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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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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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Shrimp Summer Rolls

Shrimp Summer Rolls

I make these gorgeous shrimp summer rolls all the time and love them. They are healthy, creative, versatile and best of all are fun to make. I sometimes use cooked leftover chicken which I shred in place of the shrimp or marinated diced tofu. Traditionally these rolls have cooked vermicelli noodles as the filler but […]

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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Best ever chicken salad which can utilize leftover cooked chicken or you can poach a chicken breast. Grilled shrimp or scallops would also be good or for a vegetarian option try marinated grilled tofu. I always make this salad ahead as the dressing has time to marinate the chicken so it’s prefect for entertaining. Choose […]

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Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

As we all know cauliflower is the new kale and is seen in every incarnation this year. With its bland taste and multiple uses this very nutritious and versatile vegetable can be used as a replacement for potatoes, rice, pizza crust and more. In this delicious and simple recipe I use it to make a […]

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Persian Eggplant and Walnut Dip

Persian Eggplant and Walnut Dip

Persians use a lot of eggplant in their cuisine and this eggplant walnut dip is perfect for a crowd as you can make it ahead and it will last for days. I love any type of dip that can be served with crackers, cut up vegetables or even as a spread for a sandwich. I […]

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Turmeric Hummus

Turmeric Hummus

I serve this hummus all year long as an appetizer with crackers, crudités or toasted bread. It can be used as a side for any type of Middle Eastern entree such as kebobs or a spread on a sandwich. Sometimes I add scallions or cilantro sometimes I add lime instead of lemon. This is a […]

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