Age and Health Concerns

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Brown Rice and Black Beans

  • 8 cups water, plus more if needed
  • 1 bag (1 pound) dried black beans, picked over, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 jalapeno chile, halved and seeded
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water


Baked Tilapia

4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


American- Italian Pasta Salad

1 (16 ounce) package fusilli pasta

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons milk

1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix

1 cup frozen petite peas, thawed

2 (2 ounce) cans sliced black olives

1 cup cubed Genoa salami

3/4 cup chopped green onions

3/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley