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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: IKEA, New Haven, CT

Yes, I know, Ikea has meatballs and a bunch of other food items in their cafeteria.  I’m very very picky about meatballs, and I’d say none of the other menu reached out and grabbed me, either, but I will say … Continue reading

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King Mackerel with Asparagus, Leeks and Pomegranate Reduction

I don’t see king mackerel often, but it showed up at one of the local groceries a day or so ago, so I sprung for it.  The price was right, and it was wild caught sourced. Mackerel also has a good … Continue reading

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Agedashi Tofu

I do minimize the amount of tofu I consume, but this is one dish I really like at Japanese restaurants. Makes a great appetizer!   It is sufficient for a light lunch, as well. It comes with two parts – … Continue reading

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Dashi Recipes (Japanese broth stock)

I’ll post both a traditional bonito-based dashi and a vegetarian (shiitake mushroom-based) dashi recipe here today.  Both are good and serviceable!  Plus, cleaning out some old ingredients, I have a combo dashi at the bottom of this post.  Dashi has … Continue reading

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GF Scotch Duck Egg with Ground Beef, Coconut Flakes

Well, it’s experiment time again!  I’ve never before eaten Scotch eggs, much less made them.  They’re seasoned ground meat of your choice wrapped around a peeled boiled egg, which can be semi-soft or hard cooked prior to the wrapping.  Then, … Continue reading

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Feast of the Seven Fishes, 2016: Featuring Eel and Smelts

Last year I had a truncated feast – I think it was four fishes. This year I had all seven. And while this is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, one has no need to stay with Italian methods of preparation.  (Or … Continue reading

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GF Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes

I’d bought some buttermilk for another purpose.   Most of the bottle was left over – why can’t they sell these things in quantities single folks would actually USE?  It’s not like we singles are non-existent or rare, you know? Buckwheat … Continue reading

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