Category Archives: Healthy tips

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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Sea bass with chickpea purée and parsley sauce. 5/19/20

This dish turned out looking a little garish what with the bright oranges and greens but it was quite delicious—a lot of work for the person dealing with the vegetables, though. And that was me! The original recipe is from … Continue reading

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Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce. 4/24/20

Fancy dinner tonight! This meal is based on a dish from the now defunct Kenwood Grill in Sonoma Valley. It was always a great place to have lunch before or after wine tasting. Although the sauce calls for a lot … Continue reading

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Sheet pan turkey sausage. 4/20/20

The other day the NYTimes Cooking site had a recipe for sheet pan sausage and vegetables with a mustard sauce. I thought it looked easy and could be adapted to our personal style of eating so I decided to give … Continue reading

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🐑 Rack of lamb, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. 4/8/20

We had a delicious Passover dinner with a rack of lamb that John sous vide and then finished on the grill, buttery mashed potatoes, and asparagus. It was a very springtime menu. We threw the diet out the window for … Continue reading

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🍤 Shrimp biryani with Instant Pot rice. 4/6/20

The original recipe I had for Shrimp Biryani called for the shrimp and the rice being cooked in the Instant Pot. You were supposed to use U-10 shrimp which are too pricy for our weeknight meal but apparently able to … Continue reading

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