Category Archives: Vegetables

Grilled flank steak, Brussels sprouts, and grilled potatoes. 5/14/21

Here is how this dinner shaped up. John marinated the flank steak which is a lean but tasty cut of beef which is tender when you slice it across the grain. Then he grilled it to a perfect medium rare. … Continue reading

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Vegan delight! Sheet pan roasted vegetables with crispy chickpeas. 5/13/21

If you are a vegetable lover like I am then this plateful of vegetables, a little tofu, and chickpeas makes your eyes widen and your mouth water. And if you are someone who likes minimal mess and dinner on the … 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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Semi-Leftovers For Dinner Classic chicken style. 5/11/21

Usually LFD (Leftovers For Dinner) happens on Saturday night but we ended up with some bits and pieces from last week’s dinner and decided to incorporate the leftovers into an actual weekly menu dinner. Our leftovers were some chicken gravy, … Continue reading

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Pan-seared salmon and mango salsa, rice, and green beans. 5/10/21

John brined the salmon before starting it in a cold pan and it worked out much better than his last attempt at not overcooking it and keeping the white goop from seeping out. When he was at the grocery store … Continue reading

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Planning ahead – Leftovers For Dinner (LFD). 5/8/21

Does this plate look familiar? It looks familiar because this is the other half of the double portion of Chana dal we made on Monday. What a pleasure to know that Saturday night’s dinner only needs a reheat and a … Continue reading

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Farro and mushroom stuffed peppers. 5/7/21

John and I kind of invented this dinner on the fly when we were thinking about our weekly menu. We talked about wanting to use tofu and farro and decided that a stuffed pepper would be a way to combine … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass with sheet pan potatoes and green beans. 5/6/21

Using this frozen Chilean sea bass from Costco makes a pricy fish affordable. We probably have some rendition of this dinner every two to three weeks. It definitely does not get old! To keep the number of pots and pans … Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca. 5/5/21

Tonight’s dinner is pasta puttanesca or pasta in the style of the prostitute. It is an odd name for a delicious dish. I used a can of tomatoes with chiles supplemented by part of a can of regular chopped tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Classic chicken dinner with rutabaga and broccoli. 5/4/21

May the fourth (of good nutrition) be with you. I remember taking our son to see the movie in 1983 when he was six years old. He’s been a Star Wars fan since and his kids are too. Personally I … Continue reading

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