Category Archives: Legumes

Salmon green plate special. 10/3/22

We definitely have a division of labor when making this dinner. John does all things fish and I do all things vegetable. Here is how he prepares the salmon. First he chooses similarly sized pieces, in this case 3/4 of … Continue reading

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Red lentils, riced cauliflower, and kale. 10/1/22

Delicious, healthy, and inexpensive red lentils are the stars of this dish.

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Shrimp tacos, pinto beans, arugula and golden beets. 9/29/22

When we have tacos I like to make a condiment bar on the kitchen counter that way everyone can fix their plate the way they like. John cooked the shrimp and warmed the tortillas while I cut up the taco … Continue reading

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Tofu and vegetables over rice. 9/27/22

I made the vegan version of the sesame bowls I have been making. The bowl pictured here is waiting for its scallion-ginger-soy vinaigrette. We have one of these almost every week rotating through tofu, shrimp, and salmon. My daughter mentioned … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 9/22/22

Tonight’s dinner is all about ease. Buy a large jar of salsa verde, corn tortillas, shredded Mexican blend cheese, and pulled leftover cooked chicken, a rotisserie chicken, or the easiest, a pack of cooked white meat chicken from Costco. Shred … Continue reading

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Sesame salmon bowl. 9/21/22

The bowls we make like this are a combination of components with varying proteins over rice with a dressing. Today’s protein is salmon but we also make this with shrimp and tofu. The vegetables remain constant – cucumber, avocado, cabbage, … Continue reading

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Composed salad. 9/18/22

On Sunday morning with one little pot of water I hard boiled an egg, blanched broccoli, and cooked a small potato. Everything else was chopped and assembled at dinner time. As a base I used a combo of green leaf … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and cauliflower rice. 9/17/22

Tonight all we had to do was warm up the leftover Chana dal in a pot and heat up the rice in the microwave. Although it is hard for us to have leftovers because we like to eat a lot … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with ditalini and greens. 9/12/22

I am so glad that it finally cooled off and we are able to make more Fall-like dinner dishes. Chickpeas with ditalini and greens is an easy and versatile entree. We always make extra because it is so good for … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Chana dal 9/9/22

We made this Chana dal early Friday morning and released the steam outside again because it is still really hot. As it turns out it was 107F during the hottest part of the day so we were glad we did … Continue reading

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