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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad

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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefits of this magic green dust. Quick catch up. What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x … Continue reading Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Brussel Sprout Hash

 I’m officially an adult, because I heart brussels sprouts.  Why did I abhor them as a kid?  Maybe it had something to do with how they were prepared? (Sorry Mom 😉 This recipe won’t disappoint.  It takes a little longer than I like– because it has more than 4 steps, but the scrumptious-ness it delivers is worth the effort. You’ll Need: 1 organic sweet potato … Continue reading Brussel Sprout Hash

Shrimp & Pasta Salad

Summertime. Beach trips and Bar-BQs. What’s on your picnic table? If you are lucky enough to get fresh caught shrimp, give this taste bud-pleasing recipe a go. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound peeled and cooked shrimp (cook with butter and garlic!) 1 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup  Penne Pasta or Quinoa, cooked 6 large Basil Leaves, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin 1/4 cup … Continue reading Shrimp & Pasta Salad

Easy Pea-sy Salad

This may be the easiest salad you’ll ever make. Except for chopping the onion. Why isn’t there an easier way to peel and chop a red onion? Anyone? If you don’t like onions, don’t add them, or chop them. Oh and if you don’t like canned vegetables, read no further….or use fresh vegetables, knowing this is no longer the easiest salad you’ll every make. I … Continue reading Easy Pea-sy Salad

RECIPE: Your New Favorite Pasta Salad

I’ve spent a lifetime sampling various offerings on buffets, smorgasbords, picnics and potlucks.  Never have I left raving about a pasta salad.  There is an orzo salad with basil, tomato and feta I can get down on, but this pasta salad is far better!  Healthy, simple and colorful, what more could you want?  Oh, yeah it’s low carb, paleo-friendly, and gluten*, dairy and egg-free. Boom. … Continue reading RECIPE: Your New Favorite Pasta Salad