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About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: Building a log home in rural western Massachusetts. Will be raising chickens and goats/sheep. Raising veggies and going solar.

Dining Out: Aroma Bar and Grill, Great Barrington, MA

Aroma Bar and Grill, Indian Restaurant 485 Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington, MA On my way home from meeting a contractor in Pittsfield, I stopped to take a quick and inexpensive lunch at the Aroma Bar and Grill.  I’d eaten … Continue reading

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Dining Out: El Comalito, Amherst, MA

El Comalito (Mexican & Salvadorian), 460 West Street, Amherst MA The next two or three posts I’m making are dining out experiences.  I’m pretty busy packing and sorting my home in preparation for a move to be very kitchen-creative.  This dining … Continue reading

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April 1st: Mashed Sweet Green Peas with Shiitake

This is actually created in memory of the time when I was a child.  I looked at the platter of loathed green peas, and, using the logic of the Laws of Similarity, decided that mashing my peas might improve the … Continue reading

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Full Sized Crustless Quiche

Something like a month and a half ago, I’d signed up for a pot luck brunch.  I truly love the fun and creativity exhibited at these brunches.    I signed up to make a couple quiches.  Due to my whilst-dining-at-home gluten-free … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Cabbage & Bacon Stuffed Trout, for #FishFridayFoodies

I joined a challenge to come up with a seafood-based recipe for St. Patrick’s day.  I’d hoped to post this yesterday, but things came up, and besides my camera and my computer are reluctant these days to converse with one … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Dover Sole (Gluten-Free)

This recipe would probably work for many of the thin white fishes.  Unfortunately, ocean perch curls up and makes for a poor presentation, along with not crisping up at all effectively.  Dover sole fillets tend to be very tender, and … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Braised, Stuffed Lamb Hearts: Featuring Cauliflower

Here is a Paleo-friendly (use Coconut aminos instead of soy/tamari sauce, and go with my Mirin substitution idea) recipe for stuffed, braised lamb hearts.  They are wrapped with bacon to keep moisture in while baking.  This recipe uses cauliflower rather … Continue reading

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