Category Archives: Health

Hatch Chiles, Chicken and White Bean Chili

At lunchtime, why spend money buying food that makes you plump? This crockpot chili is easy to make on a Sunday afternoon. Then, just add it to tupperware Sunday night, and you have healthy, delicious lunches for the week.

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Egg Taco and Blueberry/Peach Smoothie Brunch

Every brunch is better when enjoyed with a leisurely read of a newspaper. Our newspaper? The New York Times. An added bonus? Brunch al fresco, on the patio, listening to the bees in the rosemary, sitting out under the blue … Continue reading

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Braised Chicken Thighs With Fennel (And Green Olives And Lemon)

This braised chicken thigh dish is from the Thomas Keller cookbook called ad hoc at Home. (LOVE that book.) The combination of green olives, lemon and onions is irresistible.

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Grilled Pizza With Carmelized Onions and Goat Cheese

We’ve been eating garden vegetables. A LOT of garden vegetables. Sometimes a person should take a break from all that roughage. Pizza is good for that. Also, when the Seattle summertime temps soar into the high 68’s, it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut on a Bed of Peach Salsa

I love the fruits of summer! And tho drinking your peaches is very nice (see the peach margarita post), it’s not respectable to just drink your dinner. Hence – this great dish courtesy of Mark Bittman and his awesome cookbook … Continue reading

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Kabocha Squash/Sage Ravioli

We went to the farmer’s market and picked up a beautiful, orange kabocha squash. And, there’s lots of sage in the garden. Time to make ravioli! Cut the kabocha in half, remove the seeds, and put it face down on … Continue reading

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Beet Greens and Salmon

The beets needed thinning, but we never really got around to it, so now we are thinning and eating at the same time. The young greens are great without even sautéing. Melanie boiled the beets and then tossed them in … Continue reading

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Springtime Harvest: Chard, Red Potatoes, and Sockeye Salmon

It’s our first garden harvest of the spring — swiss chard, chives oregano, and parsley. Plus, the fish order from Surfin’ Seafood is in, and Melanie remembers a recipe she used to make at the cafe. Drizzle olive oil, salt … Continue reading

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Springtime Thai seafood

I love mark bittmans quick, delicious, simple recipes. This one is ludicrously straightforward. Perfect for when you come home from walking the dogs and want a fast dinner. Boil two cups coconut milk and four cups chicken broth. Toss in … Continue reading

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Futomaki (the big one)

Thanks to Grandma Toshiko, I can roll myself a futomaki or two when I get to craving some sushi. Here’s some I made when Melanie was gone for a work dinner, and I was at home, left to my own … Continue reading

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