Category Archives: American

Dining out for the first time in 13 months! 4/8/21

John and I planned a treat for ourselves and went out to lunch, dinner, and stayed over at hotel for the first time since February, 2020. I have to admit that not being able to go to restaurants for over … Continue reading

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Roasted sea bass with new potatoes and broccoli. 4/6/21

Since yesterday was a salt extravaganza we decided that a less sodium packed meal would be the right choice. We finished up our pack of frozen Chilean bass by having a little extra in the shape of a much thinner … Continue reading

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Easter bread and Brussels sprouts. 4/4/21

On Sunday we decided to have our eggs in the form of cake. Our daughter made this delicious yeast cake/bread called Colomba di Pasqua, or dove of Easter in Italian. It was so good! We ate a lot of it. … Continue reading

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Lentils over kale. 4/2/21

Friday night’s dinner was just what we needed to get us back on our diet track after a prolonged venture into too many dangerous foods. (I’m looking at you wine and matzoh with butter!) In addition to the lentils we … Continue reading

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Scallops and asparagus. 4/1/21

Having scallops for dinner always makes it feel like a special occasion night. Seared scallops and sautéed asparagus in a lemony tartar sauce It takes just minutes to cook these U-10 scallops and John did a great job. They were … Continue reading

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Chicken taco bowl. 3/30/21

Because we wanted a little more flexibility in regard to our eating matzoh, we decided to pitch the tortillas and go with a taco bowl and eat some matzoh on the side. We started with some rotisserie chicken breast that … Continue reading

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Salmon, rice, broccoli. 3/29/21

John and I had a disagreement over how to cook the salmon. I read somewhere that you should cook it in a 400F oven for 10 minutes an inch on a rack that has been sprayed with an oil spray … Continue reading

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Lamb chops, mashed potatoes, asparagus. 3/27/21

Saturday night we celebrated the first night of Passover with a Seder and a festive meal. Grilled lamb chops, mashed potatoes, asparagus with sauce gribiche Since this was a festive occasion we were not counting calories and enjoyed our mashed … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala, mashed potatoes, broccoli. 3/25/21

Our chicken dinner this week was very similar to last week’s. Instead of a piccata sauce we made a Marsala sauce, Marsala wine instead of white wine, no capers but both have lemon, mushrooms, and shallots. I got my recipe … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner!-Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce – 3/23/21

Our daughter was born on my father’s half birthday. So when her birthday rolls around I am thinking not only of her birthday but also of my father’s as well. It is sweet and bitter-sweet. After having  take-out (pandemic-safe) from … Continue reading

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