Category Archives: Weeknight dinners

Red lentils, riced cauliflower, and kale. 10/1/22

Delicious, healthy, and inexpensive red lentils are the stars of this dish.

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Shrimp tacos, pinto beans, arugula and golden beets. 9/29/22

When we have tacos I like to make a condiment bar on the kitchen counter that way everyone can fix their plate the way they like. John cooked the shrimp and warmed the tortillas while I cut up the taco … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with zoodles and mushrooms 9/28/22

While I will never be fooled by vegetables parading as pasta, if you mix zoodles with actual pasta what you get is a very tasty dish that takes a while to eat. I am definitely a fan of a big … Continue reading

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Tofu and vegetables over rice. 9/27/22

I made the vegan version of the sesame bowls I have been making. The bowl pictured here is waiting for its scallion-ginger-soy vinaigrette. We have one of these almost every week rotating through tofu, shrimp, and salmon. My daughter mentioned … Continue reading

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Turkey sausage with sheet pan veggies. 9/26/22

Super simple, easy dinner tonight! After shaking the vegetables in a bag with olive oil and salt I laid them out on a foil-lined and sprayed sheet pan for a 25 minute roast in the oven pre-heated to 425F convection. … Continue reading

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Sesame salmon bowl. 9/21/22

The bowls we make like this are a combination of components with varying proteins over rice with a dressing. Today’s protein is salmon but we also make this with shrimp and tofu. The vegetables remain constant – cucumber, avocado, cabbage, … Continue reading

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Leek and potato soup. 9/19/22

Tonight’s leek and potato soup began life a few weeks ago as Instant Pot Vichyssoises. We had a bunch left over so we heated it up to come back as leek and potato soup! No need to eat it cold … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and cauliflower rice. 9/17/22

Tonight all we had to do was warm up the leftover Chana dal in a pot and heat up the rice in the microwave. Although it is hard for us to have leftovers because we like to eat a lot … Continue reading

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Light shrimp scampi with broccoli 9/13/22

This is a quick-cooking dinner that can be served with pasta, rice, or even polenta. Unlike a typical shrimp scampi with its tablespoons of butter and oil, this lighter version has a total of 1 teaspoon of olive oil per … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with ditalini and greens. 9/12/22

I am so glad that it finally cooled off and we are able to make more Fall-like dinner dishes. Chickpeas with ditalini and greens is an easy and versatile entree. We always make extra because it is so good for … Continue reading

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