Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Chicken parm with pasta and zucchini. 9/17/21

Excellent dinner tonight! John took one chicken breast and cut it into four pieces which he pounded out, seasoned, and cooked in a skillet with a spray of olive oil. I had made a tomato sauce with fresh and dried … Continue reading

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Salmon with cauliflower rice and broccoli. 9/16/21

While I liked everything in tonight’s dinner I really think that the mango salsa was the star. Mangoes are so sweet and delicious! They pair especially well with cut up red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with pesto. 9/15/21

Last week I harvested a bunch of basil from my two backyard basil plants to make pesto. Since I did not have quite enough I used some store-bought Italian parsley to supplement the basil. I used this recipe from the … Continue reading

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Turkey sausage with sauerkraut and BBQ beans. 9/13/21

I enjoyed this dinner so much! Plus it only took about 20 minutes to make! First, the sauerkraut. I read somewhere that the tastiest sauerkraut is Libby’s in a can. Sauerkraut does not like light so to stabilize the kraut … Continue reading

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Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables. 9/11/21

Tonight’s division of labor had me doing all the chopping and John doing all the cooking. Normally what I would have done is cook the mushrooms, add the onions, and then the rest of the vegetables in order of hardness. … Continue reading

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Hot night, cool dinner. 9/8/21

In the San Francisco Bay Area September is the hottest month of the year. For those of us brought up in the mid-Atlantic states and New England, we are expecting a cool break in the weather. Even though I have … Continue reading

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Shrimp scampi with broccoli atop white rice/caulirice mix. 9/3/21

Sear the shrimp in a little olive oil/olive oil spray and then set them aside. In the same pan make a sauce using white wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest, slivered onion and garlic, red pepper flakes, and a … Continue reading

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Salmon with mango salsa, green beans, and rutabaga. 9/1/21

John laid down a layer of sea salt in a frying pan and started the salmon in a cold pan over low heat. The salmon took about 15 minutes to cook almost entirely on the skin side. He turned it … Continue reading

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Lentils with turkey sausage and vegetables. 8/31/21

I was reading yesterday about foods that are high in folate and how they help to keep your brain healthy as you age. Lentils were one of the foods mentioned. I have lentils on my menu twice this week! Since … Continue reading

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Pasta with tuna, arugula, and capers. 8/30/21

We made this dish with whole grain spaghetti but probably any pasta will work. It is kind of like a puttanesca preparation except there are no tomatoes and tuna is added. It turned out well and I am sure we … Continue reading

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