Author Archives: Beebamom

Valentine’s Day dinner. 2/14/21

Do you have to spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious, special-occasion dinner? Not at all. I pre-heated the oven to 400F, sliced the potatoes in half, shook the potato halves with a teaspoon of olive oil and … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu. February 15 – February 21, 2021

This week’s winner for most views of Dininglite.blog by a country is the Republic of the Philippines with almost 1500 hits. Egypt, which is not eligible yet to win again, came in second. Thailand also made a strong showing. In … Continue reading

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Breakfast For Dinner. 2/13/21

My BFD this week was packed with protein and vibrant colors. In addition to my usual scrambled egg, I prepared a cannellini bean salad and some wilted spinach and kale with a crumbled vegetarian patty. Although my whole dinner fit … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year treats! 2/12/21

In honor of the lunar new year I made some Vietnamese summer rolls and John cooked some pork potstickers. We served them both with nuoc cham, a dipping sauce. I am a little rusty with my summer roll technique so … Continue reading

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Pasta with mushroom Bolognese. 2/11/21

I like to make my own pasta sauces rather than use one from a jar because then I know exactly what and how much of each ingredient there is. For instance, most jarred sauces have sugar of some sort in … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak with roasted vegetables. 2/10/21

On Wednesday John fired up the grill to cook an out-of-the-ordinary beef flank steak. First he marinated it and then grilled it to a rosy pink. It was very tasty. In the time it took to heat up the grill … Continue reading

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Sous vide chicken, IP rutabagas, veg. 2/9/21

We used a couple of our specialty cookers for our comfort classic on Tuesday. For me, this dinner has a holiday vibe since the only time we ever had rutabagas was at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Making rutabagas which are very … Continue reading

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Prize winner! Algerian tagine. 2/8/21

This past week’s winner of most views by a country was Algeria with 355 views.  Dininglite.blog seems to be very popular in North Africa. Both Egypt, last week’s winner, and Algeria made strong showings. I decided to make a tagine … Continue reading

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BFD Eggs, veg patty, veg, salad. 2/7/21

First let me report that John had an omelet AGAIN! I made some scrambled eggs and a veggie patty which I topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms and served atop a split half of a pita. My green salad featured … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu – 2/8 – 2/14/21

This week’s winner is Algeria for visiting Dininglite.blog more than any other country! To celebrate their mistakes on finding their way to my blog, we are making a vegetable tagine. Along with chickpeas and some standard root vegetables, our tagine … Continue reading

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