Category Archives: Healthy tips

Grilled portobello with 2-bean vegetable salad 5/13/22

If you are trying to eat more plant-based meals, grilling a portobello mushroom instead of a meat burger is a great substitution. John marinated the mushrooms in no fat Italian salad dressing and balsamic vinegar and sprinkled on some garlic … 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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Fusilli with mushrooms and kale 5/11/22

It’s pasta Wednesday! It’s also vegan Wednesday! I try to keep my Wednesdays vegan along with one or two other vegan or vegetarian days a week. This week along with with this pasta dinner, Friday (Afghani dal), Saturday (grilled porto … Continue reading

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Chicken with quadruple vegetables 5/9/22

Rotisserie chicken and McCormack’s chicken gravy took care of the protein portion of our dinner. Unfortunately the white rice we were planning on having had languished in the refrigerator too long so it got pitched. I had been planning on … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass and an expanse of vegetables 5/3/22

Perhaps it is because I prepared them but it seemed to me that the vegetables outshone the Chilean sea bass (which is not easy to do!) John roasted the sea bass for 15 minutes in a 400F oven. The fillets … Continue reading

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Chickpea stew with ditalini and vegetables 4/23/22

I made this enjoyable vegan entree on Saturday for dinner but there is enough left over for lunch on Sunday as well. Sure, there is a lot of chopping but the results are really delicious. Along with the chickpeas, ditalini, … Continue reading

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Chicken “piccata” with broccoli and Vichy carrots. 3/28/22

The reason I call this sort of chicken piccata is because we did not start out with a butter sauce. We used our stand-by, McCormack Chicken Gravy, to use as a base. Instead of making the mix with a cup … Continue reading

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Roasted tilapia with red lentil sauce, butternut squash, and green beans. 3/25/22

Since I knew I was going to be busy towards the end of the day, I starting doing my prep for dinner in the morning. First up was the butternut squash which I split in half, scooped out the seeds, … Continue reading

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Shrimp with polenta and broccoli. 3/19/2

We have had this shrimp dish on and off the menu for weeks now and for some reason have never gotten around to making it. Well, the wait is over and it was really good! It was both light and … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day! 3/17/22

My paternal grandfather was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1890. Not only would a lot of dinners that I cook seem totally bizarre to him but there is no way my grandmother could have found the ingredients with which … Continue reading

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