Archive | June, 2013

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled watermelon salad is the perfect summer side dish. Slice up some watermelon rings, throw them on the grill (literally if you’re brave enough), wait for some gorgeous smokey grill marks to spear and you’re half way there. If you don’t have a grill, a grill pan will work fine. You can also skip the […]

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Grilled Artichokes with Crab Filling

  My grill broke last summer. We were in the middle of a move, and I still held onto the hope that we could fix it, so it wasn’t replaced. In Southern California, grillin’ isn’t just a summer activity, it’s a year long love affair, making an entire 13 months sans grill a really long […]

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Matcha Strawberry Shortcakes with Lime Whipped Cream #CAStrawberryShortcakes

My first official assignment as a Brand Ambassador for California Strawberry Commission was to re-invent the strawberry shortcake.  After a brief stop on the idea of another chocolate strawberry shortcake, and possibly a lemon lavender version, I settled on a matcha version, something I hope is new to you all (I like to feel inventive!), […]

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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Scallion Butter

I’m can’t decide what I’m more excited about, the best grilled vegetable recipes I’ve made in years, or this awesome giveaway. Lets talk about this corn for a second. Of course the original purpose of the corn itself was merely as a vehicle for the Sriracha butter, which I adapted from The Sriracha Cookbook (you […]

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Ginger Lime Daiquiri

  Did you know rum used to be an accepted form of currency in the United States? This was, of course, a really long time ago. Before whiskey and beer took firm hold of the American liquor scene, the US was all about the rum. So what happened? I blame frat boys and The Captain […]

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Fried Coconut Almond Shrimp with Apricot Dipping Sauce

  When I edit photos, I just pick the ones that I think are the stand outs (often only one or two) edit those, export and review what I’ve done. It wasn’t until I pulled this set up in review that I saw that it seemed to tell the story of shrimp desperation. Maybe it’s […]

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Chewy Lemon Blueberry Cookies

  This post is evidence that I am a totally sucker. Twice. First, my three-year-old lifts a huge tub of blueberries into the shopping cart and says, “Can I have the blueberries? I love them.” I agree. Sucker. The next day, she climbs in my lap and says, “Can we please make cookies?” I agree again. Sucker. I […]

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Strawberry, Chicken and Goat Cheese Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are Asian, right? Those PF Change guys make one that people seem to like. I love Asian flavors, but giving you a new take on an Asian dish isn’t at the top of my current skill set. So I went a new route, and put in some of my favorite flavors that also […]

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