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Napa Cabbage and Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

This asian inspired salad is absolutely delightful.  I adapted the recipe from http://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/cucumber-and-napa-cabbage-coleslaw/.  It’s wonderful as a side salad, but is just as amazing as an entrée when topped with any kind of protein. I’ve served it with skirt steaks for a fancy meal.  Here I paired it with some garlic shrimp (which I always have

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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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Mexican Corn

Doesn’t corn just scream summer to you?… it does for me.  Can’t have a summer party without some corn.  While I love just plain ‘ol corn on the cob with some butter, this just is such a crowd pleaser.  A bit spicy, a bit salty, a bit creamy… I can eat bowls of this.

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Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Salad

Time to take it easy on the stomach and “detox” after a whole weekend of ribs, steaks, burger and everything that comes with it :/ Memorial day weekend can be tough on the body.  I spent the whole weekend hiking and kayaking with 3 boys, needless to say all they wanted to eat was burgers

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Salad

  I have a confession to make …. I HATE SALADS!!  Maybe hate is too strong of a word, I very much dislike salads.  I generally just hate cold food and since salads are usually cold, I tend to stay away from them.  I think flavors develop with heat.  Even while cooking, if you want more intense

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