Category Archives: Methods

Spicy Thai basil eggplant with tofu. 9/10/22

This is our favorite dish to order at Thai restaurants. Our efforts have not resulted in a comparable dish thus far. I think that since we only use two teaspoons of oil has a lot to do with it. We … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vichyssoise and avocado toast. 9/7/22

I have to admit I much prefer making gazpacho on these seemingly endless days of temperatures well over 100F. With gazpacho I just drop a bunch of raw vegetables in a blender, whiz them up, adjust for salt and acid, … Continue reading

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Raw vegetable salad with tofu. 9/6/22

We have been eating a lot of these bowls lately. Given the fact that we are under this unrelenting heat dome (113F again, yikes!), this vegetable salad with tofu seemed like the best choice. I had planned on Thai basil … Continue reading

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Asian tofu salad bowl. 9/2/22

We are in the midst of a very hot spell which is forecast to last for a week! Since we are expecting many triple digit days and we are supposed to be conserving electricity, John and I will be trying … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, asparagus, and riced broccoli mix 8/29/22

Tuesday was a busy day for me and I did not get around to posting Monday’s dinner. It was an especially tasty dinner with a nice thick piece of Chilean sea bass that we got on sale from Whole Foods. … Continue reading

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Tossed green salad with herbs and chicken. 8/28/22

If this looks a lot like Saturday’s dinner it is because I had leftover shredded chicken and chow mein noodles. But it is not totally the same. The base of this salad is spinach, arugula, Romaine, mint, and basil. I … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak, baked potato, steamed broccoli 8/26/22

Once again having good products means that they can be treated simply and be delicious. John put a dry rub on the flank steak. The rub consisted of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin. He did that around lunch time … Continue reading

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(Chicken) Niçoise salad. 8/19/22

Early in the morning while it was still cool I blanched green beans, boiled potatoes until tender, and hard-boiled a couple of eggs. The rest of dinner was just assembly. I had some rotisserie chicken that I shredded and quite … Continue reading

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Grilled hamburger and salsa slaw. 8/18/22

When I was growing up in New Jersey this type of hamburger was called a “California Burger.” I guess it was because it had produce on it. Now that I live in California we just call them burgers. LOL! Since … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, steamed potatoes, snow peas. 8/13/22

John and I sat in the dining room for dinner tonight. Usually we are in the family room with the TV on but we decided that scallops needed our full attention. John was in charge of searing the scallops and … Continue reading

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