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Kwas and the race to save culinary history

16 February 2015
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Kwas is the Polish word for ‘acid’ and the name of a Christmas Eve soup made from sauerkraut & juice, dried mushrooms, and noodles or dumplings. My dad used to make the soup when I was a kid but I did not really like it then.  At the time I did not like any cooked…

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Indian inspired Golomki (Polish Stuffed Cabbage)

27 March 2011
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One of the other Polish dishes I had regularly growing up was Golomki, which is cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice and ground beef covered in tomato sauce and baked.  Since I need to eat low-cholesterol, I came up with this twist on the dish.  I could have just substituted not-meat crumbles for…

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Kolacky

24 December 2010
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Kolacky

Being of Polish decent and having hereditary high cholesterol, there are few recipes that I can eat.  This being the holiday season, I had to publish my paternal grandmother’s favorite cookie recipe: Kolacky.  This is not what you seem to find online now; those portions are huge.  My dad and uncle would eat handfuls of…

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Ceviche

16 December 2010
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Ceviche is usually a fish dish where the fish is ‘cooked’ in an acid of some sort.  Most recipes use fresh lime juice.  I have been told you can’t use reconstituted lime (or lemon) juice for this, as the acidity is not strong enough.  Here is my recipe, another low cholesterol dish. 1 LB Tilapia…

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Homemade granola

24 January 2010
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I like granola but any stuff I get always has something in it that I either don’t like or am not really fond of.  To solve this problem, I decided to make my own.  I first started looking for granola recipes and found this one.  It also has stuff in it which I don’t like,…

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Corn Bread

18 January 2010
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I like corn bread, but most corn bread recipes are not low cholesterol, so here is my adaption.  The can of corn makes the cornbread moister when cooking. 1 C Corn Meal 1 C Flour 1/4 C Sugar 4 t baking powder 1/2 t Salt 1 C Soy Milk 1/4 C Egg Whites 1/4 C…

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Low Cholestrol Pancakes

10 November 2009
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I have hereditary high cholesterol and try to avoid most forms of cholesterol.  I avoid all red meat (it now gives me digestion problems) all dairy and limit my intake of poultry.  What I have been experimenting with is recipes for mainstream foods that are ‘Jim compatible’.  Here is my first recipe 3/8 C AP…

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