Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shrimp tacos with black beans and salad

This dinner is an instant replay of fish tacos with black beans. Except this time we used shrimp. They came out really tasty. Shrimp are lower in calories and I am always looking for ways to minimize calories in one … Continue reading

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Turkey tenderloin with mushroom gravy, butternut squash and broccoli

Sounds like Chicken Monday, doesn’t it? Unfortunately Turkey Wednesday did not turn out so well. We bought these turkey tenderloins in a lemon and herb marinade at Costco. John seared one out on the grill and then finished it in … Continue reading

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Lunch at Mongolian BBQ, St. George, Utah

Long ago on a family vacation we had a horrid meal in Utah. Actually we had several horrid meals over many years when eating out in Utah. Nonetheless we went ahead and bought a vacation place here in Utah and … Continue reading

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Red bell peppers stuffed with farro and black beans, salad with creamy salsa dressing

A new recipe! We found some farro at Dixie Nutrition here in St. George. First thing Tuesday morning, I parboiled the pepper halves and cooked the farro according to my brown rice recipe from Cook’s Illustrated – preheat the oven … Continue reading

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Chicken parmesan, penne and zucchini

This week’s Chicken Monday had an Italian flavor. John browned two small chicken breasts and then finished them in the oven with some spaghetti sauce and a little parmesan cheese. In the meantime, I boiled up some whole wheat penne … Continue reading

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Portobello mushroom burger, grilled potato and arugula salad

I have been a little concerned that John is getting too skinny so I am encouraging him to eat more. Although eating a bunch of red meat isn’t a good idea, a hamburger every few months I think is okay. … Continue reading

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Slow-cooker turkey chili

What could be better than dinnertime with no cooking! I love it when the house smells great all day and dinner is just waiting for me to be hungry. (I am always hungry!) Another plus is that I have a … Continue reading

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