Category Archives: rice

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. 9/16/20

September 16 is a celebration day for John and me. It is the day he retired from full-time work in 2002. He has been retired for 18 years! We have had a wonderful time being with each other doing so … Continue reading

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Roasted Chilean sea bass with mango salsa. 9/12/20

John roasted three pieces of sea bass for 12-15 minutes depending on their thickness. How’s that for a fast delicious dinner?! I made a mango salsa to go with the dinner by combining mango, a chiffonade of kale, Fresno chile, … 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 with tartar/parsley sauce, rice, and snow peas. 9/2/20

Tonight’s dinner of salmon, rice, and snow peas is really easy and really tasty. John cooked the salmon to perfection. I doubt that it took more than five minutes in the pan. To accompany it I made a tartar and … Continue reading

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Red lentils and rice with broccoli. 9/1/20

Oh, it is so good to be home and cooking in my own kitchen and eating my own kind of food. Tonight’s dinner is a porridge-y mix of red lentils, ginger, onions, and garlic with lots of spices in a … Continue reading

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Rotisserie chicken. 8/28/20

I just noticed that I skipped August 28th! My bad! Maybe I skipped it because we had a rather unimaginative meal of a Costco chicken with a mix of cauliflower rice and leftover yellow rice and the always available broccoli. … Continue reading

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Escaping the fire and smoke. 8/25/20

You may have noticed that I did not publish a weekly menu or any updates for a few days. We have been dealing with the fires and smoke in Northern California. Over the weekend our air had fallen into the … Continue reading

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Pinto bean tacos with spicy tomato rice (vegan). 8/22/20

Our taco meal was surprisingly filling and satisfying. The canned pinto beans were cooked with onion, garlic, Serrano chile, and cumin. The beans went into stovetop toasted corn tortillas and then garnished with salsa, cabbage, and cilantro. One of our … Continue reading

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Stir fried shrimp with veg and rice. 8/18/20

I love what we call a GBOF, a giant bowl of food. Each of us who become overweight, get there in different ways. For some it is desserts and others too much snacking. Or maybe it’s fried foods and butter … Continue reading

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Instant Pot split chickpea stew (Chana dal). 8/10/20

Tonight we used the Instant Pot to keep the kitchen cool while we cooked our dinner. I use the recipe for Chana dal from this website. Of course I make my own tweaks to the recipe. We like ours a … Continue reading

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