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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp, Grits, and Peppers

It’s the first day of Autumn and the hot peppers are still growing like mad. We pretty much gave up on them earlier in the season – they were looking pretty sad. The tomatoes, on the other hand, are history. We did not have our usual stellar harves...

Chicken and Rigatoni

The End of Week Ten

We’re both down twenty pounds! This, boys and girls, is pretty heartening – it means all of this work is actually paying off! We feel better. We have more energy. Everyday tasks are easier to do. It’s a flippin’ miracle. This proves me ...

Risotto with Pork and Beets

Chicken, Beef, and Pork

We’ve been eating – I just haven’t been writing about it. I’ve been busy upd...

Mushroom Ravioli

Mushroom Ravioli

The Bayshore Diner was the full-service restaurant in the Westin San Francisco Airport when I opened...

Chicken Soup with Eggplant

The End of Week Nine

It’s been nine weeks. Nine whole weeks since we began this odyssey. And, slowly but surely, it...

Oven BBQ Brisket

Oven BBQ Brisket

My impulse buy of the day, yesterday, was a brisket – they were on sale in my WASP grocery sto...

Chicken Rice Soup with Leeks and Lemon

Chicken Rice Soup with Leeks and Lemon

Since Victor made a vat of chicken stock, I thought it only fitting to make a small pot of chicken s...

Fish and Corn Chowder

Corn and Fish Chowder

Wow. It’s cold enough to make a pot of soup! How did that happen? It’s been raining all ...

Pasta

The End of Week Eight

We’ve made it through eight weeks. That’s like half of Boot Camp. I went into Boot Camp ...

Eggplant and Shallots

Eggplant and Shallots

The eggplants are still coming in and I’ve been looking for more and different ways to cook th...

Leeks, Fennel, and Rice

Leeks, Fennel, and Rice

I really can’t count the number of times I cooked steaks for us and midway through dinner said...

Corn Two Ways

Corn Two Ways

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by my friend, the fresh cob of corn. Corn on the cob is suc...

Figs, Chicken, and Sweet Potatoes

Figs, Chicken, and Sweet Potatoes

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by my impulse-buy of the day – a 2-pound package of f...

Steaks and Lentils

End of Week Seven

It’s been another grueling week at the gymnasium. We’ve been dealing with dumbbells, bar...