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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.

Vegetarian Pizza-Like Cheese Melts with Indian or Mexican Influences

Inspired by both Indian and by Mexican thin flatbreads. Okay, these lack tomato (though the recipe can be adapted easily, and although one of my favorite pizza slices at the pizzeria in Litchfield CT is a cheese/shrimp/broccoli one), no tomatoes … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Ethiopian Black-Eyed Pea Stew

I adapted a dish originally made by the chef Marcus Samuelsson, for Black History Month.  (I don’t know if this is a thing elsewhere in the world besides the US.) My changes (in addition to downsizing a bit as 8-10 … Continue reading

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Pyogo Jeon, Korean Stuffed Mushrooms, Lunar New Year

I started hunting around for a good Lunar New Year recipe from any appropriate Asian culture that celebrates this time of year.  I stopped dead in my tracks with this potentially gluten-free Korean recipe that incorporates… mushrooms!  And, you can … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Creole: Mussels, Andouille, Okra, Rice

For Mardi Gras (February 13, 2018).    So many seasonal times up-and-coming!  And my computer being on the fritz hasn’t helped much… yesterday’s Valentine’s salad was supposed to be posted this past Tuesday, and today’s Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) post … Continue reading

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A Heart’s Salad for Valentine’s Day

Reluctantly, I squelched the notion of making a salad with chicken hearts for the occasion.  I mean, I’d be overjoyed to eat such a dish, but others, perhaps not so much… Instead, here’s a great Valentine’s Day salad using shrimp … Continue reading

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Lamb and Winter Squash in Yogurt Marinate

Out in the world of nature, here in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the beginning of the season for lambing and kidding – something I may be doing in future years once I get goats and Shetland sheep established here.  … Continue reading

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Refurbishing a Wooden Kitchen Cutting Board

I am cleaning through my draft posts here on WordPress, and discovered a post I wrote last March, yes, nearly a year ago, that I hadn’t gotten around to adding photos to, or finalizing for posting.  I think others may … Continue reading

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