Category Archives: Vegetarian

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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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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Indian Uttapam Pancakes

This is made for the Pancake Challenge Link Party, hosted by Natascha’s Palace, and assisted by Lin of Lin’s Recipes.  And well, because they turned out quite good, too!   They’d be great to bring to a brunch where you’d … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: Enjoying Strawberry Ice Cream with Cocoa Powder and Ground Dried Strawberries.

Both strawberries and chocolate are considered aphrodisiacs.  So, what better than to combine them? No, I didn’t make the ice cream, but I got it from a local home-made-quality source — it is hard to make the supermarket strawberry ice … Continue reading

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Asian Sweet and Sour Sauce

While this recipe is a gluten-free, grain-free adaptation of a Filipino recipe, this sauce is serviceable for sweet and sour sauces for Chinese, Malaysian, and Indochinese treatments of seafood, poultry, and vegetables.  Or for anything you would dip into, say, … Continue reading

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Asian Style Cooking Greens, Pan-Fried

I’ve served up greens before in this blog, but it’s time to make them more specifically Asian-themed. I keep any good-looking root vegetable green I find at farmer’s markets (although I don’t care for radish greens — a little too … Continue reading

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