Category Archives: Vegetables

Grilled burger and black-eyed pea salad 5/25/22

We do not eat much red meat at our house but when we do I choose ground beef over any other cut. Forget your prime rib or filet mignon and just give me a straight up burger (or meat loaf, … Continue reading

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Turkey kielbasa with sauerkraut and bean salad 5/24/22

Extremely hot weather here in NorCal means we have had to switch gears for our dinner preparations. Our daughter said to me, ”You’re not making a stew and pasta on Tuesday and Wednesday, are you?! Temperatures for those days border … Continue reading

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Chicken with gravy, rutabaga, broccoli 5/23/22

Since it is getting pretty hot out we are trying to keep the kitchen cool by using some convenience foods and the microwave. John made up a packet of chicken gravy and then heated up the rotisserie chicken over a … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with chicken 5/22/22

Tonight I just was not feeling our usually eggs on Sunday so I switched the eggs to a little chicken that we had. The chicken is a very small part of my stir-fry, more like a condiment than a main … Continue reading

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Chana dal with rice and kale 5/20/22

Chana dal are dried split chickpeas and this stew is a snap to make in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. We make ours with spicy Original Rotel plus sriracha on top for even more zing. I love the whole … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and asparagus 5/19/22

This is a delicious and filling pasta dinner that I make every week. It always includes some shape or strand of pasta, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and a vegetable. This week I used asparagus. It is one of my favorites. The … Continue reading

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Fish taco with spicy black beans and rice 5/18/22

Underneath the cabbage, tomatoes, onion, and salsa verde there is a fish fillet and a corn tortilla. This is my version of a taco, a whole bunch of things piled on a tortilla. Folding a tortilla up and eating it … Continue reading

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Leftover red lentils with kale and cauliflower rice 5/17/22

We had some leftover lentils from the other night so we heated them up in the microwave. I always have cauliflower rice in the freezer and the microwave is good for heating that up too. The kale was served raw. … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl 5/16/22

For a vegan or vegetarian preparation see note below. This salmon bowl is half hot entree, half salad, and one hundred percent delicious. John cooks our salmon on one side after a 20 minute brine starting in a cold pan … Continue reading

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Scrambled eggs and Caprese salad 5/15/22

Sunday night is a day of rest for the cooks at our house. We always make Breakfast for Dinner for ourselves. John makes a ham, cheese, mushroom, and scallion omelet and I make an egg dish which varies a lot … Continue reading

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