I needed a vegetable to go with the chicken Madeira that I was serving for Jan’s visiting friends. I decided on French green beans, Harcourt vert, that are thinner and more tender than regular American green beans. Plain green beans are a bit boring, so I decided to add more interest with herbs and red bell pepper.
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Karl’s Harcourt Vert with Red Bell Pepper
Filed under California Fusion, Green Vegetables, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Roasted Carrot and Red Pepper Hummus
I am making the Dean’s Lunch and one of the dinners is a Vegan. Jan and I finally settled on a salad with crackers and a selection of schmears. To meet the needs of the one, the many must eat Vegan—to paraphrase.
Filed under Beans, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Wild Rice Salad
Jan wants to go to a movie for Mother’s Day, Avengers: Age of Ultron. For me this means making dishes that I can prep ahead. To go with my steamed mussels, I decided that a rice salad would be nice. In days past I would probably have used white Jasmine rice, but with my diabetes I am going with whole grains.
Filed under Rice, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Red Pepper Tapenade II
Jan requested fresh crackers for her dinner with her friends. While they are good all by themselves—“Crack”ers, as Jan calls them—I thought I would add a spread for them while my diners waited for me to finish the other dishes. A tapenade is a primarily made from chopped olives, with a bit of oil to make it a paste.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Coq au Riesling
Adapted from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe
Last week I made a hunter’s chicken. Jan asked for the same again when her old school friends, the aunties, came for Stitches this weekend. I did not want to do the exact same thing, so I made something much closer to a recipe in Cook’s Illustrated this month.
Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry, Stews
Karl’s Roasted Italian Potatoes
I am making “chicken under brick” and a ciambotta. The ciambotta usually contains potatoes, but I have one diner who is on a diet that excludes potatoes. When Eilene heard that there was going to be no potatoes in the meal she said, “No Potatoes!!” To try and please everyone, I decided to make a separate potato dish.
Filed under Potatoes, Side Dishes, Starches, Vegan, Vegetarian
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.
Filed under California Fusion, Main Dishes, Poultry, Turkey
Karl’s Garlic Barbecued Corn and Orange Salad
I am making Vera Cruz Fish Tacos and I decided that I wanted to add a side salad. I could have just served my garlic BBQ corn as a side dish, but I had two navel oranges left over after making a batch of orange infused sugar. Combining the two seemed like a good way to use up the leftovers.
Filed under Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Chive Stem and Napa Cabbage Stir Fry
Jan has not been home for dinner the last several nights (four conferences in one week). The one night she knew she would be home was Thursday and she asked for steamed fish. This is normally Eilene’s night with her friends, but finals are coming up so she had told me that they would not be coming over. My dinner plan was for steamed fish and stir fried chive stem.
Filed under Chinese, Side Dishes, Stir-fry, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian