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Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Forget dishes – its a grill night!

Tonight’s menu:

Grilled split chicken breast

Grilled squash, zucchini, and tomatoes

Sliced watermelon

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Tonight’s menu:

Broiled Salmon

Farro Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Broiled asparagus

 

 

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

Summer has arrived in Vermont out of nowhere, making tonight an official grill night.  I picked up some great grass-fed meat from the farmer down the street – the nutrient composition is far improved in grass-fed or wild caught animals. 

 

Tonight’s menu:

Burgers with sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, and tomato

Garden salad with celery, carrots, sliced beets, and sliced almonds

Watermelon

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Seis de Mayo!  Last night was taco night in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  I always try to make extras on taco night to have enough leftovers for another meal or at least a variation using some leftovers if not enough for a complete meal.  Save time where you can because there never are enough hours in the day.

 

Tonight’s menu:

Bean and sautéed vegetable quesadillas

Garden salad

Sliced mango and strawberries

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Cinco de Mayo!  Break out the tacos! (OK, not exactly authentic Mexican cuisine but close enough) 

Tonight’s menu:

Tacos with seasoned ground beef, black beans and pinto beans, sautéed mushrooms, carrots, and onions, sweet potato, cheese, and avocado

Pico de gallo

Salad greens

Sliced mango

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Friday, May 1st, 2015

Tilapia is a pretty light and versatile fish, relatively inexpensive, and a good protein source.  Over the past few years, it has risen the popularity charts among American diners; however, nutritionally, it is really not the best choice among our scaley friends due to its ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids.  While both of these fatty acids are needed by the body, research suggests that we need more omega-3 fats, which are anti-inflammatory, than omega-6 fats which may exacerbate inflammation.  Farmed tilapia has even more omega-6 fatty acids than wild caught.   In the end, my recommendation is to eat a variety of fish to reduce contamination and to prevent getting just the same fatty acid profile from your fish.  And always, wild caught trumps farmed fish.

Tonight’s menu:

Tilapia pan sautéed with garlic, capers, thyme, and cherry tomatoes

Grilled asparagus

Roasted fingerling potatoes

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Tonight’s menu:

Mesclun with micro greens, shaved beets, apples, and carrots, and sliced almonds

Grilled chicken breast

Seeded baguette

Mint chocolate chip ice cream

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Tonight’s menu:

Baked sweet potatoes topped with Hominy Chili and cheese

Green salad with baby spinach, red bell peppers, celery

Sliced apples

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Every once in a while, I like to get a little grit in my teeth.  By grit, I mean grits, coarsely dried ground corn that is often thought of as a breakfast alternative to oatmeal. Grits can also be served as a side dish, similar to risotto or polenta.  Grits is not a typical dish here in Vermont but I hail from Maryland, which gives me slightly more southern roots albeit not really southern enough to call grits a staple food.  Regardless, tonight, dinner took a swing south and it was delish.

Tonight’s menu:

Cajun Shrimp and Grits 

Sliced tomatoes

Steamed green beans

Orange slices

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Tonight’s Menu:

Butternut Bisque

Grilled cheese sandwich

Steamed broccoli