Category Archives: Recipes

Rhode Island style clam chowder. 11/20/20

According to NY Times Cooking, this Rhode Island rendition is a “Clear clam chowder originating along the southern coast of Rhode Island, where it is a local delicacy much to be preferred over the creamier version of Boston …” Of … Continue reading

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Chana dal with spinach and rice. 11/16/20

John and I made this Chana dal in the Instant Pot on Sunday because I was having an out-patient surgical procedure on Monday and knew that a dinner that was pre-made would work best. Plus, I think Chana dal tastes … Continue reading

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Kenwood shrimp. 11/10/20

Kenwood shrimp comes from the now defunct Kenwood Restaurant in Sonoma Wine Co9untry, California. We and our friends often ordered this really yummy shrimp dish in a light Pernod cream sauce.  One time we asked for the recipe and received … Continue reading

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LFD – Lunch For Dinner. 10/31/20

Sometimes Saturday’s LFD means Leftovers For Dinner and other times it’s Lunch For Dinner. Either way Saturday’s dinner means a casual meal. It is certainly a good way to relax after a busy cooking week. Luckily I was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Shredded tofu, mushrooms, edamame. 10/30/20

This is the second time John and I have made this dish and I think it still needs tinkering. Here is the recipe by Melissa Clark with my first round of tinkering. *Changes to the original recipe are noted with … Continue reading

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Odds and ends. 10/28/20

I did not stick exactly to my menu yesterday. I have a Zoom meeting on Tuesdays at 3:30 so by the time I am done sometimes I  do not feel like going through the big dinner production. Certainly you can … Continue reading

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Red lentils, rice, and crispy kale. 10/13/20

The red lentil part of tonight’s dinner is also called Afghani dal. Here is the recipe for it. It is easy, quick cooking and tastes wonderful. Red lentils are actually coral colored and turn yellow when you cook them. You … Continue reading

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Salmon with tarragon sauce. 10/12/20

Today I had to be extra careful calorie-wise because John was making me a Negroni Sbagliato for our before-sies. That is a combination of 1.5 oz. Campari, 1.5 oz. sweet vermouth, 3 oz. sparkling wine, 2 olives, and orange peel. … Continue reading

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Pasta with mushrooms and broccolini. 10/8/20

This is an easy and delicious dinner that can be on your table in 30 minutes. Sauté the mushrooms, onions, and stem ends of the broccolini while the pasta water heats up. Add garlic. Put the pasta in the boiling … Continue reading

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Vegan Chana dal with kale. 10/6/20

Chana dal is an Indian dish using split dried chickpeas cooked in your Instant Pot. Once you have your ingredients prepped the whole dish comes together quickly. Cooking time is 15 minutes under pressure and a 10 minute cool down … Continue reading

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