Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp

September 9, 2012.   Categories Appetizers, Asian, Dinners on the Go!, Featured, Seafood, Seafood.

Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp

This spicy garlic Sriracha shrimp recipe rocks! I posted it on Babble.com last month and it received rave reviews. Sriracha has so much flavor and spice it compliments fresh shrimp beautifully. I saw a version of this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine. I made a few tweaks but overall it is their recipe. I must warn you though… it’s spicy. So if you are concerned about heat, don’t use as much of the Sriracha sauce or serve a...

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Classic Picnic Macaroni Salad

July 7, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Chef Dawn Viola, Comfort Food, Contributing Chefs, Fabulous Side Dishes.

Classic Picnic Macaroni Salad

  Some of the best memories of summertime include family barbecues or picnics with classic American fare like corn on the cob, fried chicken and potato salad. When I saw this recipe by Wicked Good Dinner‘s Chef Dawn Viola, it immediately reminded me of my mom’s macaroni salad she would make just about every summer. The memories of hot summer days and swimming with friends came flooding back. Good food can add to the sensory...

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Restaurant-Style Roasted Salsa Roja

July 1, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Light / Healthy, Southwestern / Mexican, Vegetarian.

Restaurant-Style Roasted Salsa Roja

In our house, we eat a lot of salsa. It doesn’t matter whether it’s fresh chopped Pico de Gallo, red, green or tomatillo… we enjoy it all. My husband prefers his to be somewhat nuclear on the heat scale. I’m more of a “medium” heat girl. This is the best restaurant-style salsa roja recipe because it is very simple, has great texture and uses roasted vegetables. Whenever you roast anything it magnifies the...

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Bocconcini and Basil

June 22, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Chef Viviane Banquet Farre, Favorites, Salads, Seasonal Vegetables, Summer, Vegetarian.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Bocconcini and Basil

“Perfectly vine-ripened seasonal sweet tomatoes with melt-in your mouth mozzarella and a spicy olive oil command the attention of your taste buds.” This is how Chef Viviane Bauquet Farre describes one of her favorite seasonal salads she makes at least once a week when tomatoes are ripe and in season. Fresh, simple and healthy… this salad will become one of your summer favorites too. Be sure to visit Viviane’s website...

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Crispy Kale Chips

January 23, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Gluten Free Recipes, Light / Healthy, Vegetarian.

Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips This photo is deceiving (not to mention disturbing as I hate seeing a chip on one of my favorite Vietri bowls…:-(   This looks like a very healthy bowl of greens… but in actuality it’s what I had for a snack during the NFC Championship game.Kale chips are so easy to make.. and they are light, super crispy and completely addictive! Move over potato chips… I’ll take these anytime. Even if you...

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Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Soup

January 22, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Comfort Food, Favorites, Light / Healthy, Poultry, Soups.

Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Soup

  It’s that time of year…. everyone in our house (except me – - knock on wood) is sick with a miserable cold virus that is making its way through Colorado.  My husband is the latest victim so I decided to make him a soup with enough nutrition and jalapeno spice to knock out the cold. This is easy to make and you can add whatever veggies you desire. The broth is delicious and packed with the nutrients of fresh, lightly...

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