Category Archives: Methods

Tilapia tacos with spicy black beans. 12/3/22

John pan roasted the fish and I made the beans with yellow bell and jalapeño peppers, onions, and garlic spiced up with Tabasco sauce, cumin, and chipotle powder. The garnishes were avocado crema and yogurt. We warmed the tortillas in … Continue reading

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Kale and white bean stew. 12/2/22

We made this dish once in 2021 and I was not a total fan. It was merely okay. Obviously I had forgotten that I did not really care for it when I suggested it this week as one of our … Continue reading

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Creamy polenta with shrimp and broccoli. 12/1/22

Tonight John took the lead on dinner making both the creamy polenta and the shrimp. I was relegated to broccoli duty. John makes his creamy polenta with a ratio of 1:5.5 or in this case 1/2 cup polenta to 5 … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and kale. 11/30/22

I really, really enjoy our pasta Wednesdays and this was a particularly delicious one. I had a little of the red sauce that I made last week leftover so I added a can of Rotel to it to spice it … Continue reading

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Chicken ‘n gravy, mixed mash, and veg. 11/28/22

Four vegetables in tonight’s dinner. I cooked the butternut squash and the parsnips in the Instant Pot on high pressure for 12 minutes with an immediate steam release. They were totally tender and mashed easily. The broccoli and cauliflower steamed … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 11/22/22

This dish is heavily reliant on staples in your pantry and fridge. The enchiladas are corn tortillas filled with shredded rotisserie chicken, some jarred salsa verde, chopped onion, and cheese. The cheese I used here was what we had, feta. … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl. 11/21/22

This bowl is a family favorite and we make it three different ways, this one with salmon, another with shrimp, and my favorite with tofu. Other than making rice and cooking the salmon, there is no other cooking involved. I … Continue reading

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Traditional chicken dinner. 11/17/22

For years this was the dinner we had on Mondays. In fact our son who is married and has children of his own tells me that on Mondays he always makes chicken. I know he is not making “traditional” chicken, … Continue reading

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Seared tuna with rice and bok choy. 11/15/22

After marinating the tuna for an hour in soy sauce, ginger powder, garlic powder, and a few drops of sesame oil John coated the pieces with black and white sesame seeds. Then he seared it for two minutes on each … Continue reading

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Pasta with broccoli, mushrooms, and zucchini 11/14/22

As much as I love going on vacation and eating dishes that someone else prepares and cleans up, I am always happy to come home to my own kitchen and my own way of cooking. My bowl of pasta is … Continue reading

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