• Peach Lacquered Chicken Salad

    August 15, 2012DishinandDishes

    A delicious salad with peach lacquered chicken, fresh peaches and a peach vinaigrette dressing!

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  • Panzanella Salad (Tomato Bread Salad)

    June 6, 2012DishinandDishes

    Summer heat begs for dishes like this. Fresh, delicious, summer-ripe tomatoes,  cucumbers, red peppers, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and roasted red onions mixed in with crispy bread that is just beginning to soak in a bit of homemade vinaigrette dressing. My heirloom tomatoes are popping out all over my yard so I am looking daily for…

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  • Mushroom Vegetable Quinoa Soup

    May 25, 2012DishinandDishes

    I’ve been wanting to cook with quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) now for months. Ever since I’ve heard about this grain once called the “gold of the Inca’s”, and about the fact that this little complete protein that is chock full of nutrients, I knew I wanted to cook with it. But is is tasty, I wondered? The answer…

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  • Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    There’s something about summer that makes me want to experiment with grilling.  I love those meals that go from start to finish on the grill outside.  Mr. Wonderful and I sit ouside with a cool drink to sip on.  He stands at the grill and I keep him company. Such was the case tonight when we…

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  • Tomato Cucumber Salad

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    My mom has made this salad for us in the summer for as long as I can remember.   My German Grandpa Alex, who came home each day from work (he walked!) and headed straight to tend his back-yard garden, called this salad “Saratuv”. And instead of making it with cucumbers, he made it with…

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  • Nicoise Salad

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    I love this salad. I soooo love this salad! After visiting Coolgreens last week, I knew I had to try to make this at home. Nicoise Salad (pronounced nee-swaz) is a concoction of some sort of bean, hard boiled eggs, and its star ingredient – olives.  Originating in Nice, France, their salad was a deconstructed…

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  • Grilled Shrimp Salad With Honey Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    I don’t know about you, but I hate to turn my oven on right now. Our weathermen and women are predicting record highs of well over the hundreds starting tomorrow.  Turning up your oven during these times is just not a pleasant thing as it creates a sweltry -hot kitchen which tends to make me a…

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  • Petite Caprese Salad

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    If you have a cherry tomato plant, you know how wonderfully sweet and delicious they can be. Last summer I had more than I knew what to do with cherry tomatoes. If you have a dish that you like to cut them up for, you also know how long it can take to individually slice…

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  • Tomato Bisque

    April 6, 2012DishinandDishes

    This is a grown-up version of Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese. When my daughter Tori and I would do the dreaded (but effective) P90X work-out tapes during the summer, the Hitler-like Tony Horton always did a warm-up (or cool-down) exercise where you pretend you’re stirring a giant pot of soup. Then he asks his ultra-fit…

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  • Easy Shrimp Gazpacho With Cucumbers (Cocktail de Camerone)

    April 6, 2012DishinandDishes

    There is a Mexican restaurant just a stone’s throw from my work that serves something they call Cocktail de Camerone. This is basically the Spanish term for “Shrimp Cocktail”.  But it’s not like a shrimp cocktail as you might know it.  It’s much like a cold gazpacho soup laden with tiny chunks of goodness inside.…

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  • Sausage Kale White Bean Soup

    April 6, 2012DishinandDishes

    Ladies and gentlemen…and everybody else. It is soup season! Nothing makes me crave a good bowl of steaming soup like cool breezes, leaves fluttering down and my toes stuck under Mr. Wonderful’s legs to keep warm at night.

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  • Pasta Fagioli Soup

    April 6, 2012DishinandDishes
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