Category Archives: Easy

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

New! Shrimp with citrus/Sambal dressing. 5/28/20

Shrimp with citrus/Sambal dressing is a quick and relatively easy dinner. I made the brown rice in the oven early in the morning to keep from overheating the kitchen so all I needed to do was make the dressing and … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, rice, Shellfish, Vegetables | Leave a comment

Rotini with broccoli and tuna. 5/26/20

Much like last week’s penne with broccolini and mushrooms, this pasta dish uses items from your pantry and matches them with a fresh vegetable for a complete delicious meal. A little olive oil and some pasta water is all you … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Fish, Italian, Pasta, pescatarian, Vegetables | Leave a comment

Instant Pot Palak Dal. 5/25/20

Our son has been encouraging us to try this dal (lentil) dish that he makes at home. The recipe he sent me Lentils with Spinach or Palak Dal was from America’s Test Kitchen and like many of their recipes had … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Instant Pot, Legumes, rice, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Penne with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/23/20

If you are like me and trying to cut back on carbs or calories, you are probably trying to eat a smaller portion of pasta. It is sad I know to see that wee amount in your bowl. I make … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Italian, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chicken and rice with ginger/scallion sauce

I saw this recipe on the NYTimes Cooking site and it appealed to me because it seemed dead easy without much cleanup. Put white rice in a pot with chicken broth, some salt, and a tablespoon of grated fresh ginger. On … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese, Easy, Kitchen tips, Poultry, rice, Vegetables | 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