Category Archives: Vegetables

Whole grain penne with pesto and salad. 7/12/21

As a first course on Monday we started out with a tossed green salad with lots of extras. Mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and some spicy pepperoncini gave interest and texture to the salad. John complimented me on the salad … Continue reading

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Raw and sautéed veg topped with soft scrambled eggs. 7/11/21

It’s Sunday so it must be BFD (Breakfast For Dinner)! While John was busy making his usual omelet, I was chopping up and sautéing my BFD veg. I cooked the mushrooms and onions first and then added everything else. I … Continue reading

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Hot weather assembling. 7/10/21

When it is too hot to cook the best thing to do is to have an assembled dinner. Since it was around 104F yesterday, we decided on a Southwest chicken salad. We set up the ingredients on the kitchen island … Continue reading

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Red lentil sundae. 7/9/21

I know it is hardly the sundae you were looking for but this is a delicious vegetarian (or vegan minus the yogurt) dish that is super healthy, tasty, and pretty to look at. I first had this red lentil stew … Continue reading

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Light clam chowder. 7/8/21

We were supposed to be preparing shrimp tonight but we opted to change the menu to a favorite of ours, clam chowder. I have taken a traditional recipe for New England clam chowder and lightened it up so that it … Continue reading

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Pan seared Pacific cod with rice and Vietnamese salsa. 7/7/21

Originally John was going to pan sear the cod and I was going to make some sort of vegetation. I don’t know, maybe I was planning on doing a sheet pan veg but I made that veg yesterday and our … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata with sheet pan veg 7/6/21

We were too busy to go to the grocery store today so I ended up with a sheet pan of vegetables which did not really go with chicken piccata. But since they still tasted really good, the dinner was a … Continue reading

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Whole grain spaghetti with pesto, salad 7/5/21

Tonight we started with a salad since we were having pesto rather than vegetables in our pasta. The salad had a mix of greens, mushrooms, scallions, and cherry tomatoes. I make a very low fat salad dressing using two of … Continue reading

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Grilling on the Fourth. 7/4/21

Happy Fourth of July! We took advantage of a beautiful day here in Northern California grilling our dinner and eating al fresco. Because we like to eat volume so we used our one roll to support two different burgers. This … Continue reading

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Kitchen sink salad. 7/3/21

I decided to make a salad tonight rather than the planned eggs. John opted for a bowl of cereal. I finished up the last of a bag of carrots and stalk of celery as well as making a significant dent … Continue reading

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