Fresh Green Bean, Tomato And Blue Cheese Salad

green bean tomato and blue cheese salad

A fresh green bean, tomato and blue cheese salad is the ultimate summer side dish. Super easy to prepare with tender young green beans, sweet cherry tomatoes, your favorite blue cheese and tossed with a simple vinaigrette, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next backyard barbecue. This is the time of […]

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Beet, Orange And Arugula Salad

beet orange and arugula salad

Roasted beets marinated in a honey citrus vinaigrette are served with sweet juicy oranges, creamy goat cheese and crunchy pistachios on a bed of arugula. This easy to make, Moroccan inspired, vibrant colored salad makes a delicious first course, side salad or a light and healthy main course. This contrasting burgundy red and orange colored […]

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Vietnamese Style Shrimp Salad

This Vietnamese Style Shrimp Salad takes its inspiration from a Bahn Mi sandwich. While it has all the flavor of this famous street food, what is lacking is the bread or “bahn”.  This colorful, crisp salad topped with spicy shrimp and crunchy peanuts is the perfect remedy for those of us who feel like we […]

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Southwestern Salad

Summer has officially arrived and during the hot weather people often enjoy a salad for lunch or dinner. Salad plates piled high with fresh vegetables will fill you up but can sometimes be boring but they don’t have to be. A Southwestern Salad, a Cobb salad with a Mexican flair, is a great meal for warmer weather. It […]

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Chinese Five Spice Scallops With Mandarin Orange Salad

If you were to ask me what are the dishes that I prepare most often, Chinese Five Spice Scallops With Mandarin Orange Salad would be one of the top contenders in my cooking repertoire. You may be wondering why such a simple meal would be one of my favorites. The answer is…it has everything going […]

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Spinach And Mushroom Salad With Butternut Squash Croutons

I love salads, either as a main course for lunch or as a side at dinner. They can be prepared with a variety of seasonal greens, fruits and vegetables fresh from the market. This colorful  spinach and mushroom salad with butternut squash croutons is sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)  and drizzled with a dressing […]

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Grilled Shrimp With A Crispy Bacon And Gorgonzola Salad

Mention the word salad when the question comes up, “what’s for dinner“, and you might get a frown or a mumble. At least that is what might happen in our family this time of the year when we are trying to eat lighter. But if the answer is grilled shrimp with a crispy bacon and gorgonzola […]

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Arugula Salad With Figs, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Dolce

When perfectly ripe figs are in season, there is nothing better than using them in a salad that compliments their wonderful sweet and succulent taste. Arugula salad with figs, prosciutto and gorgonzola dolce cheese is a great combination of bitter, sweet and salty flavors from Italy. It makes a lovely first course when entertaining friends. […]

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Caribbean Jerked Shrimp With Hearts Of Palm Salad

Reggae music, sand and waves, a fruity rum drink and spicy food. The Caribbean comes to mind and more specifically the island of Jamaica. On a sunny, warm day my mind often thinks back to fun times visiting the islands of the Caribbean. If you can’t take a trip to the islands, then a meal […]

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Mediterranean Olives

Picture the Mediterranean and one of the first things you think about in regard to food is olives and olive oil. If you travel through the sunny countryside of Italy, Spain, France, Greece or Turkey to name a few, you will see olive trees planted everywhere and anywhere although mostly in craggy limestone areas. Sometimes […]

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