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Karl’s Southwestern Indian Chicken

When someone refers to Southwestern cooking, most people would immediately assume some version of Mexican cooking—New Mexican, Cal-Mex, Tex-Mex. Mexican dishes  with an American influence—or vise versa. However, there were people and cooking going on in the Southwest long before the Spanish got there to influence the cuisine.

Karl’s Southwestern Indian Chicken

Karl’s Southwestern Indian Chicken

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Karl’s Moroccan Couscous

I had decided to make Moroccan chicken wings for this Sunday’s dinner. Couscous is the obvious starch to go with them. Since I was using Ras el Hanout—a Moraccan spice blend—for the chicken, I thought it would also work well with the pasta.

Karl’s Moroccan Couscous

Karl’s Moroccan Couscous

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Karl’s Couscous Florentine

I wanted a starch dish to go with my fried salmon. I wanted something that was quick and easy. Couscous cooks in just minutes and can be a very versatile starch. A bit of this and a bit of that and viola, dinner is served.

Karl’s Couscous Florentine

Karl’s Couscous Florentine

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Karl’s Tapas: Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Adapted from a Penelope Casas recipe

I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. Jan picked this tapas out of one of my cookbooks. Although I did not follow the recipe, it had some techniques for the fillings that I found interesting.

Karl’s Tapas: Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Karl’s Tapas Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones (Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts)

Karl’s Tapas
Champiñones Rellenos de Cerdo y Piñones
Mushrooms Stuffed with Pork and Pine Nuts

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Karl’s Pesto

We have had a lot of trouble with bugs and pests in the garden this year. The basil was beginning to look sad. I salvaged what I could and made pesto to preserve what was left.

Karl's Pesto

Karl’s Pesto

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Karl’s Coleslaw

This is a weekday meal, 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 be bad for your or not taste good. “Quick” does not necessarily mean “bad.”

For the most part I try to make may own dressing for salads. However, I have not been able to replicate the flavor of Hidden Vally Ranch Coleslaw dressing. It simply tastes “right.”

Karl’s Coleslaw

Karl’s Coleslaw

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