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Karl’s Tofu and Oyster Mushrooms

I am making a pepper and salt roast chicken and I wanted a side dish. The kids really like mushrooms so I chose oyster mushroom. The mushrooms are fairly pricey so I am stretching the dish by adding tofu.

Karl’s Tofu and Oyster Mushrooms

Karl’s Tofu and Oyster Mushrooms

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Karl’s Hoisin Turkey Meatballs

Eilene’s friends are coming over again for Game of Thrones and this week’s theme is “marshmallows.” [Teenagers—what can I say.]  Eilene has requested sweet potato casserole. This was a dish my mother, Claudia, always made for Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are however a side dish, but the meal still needed a main dish.

Karl’s Hoisin Turkey Meatballs

Karl’s Hoisin Turkey Meatballs

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Karl’s Mongolian Lamb Lettuce Wraps

The Cantonese word for lettuce (生菜, san1 choi3) sounds like rising fortune. Lettuce wraps are an auspicious dish to serve on the New Year. These wraps can be filled with anything you would like to put in them. Lamb is an auspicious dish for my family—it is kind of a Lueck thing. I plan to fill my lettuce wraps with Mongolian lamb.

Karl’s Mongolian Lamb Lettuce Wraps

Karl’s Mongolian Lamb
Lettuce Wraps

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Karl’s Keto Hoisin Sauce

I decided that I should make a Ketogenic Hoisin sauce to go with my pork lettuce cups.  I looked online for a recipe to tweak and was very disappointed in what I found.  In my opinion, there are three things which really do not belong in Hoisin sauce: peanut butter, honey, and ketchup.

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