Category Archives: American

Two light choices for Memorial Day grilling. 5/21/20

Here are a couple of dinners we have made over the last couple of days. They would be the perfect light dishes for Memorial Day grilling. Portobello mushroom burger with cole slaw and Texas caviar The marinated and grilled mushroom … Continue reading

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Seared scallops with corn and snow peas. 5/16/20

We have a division of labor in our house, John cooks the animal proteins while I take care of the vegetable proteins and veggie sides. Tonight John made his superb seared scallops in a cast iron pan while I sautéed … Continue reading

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Sheet pan turkey sausage and roasted vegetables. 5/15/20

I really like making these sheet pan dinners. Roasting vegetables makes them delicious and the clean-up is as easy as crumpling up the piece of aluminum foil you cooked them on. To start cut up your vegetables and put them … Continue reading

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Rotini with mushroom/meat sauce. 5/13/20

Just looking at this bowl of pasta makes me happy! Even though I only allowed myself two ounces of pasta and two ounces of meat, the small pieces of mushroom mimicked the meat, and the sauce was plentiful and delicious. … Continue reading

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Busy cooking days! 5/10 and 5/11/20

First I made some soup, lentil and vegetables. Why? Mostly because I had collard greens that were on their last legs in the crisper. I made it my usual way—sauté onions and garlic, add the celery and carrots, then the … Continue reading

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Sous vide pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables. 5/6/20

I have some catching up to do! On Wednesday John sous vide a pork tenderloin. We have often sworn never to buy pork tenderloin again. Usually it turns out dry and tasteless. Using the immersion circulator set to 130F (a … Continue reading

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Pinto bean tacos. 5/5/20

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To honor this quasi-holiday and because it is Tuesday we are having tacos! Since I am trying to do an every other day vegan/vegetarian dinner, we are preparing pinto bean tacos accompanied by cole slaw. My … Continue reading

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