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Ceviche with Coconut and Mango

A perfect appetizer for the hot summer days!  It’s chilled, super flavorful and the best part… you can make it ahead of time.  Sure you can make a simple citrus ceviche, but why not add some exotic flavors like coconut and mango!! 🙂  I promise this is the best summer appetizer you’ll serve this season.

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Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

I have made many variations of chicken salad, as chicken is like a blank canvas that picks up any flavor you add, but this is hands down my favorite recipe. This is a fool proof, no fail, crowd pleasing recipe that is can be served in many different ways.  I’ve used this recipe to make sandwiches, as

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Blueberry Turnovers

Flaky, gooey, sweet…. best served warm, fresh outta the oven 🙂  Perfect semi-homemade treat! Enough said… check below for the recipe.

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Guacamole and Fries

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had this in place of a real meal :/  #dontjudgeme.  I figure, this gives me my daily serving of greens and protein… so why not? 😉 This is a killer menu item for a party.  And with football season around the corner this should be everyone’s go to.  Trust me

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Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Garlic

Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil…… how can you go wrong with that? This is definitely my go to recipe when it comes to pasta.  With just a few ingredients, this pasta is uber flavorful.  I’ve made this for a crowd or just lunch by myself and it just never disappoints.  It’s so light and just simply

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Sangria

Sangria…. possibly one of my favorite summer drinks (and fall, and winter…. 🙂  ) Of course as a busy city girl, many of my recipes are semi-homemade.  This isn’t any different, I use sangria wine instead of red wine to get a head start.  But when the fresh marinated fruits are added, this stuff is

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Cauliflower Puree with Caramelized Onion

This has become my go to side-dish lately.  I’m obsessed with it. To make it easier, I use frozen cauliflower, but you can definitely make it with fresh cauliflower.  This pair really well with anything from seafood to steak.  I top it off with the caramelized onion for some extra flavors, but it’s just as

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Spicy Steak Tacos with Onion Relish

How pretty is that taco?  And it tastes just as good 🙂 🙂 Growing up in Queens, NY has taught me well about authentic tacos.  The taco trucks under the 7 train have always been my go to spot for a late night snack/meal.  These tacos are so simple and fresh.  They are never loaded

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with Basmati Rice

Have this for dinner tonight… I’m serious! This meal is like bringing the Mediterranean and Indian culture together.  A “unique” combo, I know, but trust me it works beautifully.

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Spicy Marinated Skirt Steak

So I made this for a friend’s 4th of July bbq and totally stole the show (totally unintentionally!). My friend’s bbq was in a whole different state, which made it a bit trickier.  I really wanted to contribute to the menu, but needed something that would carry well in the summer heat and everyone would love.

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