Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Tossed salad with egg. 5/14/23

Although you cannot see them in the picture my dinner salad is full of tasty tidbits. Hiding under the lettuce and scrambled egg are tomatoes, mushrooms, green onions, ham strips, croutons, Gorgonzola crumbles, and a drizzle of olive oil and … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and green beans. 5/9/23

Here is another idea for using rotisserie chicken.After taking the meat off the chicken (and turning all the bones and bits into stock) we sliced one of the breasts into several smaller pieces. John made the Marsala sauce by creating … Continue reading

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Seared shrimp with polenta and broccoli. 5/8/23

John and I really love this dinner and we probably make it twice a month if not more. The shrimp cooks in about five minutes so you just have to prepare the polenta with a 20 minute lead time. We … Continue reading

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Roasted salmon with mustard sauce, rice, and Brussels sprouts. 5/4/23

John roasted the salmon at 400F for 9 minutes. Since I was doing everything else we had to carefully plan what time he needed to start the fish. Earlier in the day I made the mustard sauce so that was … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms scampi style over kale 5/3/23

After reading an article that scampi is not just for shrimp I decided to try “scampifying” a pasta mushroom sauce. This consisted of starting with equal amounts of olive oil and butter, a tablespoon of each. Next I sautéed a … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata with mashed potatoes and broccoli. 5/1/23

Here is another use for rotisserie chicken. On Monday, our traditional chicken day, we made a piccata sauce for one of the breasts from our rotisserie chicken. Since we were merely reheating our chicken, we used the powder from a … Continue reading

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Hummus with pita and Israeli salad. 4/30/23

John and I opted out of eggs on Sunday for a different light dinner. The caramelized onion hummus was near its “best by” date and we needed to eat it. I think this was the first time I have had … Continue reading

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Tofu bowl. 4/26/23

We had a ripe avocado and that means “bowl time.” We make three versions of this bowl – shrimp, salmon, and tofu. Mostly this tofu bowl is just an assemblage of cut up ingredients over rice and dressed with a … Continue reading

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Stuffed pepper with farro and lamb. 4/19/23

What a delicious dinner this turned out to be! Usually stuffed peppers are made with ground beef and rice but we had some leftover lamb pieces in the freezer that John ground up in the food processor and I had … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with tomato sauce and kale. 4/12/23

When I eat pasta I like to have a big portion. But too much pasta blows my calorie allotment. In tonight’s dinner I solved that in two ways. First I shredded some cabbage to about the same width as the … Continue reading

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