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Portuguese Garlic Shrimp

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1/2 cup Spanish extra virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 Tbsp. white wine 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. red pepper flakes Salt and black pepper to taste Crusty bread Directions Heat oil and garlic in a medium frying pan […]

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Wild Rice with Dried Fruit

By admin / March 7, 2011

Wild rice with dried fruit and crunchy almonds makes a tasty and colorful side dish or rice salad.  Pack with flavor and nutrition, this recipe is sure to please. Ingredients 1 can (14 ounce size) chicken broth 2 1/2 cups wild rice 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup red pepper, diced 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 […]

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Wild Rice & Chickpea Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

Wild rice has a wonderfully nutty flavor and is a great change-of-pace side dish.  I like this recipe for Wild Rice & Chickpea salad because it has wonderful textures and flavors….and it is a healthy recipe made from “real” ingredients. This recipe for Wild Rice & Chickpeas works when I am looking to provide protein […]

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Red Cabbage Slaw

By admin / March 7, 2011

I am always looking for new salad recipes.  I’ve planned a get-together and have asked each guest to bring a salad.  There will be seven to eight of us.  I am looking forward to seeing what people bring.  There are so many different types of salads – pasta salads, rice salads, green salad, broccoli salads, […]

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Orzo Shrimp Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients Grilled shrimp (marinate the shrimp in lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic, then grill) Cooked orzo pasta Diced and seeded English cucumber Diced red onion Crumbled feta Fresh lemon and lemon peel Mint, parsley, a little oregano   Directions Make a vinaigrette by whisking olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, a little […]

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Green Bean & Feta Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

This green bean and feta salad recipe is quick and easy to make.  I love making green bean salads with farm-fresh green beans.  They are sweet, tender, and delicious.  The combination of green beans, sweet onions and feta is great with the tangy dressing. You can substitute ingredients to suit your tastes.  I often replace […]

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Greek Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

Greek salad with feta and summer tomatoes – fresh, delicious, nutritious.  A Greek salad is made from juicy, summer tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, sliced onion, green peppers, plump kalmata olives, and crumbly feta cheese.  Add a crisp lettuce like romaine or iceberg and a crusty bread  to turn this salad into a main meal.     […]

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Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe

By admin / March 7, 2011

Everyone has a favorite coleslaw recipe.  I love the KFC coleslaw and have found a recipe that I can make at home that tastes just like KFC’s coleslaw.  I think the secret is the buttermilk.  It is fast and easy to make and is sure to please any coleslaw lover. This KFC coleslaw recipe indicates […]

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Chopped Rainbow Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

It seems that with each new life stage, comes new challenges.  One of my boys has decided on a new diet that excludes meat and poultry.  For whatever reason, menu planning is proving challenging considering another one of my boys eats virtually no vegetables.  Anyway this recipe for Chopped Rainbow Salad has proven to be […]

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Chopped Layered Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

This chopped layered salad is a wonderful salad to prepare when you are entertaining.  This salad is best when it is prepared ahead of time which leaves you one less thing to worry about when you have guests.  Prepare the chopped layered salad hours before your guests arrive and simply take it out of the […]

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Carrot Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

I really dislike carrots.  I haven’t given up on eating them, however, because I know that they are nutritious. I was at a 4th of July party last Saturday and someone brought this Carrot Salad.  I put it on my plate since I always take and try carrots (because I know they are good for […]

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Broccoli Bacon Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

This broccoli bacon salad recipe is a hearty main meal salad that is sure to please even the men in your household.  This recipe is a twist on a simple broccoli salad, but because it includes romaine lettuce and bacon, it moves from side salad to main entree. I really like a smokey flavored bacon […]

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Bread Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

Bread Salad is a wonderful, rustic salad that is made from whatever you might find at your local farm stand.  I like to make it with local produce and so sometimes the ingredients change.  To make a truly wonderful Bread Salad there are a few musts: you must use very good bread ( I use […]

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Blue Cheese Dressing

By admin / March 7, 2011

Blue Cheese Dressing Blue cheese dressing is an indulgent treat whether you are serving it on your salad or dipping wings or vegetables in it. This blue cheese dressing recipe is quick and easy to make and is sure to satisfy. There are are two things that make this blue cheese recipe better than other […]

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BLT Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 10 slices bacon 1/4 cup each light buttermilk salad dressing and fat-free plain yogurt 2 Tbsp water 1 bag (5 oz) baby arugula blend 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 4 slices whole-grain bread, toasted, cut or torn into bite-size pieces Directions  Cook bacon in a large skillet as […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 2/3  cup  light olive oil 1/2  cup  sugar 1/3  cup  fresh lemon juice 1 1/2  tablespoons  poppy seeds 2  teaspoons  finely chopped onion 1  teaspoon  Dijon mustard 1/2  teaspoon  salt Directions Process 2/3 cup light olive oil with other listed ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator […]

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Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 1  (16-oz.) package romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed 1  (6-oz.) block Swiss cheese, shaved 1  cup  roasted, salted cashews 1/2  cup  sweetened dried cranberries 1  large apple, thinly sliced 1  large pear, thinly sliced Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing Directions Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; serve with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing.

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3 Bean Salad

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 15 oz can green beans 15 oz can yellow or wax beans 15 oz can kidney beans 1 onion, diced 3/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup oil 3/4 cup brown sugar pepper to taste Directions Drain and rinse the canned beans. After draining, transfer the beans to a large bowl. Add the diced onions. Meanwhile, […]

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Zesty Thai Salad Dressing

By admin / March 6, 2011

This Zesty Thai Salad Dressing is a low-fat Thai salad dressing.  It is great for anyone who is on a diet, trying to eat healthy foods, or watching fat grams. Zesty Thai Salad Dressing is perfect poured over  fresh spinach, watercress, bean sprouts, cucumbers, napa cabbage or any fresh vegetables. To make a heartier meal, […]

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Thai Peanut Soup

By admin / March 6, 2011

Ingredients 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup finely chopped celery 2 tablespoon finely chopped red sweet pepper 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon very finely chopped lemongrass (white portion only) or 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth (about 1 […]

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Thai Peanut Dressing

By admin / March 6, 2011

This recipe Thai Peanut Dressing is amazing!  I made it to serve as a salad dressing and it made an ordinary salad, extraordinary!! I have since made Thai Peanut Dressing and served it over hot linguini  garnished with bean sprouts, cucumbers, and green onions – thus taking this Thai Peanut Dressing and turning it into […]

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Thai Mango Salad

By admin / March 6, 2011

We are coming into mango season.  Mangos are in the markets now and are very inexpensive.  This Thai Mango Salad recipe is an incredibly flavorful – awaken your taste buds – salad.  In addition, it’s very healthy, plus low in both calories and fat. You can serve it as a side dish or add some […]

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Thai Fried Rice

By admin / March 6, 2011

Thai Fried Rice is a meal I make about once a week for the family.  Everyone likes it and it is very inexpensive to make.  I use ingredients I have in the refrigerator often experimenting with new and different inclusions.  Sometimes I add celery and/or broccoli, other times I leave the meat out.  Somehow no […]

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Szechuan Chicken Wings

By admin / March 6, 2011

Szechuan Chicken Wings fall into the fun food category.  Actually all chicken wing recipes fall into that fun food, bar food, appetizer category.  Szechuan Chicken Wings may not be the healthiest food choice, but it is a wonderfully flavorful and satisfying menu option – once in a while – in my house. Szechuan Chicken Wings […]

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir Fry

By admin / March 6, 2011

I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes to serve when I have guests.  Often when I am entertaining I am trying to satisfy a number of dietary needs.  I will be serving salmon on Friday for my son’s birthday, but I have a number of people attending his party who don’t eat fish so […]

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Sweet & Sour Cabbage Stir Fry

By admin / March 6, 2011

Sweet & Sour stir fry is one of my favorite stir fry flavors.  I make it with chicken sometimes, but sometimes I like to keep it vegetarian and use cabbage as the main ingredient.  Since we are on this week-long fruit and vegetable “diet,” tonight I will be making a sweet and sour cabbage stir […]

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Sweet & Sour Bok Choy

By admin / March 6, 2011

This recipe for sweet and sour bok choy is great served as a side or even as an appetizer.  The combination of sweet, sour, and spicy comes across beautifully in this recipe.  Bok choy has very few calories, offers a wonderful texture, and is full of flavor. If you are looking for a low calorie, […]

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Sesame Chicken

By admin / March 6, 2011

This is a favorite at our regular Chinese restaurant. We order this almost every time we go out for Chinese food. With that in mind, I decided to learn to make it at home so that when we go out, we try new things. This recipe for Sesame Chicken is great and hits the nail […]

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Peanut Ramen Noodle Salad

By admin / March 6, 2011

I love ramen and am always surprised by how many uses there are for ramen noodles. I love this recipe for Peanut Ramen Noodle Salad. The peanut butter gives it such a wonderful flavor and the salad offers such a variety of textures that it is actually fun to eat! INGREDIENTS 2 packages (3 oz […]

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Pad Thai

By admin / March 6, 2011

  Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package dried flat rice noodles 1/4 cup fish sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoon white sugar 2 – 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 3 – 4 tablespoons Asian chile pepper sauce (Sambal sauce) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 8 ounces medium shrimp – peeled and deveined […]

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Pad kee Mao – Drunken Noodles

By admin / March 6, 2011

Pad kee Mao or Drunken Noodles is one of my favorite Thai meals.  I’ll admit I needed to acquire a taste for Pad Kee Mao because of the predominant Thai basil flavor.  When I first began making this recipe I used less basil but I soon began to appreciate how the basil in this recipe […]

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P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By admin / March 6, 2011

P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps – YUM! The trickiest part of this recipe is removing the lettuce leaves so that they are perfect for “wrapping” your wrap! It is worth the work! Ingredients 8 shiitake mushrooms 1 tsp cornstarch 2 tsp dry sherry 2 tsp water salt and pepper 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Nappa Cabbage Salad

By admin / March 6, 2011

Ingredients 1 whole nappa cabbage, washed, trimmed, and sliced thinly on the diagonal 1 cup sugar snap peas – cut bite-sized 1 carrot, grated 1/4-1/3 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds Dressing: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. […]

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Nam Sad

By admin / March 6, 2011

I love Nam Sad and order it as an appetizer or a salad nearly every time I go out for Thai food.  The citrus-like flavor of slivered ginger along with the flavor of fresh squeezed lime juice and the fresh chopped cilantro makes this dish absolutely delightful.   This recipe for Nam Sad calls for ground […]

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Ginger Dressing

By admin / March 6, 2011

This ginger dressing is quick and easy to make and can be made ahead and kept in an air-tight container.  Serve over a simple field green salad. The fresh ingredients – ginger , carrots, celery, onion, and lemon – makes this ginger dressing burst with flavor. Ginger dressing is often served over iceberg lettuce in […]

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Beef with Broccoli

By admin / March 6, 2011

Stir fried beef and broccoli is one of my boys favorites.  We often order this dish when we are eating out, but I also like to make it at home for the family. There are lots of recipes for beef and broccoli, but this one is easy to make and is very flavorful.  My son […]

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Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

By admin / March 2, 2011

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad is a popular salad served at many restaurants today.  Each restaurant has their own version of this popular salad.  Asian Sesame Chicken Salad is all about the salad dressing.  It will make or break your recipe.  It must be flavorful and deliver the “Asian Sesame” to your recipe. I’ve kept the […]

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