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Chicken Salad with Mixed Greens and Chevre

Chicken Salad with Mixed Greens and Chevre

A simple, quick salad for the dog days of summer. You can use feta instead of the chèvre if desired. I love summer salads that use up leftover protein from last nights meal, think of grilled shrimp, pork tenderloin, tofu, or salmon as a replacement for the chicken. I also recommend using any kind of […]

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Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Just in time for summer and the beautiful local produce that abounds, I share with you this yummy cobbler that can be made with any ripe fruit on hand. In the winter I make this recipe wth apples or pears and sometimes include frozen blueberries as I love them so. Plum/Peach Blueberry Cobbler with Chantilly […]

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Vegetarian Entrees for Weekly Meal Delivery

Vegetarian Entrees for Weekly Meal Delivery

Did you know that I prepare meals for clients on a weekly basis and either deliver them or you can pick up your meals at my home. This week was especially colorful given all the local produce available this time of year. I love cooking for my people especially my style;  healthy, clean food. I […]

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Summertime Grilling- Steak with Balsamic, Dijon, Rosemary Marinade

Summertime Grilling- Steak with Balsamic, Dijon, Rosemary Marinade

This is the time of year when many of us want to get outside and grill. Easy summer meals are in order as we spend more time outdoors and look for delicious and simple recipes for everyone to enjoy. This amazing grilled steak is best with cuts such as; flank, strip, hangar or London broil. […]

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Cucumber Cups with Citrus Smoked Salmon

Cucumber Cups with Citrus Smoked Salmon

I made these recently for a client who had a small dinner party and wanted an appetizer that was pretty, healthy and not too filling. Easy to make ahead these cucumber cups can be filled with a variety of things such as herbed chèvre, cream cheese with chives, smoked fish and curried tuna salad. Cucumber […]

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ZenFish

ZenFish

Best new place to eat in Durham for a healthy, delicious lunch or dinner. This super casual poke place opened a few months ago on Ninth Street in downtown Durham and I love it! The poke concept is basically a deconstructed sushi roll served in a bowl with a variety of toppings. Originally from Hawaii […]

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Beef Negimaki with Scallions

Beef Negimaki with Scallions

This is a wonderful appetizer that is easy to prepare and is gluten and dairy free. You can use pork tenderloin or boneless, skinless chicken breast in place of the beef if desired. Served warm, this is a great appetizer to impress friends and family. Beef  Negimaki with Scallions Serves about 6 Ingredients 1 pound […]

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Southern Indian Garlic Tomatoes

Southern Indian Garlic Tomatoes

From my Indian class this dish is from the South which means there is some serious heat. I love this as a side dish for lamb, chicken or a simple vegetable curry. These are very spicy, always pair with rice and or a yogurt dish such as Raita to temper the heat. The idea of a mango […]

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Asian Spinach with Ginger and Garlic

Asian Spinach with Ginger and Garlic

One of my favorite dishes that is perfect warm or as a chilled salad. This can be made with any green you chose such as kale, bok choy or any Asian green. Steamed Spinach with Spicy Ginger Dressing Serves 6 Ingredients 1 Tb. vegetable oil 1 Tb. finely minced ginger 3 cloves minced garlic 3 […]

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Salad

What better way to beat the heat than to make a shrimp salad with Thai flavors. This is one of my go to recipes for entertaining and any other protein can be used such as; scallops, tofu, chicken breast or pork tenderloin. It’s a beautiful presentation salad and can be made in the morning or […]

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Tuscan Beef with Tomato and Arugula

Tuscan Beef with Tomato and Arugula

A real show stopper this beef tenderloin recipe has wonderful flavors of Tuscany; tomato, arugula, garlic and onions. Tuscan beef is famous for being very tender as the cows are nursed by their mothers and then fed preservative free grass. Here in the U.S. we use filet or often named beef tenderloin for the recipe […]

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Asian Garlic Sesame Ribs

Asian Garlic Sesame Ribs

This is party food folks, perfect for entertaining a crowd and easy peasy because you marinate the ribs ahead and then pop them on the grill. Of course if you don’t have a crowd just halve the recipe and its a great weekend dinner or part of an appetizer selection. Either way you can’t imagine […]

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