cool steak and noodle salad

These slurpy rice noodles with strip steak are tossed in a vibrant sauce that hits all notes of sweet, spicy, umami, savory and acidic. Crisp cucumbers, crunchy cabbage and cool mint elevate the dish to springtime quality.

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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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Stacked Corn Fritters with Red Hot Chili-Tomato Jam

  Crisp and comforting corn fritters, stacked with layers of homemade red hot chili-tomato jam, arugula, and salty prosciutto.  This easy appetizer is playful yet stunning, in both appearance and taste.     From what I understand, Corn Fritters originated in the South. So as a Northern girl living in the South, I thought I…

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Grapefruit, Avocado & Prosciutto Breakfast Salad

Happy New Year! We all take time to look back on the last year as we look forward to what the new year has to offer. How did 2015 turn out for you? As I reflect on last year, I realize that 2015 brought on changes, triumphs and hardships. 1. I began my journey as…

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Quinoa Panzanella with Wild Salmon & Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

If you are a glutton for food, like me, you can imagine my excitement when the mailman delivers my monthly Cooking Light magazine. Like a child who has to go to the bathroom while playing a game, I wiggle and dance by my mail box scouring through its pages to find an amazing recipe. “Sit…

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Shaved Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Grana Padano

This vibrant summer appetizer harmonizes sweet and savory flavors. The nutty Grana Padano cheese echos the salty punch of prosciutto, while the sumptuous melons add sweet notes. Garnished with mint, this dish is delicately refreshing and healthy. Ingredients 1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed 1/2 cantaloupe melon, seeds removed 2-3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint 1/2…

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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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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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Spicy Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

This salad’s sunny hue bursts with fresh flavors. It’s quinoa tossed with spicy grilled shrimp, charred corn, cherry tomatoes, avocado and chickpeas. This dish is brimming with protein, making it fulfilling, while leaving you energized instead of sluggish. After making the Quinoa, Beet and Citrus Salad last week, I had some uncooked quinoa left over. …

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Blood Orange, Beet and Fennel Salad

Spring represents bright colors and new life. This salad is Spring at its best. When taking a bite, your taste buds will ride a roller coaster of tart, sweet and savory flavors. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare, you’ll be transported to spring livin’ in no time. You may recognize some of these ingredients from…

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Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange, Clementine, Beet and Kumquat

This recipe is featured on the Oranges(click), Instagram(click) and Whole Grains Salad (click) Feeds on the feedfeed website. Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange, Clementine, Beet and Kumquat. Not only does this salad look electrifying, but it also erupts with flavors of fresh citrus, cilantro and chives. This robust grain salad is loaded with vitamins and…

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