Category Archives: Cooking

St. Patrick’s Day: Cabbage & Bacon Stuffed Trout, for #FishFridayFoodies

I joined a challenge to come up with a seafood-based recipe for St. Patrick’s day.  I’d hoped to post this yesterday, but things came up, and besides my camera and my computer are reluctant these days to converse with one … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Dover Sole (Gluten-Free)

This recipe would probably work for many of the thin white fishes.  Unfortunately, ocean perch curls up and makes for a poor presentation, along with not crisping up at all effectively.  Dover sole fillets tend to be very tender, and … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Braised, Stuffed Lamb Hearts: Featuring Cauliflower

Here is a Paleo-friendly (use Coconut aminos instead of soy/tamari sauce, and go with my Mirin substitution idea) recipe for stuffed, braised lamb hearts.  They are wrapped with bacon to keep moisture in while baking.  This recipe uses cauliflower rather … Continue reading

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Grain-Free Ikura Avocado Hand Roll

Not that long ago, I was in the mood for a snack.  I didn’t want to wait to cook up the rice (waiting defeats the point of a snack), so I decided, somewhat in the spirit of the Naruto roll … Continue reading

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King Mackerel with Asparagus, Leeks and Pomegranate Reduction

I don’t see king mackerel often, but it showed up at one of the local groceries a day or so ago, so I sprung for it.  The price was right, and it was wild caught sourced.   (You will also find … Continue reading

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Agedashi Tofu

I do minimize the amount of tofu I consume, but this is one dish I really like at Japanese restaurants. Makes a great appetizer!   It is sufficient for a light lunch, as well. It comes with two parts – … 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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