Category Archives: Kitchen tips

BFD – Breakfast For Dinner. 12/27/20

Ah, BFD, so easy but often so dull. I decided to load my plate with color tonight. They say you eat with your eyes first. When it comes to eating, I will do it any way can! Bright yellow eggs, … Continue reading

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Sous vide chicken breast with Instant Pot rutabagas, and broccoli. 12/22/20

I have got a lot of appliances working here today. The great thing about sous vide chicken is that your timeline is much more flexible because your chicken can wait for the rest of the dinner without overcooking. With the … Continue reading

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Salmon with porcini risotto and green beans.

Happy Christmas week! Although things are pretty bleak in California with the virus surging and everyone under stay-at-home orders, John and I are doing our best to keep things merry. We will be delivering presents, watching Christmas movies, listening to … Continue reading

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Lentils, sausage, carrot, mushroom, and spinach stew. 12/16/20

We have really been into legumes this week with split chickpeas, chickpeas, and now lentils for dinner. Tonight was supposed to be shrimp scampi but we got an invitation to watch a Zoom choral concert earlier in the day and … Continue reading

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Vegan chickpea stew (Chana dal). 12/14/20

Of all the dishes I make in the Instant Pot, I like Chana dal the best. I think it would be totally makeable on the stove top too but it would take longer and would need some watching. You can … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Pulao (Dalia Pulao) 12/11/20

Cracked wheat is like the bulgur you use for tabbouleh. This is a new recipe and one that we will not be making again. You are supposed to put everything in the Instant Pot and cook it for 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Penne with vegetables. 12/7/20

Looking for a way to use up vegetables that have spent too much time in the crisper? An easy and tasty way to incorporate them into a meal is via a vegetable sauce for pasta. I used fresh broccoli, mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, new potatoes, green beans. 12/4/20

This is a pretty fancy dinner for a weeknight but I am within a week of my birthday and everything needs to be special but also mindful. I have already planned out my meals through my birthday which is on … Continue reading

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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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