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Tagged With: mint

Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup

After the hurricane when we came down with colds, I had an impulse to make chicken soup. But being congested, I really wanted something I could taste. I always love Asian soups, and a little spice sounded like a great idea. And it was. But next time, I won’t wait to be sick to make … Continue reading »

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Watermelon Feta Salad

This summer we seem to be having an endless string of 90+ days, which makes it a challenge to find light and delicious dishes that don’t make me sleepy. My ideal meal in weather like this is a light salad or fruit/vegetable along with a few bites of something really tasty like a grilled cheese. … Continue reading »

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White Wine Sangria

Sangria is one of my favorite things to make in the summer. You can make up a big pitcher and it’s just a party in a glass. For some reason, it transports me to the beach or a picnic or a cookout– maybe it’s the fun colors. You can make infinite varieties and I love … Continue reading »

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Quinoa with Snap Peas and Mint

I’m a big fan of quinoa because it reminds me of pasta but it’s actually a seed so it’s healthier. You can basically treat it as you would any small pasta and it works, although my favorites are either mushroom-based or citrus-based. When I saw these beautiful snap peas at the farmers market, it seemed … Continue reading »

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Recipes for Spring

Spring is definitively here, and maybe we’re already into summer with temperatures hitting close to 90 degrees today. It’s time for some no-cook or quick cooking recipes so that I don’t overheat the apartment with the stove. One of my favorites from the cleanse earlier this year was this salmon with pepita pesto. The pesto is … Continue reading »

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Fava Bean and Pecorino Salad

This salad says Spring to me like nothing else. It’s bright, green, and fresh looking and the salty bite of the pecorino gives it beautiful depth of flavor. The mint makes it even more refreshing and it pairs well with anything. It’s still cold and rainy here in New York, and this is a much … Continue reading »

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Lamb Burgers

My burgers are always a big hit and I keep my dad’s secret guarded very closely. I’m not sure if I will post that recipe at some point, but for now, it’s a secret. Sorry! For now, you’ll have to try these delicious lamb burgers. I like lamb because it’s rather lean and flavorful with … Continue reading »

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Shaved Asparagus Salad Crostini

Usually when we have people over, I try to make things that don’t require silverware because that means a lot less cleanup for me. I wanted to have this salad at the party, but what to do so I don’t need to put out silverware? This is the appetizer version of my shaved asparagus salad, just … Continue reading »

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Grilled Nectarines with Honey

Grilled peaches and nectarines are a staple dessert around the apartment, particularly because we are already grilling and it takes no time or energy to throw a couple on after dinner’s done. Add some honey and maybe some amaretti and it’s a perfect summer dessert. You can even add some vanilla ice cream if you … Continue reading »

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Scallop Crudo with Citrus and Sea Salt

I love the crudo at L’Artusi and I always have a hard time choosing which ones I want. I decided to try my hand at making one yesterday when I got these delicious scallops at the store. The key is definitely to have the freshest scallops you can find when you eat them raw, and the … Continue reading »

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