Sunday was St. Patrick’s Day, and around here that means corned beef and colcannon. Daughter Miriam is off onions and garlic—although she has recently been OK with just a little green onion. For this meal, I made my regular colcannon for the rest of us and a smaller one adapted for my daughter.
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Karl’s Three Cabbage Coleslaw
This is for a weekday meal—simple broiled salmon and a half baked roll, so I usually do not go to all the effort that I put into my Sunday feasts. However, that does not mean that it should not taste good. “Quick” does not necessarily mean “bad.”
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables, 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 Avocado, Mango Slaw with Lime Dressing
I am making Jan’s birthday meal of chicken mole, beans, and rice. That is a lot of meat and starch, but Jan also likes to be vegetable forward. My original idea was for a mango and avocado salad, but for seven people that would either be very small serving for each person or very expensive.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper (Kyabetsu Shiozuke Tsukemono)
I am making several vegetable dishes for my Japanese feast this Sunday, pickled cabbage is an easy choice for me. Japan has many Tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ). A fond memory of my childhood was this salty crunchy pickle, that he only made occasionally for special occasions.
Filed under Pickles, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Colorful Coleslaw with Lemon Marmalade-Ginger Dressing
I had originally planned on a simple coleslaw with a vinegar based dressing for this Sunday’s dinner. However, the Stone Soup drive made me start adding ingredients—maybe some red cabbage and radishes, maybe some marmalade and ginger. This was a salad to go with my ham steak.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Pickled Ginger and Japanese Chili, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono
Japan has many tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the Fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ).
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Pickles, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Colcannon III
This is more of a California Fusion revamp of the original, rather than a traditional colcannon. Potatoes are the staple of the traditional Irish diet and colcannon was, most likely, mostly potatoes with a little bit of vegetable added in—usually cabbage. Jan is always pushing me to add more high fiber vegetables and to cut back on the simple starches—i.e. potatoes—so mine is now about a 50/50 ratio of potato to veg. I also doubt that chicken broth or garlic were readily available in a humble traditional Irish cottage.
Filed under California Fusion, Holidays, Potatoes, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Lamb Bone Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans
With Jan out of town, I made a lamb stew for Sunday night’s dinner. I also made this lamb soup. Son-in-law, Chris, asked why I did not simply throw everything into one pot. In my mind I had an image of the thick, rich lamb stew and a second vegetable soup with lamb bone broth. While it may all end up in the same place, it would not be the same dining experience to mix the two dishes.
Filed under California Fusion, Lamb, Side Dishes, Soups, Vegetables
Karl’s Salt and Pepper Cabbage
One of our favorite dishes from a local Chinese restaurant is Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings. I am sure right now you have a picture of heavily salted wings covered in black pepper in your mind. You would be wrong, the peppers in this dish are Jalapeños.
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian