Category Archives: American

BFD. 6/7/20

Whenever we have Breakfast For Dinner John always makes an omelet and I always make some sort of scrambled eggs because I am too impatient with the whole rigmarole of omelet making. Last night, though, I decided to give it a try. So … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Eggs, Kitchen tips, omnivore, Vegetables | Tagged | 1 Comment

Vegan creamy broccoli soup and tuna salad. 6/4/20

It was hot again tonight and none of my choices from this week’s menu seemed good for preparing in a hot kitchen. I had whipped up some creamy broccoli soup last week and decided on that for dinner along with tuna … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Fish, pescatarian, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Instant Pot beef stew. 6/2/20

Usually you would not think of having beef stew in the summer but we had a piece of beef chuck in the freezer that needed using and John was in a beefy mood. We decided to do the cooking in … Continue reading

Posted in American, Beef, Easy, Instant Pot, Kitchen tips, omnivore, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chickpea, vegetable, and pasta stew. 5/30/20

We have not made chickpea stew in a while and I forget how wonderful all the vegetables look and taste in the bowl. And then, there they are with all their beautiful colors and textures. The combination of the vegetables, … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Legumes, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Un-chiladas . 5/29/20

I came up with the idea for this dinner. I said, “How about we have chicken breast with salsa verde, brown rice, and spicy black beans?” John said, “No tortillas? That would be like having un-chiladas!” And so out of … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Mexican, Poultry, rice, sous vide, Vegetables | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American, Grilling, Mexican, pescatarian, Shellfish, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American, Easy, pescatarian, Shellfish, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American, Easy, Kitchen tips, Poultry, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American, Beef, Easy, Italian, omnivore, Pasta, Vegetables | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in American, Easy, Eggs, Indian, Kitchen tips, Legumes, rice, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , , | Leave a comment