Recipes of the Week: Summertime Snacks!

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Summertime Shrimp Summertime just calls out for shrimp. And corn. And you can cook them both in the same pot! Fresh ears of corn only need three minutes of cooking time — any more than that, and they’ll be mushy instead of appealingly crisp. That three-minute window is perfect for shrimp, too, although you may […]

Luxury (Yet Affordable!) Surf ‘n’ Turf

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This is taking the surf ‘n’ turf concept to the next level, folks – we’re bringing together the darlings of the surf (shrimp) AND the turf (bacon). And it only takes 10 minutes to throw all of this together if you have some pre-cooked bacon on hand. Even if you have to cook the bacon, […]

They’re Crunchy and They’re Noodle-y…and They’re Kelp!

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About a year ago, I attended a potluck with some very unique culinary contributions. Probably the most unique of them all was a bowl of what I’d assumed were whole-wheat noodles tossed with alfredo sauce.Darn, I remember thinking. Guess I gotta avoid that – it’s definitely a mess of gluten. I proceeded to happily stuff myself […]

Giving a Favorite Dressing a New Wardrobe

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Remember the Ranch days? The days when everything was dipped in and topped with Ranch dressing? Ranch fries, Ranch burgers, veggies swathed in a sea of slightly speckled white. There’s no denying Ranch’s creamy, herby appeal…but you can create a much tastier, much nutritious version of it using plain Greek yogurt and fresh or dried […]

Get Springy With Light, Organic, Healthy Salads!

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Today as the beautiful spring weather continues, let’s feed your Goddess (YOU!) with light, fresh, nutritious ingredients from your local garden or market. As spring and summer come quickly, this is the best time to help yourself to fresh, organic, and healthy fruits and veggies. It is very important to take care of yourself and […]

Taking Shrimp For A Dip

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Shrimp Hummus Holidays = parties = dips. And bringing along a classic dip that you know everyone will like is a sure-fire bet. It’s also fun to add a little something extra to that kind of dip, something that will be just different enough to make people ask you for your recipe. It occurred to […]