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Karl’s Goan Cauliflower and Spinach

I am making a Goan Dinner this Sunday. I am not overly fond of cauliflower, but I have some diners who are on-again/off-again non-starch-eaters. I needed a dish to fill them up, if this was an off day. I decided a Goan cauliflower dish was what I needed. In the rest of India ghee—clarified butter—is the cooking fat of choice. In Goa they prefer to use coconut oil.

Karl’s Goan Cauliflower and Spinach

Karl’s Goan Cauliflower and Spinach

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Karl’s Spinach, Orange, and Fennel Salad

My son-in-law, Chris, is making the main dish this Christmas—his Grandmother’s Boston clam chowder. I provided a spinach salad and fresh oyster crackers to go with it. Miriam made rum balls for dessert.

Karl’s Spinach, Orange, and Fennel Salad

Karl’s Spinach, Orange, and Fennel Salad

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Karl’s Scotch Lamb and Barley Stew (a Scotch Broth)

Jan, Big Eilene, and Little Eilene are off to Third Mesa to visit Hopi Eileen and to work on some quilts. While Jan is away, I tend to use up all of the lamb bones that have collected in my freezer to make a Scotch broth. This is a soup that I love, but that Jan cannot stand. Since I am feeding only myself, I decided to pare down the usual amount of liquid and make it more of a stew.

Karl’s Scotch Lamb and Barley Stew (a Scotch Broth)

Karl’s Scotch Lamb and Barley Stew
(a Scotch Broth)

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Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots Salad with Spinach

I needed a salad for Christmas Eve dinner. Jan really loves carrot salad, but I wanted at least some green veg in the meal, so I added some baby spinach. I have made this salad before as a spinach salad, garnished with carrots. Here I reverse the proportions, a carrot salad garnished with some spinach.

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots Salad with Spinach

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots Salad with Spinach

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Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

Eilene requested carrot salad and some kind of green thing as the vegetable to go with the chili dogs for her birthday meal. I had bought a bottle of Champaign vinegar for another meal a few weeks ago and that seemed like a likely place to start. Thinking about what herbs and spices would compliment this rather expensive ingredient, I started grabbing bottles out of my spice rack. This is what I came up with. Giving the carrots a bit of time to pickle a bit also seemed like an obvious idea.

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

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Karl’s Georgian Spinach with Eggs and Green Onions

Adapted from a family recipe posted by georgianrecipes

My Georgian feast was lacking in green vegetables. According to Georgian Recipes, spinach is a popular ingredient in Georgian cuisine. This dish sounded good, but of course I was incapable of making it “as written.”

Karl’s Georgian Spinach with Eggs and Green Onions

Karl’s Georgian Spinach
with Eggs and Green Onions

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Karl’s Orange and Pear Spinach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

I decided that I needed some greens to go with my salmon and soup that I am serving to my sister. A spinach salad seemed like a good idea, but plain leaves and dressing did not seem like enough. I have been doing a lot of cooking lately and I have several “left over ingredients” on hand. 

Karl’s Orange and Pear Spinach Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Karl’s Orange and Pear Spinach Salad
with Lime Vinaigrette

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Karl’s Cauliflower and Spinach with Garlic au Gratin

I am making a pot roast this week, but my son-in-law is still on his Ketogenic diet and my wife Jan is also watching her starch intake. These restrictions means that I cannot add potatoes to the roast as would be the normal accompaniment to the savory meat. Man does not live on meat alone, but I know a few who have tried.

Karl’s Cauliflower and Spinach with Garlic au Gratin

Karl’s Cauliflower and Spinach
with Garlic au Gratin

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Karl’s Spinach Side Salad

My sweet pepper and fennel soup was a bit shy on green vegetables. I did not want to add them to the soup, because it would muddle the flavors. I decided that I needed a small side salad. Some baby spinach, some sweet red onion that I happen to have on hand and maybe a sprinkle of parmesan with a balsamic/vinaigrette would be nice.

Karl’s Spinach Side Salad

Karl’s Spinach Side Salad

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