Category Archives: Vegetables

Weeknight chicken. 6/18/20

We had to slightly alter our dinner plans for Thursday because it was quite hot (93F) and we did not want to heat the kitchen up too much. John sous vide a chicken breast and made a pot of couscous … Continue reading

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White beans with tuna and juniper berries. 6/17/20

Tonight we mashed together two exceptional experiences we  have had with white beans. One was a side dish of cannellini beans and juniper berries in Siena, Italy and the other was a side of white beans with tuna that we … Continue reading

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Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 6/16/20

The secret to this dish is to salt and drain the zucchini before cooking. The zucchini remain much more firm and are seasoned well. Also adding a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts gives a buttery flavor. Penne with zucchini and … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, new potatoes, bok choy with oyster sauce. 6/15/20

A Saturday night dinner is making Monday special. Treat yourself!

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Chana Dal. 6/13/20

Yum, I love Chana dal. It is dried split chickpeas cooked together with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices. After a quick 30 minute soak, it all goes in the instant pot. Here is the recipe I use – https://pipingpotcurry.com/instant-pot-chana-dal/   … Continue reading

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Shredded tofu with shiitake mushrooms. 6/12/20

This is a recipe by Melissa Clark NYTimes Cooking. If you have a subscription to the site you can find the recipe here https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017765-shredded-tofu-and-shiitake-stir-fry?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share The dish came out a little dry. We definitely could have used more sauce. I like … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with spicy ginger-peanut sauce. 6/11/20

We are finally done with chicken for the week and ready to try something new. I found this recipe on  NYTimes Cooking. The pork is cooked sous vide in its sauce and then charred a bit on the grill. The … Continue reading

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Costco rotisserie chicken two ways. 6/10/20

This has turned into “Chicken Week.” I should not have started with chicken on Monday because we went to Costco on Tuesday and I was seduced by the smell of their rotisserie chicken. So to eat up our enormous, economical, … Continue reading

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Classic chicken. 6/8/20

Every once in a while I need to throw a classic chicken dinner into the line-up. It is comfort food for me. And since for years chicken has been the go-to Monday dish, it is even more comforting to eat … Continue reading

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BFD. 6/7/20

Whenever we have Breakfast For Dinner John always makes an omelet and I always make some sort of scrambled eggs because I am too impatient with the whole rigmarole of omelet making. Last night, though, I decided to give it a try. So … Continue reading

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