Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 12, 2016 – Pacific cod with chickpea purée and zucchini

I was thinking that with all their fiber that chickpeas would be lower in calories. They are 120 calories for a half of a cup times 3 1/2 servings in a can equals 420 calories that I whizzed up with … Continue reading

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March 11, 2016 – Meat day! Lamb chop with butternut squash and asparagus

Sometimes I literally have to throw John a bone. Last night was a meat night.  He’s been super about eating a lot of vegetarian meals and fish but he does get a hankering for something on the hoof occasionally. Since … Continue reading

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March 10, 2016 – Spaghetti with zucchini and pine nuts

This recipe that I adapted from NYT Cooking was delicious. The “sauce” had a real buttery flavor although there was no butter in it! First I salted and drained the zucchini while the onions, garlic, and pine nuts were cooking … Continue reading

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March 8, 2016 – Null Soup

Today I went out for breakfast. Try as I might I have a hard time with all the breakfast goodies like hash browns and bacon. There are also unexpected pitfalls. The milk was full fat and the piece of toast … Continue reading

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March 7, 2016 – Meatless Monday – Penne and vegetables

I love vegetables. I also love pasta. So this dish is a perfect storm of what I love. John sautéed the mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a little olive oil. Two minutes before the penne was done I added the … Continue reading

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March 4, 2016 – Turkey chili with kale salad

  One way to make your plate look like it is overflowing is to fill up the empty space with a big salad as I did with tonight’s dinner. Plus I do enjoy the mingling of the spicy chili and … Continue reading

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March 3, 2016 – Shrimp with polenta and broccoli

The polenta in this dish makes it seem so luxurious and yet there is only one teaspoon of butter in the whole pot. Both the shrimp and broccoli take the same amount of time to cook. The shrimp is quickly … Continue reading

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