Category Archives: Grains

Autumn soup, hummus, and tabbouleh 9/30/22

Tonight we dressed up our leftover Autumn soup with a strip of bacon each. I made a double batch last week which makes about 10-12 servings. The recipe below is the full fat version. I use about 1/4 of the … Continue reading

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Hummus and tabbouleh with pita 9/8/22

Thursday night’s dinner was another extreme hot weather enterprise. This no-cook dinner featured hummus bought from the local grocery store, whole grain pita, radishes, feta, pepperoncini, and tabbouleh which I made myself. My recipe is one that I adapted from … Continue reading

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Chicken with rice mix and broccoli 6/6/22

At our house we call this either Classic Chicken or Chicken Monday. When the kids were little I tended to make the same sort of dish on certain days of the week. Monday was always chicken. In fact it became … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with polenta and fresh herbs 6/5/22

Since I ate an egg for breakfast I was looking for something different for Sunday night’s dinner. Aha, leftover polenta in the refrigerator! Given that polenta did not seem to lend itself to Asian flavors I decided to make an … Continue reading

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Stir-fried broccoli and chicken over kale and rice 6/1/22

The weather people assured me that the high temperature on Wednesday was supposed to be 73F. With very moderate temperatures for the day I felt that boiling a big pot of water to make fettuccini arrabbiata would not be a … Continue reading

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Farro bowl with vegetables 5/31/22

I have not made this yummy dish since February and it belongs in a more frequent rotation. I baked the farro in the oven which enhances its nutty flavor. Oven baked farro 1.5 cups farro1 teaspoon kosher salt2 1/3 cups … Continue reading

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Shrimp with broccoli and zucchini over polenta 5/12/22

Shrimp with vegetables over polenta is our version of shrimp and grits. John uses Bob’s Red Mill polenta and makes it in a ratio of six parts water to one part polenta. One half cup of polenta turns into quite … Continue reading

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Grilled hamburgers and tabbouleh 5/6/22

Does anybody else do this? You know you have to go back to dieting on Monday so you eat everything that you would not normally eat in the days leading up to D-Day. So yes, I am human and we … Continue reading

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Farro stuffed pepper. 3/11/22

This dish which luckily I made in the morning has a lot of components. First I needed to make the farro. I used an oven method where 1.5 cups of farro cook in a covered dish with 2 1/3 cups … Continue reading

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Farro grain bowl with vegetables. 2/12/22

Farro is a delicious nutty flavored grain that not many people know about. It can take the place of rice in many dishes. I make mine in the oven but you can also cook on your stove top as well. … Continue reading

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