Category Archives: Healthy tips

Red lentils, rice, and crispy kale. 10/13/20

The red lentil part of tonight’s dinner is also called Afghani dal. Here is the recipe for it. It is easy, quick cooking and tastes wonderful. Red lentils are actually coral colored and turn yellow when you cook them. You … Continue reading

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Salmon with tarragon sauce. 10/12/20

Today I had to be extra careful calorie-wise because John was making me a Negroni Sbagliato for our before-sies. That is a combination of 1.5 oz. Campari, 1.5 oz. sweet vermouth, 3 oz. sparkling wine, 2 olives, and orange peel. … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared Shrimp with Peanuts, Black Pepper, and Lime 10/9/20

John made see shrimp from a recipe in the most recent Cook’s Illustrated magazine. (It is also on their paywall website.) It involved a new cooking technique where the shrimp are briefly salted and then right before cooking they have … Continue reading

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Chicken and shallots in a mustard jus. 9/22/20

We tried to do something new with the thighs and drumsticks from a Costco rotisserie chicken. If you have not bought a Costco chicken, it is twice the chicken for half the price of a grocery store rotisserie chicken. (And … Continue reading

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Stir fried shrimp with veg and rice. 8/18/20

I love what we call a GBOF, a giant bowl of food. Each of us who become overweight, get there in different ways. For some it is desserts and others too much snacking. Or maybe it’s fried foods and butter … Continue reading

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Sea bass, Vichy carrots, new potatoes, parsley sauce. 7/28/20

This was a stellar dinner. We bought these Chilean sea bass individually frozen fillets from Costco and they were great. It is on the expensive side since the per meal cost of the fish is about $13 for the two … Continue reading

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Vegan whole grain penne with mushrooms and broccolini. 7/22/20

I really enjoy eating a big bowl of pasta but my healthy eating plan wants me to eat fewer carbs. What to do? First, select a whole grain pasta and second, make a sauce which is loaded with vegetables – … Continue reading

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Fresh, vegan sauce for penne. 7/18/20

Pasta is one of my favorite foods to eat. But I really have to watch the sauces that I pair with it so I do not exceed my caloric intake for the day. For me, what could be better than … Continue reading

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Clam chowder with crouton. 7/6/20

A while ago I came across a recipe by the chef, Gabriel Hamilton, for a clam chowder that you serve over toast. It was way more complicated and full of fat than anything I normally make but the idea appealed … Continue reading

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Penne with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/23/20

If you are like me and trying to cut back on carbs or calories, you are probably trying to eat a smaller portion of pasta. It is sad I know to see that wee amount in your bowl. I make … Continue reading

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