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This Summer Salad with a Citrusy Kick Is Simple Perfection

This Summer Salad with a Citrusy Kick Is Simple Perfection

With Spring coming early for many of us we are starting to think about our garden plans for the growing season. Well make sure you plant plenty of kale, cauliflower, broccoli and summer squash because this will be a Summer salad you will serve over and over again. There is nothing more fulfilling than visiting your garden and picking the freshest vegetables possible for your dinner menu. Without question, the addition of the salt-cured lemon slices to this recipe is what elevates it from...

Strip Steak & Root Veggie Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing

This salad is so pretty to look at with its beautiful hues! It’s just perfect for a Fall meal when the greens are their most tasty. The addition of homemade gorgonzola dressing brings together the beautiful flavors of the strip steak and roasted veggies and is sure to please everyone at the table. There are several steps involved in pulling this all together, but the end result is definitely worth the extra effort! This post contains affiliate links to products...

Seared Ahi Tuna with Black & White Sesame Seeds

Seared Ahi Tuna with Black & White Sesame Seeds

When I visit Charleston, SC I usually leave early in the morning so I can meet the fishing boats as they come in for the morning. I walk down to the docks to see what “The Catch of the Day” is and purchase some of the freshest seafood you can find directly from the fishermen. On this particular morning, I spotted some of the best looking Ahi Tuna I have ever seen! It was a must do for me because...

Chicken & Grilled Peaches Drizzled with Champagne Vinaigrette

Chicken & Grilled Peaches Drizzled with Champagne Vinaigrette

As the warm summer months fade into memory, your opportunities to enjoy grilled meals outside start to dwindle. But don’t despair! There is still plenty of time to enjoy your favorite grilled foods before the chilly bite of winter forces you back inside. I’m using the last of my stash of southern peaches for a quick and delicious healthy fall salad. Using a rotisserie chicken sets the stage for an easy and filling weeknight meal, while the warmth of the...

Panko Encrusted Goat Cheese Croutons with Mixed Greens

Panko Encrusted Goat Cheese Croutons with Mixed Greens

The star of the show in this recipe are the panko-encrusted goat cheese croutons. They are substantial enough on their own and pair perfectly with mixed greens topped with a light drizzle of high quality olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Whatever you do don’t skimp on the quality of the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The panko-encrusted goat cheese croutons add warmth and crunch to an otherwise everyday combination making it a super special treat. Tip: Most recipes for warm goat cheese...

Greek-Inspired Pasta Salad

Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

This salad packs a lot of interesting flavors into each bite. From the peppery taste of fresh arugula to the salty appeal of Kalamata olives, preserved lemons and feta cheese, there is nothing bland or boring about this dish. Yet, its strong flavors aren’t overwhelming because they are tempered by the satisfying addition of penne pasta and fresh herbs. This robust salad has enough presence to serve as a light, yet satisfying, main course – or it can act as...

Down Home South Carolina Cole Slaw

Down Home South Carolina Cole Slaw

Unlike its creamy counterparts, this Down Home South Carolina Cole Slaw recipe does not contain mayonnaise. The key ingredient to a signature South Carolina Cole Slow is mustard, yep mustard. While this easy-going version is wonderful with Carolina-style BBQ, it is also delicious with my Fresh Off The Grill – Blue Cheese and Avocado Burgers, chicken wings and other picnic or potluck favorites. For best results, soak the red onion in a mixture of 1 part water to 1 part vinegar for 10-15...

Panzanella, My Way!

This summer has started out pretty fiery here in South Carolina with highs in the 100’s and let me tell you, at the end of a long day the last thing you want is a hot meal prepared in a hot kitchen. So, the other night I was rummaging through the fridge to see what I could put together that was cool, refreshing and filling. Of course, salad was my first option but I was a tad bit hungrier than...