Category Archives: American

Chilean sea bass, new potatoes, broccoli 8/2/22

Chilean sea bass was not on the menu today but we were at Costco and they had nicely sized pieces for three people at a reasonable price. It was actually cheaper per pound than the frozen pieces we buy in … Continue reading

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Baked tilapia with collards and corn 7/30/22

Easy dinner tonight. John seasoned the fish with salt, garlic, paprika, and Old Bay then baked it in a 400F oven for 12 minutes. To make the collards and corn, first I sautéed sliced garlic until it was golden and … Continue reading

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Vegan! Fusilli and kale with mushrooms 7/27/22

Absolutely the best way to eat pasta when you are dieting is to make a little pasta and a lot of vegetables. If you are like me you want to have a large bowl of pasta but cannot expend all … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, new potatoes, green beans 7/26/22

This is a simple but delicious dinner. The potatoes start first in a steamer basket over boiling water. They take 15 to 20 minutes. When they are done I put them in a covered bowl to keep warm and after … Continue reading

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Grilled steak, grilled potatoes, salad 7/19/22

Greetings from the Olympic Peninsula as we begin our homeward trek. Tonight we we are staying at the Quillayute River Resort which has self-catering units. We are so excited to be cooking together again! John does a masterful job grilling … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner 7/3/22

Even though we are on vacation, Sunday is Breakfast for Dinner day! Since we cannot be buying a ton of vegetables and then have to throw them out because we can’t take them on a road trip, I had to … Continue reading

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Penne with shrimp and broccoli 7/2/22

We are on vacation! This is our 50th wedding anniversary road trip!! We have already spent two driving days where we went through some beautiful and also some desolate country. Here are a couple of pictures- We are settled for … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl 6/29/22

This dish also comes with a gingery soy vinaigrette which I had not put on yet.There are so many contrasts in this bowl. The cauliflower rice and the salmon are warm while all the other components are cold. The vegetables … Continue reading

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Zoodles, fettuccine, and a lot of broccoli

A new ingredient that we have been using is Carba-Nada pasta. It still has carbs but way less than regular pasta. And it tastes great! We also have a handheld spiralizer as a new gadget. So although we only used … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with soft scrambled eggs 6/27/22

Sunday night is always our make-your-own breakfast-for-dinner night. While John always makes a ham, cheese, mushroom, and onion omelet, I need a dish which takes me a bit longer to eat. More and more I have been gravitating to a … Continue reading

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