Fresh lemon juice…tangy Dijon mustard…lots of greens and herbs…and a delicious, just-done steak on top. Who could ask for more in a salad that is both healthy and ultra satisfying? The beauty of this recipe is that it uses a cheap cut of meat and turns it into something spectacular. And it looks great, too! […]

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Does the idea of a tall glass of mint-infused rum make your mouth water? Then you are sure to love this cocktail-inspired recipe for a tender pork loin roast that is super easy to make. This pork loin makes a great base to a summer meal complemented by apple slaw and baked beans. Simply add […]

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It’s summer and that means it’s grilling season! For a light and healthy dinner, try alternating 12 – 15 large, peeled raw shrimp, a handful of mini sweet peppers, about a third of a red or sweet onion and thick slices from about half a zucchini. Place them on a preheated grill (I use gas […]

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I got a real treat recently – one of my husband’s colleagues went fishing in Alaska and brought home enough fresh halibut and salmon to share. Oh, yum!! This was by far the best fish I’ve ever eaten. Too bad I don’t live closer to the coast so I could get this kind of fresh-from-the-ocean […]

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I’m not a big fan of hot dogs but every now and then, they sound really good. And when I indulge in a hot dog, it’s gotta be Sonoran style, which basically means it’s got everything but the kitchen sink on it! Since both my husband and I are watching what we eat, we had […]

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The other day I went to lunch with friends to Persnikkety’s Cafe & Bakery. They always have good food and it’s easier to find a low carb meal there than elsewhere. I ordered their turkey burger, sans bun, and topped with pineapple slices and served with a salad but was quite disappointed that it tasted […]

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With a couple portobello mushrooms on hand that needed to be used up pronto, I did a bit of online searching for recipe inspiration. After browsing through the Food Network website (one of my favorites), I cobbled together a couple recipes from Robert Irvine and Alex Guaranschelli and gave them my ‘Candy spin’ to come […]

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