Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Curried vegetables with scrambled eggs. 1/2/22

When I was thinking about my BFD (Breakfast For Dinner) dish I decided that an egg or two on a plate with a piece of toast just was not going to do it for me. I need food that will … Continue reading

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Vegan! Pasta with onions, mushrooms, and broccolini. 12/29/21

For our usual Wednesday night meal we had fusilli with onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, and broccolini. We used salted water to cook the pasta and reserved about a cup of the water to make a sauce. While the pasta was … Continue reading

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Vegan! Lentils with kale and roasted vegetables. 2/28/21

Doesn’t that look good!? Our vegan dinner tonight consisted of lentils simmered with garlic and onions with a bay leaf. While the lentils were cooking I made up two sheet pans. One consisted of potatoes and butternut squash which I … Continue reading

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Lunch on a winter day: Turn your salad into soup! 12/28/21

It is rainy and chilly here in Northern California for which we say, YAY! Our water woes seem like daily news reports and we have been asked to cut back on usage. So we are happy to have rain but … Continue reading

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Leftover hors d’oeuvres dinner 12/27/21

On Christmas Eve we served a platter of shrimp with cocktail sauce and ribs that John had made hors d’oeuvre-accessible by removing the meat that was on the bones so they could be held like lollipops. Not everything got eaten … Continue reading

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Salmon with sheet pan vegetables 12/23/21

What with all the Christmas hoopla I forgot to post dinner from Thursday night. While John was busy brining and cooking the salmon in a dry pan with a light coating of sea salt over a low flame, I cooked … Continue reading

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Fusilli with pesto 12/20/22

We were supposed to be having chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and broccoli tonight but I looked up from wrapping presents and it was after 6 PM and that dinner idea was out the window. Pasta with a cube of … Continue reading

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Sheet pan turkey sausage with vegetables. 12/16/21

Sheet pan roasting is as easy as turning your oven to 425F, jostling your vegetables in a zip loc bag with a little olive oil and salt, and spreading them out with the sausage on a sprayed aluminum foil lined … Continue reading

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Chana masala (chickpeas with tomatoes and spices) 12/14/21

First time making this recipe and like many first time tries it was good but needs some future tweaks to make it better. The spice mixture and the herb mixture need to be amplified. I think cumin seeds need to … Continue reading

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Sort of chicken parmesan. 12/13/21

I think I need to make up a new name for this dish because it has at most a very light sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Plus the cheese on top of the chicken is a half slice of ultra thin … Continue reading

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