Category Archives: Shellfish

Light clam chowder. 7/8/21

We were supposed to be preparing shrimp tonight but we opted to change the menu to a favorite of ours, clam chowder. I have taken a traditional recipe for New England clam chowder and lightened it up so that it … Continue reading

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Healthy shrimp scampi with broccoli and rice 7/2/21

John and I were wondering tonight, why don’t we make this more often? Good question because it is healthy and delicious. I am definitely going to make sure that it appears on the menu at least once a month from … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, collards, and corn 7/1/21

The only negative thing I can say about this dinner is that there were not enough scallops!! We have been getting frozen scallops at Costco in the counter with the fish for ages but the past two times that we … Continue reading

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Shrimp with spicy cauli-rice mix and snow peas. 5/5/2021

Since Saturday dinner is usually leftovers I used our leftover rice from Friday and stretched it by adding an equal amount of cauliflower rice and then enhancing it with red bell pepper, onions, garlic, jalapeño, and a little spicy salsa. … Continue reading

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Clam Chowder. 5/21/21

The hardest part to making this clam chowder is cleaning and cutting the leek. Leeks are notorious for trapping dirt between their leaves. I cut off the dark green parts first and then cut the leek into quarters lengthwise leaving … Continue reading

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Shrimp scampi with pasta and broccoli 5/19/21

Pasta two days in a row!? It makes me so happy! This delicious dish which I like to call Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi is an example of how to take a recipe with too many calories and pare it down … Continue reading

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Seared scallops with asparagus and rice mix 5/15/21

Saturday night is usually Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) but the only leftovers we had were some rice and some farro. So I mixed those together and added asparagus as our vegetable and scallops for the protein. John always does a … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shrimp, pancetta, and Fresno chiles 5/12/21

Tonight we made a new recipe. The original recipe is from the Food Network by Geoffrey Zakarian. I have included my slimmed down recipe for 2 servings below the picture. Our spaghetti dish turned out super-good. We used whole grain … Continue reading

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Dining out – Ely, NV 4/18/21

Remember a couple of days ago when I suggested that dining on ethnic food might be a good way to eat in a healthy manner? After three days of not very good dinners, John and I have decided that maybe … Continue reading

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Dining out, Ely, NV. 4/17/21

Today is a day of hard choices. Restaurants along the US 50, the loneliest highway in America, are few and far between. We end up grabbing fast food which is never a good choice. Tonight for dinner we are trying … Continue reading

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