Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chile Garlic Vinaigrette

Sugar snap peas and sweet peas collide in a burst of vibrant flavors with a warm garlic and chile pepper vinaigrette. While the peas steam a simple vinaigrette is made by heating olive oil with chopped garlic and Serrano chilies. Red wine vinegar is whisked in and then the whole magnificent concoction is poured over… 

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Panzanella Salad: Tomato, Bread and Parmesan

This bright, fresh and rustic recipe for Italian Panzanella salad couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious! It’s as easy as tossing rough cut tomatoes, crusty hunks of bread, sharp red onion, sweet basil and salty Parmesan together. With a little drizzle of olive oil and vinegar over top it’s good to go. Granted… 

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Avocado and Feta Salsa with Marinated Grilled Chicken and Shrimp Skewers

A bright and beautiful Avocado Feta Salsa recipe served with marinated grilled chicken and shrimp. The salsa mingles the fresh flavors of sharp Feta cheese, buttery avocado, juicy grape tomatoes, crisp corn, slightly pungent red onion, and aromatic basil. It is lightly dressed in lemon and extra-virgin olive oil and allows the vibrant flavors to… 

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Crunchy Pizza Dough Croutons

I’m bringing you a simple recipe for croutons that are made by pan-frying little pieces of pizza dough and tossing them in Parmesan cheese. While the method is simple the outcome is not. I taste tested one three before adding them to my salad and was quite tempted to eat them all straight away –… 

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Caesar Salad with Parmesan Chicken

I call this recipe ‘mock’ Caesar salad because it doesn’t have the classic ingredients that Caesar dressing is known for. I use mayonnaise in place of egg yolks and Worcestershire or Fish sauce in place of anchovies. I’m not ‘really’ replacing the anchovies, just using a different form since fish sauce is made from them…. 

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