Category Archives: Weeknight dinners

Hummus and tabbouleh with pita 9/8/22

Thursday night’s dinner was another extreme hot weather enterprise. This no-cook dinner featured hummus bought from the local grocery store, whole grain pita, radishes, feta, pepperoncini, and tabbouleh which I made myself. My recipe is one that I adapted from … Continue reading

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Raw vegetable salad with tofu. 9/6/22

We have been eating a lot of these bowls lately. Given the fact that we are under this unrelenting heat dome (113F again, yikes!), this vegetable salad with tofu seemed like the best choice. I had planned on Thai basil … Continue reading

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Sunday supper salad. 9/4/22

My recent Sunday suppers have been more salad-like and less egg-like. Since it was VERY HOT yesterday, I cooked the egg in the morning and blanched the broccoli in the microwave. Along with the egg and the broccoli I had … Continue reading

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Seared shrimp with salsa slaw and cauliflower rice 9/3/22

Granted this is not a pretty plate of food but it tasted good. We needed a dinner that would have minimal cooking because it was over 100F. Originally John was going to put the shrimp on skewers and cook them … Continue reading

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Asian tofu salad bowl. 9/2/22

We are in the midst of a very hot spell which is forecast to last for a week! Since we are expecting many triple digit days and we are supposed to be conserving electricity, John and I will be trying … Continue reading

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Light clam chowder with oyster crackers. 9/1/22

In celebration of it being September and in anticipation of Autumn we made soup even though the temperature outside was 104F! This is a light clam chowder with only 2 to 4 tablespoons of cream in about 4 servings. Since … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and asparagus over kale. 8/31/22

After two weeks without making pasta due to the heat we decided that we really wanted our Pasta Wednesday! Tonight’s fusilli was joined by asparagus, mushrooms, onions, and garlic as a sauce with some pasta water and olive oil. Because … Continue reading

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Tossed green salad with herbs and chicken. 8/28/22

If this looks a lot like Saturday’s dinner it is because I had leftover shredded chicken and chow mein noodles. But it is not totally the same. The base of this salad is spinach, arugula, Romaine, mint, and basil. I … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak, baked potato, steamed broccoli 8/26/22

Once again having good products means that they can be treated simply and be delicious. John put a dry rub on the flank steak. The rub consisted of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin. He did that around lunch time … Continue reading

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Gazpacho and avocado toast 8/24/22

This week’s gazpacho is the same recipe as last week’s except instead of a squirt of sriracha I put in two Thai chiles. It was pretty spicy but I liked the contrast of the cold soup and the hot flavor. … Continue reading

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