Category Archives: Easy

Vegetable extravaganza! 10/2/22

On Sunday nights everyone in the family is on their own to make whatever appeals to them. I knew we had bits and pieces of vegetables and I decided to roast broccoli, cauliflower, rutabaga, mushrooms, cabbage, and carrots. I tossed … Continue reading

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Red lentils, riced cauliflower, and kale. 10/1/22

Delicious, healthy, and inexpensive red lentils are the stars of this dish.

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Shrimp tacos, pinto beans, arugula and golden beets. 9/29/22

When we have tacos I like to make a condiment bar on the kitchen counter that way everyone can fix their plate the way they like. John cooked the shrimp and warmed the tortillas while I cut up the taco … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with zoodles and mushrooms 9/28/22

While I will never be fooled by vegetables parading as pasta, if you mix zoodles with actual pasta what you get is a very tasty dish that takes a while to eat. I am definitely a fan of a big … Continue reading

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Tofu and vegetables over rice. 9/27/22

I made the vegan version of the sesame bowls I have been making. The bowl pictured here is waiting for its scallion-ginger-soy vinaigrette. We have one of these almost every week rotating through tofu, shrimp, and salmon. My daughter mentioned … Continue reading

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Turkey sausage with sheet pan veggies. 9/26/22

Super simple, easy dinner tonight! After shaking the vegetables in a bag with olive oil and salt I laid them out on a foil-lined and sprayed sheet pan for a 25 minute roast in the oven pre-heated to 425F convection. … Continue reading

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Tilapia with mustard sauce. 9/24/22

Growing up we never ate fish. Zero. Nada. My father was forced to eat fish as a child and he never got over the trauma. In fact even our cat was not allowed to eat canned cat food that had … Continue reading

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Buffalo chicken wings with carrots and celery. 9/23/22

On Friday night we were watching Roger Federer’s last professional match which was a very happy/sad event. We have been big fans for a long time. Needless to say, thoughts of making dinner went out the window and we decided … Continue reading

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Fusilli in tomato sauce with zucchini and mushrooms. 9/20/22

I am so glad that the weather has been cool enough to permit pots of boiling water and simmering sauce. After sautéing the mushrooms, onions, pepper, and garlic I added 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and cooked that briefly. Next … Continue reading

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Leek and potato soup. 9/19/22

Tonight’s leek and potato soup began life a few weeks ago as Instant Pot Vichyssoises. We had a bunch left over so we heated it up to come back as leek and potato soup! No need to eat it cold … Continue reading

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