Month: June 2012

Strolling Boston, One Bite at a Time

Today was our first full day in Boston and we made the most of it. The weather was beautiful (mid-upper 80s, with a nice breeze, low humidity) and made for a perfect walking exploration of Boston’s South End. But first

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Our First Vacation Meal

We ate at Legal Seafood. Nice food, but in my opinion, probably only a bump up from Red Lobster. (If anyone objects to that characterization, I am sorry, but that was our assessment.) I’m glad we ate there, because I have heard a

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The Vacation Begins!

My wife and I arrived at the motel in Boston after 22 hours on the road. We are going to find some seafood for a late lunch/early dinner and then catch up on some missing sleep. I will post my meal

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Planked Salmon

Planked Salmon FilletsServes 4-6, depending on portion size and hunger level Soak the cedar planks in water, wine, beer, or fruit juice for at least 1 hour. Pre-heat grill on high for 10 minutes. Lay your fish, skin side down,

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Pan-Fried Tilapia and Brussel Sprouts

Pan-Fried Tilapia and Brussels Sprouts w/ Balsamic GlazeServes 4 8 tilapia fillets, approximately 3 ounces each1 tablespoon olive oil, dividedSeasoning of your choice (I used Penzey’s Sunny Spain.) 1.  Heat non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Add half the olive oil.2. 

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Farmer’s Market Grill

Farmer’s Market GrillServes ? We went to our local farmer’s market to see what fresh veggies were available. I bought some baby beets (about 1 inch in diameter) and small carrots (1/2inch in diameter, 4 inches long). I washed the veggies, peeled

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Easy Affogato

AffogatoServes 2 1 cup cold espresso (or if you don’t have an espresso maker–I don’t–make double-strength coffee)1 cup reduced fat vanilla ice cream (I used Edy’s Slow Churned Vanilla Bean)Whipped cream for toppingBaking cocoa–OR–instant coffee for garnish 1.  Place 1/2

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And He’s Off!

We just returned home from the airport. Our youngest son is traveling to Shanghai and Beijing, China with the People to People Ambassador program. We’ve been planning this since last September and today is the departure day. For the next

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Grilled Tomatoes and Eggs

Grilled Tomato and EggsServes 1 (well, maybe two, if you don’t eat a lot at breakfast) 1 ripe tomato2 eggs1/4 cup hummus (homemade or store bought)1/2 mashed avocado1 teaspoon olive oilHerbs/spices (Your choice. I used Penzy’s Sunny Paris, my favorite

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Baked Beans

Baked Beans (modified to further reduce sodium levels)Serves 10 This recipe is far easier than you would guess and tastes better than anything you will find in a can or deli. 3 cups canned beans (any variety, or a mix of varieties)

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