Category Archives: Recipes

Crunchy Vietnamese chicken salad 8/27/22

I made this salad for the first time last night. The original recipe is from Food and Wine but I added a few more vegetables and replaced the peanuts with almonds and the fried shallots with chow mein noodles. Using … Continue reading

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Gazpacho and avocado toast 8/24/22

This week’s gazpacho is the same recipe as last week’s except instead of a squirt of sriracha I put in two Thai chiles. It was pretty spicy but I liked the contrast of the cold soup and the hot flavor. … Continue reading

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Vegan gazpacho and avocado toast 8/17/22

John could not stop raving about how good this dinner was! Seriously it is so simple to make that all the praise was rather embarrassing. In our week of hot weather meals gazpacho and avocado toast was the easiest and … Continue reading

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Connecticut clam chowder. 8/09/22

Before we moved to Northern California, almost thirty years ago, we lived in North Carolina and Massachusetts. Living in different parts of the United States exposed me to regional cuisines. Originally from the Jersey shore where the pizza is the … Continue reading

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Vegan curried lentils with zucchini, kale, and carrots 7/29/22

I found this recipe for curried green lentils in an email that Food and Wine sent me. (https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/green-lentil-curry) It sounded good to me but then I read the reviews and many people found the dish lacking in flavor so I … Continue reading

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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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