Dinners for Days 127 to 132


127 Salmon Fillets w/Mango, The Urban Peasant:



128 Portuguese Bean Soup, Allrecipes,com



I cut the cayenne pepper to ¾ teaspoon


129 Trout with Cucumber Sauce, Loblaws Market,


130 Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato, Parsnips & Apples, Recipe 117752 at Food.com:



131 Red Snapper with Basil Vinaigrette from Gourmet, Quick Kitchen at epicurious.com:



132 Chicken Tortillas, Dishes for Two, The Ontario Chicken Producers’ Marketing Board


Dinners for Days 121 to 126

121 Salmon with tangy cucumber sauce & herbed Orzo from Redbook:




122 Tofu South of The Border Enchiladas at soyconnection.com:


123 Trout with Lime & Thyme, recipe #98052 at Food.com:


124 Suki’s Spinach & Feta Pasta at Allrecipes.com:


125 Broiled Haddock Fillets from Tweeky at food.com:


126 Ground Chicken Stroganoff from Chicken Lover #9

Dinners for Days 115 to 120

115 The Ultimate Salmon Fillets, recipe #53198 at food.com

This recipe was already featured in the recent post “Dill – icious Day”.

116 Chunky Rice & Bean Soup, from The Canadian Living Test Kitchen at

117 Breaded Sole (recipe on package), potatoes, garden salad

118 Broccoli w/Feta & Red Pepper, page 157 Light Cooking by Rose Reisman

119 Tuna-Lima Bean Salad at

120 Greek Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Salad by Rachael Ray at

Dinners for Days 109 to 114


109 Salmon (canned) cakes by Rachael Ray 

Salmon Cakes




110 Hearty Lentil Soup from Taste of Home









111 Country Style Cod from Ziggy’s

112 Ciambotta from Good Housekeeping


Cover of "The New Good Housekeeping Cookb...

Cover of The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook



The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook 

edited by Susan Westmoreland

Published by Hearst Books
832 pages, 2001





113 Tilapia by Julie Cioffi, recipe #9004 at food.com



114 Chicken Paprikash



Have you ever been hungry?

When is the last time you were hungry? I mean “really” hungry. Apparently, North Americans lose the sense of hunger by the time they are 35 years old. Our culture has trained us to prevent hunger and voila – we gain weight, become obese, and suffer many diseases due to overeating. We need to allow hunger to happen and then re-learn how to recognize and respond to it in a healthy fashion.

 Merriam-Webster defines hunger as: 

  • a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient,
  • an uneasy sensation occasioned by the lack of food,
  • a weakened condition brought on by prolonged lack of food.

 Hunger is a totally physical condition. You don’t have to think about it to recognize it. It is a gut feeling without question. However most of us no longer experience it. If you stopped eating right now, it would take 3 days for you to feel real hunger.

Your stomach growling is not hunger. It’s deceiving since your stomach may growl when it expects to eat, not when it is actually hungry. In fact, growls sometimes occur more often after eating than before.

Headaches, light-headedness, and weakness are not hunger. They are the result of sugar-processing issues brought on by years of overeating.


Cover of

Cover of Seven Secrets of Slim People


Vikki Hansen & Shawn Goodman in Seven Secrets of Slim People, Hay House Inc., 1997 introduces a 0 to 10 point scale that quantifies hunger, fullness (satiety) and overeating. This scale is crucial to correcting eating disorders. Leslie Beck, in Heart Healthy Foods For Life, Penguin Group, 2009 discusses eight stages of hunger and its satiety or satisfaction. I know that I maintain a normal BMI if I eat only when I am hungry.

I have modified their ideas by visualizing each stage as a segment of a clock. The hunger phases occur from 0 (or 12) to 6 o’clock and the fullness or over-fullness stages from 6 to 12 (or 0) o‘clock.

0 – absolutely starved; you will overeat.

1 – too hungry to care what you eat; you will overeat.

2 – seriously hungry; can’t concentrate; you must eat now.

3 – moderately hungry; could wait longer.

4 – slightly hungry; you could eat something, but not a large meal.

5 – hunger has almost disappeared; you could eat another bite.

6 – satisfied, comfortable; not hungry and not full  

7 – slightly uncomfortable; you feel the food; you are slightly full..

8 – uncomfortable; sleepy, sluggish; your waistband is noticeably tighter.

9 – very uncomfortable; stomach hurts

10 – stuffed, bloated; Leslie Beck calls this “Thanksgiving Day” full.

11 – in pain; nauseous

The secret to eating properly is to eat only at the 4 to 6 o’clock stages. Stay tuned. There’s more to discuss about hunger and overeating in future posts.

Dinners for Days 103 to 108

103 Honey Mustard Basil Salmon Steaks, #95204 at Food.com:


104 Bean Stroganoff & Noodles, page 109 Full of Beans

105 Pan-Seared Red Snapper & Butter Beans, Tomato & Corn from Fresh Every Day by Sara Foster with Carolyn Carreno


108 Cajun Grilled Chicken & Pasta Toss from Primo

106 Cauliflower au Gratin from dairygoodness.ca:


107 Open Faced Healthy Tuna Melt w/Pita from Cathy Lowe at foodnetwork.com


Dill, dried umbel :::German description: Dill,...

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 I hate to waste fresh herbs. Sometimes I buy a bunch and find the intended recipe uses so little. It‘s disappointing to watch the rest deteriorate, so I hunt for ways to use it wisely. Today I tried to use some of my recently purchased fresh dill and was pleased with the following three recipes from Food.com:




Diet Friendly Dill Dip, Spread or Salad Dressing, recipe #291908, includes cottage cheese. It was an interesting change from the spiciness of our usual dips.

 Check it out at:




The Ultimate Salmon Fillets, recipe #53198, were so good they are now in “Marg’s Best” file! It calls for dried dill, but I used two tablespoons of fresh instead.
Cheddar Scones with Dill, recipe #125425, was a real hit and a great accompaniment with The Ultimate Salmon Fillets.
Sour Cream, Cucumber and Dill Dip from all recipes.com