Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Chilean sea bass with sheet pan potatoes and green beans. 5/6/21

Using this frozen Chilean sea bass from Costco makes a pricy fish affordable. We probably have some rendition of this dinner every two to three weeks. It definitely does not get old! To keep the number of pots and pans … Continue reading

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Classic chicken dinner with rutabaga and broccoli. 5/4/21

May the fourth (of good nutrition) be with you. I remember taking our son to see the movie in 1983 when he was six years old. He’s been a Star Wars fan since and his kids are too. Personally I … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and cauli-rice. 5/3/21

This is one of my favorite meals and we made a double recipe so that we could have it again on Saturday, our Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) day. We used two cups of the Chana dal plus one half cup … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/1/21

Happy May! And for me, happy to be home!! What a pleasure to be cooking in my own kitchen where I have everything I need close at hand. John said he felt like pasta so while he heated up the … Continue reading

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Afghani dal with lacinato kale. 4/14/21

Afghani style red lentils over lacinato kale with pita For as quick and easy vegan dish it is hard to beat these fast-cooking red lentils. Here is the recipe – Afghani Dal 2 tsp. olive oil 1 finely chopped medium … Continue reading

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Sous vide chicken breast. 4/13/21

Tonight John cooked our chicken breast using our immersion circulator set to 159F. The constant temperature of the circulating water means that you cannot overcook the chicken. He sealed the chicken in a plastic bag with a sprig of thyme. … Continue reading

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Linguine with Mushroom Bolognese. 4/12/21

Monday’s whole grain linguine was topped with a Bolognese which was vegan/vegetarian and sat on a bed of raw Lacinato kale. Mushroom Bolognese is a delicious vegetable based spaghetti sauce. I posted a lengthy discussion and recipe back in February. … Continue reading

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Cabbage, mushroom, and egg frittata BFD. 4/11/21

Tonight’s Breakfast For Dinner (BFD) was actually more like dinner than breakfast. I needed to use a piece of a cabbage and entered “egg cabbage” into Google. What I got among other things was a recipe from the Egg Board … Continue reading

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Grilled harissa chicken with farro and spiced cauliflower (LFD) 4/10/21

The leftover part of our Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) this week consisted of farro that I made extra of on Friday and half of a head of cauliflower. John marinated the boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the harissa (store-bought jar) … Continue reading

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Farro vegetable bowl with nuoc cham 4/9/21

After the heft of our dining-out experience on Thursday we decided on much lighter fare for Friday. Baking the farro in a 9 x 9 inch glass baking dish is a simple but delicious way to cook farro. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Oven … Continue reading

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