summer hot dogs + sparkling rosé orange fig ice cream floats

It’s National Hot Dog Day! With that, an all american hotdog fete with ice cream floats are just what you need. To amp it up, I partnered with my good friend and fellow foodie Lindy from Epicuropedia to bring you summer dogs like you’ve never seen before. We spent the day grilling Banh Mi Hotdogs and…

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vegan turmeric cauliflower soup

It’s still the first month of the New Year, so I would assume that, like me, you are watching what you eat. Last month was filled with carbo-loading, creamy dairy products (think egg nog), sugar-laden sweets and gluttonous overeating. If you are anything like me, your body needs a break. It needs a cure. I’ve…

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[everything] rye bagels with molasses

It’s the freakin’ weekend. When the weekend strikes everything in me begs for brunch. The hubs and I always have breakfast in bed with a creamy cup of coffee in hand on Saturdays and Sundays. While he loves eggs and hot sauce, my personal favorite breakfast staple is lox and bagels. There is something about…

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fuss-free fresh-cut fries

If you’re anything like me, fresh hand-cut fries are your jam. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Teenie tings of salt and bright earthy parsley (with a dab of ketchup) are all these babies need. The best part? No soaking and no fancy frying equipment. All you need is a…

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trahana porridge with lemon & olive oil

I just recently reviewed Try the World, a food delivery service that sends subscribers products and goods from different countries around the world. Since my box was from Greece, I got to try many ingredients that were completely novel to me. One of those items was a box of Trahana. Trahana is a Grecian pasta…

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watermelon, tuna & quinoa poké bowl with tahini soy sauce

An essentially raw bowl of Asian flavored comfort? Sign me up! This skinny version has Summer written all over it. The light and refreshing natural sweetness of the watermelon counterbalances the nutty and salty flavor of the Tahini Soy Sauce. Each cube of raw tuna offers a meaty bite, while the avocado caters your taste…

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Sweet Corn Soup with Lobster

This recipe is featured on the Lobster Feed (click) on the feedfeed website. Sweet Corn Soup with Lobster will bring your summer menu from drab to fab. This soup contains simple farm fresh ingredients like onion, corn, milk and chicken broth. Succulent lobster, subtle spiciness and pungent chives elevate this soup to a new level.…

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Cherry and Walnut Quinoa Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This recipe is featured on the Bowls (click), Salads (click) and Whole Grains (click) Feeds on the feedfeed website. The sun is shining and your friends and family are gathering. Listen, whether you are going to a Memorial Day Picnic or Pool Party, you need to bring something spectacular. Tell the hostess you’ll bring a…

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Blackened Chicken Tacos | Fiesta Bean Salsa | Kickin’ Fruity Salsa

Whether it is Mexican Monday, Taco Tuesday or Fiesta Friday, you’ll be ready to party with these must-have recipes. The salsas and purple cabbage can be prepared ahead of time, while the blackened chicken takes only a few minutes on the sizzling grill. Mix and match these salsas with your favorite meat or seafood, then…

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Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa

This recipe is featured on the Corn (click) Feed on the feedfeed website.   The scorching sun is baking your skin golden brown and you are craving something cool, light and savory to satiate your hunger. Look no further. This Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa abounds with fresh flavors,…

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Miso-Grilled Tuna & Watermelon Salad with Wasabi Shallots

Umami erupts in your mouth from the savory miso marinated tuna, while fresh watermelon, saturated in soy sauce and lime juice, cools the heated punch from wasabi soaked shallots. These bold flavors disguise the fact that each serving is only 265 calories, a far cry from your everyday “healthy diet” dinner. With cook time taking…

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Grandma’s Italian Chicken Soup

Today has been a tragic day, as at 6 am this morning I found out that my 93 year old Grandma passed away in her sleep. She was like a second mother to me. This whole post is dedicated to her beautiful life and all the wonderful memories I have of her. One of my…

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