Category Archives: Cooking

Roasted Baby Asian Eggplant/Aubergine and Fennel

Contains:  Nightshades.   Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, quick and easy.   There’s also a bit of radish in here, as well as scallion (green onion).  This dish was made as a side (for the braised goat shoulder dish) but could … Continue reading

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Fennel, Apple and Juniper Mahi-Mahi

Contains:  Fish, alcohol.  Is:  Gluten-free. The alcohol will cook off, but a word to the wise that this is there.   This is a poached dish, after a bit of pan frying.   Mahi mahi (dorado, common dolphinfish) – Coryphaena hippurus.  The fish … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Tex Mex Chili, Plus a Dry Spice Blend

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, also dairy free and vegan, depending on toppings.  Great for all-week dining. I attended a potluck with five other women on Saturday.  It was a warm afternoon, and we enjoyed what was likely to be … Continue reading

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Fresh Apple & Plum Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Contains:  Dairy products.  Is:  Vegetarian, a dessert. A lot of the upside down cakes are made using canned fruits.  It is (the tail end of) fresh fruit season here, so I decided to use fresh apple and fresh plum that … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth – About a Chef’s Favorite Mineral Condiment

Contains:  Salt, commentary.  Is: Not a recipe, but a salty talk.   It was on a MasterChef episode with Gordon Ramsey, where the chef came forward with a dish that GR lambasted for not having enough salt.  The poor chef noted … Continue reading

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Cheesy Grits Casserole – Inspired by a Kentucky Grandmother

Contains:  Grains, dairy, nightshade seasonings.  Is:  Gluten-free, filled with an ancestral touch, has a vegetarian option. My paternal grandmother passed away late winter of 1983. The dish I remember most of hers (and she had several old South recipes) was … Continue reading

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What to Do with Your Quail Eggs?

Contains:  Eggs and so forth.  Is:  Many of the ideas are vegetarian.  Or all can be made vegetarian. I got ideas from the “recipe” for making soft boiled eggs, but already had some of my own:  https://www.pantsdownapronson.com/soft-boiled-quail-eggs/. Upon my first … Continue reading

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Veal or Calf Sweetbreads, with Peppers and Mushrooms

Contains:  Nightshades, offal, Is:  Gluten-free and seafood-free if you use tamari instead of Worcestershire sauce (the latter contains fish sauce as well as gluten).  Quick and easy.     The first stage of cooking sweetbreads (which are the thymus or pancreatic … 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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Eggplant / Aubergine Steaks with Farro and a Pomegranate Molasses Tahini Sauce (Vegan)

Contains:  Gluten, nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan.   This is a recipe I made in order to create something for a Cookingbites recipe challenge.  The ingredient to be used was tahini.  So, here’s a sauce, and the meal I created to use … Continue reading

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