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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.

Coturnix a la Española: Adaptation of a Spanish-Style Quail Recipe, circa 1898

Contains: Gluten/wheat, eggs. Is: Probably extremely “retro”. You can use gluten-free bread  for the breadcrumbs, if desired. A 19th-century recipe from California for Codornices a la española (Spanish-style quail) was prepared by stuffing quails with a mixture of mushroom, green onion, parsley, butter, lemon … Continue reading

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Fig, Olive and Maple Syrup Sauce (or Glaze)

Contains:  No standard allergens.  Is:  Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan. Around here it is fresh fig season (which won’t last that much longer, but at lower latitudes you may have more leeway).    Although I used this with fish, for vegetarian or … Continue reading

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Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

Contains:   Gluten / wheat, dairy, eggs, added sugar.  Is:  Breakfast, vegetarian. Recently, I picked up a small waffle maker for $10 at my local household supply Big Box.   Actually, this was last spring.  I hadn’t used it until now.  At … Continue reading

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Goan Fish Curry

Contains:  Seafood (fish), coconut, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, Whole30, paleo, quick and easy.  Fish specific to the waters of Goa, India, would be preferred, but as this isn’t always possible (including where I live), any decent white fish of a bit … Continue reading

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Almond-Breaded Tapenade-Stuffed Trout, with a Mushroom Sauce

Contains:  Seafood (fish), tree nuts (almonds).  Is:  Gluten-free, nightshade-free, paleo. This recipe is inspired by Jacques Pépin, from his book, Poulets & Légumes:  My Favorite Chicken and Vegetable Recipes.  Although he stuffed chicken breasts, I used trout.  So, to be … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Ozzie’s Steak and Eggs, Hinsdale, Massachusetts 01235

This breakfast/brunch/lunch eatery is located just off of Route 8 as one heads north towards Pittsfield.  Their mascot is an alligator, which has a continuing motif around the restaurant. They have a great and awesome outdoor sitting area (more available … Continue reading

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Tomagoyaki: A Japanese Rolled Omelet (Dashimaki Variant)

Contains:  Eggs (natch….), soy, seafood option, added sugar.  Is:   A great appetizer, or bento-box ready addition.   FEATURING:  Home Grown Eggs!   (And, scallion/green onion).  This recipe is derived from https://www.justonecookbook.com/tamagoyaki-japanese-rolled-omelette/, and I have taken the liberty of adding chopped scallops to … Continue reading

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Another BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) Salad

Contains:  Nightshades,   Is:  Quick and easy, gluten-free. For me, bread is NOT the staff of life.  I am fine with eating breads, but I don’t have an overwhelming desire to need to eat them.  So, once again, I present a … Continue reading

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Bell Pepper Boats: Scallops, Bacon, Tomato, Quail Egg, Ikura (Salmon Eggs)

Contains:  Seafood, eggs.  Is:  Whole30, paleo.   You can consider this a sit-down appetizer, or perhaps a side for a fairly fancy meal.  The recipe description is per person, simply multiply for more. This was a rather fun delight to create, … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Style Summer Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Additions (Gỏi Cuốn)

Contains:  Seafood, potential legumes.  Is:  Gluten-free, soy-free if without most typical dips, finger food.   The dip I used contained soy, from a legume, although I don’t specify a dip for you to use in the recipe proper.  There are many … Continue reading

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