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Seared Scallops, Pea Purée, Pancetta, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Is there anything more elegant than a perfectly seared scallop? Seared scallops have become synonymous with fine dining and could be found on most restaurant menus. Although it may seem as if a restaurant could only properly prepare scallops, I'm here to tell you that they could not be any simpler to make! Scallops have… Continue reading Seared Scallops, Pea Purée, Pancetta, Lemon Beurre Blanc

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Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

One of my favorite pasta dishes has to be shrimp scampi. I love the lemon, garlic and shrimp combination. This spaghetti squash shrimp scampi is a delicious, lightened up version of that classic dish. Once the spaghetti squash has been cooked the whole meal comes together very quickly. The buttery, lemony sauce with the shrimp… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

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Steak Kabobs with Greek Orzo Salad and Tzatziki

There’s just something about Mediterranean food that reminds me of summer. It could be the bright lemon flavor or crisp, fresh vegetables often found in the dishes that have me dreaming of warmer days. It’s a culture of food that makes you feel happy and light. This dinner is one I created with those exact… Continue reading Steak Kabobs with Greek Orzo Salad and Tzatziki

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Shrimp Summer Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

Summer rolls have become an obsession of mine in recent years. They are so versatile and can be made with any combination of proteins and veggies. Rice paper provides the perfect portable wrap for summer rolls. This is a dish I would often bring for lunch at work and I remember sitting at my desk… Continue reading Shrimp Summer Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

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Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Pasta may easily be my favorite types of recipes to make. It’s so easy and versatile, it can be taken in any possible direction imaginable. The flexibility of pasta dishes is what draws me to it, well that and the fact is insanely delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that didn’t enjoy a… Continue reading Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

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Honey Chipotle Chicken with Mango Salsa

When I make this dish, I feel like I am mentally preparing myself for spring. For some reason I equate grilled meats and fruits to spring and summer time. There’s no place I’d rather be than sipping a cocktail standing over a hot grill with snow just being a distant memory. Sadly, it is still… Continue reading Honey Chipotle Chicken with Mango Salsa