Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Chilean sea bass, new potatoes, broc/cauli mix. 1/20/22

Fancy dinner night for no reason! We buy frozen Chilean sea bass in a bag from Costco and it is an excellent product! John roasts the fish for 15 minutes in a 400F oven. Cooking time depends on the thickness … Continue reading

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Fusilli arrabbiata with kale. 1/19/22

Probably my favorite dinner of the week, Pasta Wednesday has gotten even better since I started making Al Dente’s Carba Nada pasta. Since it is lower in calories and carbs I can have my three ounce portion with less guilt … Continue reading

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Curried butternut squash and chickpeas over kale with yogurt dressing. 1/18/22

We tried a new recipe tonight and it was a winner! This vegetarian (or vegan is you use non-dairy yogurt) entree is so delicious and filling that I could not finish my bowlful. You can get the recipe here. https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/curry-roasted-butternut-squash-and-chickpeasContinue reading

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Hearty salmon Niçoise with mustard sauce. 1/15/22

Usually a Niçoise salad is made with canned tuna but we had some salmon to use so we decided that changing the seafood would be okay. I read afterwards that there is a lot of culinary controversy about making substitutions, … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and salsa slaw. 1/13/22

For Thursday night’s dinner I shredded some rotisserie chicken and rolled it in a corn tortilla along with chopped onion, some shredded cheese, cilantro, and jarred salsa verde. I put 12 of these in a 9×13 dish with some salsa … Continue reading

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Farro bowl with Brussels sprouts and eggplant. 1/11/22

The dish I made is an adaptation of a NY Times Cooking recipe, Quinoa bowl with crispy Brussels sprouts and eggplant. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020741-quinoa-bowl-with-crispy-brussels-sprouts-eggplant-and-tahini?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share. I changed the grain to farro and eliminated the tahini sauce replacing it with a yogurt based sauce. … Continue reading

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Chicken breast with gravy, rutabaga, and broccoli. 1/10/22

This is my super comforting comfort meal. Not that I need comforting but eating it feels like a big hug. Every Monday when the kids were little we always had “chicken Monday” so there are a lot of fond memories … Continue reading

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Toor dal (pigeon peas with tomato and spices). 1/9/22

A while ago John and I went to the Indian grocery and bought big bags of Chana dal and Toor dal. Chana dal is dried split chickpeas and Toor dal is dried pigeon peas. We have had a lot of … Continue reading

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Null soup. 1/7/22

Good for lunch, good for dinner, good for snack, null soup! I made a big pot of null soup the other day for times when I am too tired to make something nutritious and might slide into choices I wish … Continue reading

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Sesame salmon bowls. 1/6/22

Our daughter loves this dinner and asks for it at least once every two weeks. I got the original recipe from NYTimes Cooking but adapted it to makes it way less complicated and time consuming. Our recipe is make some … Continue reading

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