Category Archives: Appetizers

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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Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab, Spinach, Cream Cheese

Contains:  Dairy, seafood, nightshades.  Is:  An appetizer, gluten-free, primal, keto.   I attended a culinary gathering on May 30th – our main focus is learning new techniques and developing skills, but this one was a more simple one, largely to get … Continue reading

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Appetizer: Soft Shelled Crab & Ramps, with Za’atar Seasoning

Contains:  Seafood (shellfish), some nightshade in the seasoning.  Is:  Quick and easy, gluten-free, Whole30, paleo, keto.   You can learn more about soft-shelled crabs in a future post (for another online food challenge — which I will link to on the … Continue reading

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Bison Bone Marrow on Crumpets, with Garlic, Lemon, and Balsamic Reduction

Contains:  Offal, gluten (wheat), dairy? soy?  READ LABELS on your crumpets, see below!  Is:  Quick and easy.   Beef marrow is practically identical, substitute this in as available or desired.   You can also switch the crumpet(s) out with English muffins (sliced … Continue reading

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Chicken Drumsticks (or Wings), Baked with Balsamic Reduction & Hot Sauce.

Contains:  Nightshades in the hot sauce.  Is:  Gluten-free, paleo.  Probably nothing special, but something I’ve been making with drumsticks or wings as a main for awhile now.  Usually as a lunch.  Switch out the hot sauce or the backdrops or … Continue reading

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Southern Style Pickled Shrimp

Contains:  shellfish.  Is:  Quick and easy preparation.   Another in the picking series of recipes.   This recipe is based on:   Southern Style Pickled Shrimp, which is found at the Kitchn website.   I subbed pearl onions in for Vidalia (I had the … Continue reading

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Salmon Tartare (Dad’s Recipe)

Contains:  Seafood, nightshades.  Is: Paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, if you leave out or modify any crackers, of which I certainly never minded doing.  Is:  An appetizer. This is perfect for an item in your Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian … Continue reading

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Lamb Kidney Puff Pastries

Contains:  Gluten, nightshades (in the ras al hanout).  Is:  Nut-free.   Towards the bottom of this post is a photo of lamb kidneys prior to cooking.  Just a heads up. Kidneys are  very healthy organs, if obtained from pastured animals.   … Continue reading

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Slow Braised Rooster Wings – Rooster Legs: Dual Recipes

Since I did this as a test, I only cooked one Ziploc pack of wings from the recent farm-harvested roosters.  It held five whole wings, and I’d left the drumette attached to the dual-bone part.  For guests, separate the drumette … 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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