Summer

Vanilla Blueberry Lassi

March 11, 2013 Beverages

  I am a lassi fiend these days. I drink them in the mornings and many evenings for dessert. I love the tartness of the yogurt and the mild sweetness of the blueberries. And they aren’t a total calorie bomb like so many smoothies out there. I got on this lassi kick a few weeks [...]

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Cilantro Tequila Lemonade

June 29, 2012 Beverages

Let’s cool off a bit. I’m about to head out of town for a long, lazy week in the mountains with the family. I could not be happier about this. As the summer days grow longer and hotter, I find myself craving all things cool and refreshing. Like this lemonade. It’s as sassy as my [...]

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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Lemony White Bean and Tuna Salad

March 20, 2012 Fish

    The unseasonably warm (yet glorious!) weather has caused me to lose my taste for heavy winter foods. I’ve been cracking into lighter fare, so it has been all salads, yogurt and cold noodles for me. And this amazing tuna salad. Simple, lemony and super filling. It’s prefect for lunch/dinner and home/office, it travels [...]

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Citrus Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

February 11, 2012 Dinner

When I lived in Charleston, SC, my friends and I would cruise out to Sullivan’s Island regularly to spend an afternoon on the beach. Nearly every trip consisted of a stop at Poe’s Tavern for fish tacos. We’d grab a table in the sunshine, order up a few beers and some tacos, and watch the [...]

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Fig and Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini

October 25, 2011 Breakfast

I intended to post this way back when figs were in still in season. Per usual, things didn’t go as planned. If, by chance, you happen to find a fresh fig or two at your grocery store, please make this for breakfast. It’s divine. It’s also a no brainer, which is what I often look [...]

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Sweet Raspberry Iced Tea

September 14, 2011 Beverages

I don’t know where my head is lately. I’ve got a zillion things to check off my to do list, but all I find myself actually doing is playing around on Pinterest and watching Girls Aloud videos. Seriously, it’s becoming a problem.  Oh, and I guess now would be a good time to mention that [...]

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Quick Fried Zucchini

September 11, 2011 Side Dishes

Being a southerner, I’ll eat pretty much anything fried. In fact, I like most things fried up crispy with a nice greasy sheen. Especially vegetables. And this zucchini was not able to escape my fry pan. Thank you to my coworker, Janee, who gave me this recipe. She swears it Syrian but I say it’s [...]

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Summer Corn and Clam Chowder

August 18, 2011 Dinner

This post is going to be a quickie. Tomorrow I’m off bright and early headed for the farm in North Carolina. We’re taking care of wedding details this weekend, so much to do! It’s a tad overwhelming, but I know we’ll get there. While I’m running around like a crazy person, you can enjoy this [...]

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Pan Seared Sea Scallop Salad with Cilantro Dressing

August 9, 2011 Fish

Sea scallops are one of those foods I used to avoid making because they seemed…I don’t know…elitist? They’re sophisticated and delicate and so intimidating. I’m terrified of turning them to rubber in the pan, so I usually only go for them at restaurants. But the other night, after one too many of these, my confidence [...]

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