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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.

Mango Lassi

I love a good mango lassi, although I try to limit my consumption of this decidedly rich and carb-loaded beverage.  But it is indeed high in nutritive value, and hence filling.  I am given to understand that the lassi is … Continue reading

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Arrachera Mex-Tex Beef

Think of this as the meat you put into your fajitas, although you can do other things with your preparation.  Arracheras are nearly always made from skirt steak, and it is marinated up to three days before grilling, although 24 … Continue reading

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For Cinco de Mayo: Fish Tacos in Lettuce Shell; Vegetarian Tacos in Lettuce Shell

Here we have recipes for both vegetarian and fish tacos, served in lettuce. I’ve cut down on my home consumption of starches such as wheat or corn, and I’ve upped the outright veggies in my life.  Hence, a swap for … Continue reading

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For Cinco de Mayo: Pear/Mango Salsa, Mexican-Inspired

Well, it is almost the fifth of May, and Mexican restaurants go crazy trying to bring in new customers for the night.  The one nearest me used to have yearly signs out reading, “One tequila/Two tequila/Three tequila/Floor”, and the like, … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Horizon Diner, Manhawkin Township, New Jersey (Brunch)

A baker’s dozen of us gathered together down in a backyard in Manhawkin, New Jersey, Saturday afternoon as part of a meeting of wonderful folks who share interests in historical (and sometimes not-so-historical) re-enactments.  Two of us had driven down together … Continue reading

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Salad: Lettuce, Cabbage, Hearts of Palm, Endive, Smoked Salmon, Eggs, Tomato, Basil

I was going to bring a tossed salad to a small pot luck I attended on Saturday — but suddenly remembering there was some frozen smoked salmon from Costco in the fridge, and that I’d bought endives, I decided I … Continue reading

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Spinach & Turnip Greens and Ground Meat Mini-Muffins!

Spinach & Turnip Greens Meat Mini-Muffins This is an adaptation from one of the cool recipes I found in Melissa Joulwan’s book, Well Fed.  I’ve created her recipe several times as it makes great Road Food for trips where you … Continue reading

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