Category Archives: Easy

No-cook vegan tofu sesame bowl. 8/6/22

This is the ultimate hot summer night dish! I have been making these bowls primarily with salmon and shrimp but decided I wanted a vegan version. The family voted three thumbs up for this marinated extra-firm tofu bowl with cucumbers, … Continue reading

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Vegan fettuccine with mushrooms and zoodles. 8/3/22

Our pasta dinner turned out even better than usual! I think the reason why is that instead of using red pepper flakes I used two minced bird’s eyes chiles and also added a chiffonade of basil. The chiles were not … Continue reading

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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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Herb-y salad with shrimp and nuoc cham 8/2/22

This herb-y salad is super easy, super tasty, and just what you need on a hot summer night. The salad part is a combo of an arugula/spinach mix (but you could use any greens), cabbage, cucumber, red bell pepper, mint, … Continue reading

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BFD Asian vegetable stir-fry with scrambled eggs 7/31/22

For this week’s Breakfast For Dinner I return to a favorite of mine, stir-fried vegetables over kale with soft scrambled eggs on top. This is a very satisfying dish. For today’s vegetables I used carrots, mushrooms, carrots, celery, cabbage, and … 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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Salmon bowl 7/28/22

Salmon or shrimp bowls are a frequent choice for dinner at our house. This is an especially good dish during hot weather since the only cooked components are the salmon which cooks on low on the stovetop and cauliflower rice … 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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Whole grain penne with broccoli and tuna 7/20/22

Making pasta at home or while traveling is an easy, nutritious dinner. Adding a protein and a vegetable makes your pasta dish satisfying. Garnishing your dish with olive oil and Parmesan cheese makes it special. Tonight in our little self-catering … Continue reading

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