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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.

Mahi Mahi with Sweet Potato, Avocado, Onion, Cheese, Cucumber and Cilantro Chutney in White Corn Tortilla Shells

Contains:  Seafood, nightshades, dairy.  Potential soy.  Is:  Gluten-free.   (The soy would be in the coriander chutney I used.  Other savory chutneys could be substituted, or you could make your own – something I plan to challenge myself with this coming … Continue reading

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Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Pork

Contains:   Nightshades, dairy.  Is:  Grilled! Gluten-free. (It has been a while since I’ve posted a grilled recipe.) Source recipe (but only for the sweet potatoes…):  Grilled Hassleback Sweet Potatoes with Molasses-Nutmeg Butter Recipe | Bobby Flay | Food Network I … Continue reading

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Chutney

Contains:  Added sugar.  Is: vegetarian, vegan.   Apologies for the autopostings earlier today – forgot that I’d not re-set the timer for these posts, so I could finish them up.  Also, I’m sorry about the lack of photos for this; my … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Coturnix Quail with Farro, and Cucumber Salad

Contains:  Gluten, if you use farro.  Is:  Cooking from Home Grown. You can substitute the farro (an ancient grain) with quinoa or rice, to make this dish gluten-free.  Or with potatoes to make it Paleo and Whole30 instead.  Another veggie … Continue reading

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Malted Mocha Milkshake

Contains: Dairy, gluten.  Is: Vegetarian, quick and easy. If you leave out the “malt” portion of this, the treat is gluten-free.   Making a malt means that one has taken a sprouted grain that was then quickly dried.  Barley is most … Continue reading

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Strawberry Gin Smash

Contains:  Alcohol, added sugars..  Is:  A rather potent beverage.   I am using this recipe from The Kitchn.  It really sounded good.  For my purposes, I made half a recipe, and I made what I could a day in advance.   Shared … Continue reading

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Avocado Deviled Eggs, Redux: Avocado & Bacon

Contains:  Eggs, nightshade.  Is:  An appetizer.  I brought these to a recent gathering.  You can always use hotter ground pepper than I did, but I was considering the audience.  (You could also experiment with a hot or smoky ground paprika.) … Continue reading

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Homesteading in June, Here at Zone 5

Animal, Mineral and Vegetable…. Four-legged friends:  At the moment, there’s just Serenity the 19 and a half year old ragdoll cat.  It is not fair to her to bring in another cat (although she has a history of getting along … Continue reading

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Chinese-Style Fried Quinoa, with Pork and Egg

Contains: Eggs, nightshades. Is:  Gluten-free.  There are tasty vegetarian suggestions towards the bottom of the recipe. Not all that many months ago, I posted a Fried Rice blog post.  But recently on Cooking Bites, a foodie BBS, I thought about … Continue reading

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Meso-American Chocolate Beverage

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, savory, vegetarian, vegan, keto.   This one may well be an acquired taste.  Simply:  be forewarned!  This is New World Aztec, Mayan, or Meso-American. The various pre-Columbian tribes and nations that occupied current-day Mexico … Continue reading

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