new way of making salad dressing.
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s African Spinach Soup
I wanted to make a Sub-Saharan side dish to go with my West African chicken stew. I knew I wanted to use garbanzo beans and spinach, but all the dishes I found on-line threw in peanut butter to “make it African.” Since my chicken dish already contained peanut butter, I did not want to use it—two dishes that taste too similar is not interesting. I had to find another way to make my dish “African.”
Filed under Side Dishes, Soups, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Arugula and Spinach Salad
We are having cracked crab and crackers this Sunday. Meat and starch needs vegetables. A salad is a good compliment.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Lemon Chicken Habanero with Sautéed Spinach and Fingerling Potatoes
Many times, the inspiration for one of my Sunday dinners is a food challenge by the family. Other times, I look for an untried world cuisine to make my own variation of a traditional dish. This week, I started with a bottle of hot sauce.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Poultry, Side Dishes, Vegetables