01/28/14
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Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls

MONDAY Soba Noodles with Sweet~Ginger Scallion Sauce  |  Baked Veggie Egg Rolls Our weekly meatless meal rarely works out to be on Monday evening.  As proponents of the traditional Sunday Supper, we usually enjoy leftovers on Monday, or some variation arising from the remnants of whatever roasted dish was made the evening before.  But, this Continue reading → «Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls»

10/17/13
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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw

WEDNESDAY Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw  | Cilantro~Avocado Cream   As I have mentioned before, when I plan our dinner menus for the coming week I try and look forward a bit, taking into consideration scheduled activities, business travel, even the weather {ever-changing as it is} realizing, of course, that Continue reading → «Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw»

08/27/13
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Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots

MONDAY Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Peach Salsa  |  Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots Today was Monday…really Monday.  School may have officially started last week but today was the first Monday of the new school year, kicking off the first whole week of school.  The first few days of catching up with old friends, meeting new teachers, getting Continue reading → «Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots»

06/3/13
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Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa

SUNDAY Vietnamese Pork Chops  |  Fresh Apple Salsa   “The city takes a breath on Sunday.  Of all that’s lost in the pursuit of what’s next, I hope we don’t lose that…” ~ Hawksley Workman   I try very hard to keep Sundays free of chores.  Cleaning, laundry, errands…these are my constant companions six days Continue reading → «Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa»

05/28/13
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Flank Steak with Chimichurri & Grilled Corn

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce  | Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob with Chile-Lime Butter  |  Red Fruit Salad     Memorial Day 2013 was gray, cool and damp here in the Bay area.  On and off rain showers kept us inside most of the day…the weather could not have been more perfect on this Holiday Monday.  After Continue reading → «Flank Steak with Chimichurri & Grilled Corn»

05/15/13
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Korean-Style Steak & a Cilantro Salad

TUESDAY Korean-Style Steak  |  Cilantro Salad When I plan our dinner menus I begin, for the most part, with the entrée…usually a protein…adding vegetables, grains, etc. as a complement.  This dinner, however, was put together in reverse order.  Last week I came upon this recipe for Cilantro Salad at 101 Cookbooks and quickly became curious of Continue reading → «Korean-Style Steak & a Cilantro Salad»

05/14/13
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Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with a Creamy Sumac Sauce

MONDAY Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion & Cumin  |  Creamy Sumac Sauce   I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  I returned home yesterday after a wonderful retreat here.  Days filled with yoga, hiking, swimming, massage, reading…resting.  It is not until you stop…really stop…that you begin to realize how much “noise” Continue reading → «Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with a Creamy Sumac Sauce»

04/26/13
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Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad

FRIDAY Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad  |  Artisan Bread with Butter & Chives I put this dinner on the menu over a week ago…in the midst of my new-found love affair with Jerusalem, A Cookbook {by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi, 2012}.  Simple, straightforward & healthy, it appealed to me on all of these levels. Continue reading → «Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad»

03/4/13
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Ciabatta with Pork, Garlicky Spinach & Provolone

MONDAY Ciabatta with Slow-Roasted Pork, Garlicky Spinach & Provolone  | Baked, Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream Dipping Sauce I love left-overs that aren’t really left-overs…you know what I mean:  the same meal – two nights in a row.  Re-purposing is a hot term these days & that is how I like to Continue reading → «Ciabatta with Pork, Garlicky Spinach & Provolone»

02/13/13

Split Pea Soup with Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries & Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream

WEDNESDAY Split Pea Soup  |  Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream   Before we get started here, let’s {finally} establish the difference between Sweet Potatoes & Yams. OK…not so fast!  I need to entertain you with a lot of  useless commentary about this issue & how it came to pass in our family Continue reading → «Split Pea Soup with Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries & Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream»