May 2012

Rice Salad with Corn and Dried Blueberries

May 29, 2012

We seldom eat out, but I can’t resist Gulfstream in Newport Beach, CA. You can always get a great piece of fish, a terrific Caesar salad and a nice glass of wine. Another thing about their food, they have tasty side dishes. When a friend suggested we meet there for lunch, I was all in. The grilled sea bass was served with wild and brown rice with corn, dried blueberries, and nuts. It was rich tasting and textured against the simplicity and freshness of the fish. [...]

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Spiced Turkey Burgers with Ancho Chili Sauce

May 21, 2012

If you’re looking to grill some burgers this weekend, try turkey burgers as an alterative to beef. This recipe has south-of-the-border flavors with cumin, herbs, garlic, avocado and tomato on whole grain buns. Add ancho chili mayonnaise instead of the usual mustard or ketchup for one great burger.

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Greek Pasta Salad

May 14, 2012

The fresh air off the Pacific Ocean cleared not only our lungs but also our heads. Camped on a grassy hill above a sandy beach, glass of wine in hand, we relaxed and watched the waves roll in. That was Friday evening as we joined friends for a picnic dinner. I packed this healthy Greek pasta salad to share.

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Mom’s Favorite Shrimp Salad: The California Louie

May 6, 2012

She taught me to scramble eggs, make perfect white sauce and chicken soup. How I miss being in the kitchen with my mom. In her honor, I’m making her favorite shrimp salad for Mother’s Day – the classic Shrimp Louie, California style. The best thing you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is your time. Don’t spend all day in the kitchen. Spend time with her by being present. This shrimp salad, a west coast classic, is easily assembled for a terrific Mother’s Day [...]

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