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Karl’s Uyghur Heirloom Carrot Salad

For my birthday, I am making a variation of  Uyghur Shashlik and Naan for dinner. Meat and bread call for salads and a traditional Xinjiang dish would be a carrot salad. The last time I made this I used large Asian carrots. Today, I decided to use the colorful heirloom carrots that have become common in California.

Karl’s Uyghur Heirloom Carrot Salad

Karl’s Uyghur Heirloom Carrot Salad

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Karl’s Kashmiri Cucumber Raita

Many Indian dishes tend to be very spicy. Hot food calls for a cooling side dish, a raita, which always contains yogurt. In the West, we are most familiar with cucumber raita, but in India the word covers a wide variety of dishes.

Karl’s Kashmiri Cucumber Raita

Karl’s Kashmiri Cucumber Raita

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Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms

Adapted from Djurenko.com and 17recipes.com

Georgian Shilaplavi is a rice dish that is described as being like a risotto. I have some diners who prefer little or no starch. I have learned that cauliflower is a versatile and good substitute. It is filling and can be “manipulated” in a number of ways to imitate some starch ingredients.

Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms

Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms

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Karl’s Georgian Butternut Squash Soup

Our friends Pat and Jim “squash bombed” us a few weeks ago. This was literally a baby sized squash 8 pounds and 20 inches long. I roasted it and used much of it in a mitzvah lasagna for a friend whose cancer has come back for the third time. I am using the rest in tonight’s soup.

Karl’s Georgian Butternut Squash Soup

Karl’s Georgian Butternut Squash Soup

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