Category Archives: Easy

Pan-seared salmon with tartar/parsley sauce, rice, and snow peas. 9/2/20

Tonight’s dinner of salmon, rice, and snow peas is really easy and really tasty. John cooked the salmon to perfection. I doubt that it took more than five minutes in the pan. To accompany it I made a tartar and … Continue reading

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Red lentils and rice with broccoli. 9/1/20

Oh, it is so good to be home and cooking in my own kitchen and eating my own kind of food. Tonight’s dinner is a porridge-y mix of red lentils, ginger, onions, and garlic with lots of spices in a … Continue reading

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Hamburgers. 8/29/20

This is the first actual hamburger I have eaten in 11.5 months. Yes, I have had a couple of very low fat burgers on pita or a diet bread product a couple of times but there is really no comparison. … Continue reading

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Rotisserie chicken. 8/28/20

I just noticed that I skipped August 28th! My bad! Maybe I skipped it because we had a rather unimaginative meal of a Costco chicken with a mix of cauliflower rice and leftover yellow rice and the always available broccoli. … Continue reading

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Fancy dinner night. 8/27/20

Tonight we gave into the hardcore carnivore within each of us and made lamb chops with a baked potato and asparagus. Since we do not have a reliable cooktop here John broiled the lamb chops in the oven, I microwaved … Continue reading

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Escaping the fire and smoke. 8/25/20

You may have noticed that I did not publish a weekly menu or any updates for a few days. We have been dealing with the fires and smoke in Northern California. Over the weekend our air had fallen into the … Continue reading

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Pinto bean tacos with spicy tomato rice (vegan). 8/22/20

Our taco meal was surprisingly filling and satisfying. The canned pinto beans were cooked with onion, garlic, Serrano chile, and cumin. The beans went into stovetop toasted corn tortillas and then garnished with salsa, cabbage, and cilantro. One of our … Continue reading

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Vegan chickpeas with veg and pasta. 8/21/20

Each time we make this dinner it is a little different from the last time. This time we added a can of tomatoes with chiles which gave it a nice zing. Sometimes we add fennel instead of celery, this time … Continue reading

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Pan-seared salmon. 8/20/20

This was a quick cooking dinner. There was, of course, some prep time for making the sauce, seasoning the fish, cutting up the veg, and steaming the rice. John took care of the rice in the morning so all we … Continue reading

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Vegan Asian-inspired cold pasta with crunchy vegetables. 8/19/20

I was looking through recipes trying to find another hot weather dish when I came upon Mark Bittman’s Cold Sesame Noodles with Crunchy Vegetables in NY Times Cooking. Of course the recipe had me making a fancy sauce, using a … Continue reading

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