Category Archives: Recipes

Shrimp bowl 6/21/22

Temperatures today soared to 100+F so we needed a dinner which would not heat up the kitchen. The components of this shrimp bowl are mostly raw. The cauliflower rice can be heated up in the microwave and the shrimp are … Continue reading

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Egyptian koshari (vegan) 6/4/22

According to The Mediterranean Dish, the website where I found this recipe, koshari is “an Egyptian comfort bowl of lentils, rice, chickpeas, with a special tomato sauce and savory crispy onions on top!” I think I made it even more comforting … Continue reading

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Farro bowl with vegetables 5/31/22

I have not made this yummy dish since February and it belongs in a more frequent rotation. I baked the farro in the oven which enhances its nutty flavor. Oven baked farro 1.5 cups farro1 teaspoon kosher salt2 1/3 cups … Continue reading

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Tuna tataki with soy roasted potatoes and snow peas 5/27/22

Tuna tataki is basically just quick seared tuna. It is warm on the outside and cool in the center, somewhere between a cooked and a raw dish. In any case John did a great job cooking it after marinating it … Continue reading

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Moroccan chickpeas stew 5/26/22

The weather has cooled down going from a high 97F on Wednesday to a high of 75F on Thursday. The good thing about weather here about 35 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean is that it usually is not super … Continue reading

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Turkey kielbasa with sauerkraut and bean salad 5/24/22

Extremely hot weather here in NorCal means we have had to switch gears for our dinner preparations. Our daughter said to me, ”You’re not making a stew and pasta on Tuesday and Wednesday, are you?! Temperatures for those days border … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl 5/16/22

For a vegan or vegetarian preparation see note below. This salmon bowl is half hot entree, half salad, and one hundred percent delicious. John cooks our salmon on one side after a 20 minute brine starting in a cold pan … Continue reading

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Afghani nachos and dal 5/14/22

I have been making this red lentil dish for a long time but since our son was coming over for dinner I wanted some kind of appetizer as well. Looking on the same site where I found Afghani dal I … Continue reading

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Grilled hamburgers and tabbouleh 5/6/22

Does anybody else do this? You know you have to go back to dieting on Monday so you eat everything that you would not normally eat in the days leading up to D-Day. So yes, I am human and we … Continue reading

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Tilapia with mustard sauce, new potatoes, and broccoli 4/22/22

It is so nice to be cooking again! During our vacation I ate everything I could possibly want and it is great to get back to the clean, crisp flavors of my own kitchen. I have planned out the rest … Continue reading

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