Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

Holi, Indian Festival of Colors: Chicken Tikka Masala Whole30 Style

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.      Yes, if you prefer to have basmati or jasmine rice instead of cauliflower rice, please go ahead.  I made this when I wanted to do one of those Whole 30 … Continue reading

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Japanese Vegetarian Hot Soba Soup

Contains:   Eggs, soy, almost certainly gluten.  Is:  Vegetarian, nightshade-free.  Soba noodles are buckwheat noodles, but looking at the ingredient package of mine, these also contain wheat (hence, gluten, if you are concerned).  I’ve no idea if this is true … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Bò Trộn Cải Xoong – Pan-Seared Beef & Watercress Salad, with Fish Dressing Sauce

Contains: Seafood in the dressing, with option to opt out.  Soy, with option to opt out.  Is:  gluten-free with the proper soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos.   The recipe I’d originally planned to make for the Asian New Year (of … Continue reading

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Korean Banchan: Pickled Tofu

Contains:  Soy.  Is:  Gluten-free, vegan.   The Korean people typically serve lots of small sides along their main course, and along with rice.  These they call banchan.  Now, typically I make one or two dishes for a meal, especially if … Continue reading

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Sea Scallops, Shrimp, Shiitake, Sprouts, Asparagus, Onion – Stir Fried

Winter Solstice is a big deal around here, raising hens.  From henceforth, there will be more daylight each day, until one gets to the point where the chickens notice, and will up the production line.  (Yes, one can keep lights … Continue reading

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Pumpkin/Butternut Squash Soup, Thai Variant

Stop PRESS!  My laying hens finally delivered two gorgeous brown eggs this past Tuesday!  And, later that day, a third one!  I don’t know who laid what, but hey… laid.  Do follow up on my homesteading journal at Homestead Journal … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Indian-Inspired Rice; Plus Eggplant (Aubergine), Bitter Melon & Okra Curry

Since there are a lot of meat-related dishes on my docket right now, I wanted to create something vegetarian that I’ve never made before.  Meanwhile, I was having a severe hankering for things Indian, and haven’t yet tracked down the … Continue reading

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