Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Salmon with a dill sauce. 12/2/20

This dinner was as delicious as it looks! John, my fish and meat cook, did a superb job seasoning and cooking the salmon. I threw together a really tasty dill sauce by combining mayonnaise, yellow mustard, parsley, dill, capers, a … Continue reading

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Pan-seared scallops with rice and snow peas. 11/24/20

Yum, scallops! John does such an incredible job cooking them and they are just so sweet and tender. He lets our cast iron pan heat for five minutes with just minimal oil and then the cooking process also takes about … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 11/23/20

I realize that my menu said we were having orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms but John saw some good looking asparagus at the store so we changed directions. Penne is a great look-alike when paired with asparagus cut on the … Continue reading

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Sea bass, rutabagas, broccoli. 11/14/20

As you can see we are back on our healthy eating regimen. I do not want to call it a diet because that connotes deprivation. And if there is one thing that our diet stresses it is healthy eating of … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms 11/5/20

We are still embroiled in the vote count so we just made a quick pasta dinner. As long as you do not eat too much pasta, orecchiette is a fine food plan dinner to have. The sauce which is made … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern vegan dinner. 11/4/20

We are still watching the returns drip in from the U.S. election. There is no clear winner yet although Biden looks more promising (in a lot of ways) than Trump. It is important that every vote be counted so it … Continue reading

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Shredded tofu, mushrooms, edamame. 10/30/20

This is the second time John and I have made this dish and I think it still needs tinkering. Here is the recipe by Melissa Clark with my first round of tinkering. *Changes to the original recipe are noted with … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 10/29/20

This is one of our favorite pasta meals. We actually prefer the heartier flavor of the whole grain penne. The asparagus is from Peru where it is springtime. We have also been getting some tasty blueberries from Peru lately. I … Continue reading

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Classic chicken. 10/28/20

Hardly a week goes by that John and I do not make what I call Classic Chicken! Our son says that he makes a similar meal every Monday. I guess he inherited the chicken gene! Although everything was delicious, the … Continue reading

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Pan-seared salmon, cauli+rice, veg mix

We enjoyed a tasty salmon dinner last night. The salmon was cooked in about 5 minutes by John and I made the riced cauliflower and white rice mix, and the broccoli stem/snow peas combo. What? You are not using your … Continue reading

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