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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 »

Pasta Salad


Total Time: 50 minYield: 8 servings Ingredients For the Salad: 1 pound farfalle pastaFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon olive oil1 yellow squash, sliced into 1/4-inch thick discs1 zucchini squash, sliced into 1/4-inch thick discs1 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes1 cup packed fresh basil leaves1/2 cup fresh packed parsley leaves For the Dressing: 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed with ... 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 »

Lobster Taco


Time: 1 hr 30 minYield: 8 servings Ingredients Jicama Slaw: 1/4 cup shredded jicama1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, ( julienne)2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground white pepperLobster Sauce:1/4 cup whole buttermilk2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro2 tablespoons sour cream1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon sriracha2 pounds poached lobster tails, ... Read More »

Chicken Francese


Time: 20 minYield: 4 portions Ingredients 2 ounces grapeseed oilFour 6-ounce chicken breasts4 large eggs, beaten1/4 cup all-purpose flourSalt and ground white pepper1 cup chicken stock1/4 pound (1 stick) butter2 lemons, juiced1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley Directions Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until warmed. Add the oil. During heating, dip the chicken breasts into the eggs, and then ... Read More »

Grilled Chicken Breast Cacciatore


Time: 2 hrYield: 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil3 medium onions, sliced4 green bell peppers, sliced julienne4 red bell peppers, sliced julienne3 cups white mushrooms, cleaned and quarter-cut (about 1 pound)6 large ripe tomatoes, large dice2 tablespoons tomato paste2 cups tomato juice3 tablespoons chopped shallots (about 3 to 4)3 tablespoons chopped garlic (about 7 to 8 cloves)1 cup fresh basil ... Read More »

Fresh Pesto Shrimp Pasta


Time: 25 minYield: 6 portions   Ingredients  Pesto: 1/4 cup pine nuts2 tablespoons minced garlic1/4 cup olive oil1 cup fresh basil leaves1/4 cup fresh mint leaves1/2 cup grated Parmesan Pasta: 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil2 pounds 21/25 count shrimp, peeled and deveined2 tablespoons minced red onion1/4 cup dry white wine, plus more if needed1 cup heavy cream1 pound spaghetti, cookedSalt and freshly ground ... Read More »

Chocolate Mousse


Time: 2 hr 10 minYield: 4 to 6 portions Ingredients 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin or 1 tablespoon modified tapioca starch (recommended: Ultratex 8)1 tablespoon cold water2 tablespoons hot water1/4 cup dark cocoa powder1/3 cup powdered sugar1 cup heavy cream1 vanilla bean, seeds scrapped or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup brewed dark roast coffeeShaved chocolate, for garnishFresh fruit, for garnish Directions Add ... Read More »

Salmon Burger


Time: 40 minYield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds fresh salmon fillet1 teaspoon seafood seasoning2 eggs, well mixed or whisked1/2 cup Asian-style breadcrumbs1 to 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil1 cup shredded romaine lettuce1/4 cup thousand island or remoulade sauceFour 5-inch buns4 slices ripe tomato1 lemonFrench fries, as side serving Directions To prepare the cakes, fine dice the salmon and then place in ... 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 »