Category Archives: Healthy tips

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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Fettuccine arrabiata. 3/9/22

I had frozen a portion of arrabiata sauce from a dinner a couple of weeks ago. It was not enough for our dinner but it was a good base to start from. There were already onions, garlic, and mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Lentils with turkey sausage. 3/4/22

We used to make this dish as lentils, turkey sausage, and carrots but decided to up the vegetable ante to include celery, mushrooms, and kale to make it more nutritious and filling. I start my lentil stew by sautéing the … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, green beans, new potatoes. 3/3/22

We buy frozen Chilean sea bass from Costco. Unfortunately when we got to the end of the bag there were three equal sized pieces, one thicker piece, and one oddly shaped piece with thick and thin parts. Since our daughter … Continue reading

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Lightened New England clam chowder. 2/19/22

When I first looked at the recipe for New England clam chowder I was taken aback by the amount of fat (olive oil plus grease from guanchiale and canola oil) and three cups of heavy cream for 6 servings. Certainly … Continue reading

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Harissa white bean stew with turmeric yogurt. 2/15/22

Although this looks super interesting on my plate, we miscalculated proportions and ended up with an overly spiced bitter dinner. How did this happen? We decided that two cans of beans would be equal to one pound of dried beans … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Lamb chops and sheet pan veg. 2/14/22

We had delicious grilled lamb chops for Valentine’s Day. John grilled them perfectly. I was in charge of the vegetables (as usual.) I bought a packet of already peeled and chopped butternut squash which I have decided is worth the … Continue reading

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Three ways I stretch a pasta serving. 2/6/22

Last week I made a tasty meat sauce that was actually more mushrooms than meat and served it for three dinners and one lunch. Of course that was a lot of pasta to eat so I used some tricks to … Continue reading

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