Salads

Grapefruit Mint Salad

February 26, 2013
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I love eating grapefruits in the winter, I think they are just one of the prettiest fruits.  Maybe it’s the ruby red – the way it entices and sparkles in the light, or simply the anticipation of that tart juicy flavor just waiting to be scooped up and tasted.  While I have had more time […]

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Quinoa Vegetable Salad

February 5, 2013
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Let’s talk about quinoa. Quinoa is a gluten free miracle “grain” and nutritional superfood that has garnered much attention lately – recently society has pretty much moved on from asking how to pronounce it (keen-wa or keen-oh-a?) to instead asking how to actually cook it.  Everywhere I look I see people singing its praises as […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Scallop and Fig Salad

September 24, 2012
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I think we are finally figuring out how to do the guessing game that is parenting a baby.  After three months, it still is totally a guessing game – diaper? check. hungry? check. tired? check. bored with toys? check. just want to hang out and get a change of scenery? ok, maybe that’s it.  But […]

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Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad

April 19, 2012
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I never really considered myself a “healthy” cook.  In truth, because I don’t feel I am qualified to know what the word “healthy” means.  My Ph.D. is not in anything related to food or nutrition, nor anything that could even be remotely construed as such. To me, what seem like obviously healthy foods may not […]

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Mango Avocado Salad

December 4, 2011
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It’s amazing how I can go visit my family for two weeks and come back to find that there has been an abrupt yet complete transformation into Winter.  No snow here yet, but that nip is in the air and the wind blows with a chill that makes anyone want to bundle themselves up in […]

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Amateur’s Food Photography XIII: White Bean and Ricotta Salad

September 26, 2011
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What defines a photographic style? Is it the light one uses, the props, the angle, the composition, the settings? I kind of think all of the above.  It’s part of what makes style so hard to describe.  How does one look at a photograph and see the signature of the photographer within the image?  All […]

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