Category Archives: Easy

Weeknight chicken. 6/18/20

We had to slightly alter our dinner plans for Thursday because it was quite hot (93F) and we did not want to heat the kitchen up too much. John sous vide a chicken breast and made a pot of couscous … Continue reading

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White beans with tuna and juniper berries. 6/17/20

Tonight we mashed together two exceptional experiences we  have had with white beans. One was a side dish of cannellini beans and juniper berries in Siena, Italy and the other was a side of white beans with tuna that we … Continue reading

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Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 6/16/20

The secret to this dish is to salt and drain the zucchini before cooking. The zucchini remain much more firm and are seasoned well. Also adding a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts gives a buttery flavor. Penne with zucchini and … Continue reading

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Chana Dal. 6/13/20

Yum, I love Chana dal. It is dried split chickpeas cooked together with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices. After a quick 30 minute soak, it all goes in the instant pot. Here is the recipe I use – https://pipingpotcurry.com/instant-pot-chana-dal/   … Continue reading

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Costco rotisserie chicken two ways. 6/10/20

This has turned into “Chicken Week.” I should not have started with chicken on Monday because we went to Costco on Tuesday and I was seduced by the smell of their rotisserie chicken. So to eat up our enormous, economical, … Continue reading

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Classic chicken. 6/8/20

Every once in a while I need to throw a classic chicken dinner into the line-up. It is comfort food for me. And since for years chicken has been the go-to Monday dish, it is even more comforting to eat … Continue reading

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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

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/6/20

While the water was heating up I cooked the mushrooms until they were browned and then added some garlic and onion to the sauté. When the onions had softened I turned the flame to low and waited until the pasta … Continue reading

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Red lentils with brown rice. 6/5/20

I love this combination of red lentils, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices cooked together in a vegetable stock. I found the recipe on an Afghani site and tweaked it to make it my own. John sautéed the onions and spices … Continue reading

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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

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