Category Archives: Easy

Chana dal. 11/3/20

Since we wanted to watch the U.S. election returns, John and I made our Chana dal in the Instant Pot during the afternoon. I love this dish! We still do not know who will be our next president but I … Continue reading

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Goal!!!!!!!!!!! 11/2/20

Today I met my weight loss goal!! I have lost 60 pounds in a little over a year, about a pound a week. (That is a total loss of a little more than 27.2 kg.) As you read through my … Continue reading

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English breakfast for dinner. 11/1/20

This was not quite the traditional full English breakfast. I was careful to stay within the parameters of my healthy eating for weight loss plan. My Breakfast For Dinner was delicious, easy to prepare, and filling. I made scrambled eggs, … Continue reading

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LFD – Lunch For Dinner. 10/31/20

Sometimes Saturday’s LFD means Leftovers For Dinner and other times it’s Lunch For Dinner. Either way Saturday’s dinner means a casual meal. It is certainly a good way to relax after a busy cooking week. Luckily I was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 10/29/20

This is one of our favorite pasta meals. We actually prefer the heartier flavor of the whole grain penne. The asparagus is from Peru where it is springtime. We have also been getting some tasty blueberries from Peru lately. I … Continue reading

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Odds and ends. 10/28/20

I did not stick exactly to my menu yesterday. I have a Zoom meeting on Tuesdays at 3:30 so by the time I am done sometimes I  do not feel like going through the big dinner production. Certainly you can … Continue reading

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Pan-seared salmon, cauli+rice, veg mix

We enjoyed a tasty salmon dinner last night. The salmon was cooked in about 5 minutes by John and I made the riced cauliflower and white rice mix, and the broccoli stem/snow peas combo. What? You are not using your … Continue reading

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Shrimp fried rice. 10/22/20

To streamline this dish I cut up the vegetables in the order that they need to go into the pan and John cooks while I am chopping. After cutting each shrimp in three pieces and removing the tail John marinates … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas, rice, beans. 10/21/20

Tired of taco night? Of course not! But here is an easy Mexican change-up. Tonight we made chicken enchiladas, tomato-y rice, and spicy black beans. To make things really easy I used precooked chicken breast strips that I shredded (a … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, rice, and snow peas. 10/20/20

This is a very simple but delicious dinner. It is really the quality of the fish that makes the difference. We buy these individually frozen pieces of fish at Costco. We have never run into a bad piece or even … Continue reading

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