Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Zoodles, fettuccine, and a lot of broccoli

A new ingredient that we have been using is Carba-Nada pasta. It still has carbs but way less than regular pasta. And it tastes great! We also have a handheld spiralizer as a new gadget. So although we only used … Continue reading

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Scallops with roasted broccolini and asparagus. 6/17/22

Originally I had planned on making asparagus and a salad. When I went to the grocery store they had a pack of asparagus and broccolini together for $5. I shifted gears and decided that asparagus and broccolini totally went together … Continue reading

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Chicken with rice mix and broccoli 6/6/22

At our house we call this either Classic Chicken or Chicken Monday. When the kids were little I tended to make the same sort of dish on certain days of the week. Monday was always chicken. In fact it became … Continue reading

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Egyptian koshari (vegan) 6/4/22

According to The Mediterranean Dish, the website where I found this recipe, koshari is “an Egyptian comfort bowl of lentils, rice, chickpeas, with a special tomato sauce and savory crispy onions on top!” I think I made it even more comforting … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos 5/30/22

We figured that tacos are about as American as apple pie and a fitting dinner for a patriotic holiday. We were going to grill the shrimp and eat outside but it got very windy so we ended up cooking and … Continue reading

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Grilled burger and black-eyed pea salad 5/25/22

We do not eat much red meat at our house but when we do I choose ground beef over any other cut. Forget your prime rib or filet mignon and just give me a straight up burger (or meat loaf, … Continue reading

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Turkey kielbasa with sauerkraut and bean salad 5/24/22

Extremely hot weather here in NorCal means we have had to switch gears for our dinner preparations. Our daughter said to me, ”You’re not making a stew and pasta on Tuesday and Wednesday, are you?! Temperatures for those days border … Continue reading

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Grilled hamburgers and tabbouleh 5/6/22

Does anybody else do this? You know you have to go back to dieting on Monday so you eat everything that you would not normally eat in the days leading up to D-Day. So yes, I am human and we … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass and an expanse of vegetables 5/3/22

Perhaps it is because I prepared them but it seemed to me that the vegetables outshone the Chilean sea bass (which is not easy to do!) John roasted the sea bass for 15 minutes in a 400F oven. The fillets … Continue reading

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Vegan Spring pasta. 4/5/22

Asparagus is coming down in price as its season is beginning. It is a great Spring addition to our usual pasta plus vegetable plus mushrooms dinner. The only other ingredients are garlic, onion, oregano, and pasta water. And salt, do … Continue reading

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