Category Archives: Recipes

Farro bowl with Brussels sprouts and eggplant. 1/11/22

The dish I made is an adaptation of a NY Times Cooking recipe, Quinoa bowl with crispy Brussels sprouts and eggplant. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020741-quinoa-bowl-with-crispy-brussels-sprouts-eggplant-and-tahini?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share. I changed the grain to farro and eliminated the tahini sauce replacing it with a yogurt based sauce. … Continue reading

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Light clam chowder. 1/4/22

Winter seems like the perfect time for hearty soups. I love clam chowder but not all the cream! The clam chowder we make gets its liquid from two bottles of clam juice and the liquid from two cans of minced … Continue reading

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Gingery red lentils over kale and rice. 12/22/21

We made a double recipe of this delicious lentil dish on Wednesday. It made enough to amply serve the three of us plus there is plenty leftover for lunches. I served it over a white rice and cauliflower rice 50/50 … Continue reading

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Salmon rice bowl. 12/10/12

Salmon rice bowl has become one of the most requested dinners at our house. The hardest part is getting the salmon cooked enough without making it dried out. John does a 20 minute brine first in a quart of water … Continue reading

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Gingery red lentils with kale and rice. 12/9/21

After a totally indulgent birthday dinner on Wednesday, it was good to come home and make a delicious, healthy vegan/vegetarian lentil and kale dish over cauliflower or regular rice. (Vegan preparation omit the yogurt on top.) Here is the recipe … Continue reading

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Potato latkes. 12/5/21

Sunday night was the last night of Hanukkah so we fired up our electric wok with plenty of oil and made potato latkes. Actually John did all this and I just devoured the crispy potato pancakes. We and our daughter … Continue reading

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Vegan! Ethiopian spicy red lentils plus Ethiopian cabbage, potatoes, and carrots (atakilt wat). 11/22/21

Our family loves the food at Zeni’s, an Ethiopian restaurant in San Jose, but it is kind of a schlep to go there and, of course, pandemic. So every once in a while John and I try to make a … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl with cauliflower rice, cucumbers, avocado, and cabbage. 11/11/21

We were planning on having salmon bowls on Saturday but when the avocado is ripe, it is time to use it. We have had this dish weekly for the last three weeks. It has become a real favorite at our … Continue reading

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Pasta puttanesca and a salad 11/10/21

Pasta puttanesca with a salad is a delight to look at and to eat. The salty, spicy sauce goes well with the vinegary salad dressing. Here is my recipe for the pasta sauce – https://dininglite.blog/2021/05/06/pasta-puttanesca-5-5-21/

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Fisherman‘s stew. 11/8/21

Our fisherman’s stew was a hit with John but a little less so for me. I think it could be very good with a different fish. We used mahi mahi which is fine in our “fish sticks” preparation but tasted … Continue reading

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