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Karl’s African Spinach Soup

I wanted to make a Sub-Saharan side dish to go with my West African chicken stew. I knew I wanted to use garbanzo beans and spinach, but all the dishes I found on-line threw in peanut butter to “make it African.” Since my chicken dish already contained peanut butter, I did not want to use it—two dishes that taste too similar is not interesting. I had to find another way to make my dish “African.”

Karl’s African Spinach Soup

Karl’s African Spinach Soup

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Karl’s Goan Cauliflower and Spinach

I am making a Goan Dinner this Sunday. I am not overly fond of cauliflower, but I have some diners who are on-again/off-again non-starch-eaters. I needed a dish to fill them up, if this was an off day. I decided a Goan cauliflower dish was what I needed. In the rest of India ghee—clarified butter—is the cooking fat of choice. In Goa they prefer to use coconut oil.

Karl’s Goan Cauliflower and Spinach

Karl’s Goan Cauliflower and Spinach

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Karl’s Saag Paneer II

Jan has a potluck today and most of the other people signed up for meat dishes. Jan thought that there should be at least one vegetarian option. I suggested saag paneer, greens with cheese.

Karl’s Saag Paneer II

Karl’s Saag Paneer II

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Karl’s Palak Paneer II

Adapted from Sinful Curry

From my research on the web I understand that the difference between Palak Paneer and Saag Paneer is that if you only use only spinach it is a Palak (spinach) and if you use a mixture of green vegetables it is a Saag (greens). The paneer in the title is an Indian cheese with a very high melting point.

Karl’s Palak Paneer II

Karl’s Palak Paneer II

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Karl’s Greek Spanakorzo Salad (Spinach and Pasta Salad)

I am making some Greek lemon chicken for a weekday meal. I made Spanakorizo (Greek spinach and rice) as a hot side dish last Easter. Today, I want to use the same flavors to make something lighter. This is more a fresh spinach salad with pasta, not orzo with a bit of spinach.

Karl’s Greek Spanakorzo Salad (Spinach and Pasta Salad)

Karl’s Greek Spanakorzo Salad
Spinach and Pasta Salad

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Karl’s Spanakorzo (Greek Spinach and Pasta)

I am making Greek barbecued lamb for Easter and I wanted a Greek starch side dish. Found a recipe for Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice). While I did not copy the recipe, it gave me the idea for a Greek-style pasta dish with orzo.

Karl’s Spanakorzo (Greek Spinach and Pasta)

Karl’s Spanakorzo (Greek Spinach and Pasta)

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Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots Salad with Spinach

I needed a salad for Christmas Eve dinner. Jan really loves carrot salad, but I wanted at least some green veg in the meal, so I added some baby spinach. I have made this salad before as a spinach salad, garnished with carrots. Here I reverse the proportions, a carrot salad garnished with some spinach.

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots Salad with Spinach

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots Salad with Spinach

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Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

Eilene requested carrot salad and some kind of green thing as the vegetable to go with the chili dogs for her birthday meal. I had bought a bottle of Champaign vinegar for another meal a few weeks ago and that seemed like a likely place to start. Thinking about what herbs and spices would compliment this rather expensive ingredient, I started grabbing bottles out of my spice rack. This is what I came up with. Giving the carrots a bit of time to pickle a bit also seemed like an obvious idea.

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

Karl’s Lightly Pickled Carrots and Spinach Salad

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Karl’s Chicken Florentine

I am finally getting around to posting the meal I served Jan’s childhood friends last Saturday. This is basically my noodles Florentine recipe with meat added. While this is a dish is a meal in a bowl, I served it with a side of steamed broccolini.

Karl’s Chicken Florentine

Karl’s Chicken Florentine

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Karl’s Noodles Florentine

I wanted a vegetable/starch side dish to go with my baked salmon. Lately, I have been making  dishes with noodles in white sauce for Jan and Eilene. Today, I decided to make it a green sauce.

Karl’s Noodles Florentine

Karl’s Noodles Florentine

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