Category Archives: Vegetables

Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables. 9/11/21

Tonight’s division of labor had me doing all the chopping and John doing all the cooking. Normally what I would have done is cook the mushrooms, add the onions, and then the rest of the vegetables in order of hardness. … Continue reading

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Rhode Island clam chowder. 9/10/21

We finally got around to making clam chowder since the weather has cooled down some. Rhode Island style chowder is much lighter than its super thick and creamy cousin to the north. Of course I have pared down the cream … Continue reading

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Gazpacho and chickpea salad. 9/9/21

As the temperature keeps hovering in the mid- to upper 90s, I am finding ways to keep from heating up the kitchen. On Thursday I made gazpacho from the myriad Roma tomatoes that our daughter brought home from the Community … Continue reading

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Hot night, cool dinner. 9/8/21

In the San Francisco Bay Area September is the hottest month of the year. For those of us brought up in the mid-Atlantic states and New England, we are expecting a cool break in the weather. Even though I have … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah celebration. 9/6/21

The dinner we had with our celebration was pretty ho-hum, a grilled flank steak and half potato plus Brussels sprouts. But the celebration platter and the fabulous round braided challah that our daughter made were spectacular! On our platter we … Continue reading

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Egg-sta Primavera. 9/5/21

Here is my Sunday egg dinner with a new spin on it. I made a thin egg disc and then rolled it up and cut it like linguine. I sautéed a bunch of vegetables—carrots, broccoli, celery, mushrooms, and fennel. When … Continue reading

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Red lentils with rice and kale. 9/4/21

Red lentils cook pretty quickly in some stock that has been flavored with cumin seed, salt, onion, garlic and ginger. I serve them over raw kale with a base of white rice and cauliflower rice mix.

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Shrimp scampi with broccoli atop white rice/caulirice mix. 9/3/21

Sear the shrimp in a little olive oil/olive oil spray and then set them aside. In the same pan make a sauce using white wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest, slivered onion and garlic, red pepper flakes, and a … Continue reading

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Chicken tacos with spicy black beans. 9/2/21

I eat my tacos with a knife and fork rather than folded up. It definitely takes me longer to eat them that way. The longer I eat the more satisfied I feel. John ate three hand-held tacos in less time … Continue reading

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Salmon with mango salsa, green beans, and rutabaga. 9/1/21

John laid down a layer of sea salt in a frying pan and started the salmon in a cold pan over low heat. The salmon took about 15 minutes to cook almost entirely on the skin side. He turned it … Continue reading

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