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The Perfect Healthy Summer Meal


Make the perfect dish that is easy, yummy, and healthy. Here’s an idea for a summer picnic meal including fun drinks to stay cool, an easy entrée, and healthy dessert. Pomegranate Iced Tea Time: 15 minYield:1 gallonIngredients Juice of 2 lemonsJuice of 2 limes2 tablespoons brown sugarSprigs of fresh mint, for muddle and garnish8 cups sweet tea4 cups pomegranate juice1 cup ... Read More »

Potato Leek Soup


Time: 1 hr 10 minYield: 8 servings Ingredients 8 cups chicken stock6 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces4 leeks (whites only), thoroughly washed and sliced3 stalks celery, roughly chopped1 bay leaf1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thymeSalt and freshly ground pepper1 cup heavy cream Directions Put the chicken stock, potatoes, leeks, celery, bay leaf and thyme in a large ... Read More »

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich


Time: 10 hr 10 minYield: 8 servings Ingredients 4 pounds pork shoulder roast5 to 6 whole cloves3 tablespoons BBQ dry rub2 red onions, thinly sliced2 cups water16 ounces barbecue sauce Directions Stud the roast with cloves and rub with dry rub. Place roast in crock pot or slow cooker and top with onions. Cover roast with water and slow cook for 8 ... Read More »

Watermelon Salad


Time: 20 minYield: 4 servings Ingredients For the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar3 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves, from about 3 or 4 sprigs1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper3/4 cup grapeseed oil For the salad: 1 head arugula, soaked to remove all grit, stiff spines of leaves removed, dried in a salad spinner, and torn into ... Read More »

Healthy Date Night Dinner


Here is a three-course meal that looks just as a good as it tastes. Ladies, drop the hint and forward this to men. Men, take it from me, you’ll get the reaction you are hoping for. Tease her taste buds with an Exotic Mushroom and Leek Tartlet. Show her how much you care with Herbed Pork Paillards with Sundried Tomato ... Read More »

Quinoa Tabouleh


A key to healthier eating is to break your standard three meals a day approach into 5-7 smaller meals through out the day. This helps you sustain energy and, keeps you from overeating. Healthy snacking is key. Here’s a quick, healthy snack you can make at home or to take on the go. Ingredients 1.5qts Water1 lb Raw Quinoa1/3c Lemon ... Read More »

Shrimp Corn Dog


This is a great appetizer for your holiday party that your kids will love to eat AND help cook.   Total Time: 30 minYield: approximately 50 hors d’oeuvres size servings Ingredients 1 liter canola oil 2 3/4 cups cornmeal 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1 cup milk 4 eggs 2 teaspoons ... Read More »

Chorizo Cheese Taquito with Tomatillo Mint Salsa


Total Time: 1 hr 30 min Yield: 12 taquitos   Ingredients Salsa: 2 large ripe tomatoes, small diced 4 tomatillos, small diced 2 garlic cloves, pounded with the side of a knife blade to release oils, then finely minced 1 handful fresh mint, about 2 ounces, rinsed and stripped from stems, roughly chopped 1 handful fresh parsley, about 2 ounces, ... Read More »

Prosciutto Truffle Butter Breadsticks


Total Time: 20 min Yield: 8 servings of 2 breadsticks each Ingredients 2 teaspoons chopped parsley leaves 2 teaspoons chopped chives Salt and freshly ground white pepper 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick) 4 tablespoons white truffle oil 16 breadsticks 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 16 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced Directions Mix parsley, chives, salt and white pepper with softened ... Read More »

Pork Tenderloin with Bell Pepper Marmalade


Total Time: 1 hr 40 min Yield: 12 to 18 appetizers Ingredients For the pork: 1 (3-pound) pork tenderloin 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1/4 to 1/2 cup Irvine Spices Roasted Garlic Pepper For the marmalade: 1 red onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 orange bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup red ... Read More »