Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Salmon, rice, broccoli. 3/29/21

John and I had a disagreement over how to cook the salmon. I read somewhere that you should cook it in a 400F oven for 10 minutes an inch on a rack that has been sprayed with an oil spray … Continue reading

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Country winner, Thailand! Tom Yum Soup. 3/26/21

This favorite in Thailand is a great low calorie, healthy soup. Here is a link to the recipe I used. https://www.recipetineats.com/tom-yum-soup-thai/. There are two recipes included one for the brothy soup that I made and another for a creamy soup. … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner!-Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce – 3/23/21

Our daughter was born on my father’s half birthday. So when her birthday rolls around I am thinking not only of her birthday but also of my father’s as well. It is sweet and bitter-sweet. After having  take-out (pandemic-safe) from … Continue reading

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Vegan night-salad and pasta with broccoli and mushrooms. 3/22/21

I admit to being lazy when it comes to salad. If I can get an assortment of salad greens already washed I am all for it. For Monday’s salad I used a bagged chopped salad that included some bitter greens. … Continue reading

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LFD – Chickpea stew over rainbow kale. 3/20/21

LFD (Leftovers For Dinner) is on the menu tonight and you probably recognize the dish from Meatless Monday. Since the chickpea stew has been sitting in the refrigerator all week, it has absorbed most of the liquid in the dish. … Continue reading

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Weekly winner – Brazil! Shrimp Moqueca 3/19/21

First, thank you to all the Brazilians who happened upon my site while looking for something else! We had fun reading Brazilian recipes and deciding on this moqueca to make. Moqueca is a Brazilian seafood stew. …Moqueca can be made … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata, mashed potatoes, asparagus. 3/18/21

Chicken piccata, mashed potatoes, asparagus Since I was tired of our usual Classic Chicken, I pushed for a different way to make chicken this week. We came up with chicken piccata which is basically chicken breast pounded out, seasoned with … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Fusion. 3/17/21

Since we have been celebrating as many food-themed holidays as we can due to the tedium of the pandemic, why not St. Patrick’s Day too?! My sisters were telling me how they were making Irish soda bread and corned beef … Continue reading

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Asparagus carbonara with mushrooms. 3/16/21

Asparagus carbonara with mushrooms First time making this recipe and, wow, was it great! It has been a long time since we have used cheese in a dish so that alone made this dinner seem really indulgent. The recipe is … Continue reading

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Chickpea and ditalini stew. 3/15/21.

Talk about getting all your required daily vegetables in a one pot meal! This simple to make chickpea stew can be made vegan or vegetarian. Tonight, for meatless Monday, I went the vegan route by using vegetable stock and leaving … Continue reading

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