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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 »

Smoked Salmon Pizza


Total Time: 20 min Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 1 pre-baked 12-inch diameter pizza shell (recommended: Boboli) 8 ounces soft cream cheese 2 tablespoons granulated garlic 6 ounces smoked sliced salmon 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives 3 tablespoons chopped capers Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pizza shell on a baking sheet. Spread cream cheese over entire surface of ... Read More »

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Chicken Apple Salad


Total Time: 1 hr 20 min Yield: 8 servings of 2 appetizers each Ingredients 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts Water 16 cherry tomatoes 2 Granny Smith apples 1 teaspoon lemon juice, to keep apples from turning brown Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley leaves 16 very small ... Read More »