I had originally planned to make this as a mushroom and green bean dish. I decided to make it as two dishes to please Eilene, who does not like mushrooms. In addition to the mushroom dish, this was to be may side to my ghost pepper chicken.
Karl’s Cal-Mex Sautéd Peppers
I had originally planned to make this as a mushroom and green bean dish. I decided to make it as two dishes to please Eilene, who does not like mushrooms. Since I was already grilling my ghost pepper chicken, grilled shiitaki mushrooms was an easy pick.
Karl’s California Fusion Grilled Shiitaki Mushrooms
We had Cuban Picadillo for dinner and I had some lime juice left over. I had three red pears and I thought that the juice, with some rum, would make a nice Cuban twist on roasted pears. Red pears are a variety of d’Anjou pears.
Karl’s Roasted Red Pears
Adapted from a Fine Cooking recipe
Jan loves lemon curd, so a while ago I made some with Meyer lemons. It worked out so well that I have made it a couple of times. It is really tasty, but it does not last or keep long.
Karl’s Lime Curd
Fish tacos have become a weekday meal at our house. If I do not have a lot of time, they can be simply topped with some cilantro, guacamole, and diced onion. If I have more time, I will make pickled red cabbage and a salsa to go with the fish.
Karl’s Corn Salsa
Jan is hosting the Dean’s lunch today. Her staff ordered enchiladas, but there are Vegan and lactose-intolerant deans who will not eat those. She asked me to come up with an alternative.
Karl’s Cal-Mex Salad
This dish has become a standard weekday meal at my house. Jan asks for it at least once or twice a month. This makes it a bit boring for me, so I am always tinkering with the recipe trying to make it even better.
Karl’s Barbecued Veracruz-style Fish Tacos
I am having fish tacos and I wanted some guacamole to go with it. This is so simple it is barely a recipe. I know that some people really “doctor up” guacamole, but I think that a good ripe avocado just needs a bit of lime juice to prevent it from turning brown.
Karl’s Quick Guacamole
“True” Farro (Triticum dicoccum) is a Tuscan wheat. One source I read said that this is the grain that the Roman Legionnaires marched on. It is a marvelous grain to use in any dish that you would normally use rice or barley.
Karl’s Poached Chicken with Cilantro and Lime Farro
With the French girl here every day seems like a challenge meal day. I decided I needed a vegetable side dish to go with my chicken and faro. I have not made Brussels sprouts in a while and Jan really loves them.
Karl’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lime and Chives