Do you feel it?! Summer is coming! Lean, spicy shrimp, homemade croutons, and plenty of fresh greens make up the perfect summer dinner. Anything that uses a grill is a win in my book. Homemade croutons take about 5 minutes to assemble, then you bake. Easy! You can season them any way you'd like, you're totally going to have all of the ingredients on hand, and they're such a yummy addition. The homemade lemon caesar dressing also takes 5 minutes to blend up, doesn't have any egg yolk, and . . .
Our last book club we met at a popular restaurant here in southern California called WoodRanch Grill. I've been a handful of times and have loved everything I've ordered from the menu. One of my friends suggested I get the peanut slaw that night. Peanut slaw? It sounded just like what I was craving...even though it was a late evening and usually a time when one would order dessert, I wanted something savory. This Peanut Slaw was IT. It really hit the spot. I loved that it wasn't heavy and . . .
I recently ordered this salad at Goodfella's during a busy day at work. Spinach, bruschetta, grilled zucchini and chicken, capers, parm, and, wait for it......pasta! My co-worker and I shared it and after we both commented on how much we loved the penne in the salad! Salad? Good. Carbs? Even better. I went to Walmart and picked up a box of La Moderna penne. This stuff is golden, find it here!. It's a high-protein pasta, held together nicely after the perfect al-dente cook, has a . . .
After Thanksgiving I always crave something light...something refreshing and simple. A few years ago I enjoyed a salad with craved turkey at a local restaurant in Utah that was so stinking good! It had roasted turkey, dried cranberries, sunflower seed, avocado, mozzarella cheese, and a pink poppyseed dressing. It was heaven. This is my version of that carved turkey salad - and I promise it will hit the spot after that heavy Thanksgiving meal! If you are gettin' a cravin' for this . . .
All I can say about this salad is COME ON!!! This is so good that you won't even believe it!!! First lets talk about the dressing. A fresh basil vinaigrette that is BURSTING with freshness. I whipped this up in my blender and boy was it the finishing touch to this salad. It added a clean, herbal tang - that you just CAN'T get from a store bought dressing. I grilled my peaches for a little char and richness of flavor. It only took a few minutes and added just the depth of . . .
Well hi there summer. I love your food. Seriously. I love summer food. There is nothing better than eating tons of fresh produce on a warm summer evening. I recently moved to the pacific north west and I am literally in love with all the local farm grown produce we have here. I couldn't help but toss together a tasty salad to go along with our grilled shrimp the other night. It turned out so fresh and crisp with lots of bite - so I knew I had to share here. The inspiration for this . . .
Do you guys know how to pick the best, sweetest cantaloupe? When you are picking out the melon, smell where the vine was attached. The stronger it smells the riper, sweeter it is. I don't know where I heard this advice but its been the most reliable piece of advice I've had about picking the best fruits so far! Now, let me tell you about this salad... This salad is really simple and it's own ingredients are the main show. So you want to be sure to have great fresh fruits. I shop at Ralphs . . .
One of my favorite things about summer is the juicy, fresh produce. Especially from our farmer's market. ESPECIALLY those of the sugary, sweet variety. Make your simple syrup with juice, lime juice, and sugar. Sometimes I go a little overboard and buy a ton of my favorite fruit, nectarines and peaches, so the other day I busted out a cobbler for a friend I took dinner to (while I ooh'ed and ahh'ed at her new, precious little bebe). Smoothies are always wonderful with ripe fruit, but I . . .
This summer quinoa bowl is so fresh, flavorful and healthy. It's one of my favorite things to make when I'm running to the beach, the park, pool days. I love to make a big batch of it and keep in meal prep containers all week. You could never get sick of this salad. Gluten-Free May is Celiac Awareness Month. Are you aware of Celiac disease ;) 10 years ago if you asked me I would have had no idea, but about that time one of my best friends was diagnosed with it and it changed my way of . . .
Happy Cinco de Mayo week!!! It's the MOST WON-DER-FUL TIIIIIME.......OF THE YEEAAARRRR!!!!! I love frying things. People complain that their house smells after frying things, it's such a hassle, they burn down the house.....all legitimate concerns, I suppose, I just have yet to experience any of the above. These fried avocado tacos got me on the fried avocado train. I also fry veggies, make falafel, peaches, fry all of the things! I just can't do most pre-packaged, pre-mixed . . .