Category Archives: Cooking

Vegetarian Borscht

While beet soup (Eastern European Borscht) is sometimes made with beef broth/stock, this one is made with a veggie broth.  And, since I didn’t have the regular purple beets in my fridge, the color on this one will not be … Continue reading

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Korean Beef Bulgogi BBQ

I figured doing this as a stand-alone recipe will put me in good stead when I post the challenge recipe, coming later this week.  More on that, later.  This week, however. For now, though, I will be making Beef Bulgogi, … Continue reading

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Shad Roe, Watercress, and a Chicken Egg

I’ve done shad roe before on this blog here, but if you can find it fresh somewhere, buying a couple of lobes (two lobes per each female shad fish) during the season, which is ending about now, is worthwhile.  And … Continue reading

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Black Japonica Rice with Cabbage, Endive and (Optional) Farmer’s Cheese

Black Japonica rice – I discovered it recently.  I bought a cup to investigate.  It is mostly purple-black.  It’s a short-grained rice.  You will find a photo of it, raw, at the end of this post. Prep Time:  20 minutes, … 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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Khatta Meat

Made for the March Northern Curry Recipe Challenge, over at Lina’s.  I do love these challenges, for the new tastes I get to try.  The non-veggie arm of the judging is being performed by Sandhya, of Indfused.  The veggie dishes … Continue reading

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Sali Murgh – A Parsi Curry from North India

This recipe is created for the Northern Indian Curry Link Party March Challenge, via Lin’s Recipes. Hey, I found a recipe which specifically calls for dark meat chicken (and it isn’t just wings)! This dish is a Parsi dish — … Continue reading

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