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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Review: Modern Malt

Milkshake or Whiskey? This is a hard decision. At Modern Malt you can have brunch inspired cuisine at any time of the day. This snappy modern diner serves up breakfast classics with a major twist. Their french chef concocted a menu (click to read) designed to amuse and delight its patron’s cravings. Modern Malt serves…

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Review: Brasserie du Soleil

“Loosely translated as ‘Eatery of the Sun’ “, Brasserie du Soleil is a charming French and Italian fusion restaurant that boasts authentic cuisine from these regions. Open since January 2015, this petite place resides in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and is truly a gem in the center of this city’s hub bub. The restaurant is located along…

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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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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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Hello Fresh: A Review

When you think of Food Delivery, what pops into your mind? Pizza? Chinese? Lately, I have been fascinated with the concept of fresh ingredients brought right to your door because it is revolutionizing the way we think of the words “Food Delivery”. Services like Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh offer something uniquely different than…

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