Category Archives: Condiments

Japanese Salad, with Ginger or Wafu (Sesame) Dressing & Optional Tako Su Topping

Contains:  Soy, added sugar.  Is:  Vegetarian/vegan, if you omit the optional octopus (served off to the side to begin with).  Gluten-free if you source your soy / tamari sauce accordingly.  Or, if you switch to coconut aminos (in which case, … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras: Creole Seasoning

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30. All recipe credit belongs to Immaculate Bites (photos and commentary are mine):  Afro-Caribbean Recipes Made Easy.  I love the discussion there about Creole and Cajun seasonings, too.  Apparently Creole is just … Continue reading

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Ras al Hanout Moroccan Seasoning

This weekend, I am making a Moroccan leg of lamb for a pot-luck gathering here, with a low and slow braise.  It’s a Mediterranean theme pot-luck. In advance, I’m making the Ras al Hanout seasoning I wish to use for … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo: Cilantro/Lime/Avocado Taco Dressing

I’m feeding 14-16 people tomorrow for Cinco de Mayo, and I hope to have a more intensive recipe to show for it next week… I’m not finishing off most of these recipes until I’m just about to serve them, and … 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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Kashmiri Masala/Curry Paste

Here’s the Kashmiri Curry Paste recipe I used for the Khatta Meat I posted the other day.  The recipe is adapted from The Curry Guy’s recipe.   My main adaptation was to change “vegetable oil” to “grapeseed oil”, because it … Continue reading

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Hoisin Sauce

I bought some Hoisin sauce from Whole Paycheck, and even from that supposedly-natural source, this jar has a lot of dodgy ingredients.  SOOOO… Make-Over Time!!!  I am going to make my own.  I found a couple of recipes on-line that I’ll … Continue reading

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