Category Archives: Easy

Composed salad. 9/18/22

On Sunday morning with one little pot of water I hard boiled an egg, blanched broccoli, and cooked a small potato. Everything else was chopped and assembled at dinner time. As a base I used a combo of green leaf … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and cauliflower rice. 9/17/22

Tonight all we had to do was warm up the leftover Chana dal in a pot and heat up the rice in the microwave. Although it is hard for us to have leftovers because we like to eat a lot … Continue reading

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Steak, grilled potato, and asparagus. 9/16/22

Tonight we are finishing up our celebrations. Our final celebration is marking the anniversary of John’s retiring from full-time employment. We have enjoyed these years without the tedious commute and the office politics. Better that he be employed as my … Continue reading

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Light shrimp scampi with broccoli 9/13/22

This is a quick-cooking dinner that can be served with pasta, rice, or even polenta. Unlike a typical shrimp scampi with its tablespoons of butter and oil, this lighter version has a total of 1 teaspoon of olive oil per … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with ditalini and greens. 9/12/22

I am so glad that it finally cooled off and we are able to make more Fall-like dinner dishes. Chickpeas with ditalini and greens is an easy and versatile entree. We always make extra because it is so good for … Continue reading

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Raw vegetable salad with tofu. 9/6/22

We have been eating a lot of these bowls lately. Given the fact that we are under this unrelenting heat dome (113F again, yikes!), this vegetable salad with tofu seemed like the best choice. I had planned on Thai basil … Continue reading

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Indoor Labor Day picnic 9/5/22

So much for an outside event today. Happy “All-time record heat” Labor Day. We topped off at about 113F. It’s supposed to be hotter tomorrow. Ugh. Anyway, we made a little picnic in the family room where it was only … Continue reading

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Sunday supper salad. 9/4/22

My recent Sunday suppers have been more salad-like and less egg-like. Since it was VERY HOT yesterday, I cooked the egg in the morning and blanched the broccoli in the microwave. Along with the egg and the broccoli I had … Continue reading

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Seared shrimp with salsa slaw and cauliflower rice 9/3/22

Granted this is not a pretty plate of food but it tasted good. We needed a dinner that would have minimal cooking because it was over 100F. Originally John was going to put the shrimp on skewers and cook them … Continue reading

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Asian tofu salad bowl. 9/2/22

We are in the midst of a very hot spell which is forecast to last for a week! Since we are expecting many triple digit days and we are supposed to be conserving electricity, John and I will be trying … Continue reading

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