Category Archives: Vegetables

Kale and white bean stew. 6/22/21

The original recipe for kale and white bean stew is from Food and Wine magazine. I was going to make it vegetarian/vegan but after conferring with John we decided it was going to need some sausage. We opted for 4 … Continue reading

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Easy chicken Marsala with green beans and rutabaga. 6/21/21

I am so glad that it is finally cool enough in the evening to make one of our menu dinners! This is chicken Marsala is super simple. Rather than make a cream sauce, we use a packet of McCormick’s chicken … Continue reading

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Father’s Day celebration. 6/19/21

We had a family cookout on Saturday in honor of our two dads, John and our son. The grandkids were excited to have “Zayde burgers” and we had some tasty salads and a banana cake (made by me!) with vanilla … Continue reading

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Southwest salad. 6/18/21

It is still quite hot here, maybe not quite as hot as yesterday, but still a salad kind of dinner day. This spicy chicken salad is one of our go-tos when the weather demands a no-cook dinner. I buy pulled … Continue reading

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Seared tuna and salad with nuoc cham 6/17/21

Our town hit 108F according to the gauge on our car. I suggested to John that maybe our planned dinner, White Beans and Kale Stew, was probably not the best choice. Since we were visiting Costco we picked up some … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with egg zoodles. 6/16/21

Tonight was supposed to be our traditional Pasta Wednesday but the idea of boiling a big pot of water when the outside temperature was in the 90’s made it a non-starter. We decided our fallback dinner would be a BFD … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak, butternut squash, broccoli. 6/15/21

Delicious dinner tonight coming from John’s great ability to accurately judge the doneness of meat on the grill. Flank steak is a very tasty cut of beef. It is important, though, to understand that giving it a dry rub and … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with soft scrambled eggs. 6/13/21

When I was thinking about what to prepare for my BFD (Breakfast For Dinner) I first thought about just keeping it uber-simple and make scrambled eggs, a veggie patty, and toast. Problem with that is it really takes too short … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass with asparagus and butternut squash. 6/12/

In the interest of making the cooking and clean-up as easy as possible we cooked our entire dinner in the oven. The last time I made butternut squash I had a bunch of cubes leftover so I froze them raw … Continue reading

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Sheet pan turkey sausage with veg and mustard sauce. 6/11/21

After a delicious dinner out it is time to get back to eating correctly. Friday’s dinner was heavy on the vegetables and light on the turkey sausage. I started the vegetables in a pre-heated 425F oven 15 minutes before adding … Continue reading

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