Mom’s Asian Slaw

April 29, 2012.   Categories Party Food, Peggy's Favorites, Salads, Summer, Vegetarian.

Mom’s Asian Slaw

My mom was one of the best cooks I’ve encountered. She had a knack for adding a splash of freshness and elegance to every dish she created. And she really loved cooking for friends and throwing parties. So much so that dinners when I was growing up usually consisted of her experiments with party food and appetizers. Capturing her culinary creations was one of the reasons I started a food blog years ago. It was a way to encourage her to...

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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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Shredded Carrot Salad with Toasted Almonds & Currants

April 27, 2010.   Categories Chef David Wells, Contributing Chefs, Light / Healthy, Salads, Vegetarian.

Shredded Carrot Salad with Toasted Almonds & Currants

Shredded Carrot Salad with Toasted Almonds & Currents Recipe and photos reprinted with permission by Chef David Wells “Grandma Dave” www.grandmadave.com Chef David Wells never ceases to amaze me.  His limitless energy and passion for his family and his love of nutritional and delicious food is inspiring!  He posted this recipe on his newly enhanced website the other day and I… of course…...

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Avocado and Mango Salad with Tequila-lime Vinaigrette

February 10, 2010.   Categories Chef Viviane Banquet Farre, Light / Healthy, Salads, Seasonal Vegetables.

Avocado and Mango Salad with Tequila-lime Vinaigrette

  Avocado and Mango Salad with Tequila-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe and photo reprinted with permission by Viviane Banquet Farre www.foodandstyle.wordpress.com serves 4 For the vinaigrette 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest (use a microplane grater) 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest (use a microplane grater) 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 tablespoon Gold or Reposado Tequila 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin...

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Quinoa Salad With Pecans, Green Herbs, and Grilled Salmon

January 19, 2010.   Categories Appetizers, Chef Rima Olvera, Contributing Chefs, Light / Healthy, Salads, Seafood.

Quinoa Salad With Pecans, Green Herbs and Grilled Salmon by Chef Rima Olvera of “Duet” www.rimaolvera.com My good friend Rima Olvera was kind enough to share one of her recipes with me.  She continues to surprise me with her ability to make her food unique and complex with flavors by combining simple and fresh ingredients.  For all of us who indulged a little too much over the holidays . . . this dish is an ideal...

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Prawn and Scallop Ceviche with Heirloom Tomatoes

October 5, 2009.   Categories Appetizers, Chef David Wells, Contributing Chefs, Gluten Free Recipes, Light / Healthy, Salads, Seafood, Summer.

Prawn and Scallop Ceviche with Heirloom Tomatoes

Prawn and Scallop Ceviche with Heirloom Tomatoes Recipe and Photo by Chef David Wells – Grandma Dave www.grandmadave.com When I am looking for fresh and delicious recipes that focus on health and nutrition as well as culinary wonderment, I turn to Chef David Wells or Grandma Dave.  I’ve known Dave more than twenty years and have enjoyed every moment of our friendship.  During those years, I’ve watched...

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