Mediterranean Potato Salad

July 1, 2014

If it’s 4th of July, then there MUST be potato salad. That was true when I was growing up and I am bringing back the tradition. So much about food is what you grow up with.

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Quick Grilled Zucchini

June 27, 2014

Can you tell that I’m in grilling mode? Flank steak, rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob and now zucchini. This recipe for summery grilled zucchini takes just minutes to get on the table. Plus it tastes good and is good for you. We’ve eaten this so often these past few weeks,  I thought I would share it to give you an idea for a fast vegetable side. 

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

June 23, 2014

The crunch when you bite into golden kernels. An occasional squirt of corn juice when the ears are nice and fresh. Then, the unmistakeable taste of summer – corn on the cob. Have you ever grilled it? Its lip smacking smeared with a soft herb and spice butter.

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How To Rotisserie Chicken

June 17, 2014

Crisp, juicy and golden. Rotisserie roast chicken is a staple in our house. It’s the best of hands-off summer grilling. Never tried this easy cooking method? Here are tips on how to rotisserie a whole chicken. Don’t buy it at the store. Do it yourself and enjoy the mouth watering aromas in your own backyard. 

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Grilled Flank Steak with Mexican Marinade

June 10, 2014

Planning to fire up the grill for Father’s Day? Treat dad to a great dinner with grilled flank steak in a tangy, Mexican-style marinade of olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and spices. Best part, the marinade doubles as a fresh sauce for serving.

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Asian Coleslaw

June 3, 2014

Colorful, cool and crunchy. Try giving your next batch of this classic cabbage salad a healthy Asian twist with a creamy almond butter-based dressing. It pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, seafood, or just about anything. Yep. This is one awesome summer side dish. And you can slice all of the veggies ahead of time and dress when you want to save time.

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How to Sear Scallops

May 28, 2014

Big sea scallops, also called diver scallops, are a wonderful treat when you can find them. Scallops cook quickly and can be served with many different sauces for a variety of flavor options. With a simple technique and the right pan, seared scallops are ready in minutes. 

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How to Safely Handle Raw Chicken

May 22, 2014

Open a package of chicken and you expect a quick, healthy dinner that is safe for your family – but is it? While raw chicken does not come packaged with a bright yellow caution label, it should.  Here are tips on how to safely handle, store and cook raw chicken. 

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Asian Almond Butter Sauce

May 19, 2014

Sauces are powerful tools in your kitchen. Sauces are transformative. They can make a basic recipe into something different and delicious. Sauces can transport you around the world in just a spoonful. Here’s my latest no-cook quick sauce, made with creamy almond butter. 

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Lemony Chicken Salad Pita | The Daniel Plan

May 16, 2014

Hot weather calls for cool salads, and here’s an unbeatable classic with a twist – lemony chicken salad with fresh chopped dill. Stuff into pitas, pile on English muffins, scoop into lettuce leaves or stuff into a tomato. It’s always good. 

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