Category Archives: Recipes

Vegan/vegetarian chili. 10/2-3/20

Unfortunately this chili looks better than it tastes. I tried a new recipe and the spices turned out gritty. The instructions had me putting them in too late in the cooking. They needed to be added with the oil towards … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, glazed carrots, rice. 10/1/20

Wow, was this delicious! John cooked these thick chunks of fish for fourteen minutes in a 400F oven topped with a little olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and bay leaf. They came out perfectly! To accompany the fish I … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with ditalini and greens (vegan). 9/25/20

This stew/soup is a lot like the vegan vegetable soup I had for dinner a few days ago. Instead of kale I used a pre-washed combo of spinach and arugula and rather than potatoes the starch in this dish was … Continue reading

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Chicken and shallots in a mustard jus. 9/22/20

We tried to do something new with the thighs and drumsticks from a Costco rotisserie chicken. If you have not bought a Costco chicken, it is twice the chicken for half the price of a grocery store rotisserie chicken. (And … Continue reading

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Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce. 9/17/20

This is a pretty fancy dinner for an ordinary weeknight. We have had this before and I posted the recipe here. John did the cooking and I did the chopping for this dish. We served it with rice and finished … Continue reading

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Creamy corn orecchiette. (Vegan) 9/10/20

This creamy pasta dish has no dairy in it  at all as long as you exchange the butter for oil and omit the parmesan cheese.  The creaminess is basically due to some water or vegetable stock puréed in the blender … Continue reading

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Rhode Island clam chowder. 9/9/20

Usually when you think of New England clam chowder it is a creamy, thick broth with celery, clams, and potatoes. There is a lot of cream and butter in the recipe. Rhode Island clam chowder is a much lighter version, … Continue reading

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Vegan Instant Pot Chana dal (split chickpeas stew) 9/8/20

John and I really love this easy recipe for Chana dal. We made a double batch so that we would have it left over for lunches. The base recipe for Chana dal comes from pipingpotcurry.com but of course we have … Continue reading

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Pan-seared salmon. 8/20/20

This was a quick cooking dinner. There was, of course, some prep time for making the sauce, seasoning the fish, cutting up the veg, and steaming the rice. John took care of the rice in the morning so all we … Continue reading

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Vegan Asian-inspired cold pasta with crunchy vegetables. 8/19/20

I was looking through recipes trying to find another hot weather dish when I came upon Mark Bittman’s Cold Sesame Noodles with Crunchy Vegetables in NY Times Cooking. Of course the recipe had me making a fancy sauce, using a … Continue reading

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