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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: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.

A Breakfast “Quesadilla”

Contains:  Dairy, wheat, gluten, potentially nightshades.  Is: Quick and easy, vegetarian.   A quick one-off breakfast from yesterday.  It isn’t even particularly Tex-Mex, but at least this has queso (cheese).  And for this I had Mexican cheese in the fridge… Another … Continue reading

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Clams ‘n’ Pasta

Contains:  Shellfish, wheat, gluten, dairy, nightshades.  Is:  An effort to return to food blogging! Happy New Year I’ve been absent for a while, which wasn’t intended.  My mind wasn’t on cooking all that much [- oh, I cooked, but nothing … Continue reading

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A Month of South American, Mexican and Tex-Mex Meals

This occasion is moving to May 2023. I don’t plan on just eating foods from those particular backgrounds every meal and every day this month of May.  However, all the posted recipes will be from the above cultural sources.  Some … Continue reading

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Bell Peppers Stuffed with Ground Lamb, Topped with Labne

Contains:  Nightshades, dairy.  Is:  Grain-free, potentially paleo. The lamb came from a local farmer. Labne is a Middle-Eastern / Persian dairy product very similar to yogurt (it has cultures, and probably listens to Mozart when it can).  I find this … Continue reading

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Cubano / Cubanelle Peppers Stuffed with Shrimp, Shiitake and Capers

Contains:  Shellfish (shrimp), nightshades. Is:  Quick and easy, Whole30, paleo. A pleasantly tasty dish.  You can use any type of pepper – you will need to adjust the amount of stuffing depending on the size of pepper you plan to … Continue reading

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Baby Cuttlefish with Farro, Tomato, Marinated Eggplant, Mushrooms, and Olives

Contains:  Shellfish (cephalopods), gluten, wheat, nightshades.  Just enjoyed watching a storm roll in, thunder, lightning, a lovely breeze, temperatures dropping ten degrees. Nibbled on wild blackberries.  Noted the wild turkeys in the front yard slowly and nonchalantly cross the yard … Continue reading

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Shrimp Filling for Tamales

Contains:  Shellfish (shrimp).  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, if by itself.   A while back, I made and posted about two tamale recipes.  I won’t today post the making of the masa that surrounds the filling.  We were doing a tamale making party … Continue reading

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Savory Avocado Smoothie with Blood Orange, Spinach, Scallion, Cilantro

Contains: No major allergens.   Is:  Quick and easy, raw, vegetarian, vegan. I have always preferred savory over sweet – this thick beverage is a feature of this. You really do need the cilantro/coriander leaf in this one, or otherwise the … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Farm and Garden, May 2022. Zone 5.

Yesterday the temperature outside climbed to 88 F, and rather humid.   The sort of weather that reinforces my decision not to follow my brother and his family down to the Tampa area of Florida.  I know this is nothing to … Continue reading

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Steamed Scallop Wontons

Contains:  Shellfish (scallops, oyster), gluten.  Is:  Quick and easy.   This recipe is designed for #FishFridayFoodies.  Theme this month is “Small Bites”.  You will find the links to other creators in this challenge at the end of this post. You can … Continue reading

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