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Karl’s Japanese Style Carrot Soup

Adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe and a Just Bento recipe

Once again, Eilene is having friends over. I decided I would make chicken teriyaki and rice. I wanted to make a side dish, but it was too late to make pickles. I have been making blended soups lately, so I thought I would make a carrot soup with an Asian twist.

Karl’s Japanese Style Carrot Soup

Karl’s Japanese Style Carrot Soup

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Karl’s Carrot Ribbon Salad with Lime Dressing

I wanted a side salad to go with my Moong dal with shrimp.

Karl’s Carrot Ribbon Salad with Lime Dressing

Karl’s Carrot Ribbon Salad with Lime Dressing

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Karl’s Carrot and Red Lentil Dhal

Just Miriam is joining us for dinner this Sunday, Chris is off to New York for the week. She is on the Atkins diet, so I still have to adapt my cooking to her desires. She is entering Phase two, so I thought I would make a dhal to go with my chicken curry and palak paneer.

Karl’s Carrot and Red Lentil Dhal

Karl’s Carrot and Red Lentil Dhal

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Karl’s New England Boiled Dinner (a.k.a. Corned Beef and Cabbage)

Chris requested New England Boiled Dinner for his birthday. According to Wikipedia: This is a “traditional New England meal, consisting of corned beef, or a smoked “picnic ham” shoulder, with cabbage and added vegetable items, often including potatorutabaga, parsnipcarrotwhite turnip and onion.” This is one of the original American “one pot meals.”

Karl’s New England Boiled Dinner (a.k.a. Corned Beef and Cabbage)

Karl’s New England Boiled Dinner
a.k.a. Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad II

This seems to be my week for trying to improve recipes I have made recently. Last week I made an Asian influenced salad to go with my salmon teriyaki. I am making salmon again and the salad was good enough that I wanted to try and make it better.

Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad II

Karl’s Asian Apple Cabbage Salad II

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Karl’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

I wanted a vegetable dish to go with my Moroccan lamb. None of the recipes I found on-line were quite what I had in mind. I started taking ingredients from several of them and built my own.

Karl’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

Karl’s Vegetable Tajine
(Tagine)

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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 Honey Lemon & Herb Chicken and Roasties

Jan wanted “roasties” for dinner. I had thought that Eilene was going to eat out with her friends. Two hours before dinner, she announced that she was bringing two friends over for dinner. Roasties for two had suddenly become dinner for five. Time to get creative.

Karl’s Honey Lemon & Herb Chicken and Roasties

Karl’s Honey Lemon & Herb Chicken and Roasties

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Karl’s Wild Turkey Barley Soup

Jan’s new job is very stressful. When she is stressed, she wants comfort food. For her this is soup, today it is turkey. The “wild” in this title is the wild rice, not the alcoholic beverage—although if you feel cheated, it would not hurt the dish to add it when you add the leeks and carrots.

Karl’s Wild Turkey Barley Soup

Karl’s Wild Turkey Barley Soup

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