Posts Tagged ‘Summer Dishes’

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

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Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

This arugula, watermelon and feta salad is the PERFECT salad for summer, by itself or as a side. I served this salad with grilled lamb chops and it complemented it wonderfully. Serves: 4 Ingredients: For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup...

by admin on July 6th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Gỏi cuốn (Vietnamese Summer Rolls)

I’ve recently started making Gỏi cuốn (literally summer or salad roll) quite often, as it makes a nice and healthy lunch, and I love the hands-on aspect of everybody at the table making their own. I like to pile ingredients on a plate or cutting...

by admin on August 20th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Salads, Starters, Tapas & Snacks


Grilled Chicken Salad with Roasted Red Pepper, Avocado & Sunflower Seeds

When people think that salads have to be boring, I like to prove them wrong. I eat salads at least three times a week for lunch and maybe once or twice for dinner and each of them is very different AND tasty! Here is one...

by admin on July 15th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Grape, Walnut & Bleu Cheese Salad

This is an excellent summer salad as a meal by itself or as a side dish with grilled chicken or a tender steak. A creamy dressing goes well with it, or you can try making my delicious Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing. Serves: 2 (as a meal)...

by admin on July 8th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Honey & chili chicken salad with creamy cilantro-lime dressing

This Honey & chili chicken salad with creamy cilantro-lime dressing makes a delightful dish for a casual summer lunch or dinner. You can leave the chicken marinating so it actually takes very little time or effort to prepare. It has a delicious sweet & citrusy...

by admin on June 25th, 2013
No Comments  Salads