Category Archives: Healthy tips

Penne with mushrooms and kale. 6/10/21

I love Pasta Wednesday! And I can probably spin out a different variety of pasta, mushrooms and vegetable indefinitely! John and I have really grown to prefer the taste of whole grain pasta (Barilla) and it is better for us, … Continue reading

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Salmon and sauce Grabiche with cauliflower rice and green beans. 6/8/21

This dinner was supposed to be made and eaten on Monday but, my bad, we decided we would rather have popcorn and drinks for supper yesterday. So the salmon got pushed to today and we have decided to eliminate the … Continue reading

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Shrimp with spicy cauli-rice mix and snow peas. 5/5/2021

Since Saturday dinner is usually leftovers I used our leftover rice from Friday and stretched it by adding an equal amount of cauliflower rice and then enhancing it with red bell pepper, onions, garlic, jalapeño, and a little spicy salsa. … Continue reading

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Fish tacos, spicy black beans, watermelon salad. 6/1/21

For Taco Tuesday John pan-roasted some Pacific cod with a dusting of spices, we heated up a can of black beans with some spicy salsa, and I cut up a mango and made a watermelon, mint, cucumber, red onion, and … Continue reading

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Salmon with mango salsa, rice, asparagus

This colorful plate was as good as it looks. The real stars were the mango salsa and the perfectly cooked salmon. John brined the salmon in 1 quart of water with 2 tablespoon of salt that was stirred thoroughly to … Continue reading

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Pasta with greens, mozzarella, and chickpeas. 5/26/21

When I came across the recipe for this pasta it sounded like something we would really like. What I really did not like was the amount of oil in the recipe so I worked on slimming that down. I have … Continue reading

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Spicy Ethiopian red lentil stew. 5/23/21

When I am making a recipe for the first time I try to stick pretty close to the original recipe before putting my own spin on it. Making Saturday’s red lentil stew, I knew I would need to make at … Continue reading

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Clam Chowder. 5/21/21

The hardest part to making this clam chowder is cleaning and cutting the leek. Leeks are notorious for trapping dirt between their leaves. I cut off the dark green parts first and then cut the leek into quarters lengthwise leaving … Continue reading

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Out to lunch – Togarashi ahi tuna. 5/20/21

Yesterday we met up with some old friends whom we have not seen since pre-pandemic. We went to a restaurant overlooking SF Bay and enjoyed the company and the view. From our seats we could see the Oakland Bay Bridge, … Continue reading

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Shrimp scampi with pasta and broccoli 5/19/21

Pasta two days in a row!? It makes me so happy! This delicious dish which I like to call Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi is an example of how to take a recipe with too many calories and pare it down … Continue reading

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