Category Archives: Vegetables

Meatless Monday: Asparagus and Penne. 3/26/19

Eating asparagus always tastes like springtime. I am old enough to remember when  asparagus was only available for a few weeks and during that time it seemed like asparagus was omnipresent in every meal. Now, of course, we can eat … Continue reading

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Burger and a salad. 3/24/19

As I said we are keeping things pretty simple this week. We start dinner off tonight with a bagged salad that I enhance with various toppings. The weather is lovely today so it is great for grilling. John cooks us … Continue reading

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Roasted chicken thighs, rice, broccoli. 3/22/19

After preparing dinners from all over the world this week, we come back to a humble chicken dinner to finish off the work week. John bakes the chicken thighs in the oven and then crisps the skin under the broiler. … Continue reading

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Shrimp biryani. 3/21/19

Biryani is an Indian dish thought to have been brought to India by Arab traders and has an etymology stemming from the Persian word for rice. Since it is the first day of Spring, it is also Nowruz, a new year’s … Continue reading

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Lasagna. 3/20/19

When we were planning this week’s menu, John suggested we have a family favorite that we hadn’t had for quite a while.  Hmm, Kenwood shrimp? Eggplant parmigiana? BBQ ribs? I suggest lasagna – end of discussion. Who does not love … Continue reading

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Sausage with peppers and onions on polenta. 3/19/19

Today is not all about baking (see my other post, Nana Banana Cake) we also need to eat dinner! While John is taking lead on the dinner making the sausage and polenta, I have a supporting role in the onions, … Continue reading

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Red lentils and salad. 3/18/19

I make this as a vegetarian dish by adding some dairy toppings. For a vegan dish omit the garnishes. We start our dinner tonight with a Greek salad embellished with leftover tabbouleh and thinly sliced cucumber. The cheese on top … Continue reading

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