Author Archives: Beebamom

Cannellini beans with tuna. 8/16/22

It is hard to know exactly what the temperature is going to be where we live. The San Francisco Bay Area is made up of many micro climates. It can be 105F 35 miles inland where we live and under … Continue reading

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Vegan herb-y marinated tofu salad 8/15/22

As predicted it was HOT here on Monday. I think the temperature hit 102F. Since our house is built on a slab it is usually cool and if we get up early and open the doors to let the cool … Continue reading

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Vegetables and eggs 8/14/22

For this Sunday’s BFD (Breakfast For Dinner) I made an Italian flavored stir-fry. In addition to salt I seasoned with dried oregano and red pepper flakes. My garnish was a drizzle of olive oil. The fresh cherry tomatoes were a … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu August 15 – 21, 2022

After weeks of nice weather it is supposed to be really hot this coming week, 90s and 100s hot. So we are going to be making mostly no-cook kinds of meals or meals where we can make the cooked components … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, steamed potatoes, snow peas. 8/13/22

John and I sat in the dining room for dinner tonight. Usually we are in the family room with the TV on but we decided that scallops needed our full attention. John was in charge of searing the scallops and … Continue reading

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Crispy tilapia with roasted vegetables. 8/12/22

All I had to do for my portion of the dinner is cut up some vegetable, toss them in a bag with olive oil and salt, and roast them in a 400F oven for 25 minutes. Roasted vegetables are so … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas, spicy beans, salsa slaw. 8/11/22

I used a number of shortcuts to make this plateful of yummy Mexican flavors doable for a weeknight dinner. The chicken came from a packet of pulled white meat from the famous rotisserie chickens at Costco. John heated up some … Continue reading

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Vegan fusilli arrabbiata over kale 8/10/22

Oh, yum, it’s pasta Wednesday at our house! The sauce I made consisted of three fresh tomatoes from our daughter’s garden, a can of original Rotel diced tomatoes and chiles, a dollop of tomato paste, oregano, salt, and red pepper … Continue reading

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Connecticut clam chowder. 8/09/22

Before we moved to Northern California, almost thirty years ago, we lived in North Carolina and Massachusetts. Living in different parts of the United States exposed me to regional cuisines. Originally from the Jersey shore where the pizza is the … Continue reading

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Surf and turf bowl. 8/8/22

We used Sunday night’s leftovers from our all-appetizer family dinner to create our surf and turf bowls. We had leftover bbq ribs meat for our turf and shrimp cocktail shrimp for the surf. Sliced up cucumbers from our veggie platter … Continue reading

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