Grilled Peaches & Mixed Berries with Honey Cream

Once the humid weather strikes, you immediately tuck your pie recipes away for safe keeping. I mean come on, heavy comfort desserts hinder your beach-body, making you sluggish. These Grilled Peaches and Mixed Berries, drizzled in honey cream, are the perfect weeknight dessert. This 5-minute fruit blessing appeals to your sweet tooth, while keeping you…

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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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Minty Lime-Ginger Watermelon Agua Fresca

Soak in the sunshine while sipping on this refreshingly flavorful Minty Lime-Ginger Watermelon Agua Fresca. Spanish for “cool waters”, fresh water, infused with sugar, lime, ginger and mint, is blended into puréed watermelon. A splash of lime seltzer water finishes off this invigorating sip, leaving a sparkling tickle in your mouth. Fresh and healthy, serve this…

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream & Fig Glaze

It’s Spring Time! Fresh fruit is abundant and you are looking for a chic dessert to bring to your next Backyard Bash. This is it! Impress your fabulous friends or snobby neighbors with this Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream and Fig Glaze. Sounds fancy.  Looks frilly.  But this dessert is a cinch to…

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Banana Bread with Browned Butter Mascarpone Frosting

This classic Banana Bread recipe would turn out just as moist and supple if it was baked in a traditional bread loaf pan. But come on, these little stacked sweeties look as spectacular as they taste. Baked to perfection, three mini-round Banana Breads are separated by layers of sweet Browned-Butter Mascarpone Frosting and topped with…

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Torta al Vino Bianco & Poached Pears

Torta al Vino Bianco is Italian for Cake with White Wine. You can absolutely pair a glass of sweet wine with this decadent dessert, yet the translation refers to white wine being incorporated into the cake batter. Curve your chocolate craving with this wine infused cocoa cake, drenched in homemade chocolate ganache and cloaked with…

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

You’ve feasted on brick-oven pizza and grazed on home-baked pizza, but have you ever noshed on Grilled Pizza? I’m not talking about cooking pizza on a pan in the grill, that’s lame. This homemade pizza dough sears directly on the sizzling grill grate, scoring golden brown grill marks. Savory barbeque sauce is topped with juicy…

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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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Cedar Salmon & Clementine-Ginger Glaze

Cedar wrapped Salmon with a quick homemade Clementine-Ginger glaze is the perfect weeknight meal that is both simple and healthy. Grilled to a smokey perfection, this meal will be ready in about 15 minutes. Ready, Set, Go! Listen, I am a special education teacher. My energy level by the end of the day is just…

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Candied Clementines

Ah, Candied Clementines. Sweet, vibrant, simple. Sticky too! My latest obsession in food photography has been moody pictures. Not grumpy photos, but those dark ominous settings that make you scrutinize every angle. The type of photography where the textures and props are murky, while enticing food lurks in the shadows. This pecan and cinnamon cake…

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Chicken-Pecan Meatballs with Charred Nectarine Passata

  If you read my last post on Roasted Tomato Passata, you know about my new cookbook Mad Delicious. This cookbook teaches home cooks “the science behind making healthy food taste amazing”. As someone who cooks from the heart, I like to know why a certain ingredient or cooking method is used over others in…

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Roasted Tomato Passata

This passata is a rustic tomato sauce that exudes fresh Roma tomatoes, shallots and sweet basil. Serve it warm over pan-seared chicken or cold tossed with summer pasta. Not only is it a cinch to whip up, it also freezes well for a quick weeknight meal. Get creative, this is a staple. I learned about…

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