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  • Salad with the color of fall
    Salad with the colors of fall
    At this time of the year, it's traditional to think of the colors orange and black, since of course Halloween in just around the bend. We see these colors just about everywhere as we prepare for this fun time for children. Even after Halloween...
  • Unforgettable dining at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA
    Unforgettable dining at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA
    Laurie Sisneros and Cary Hardwick have mastered the recipe of a successful restaurant. Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, Spaghettini is located (very) conveniently off of the 405 freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard. During the lunch hours,...
  • Pad Thai salad
    Vegetarian cookbook: Self Magazine's Pad Thai salad recipe
    Although the original recipe doesn't call for it, I made the dressing about an hour in advance and refrigerated it. Great flavor!Dressing1 1/2 T peanut butter (I used natural Smuckers)1 T rice vinegar2 t fresh lime juice2 t roasted sesame oil1...
  • watermelon salad
    Watermelon salad with arugula and feta
    Summertime offers many opportunities to take advantage of locally grown fresh produce picked at the height of flavor during its harvest season. Nothing fresh from a tractor trailer trip of hundreds of miles can compare with produce grown nearby...
  • Healthy Eats in Coral Gables
    Ten Healthy Eats in Coral Gables
    Swimsuit week has come and gone in Miami, but in the 305, it's swimsuit season all year long. There's still about a month of summer left, so for diners who want to eat healthy, here are some suggestions about where to dine in the City...
  • Kale
    Growing the best greens for your winter salad
    Why should you stop gardening when the snow falls? You'll miss the best part. Salad greens love the cold, as long as it's not too cold. Make use of cold frames to produce plenty of salad greens throughout the winter. They'll be the...
  • Italian Watermelon Salad: A new taste for a summer fruit
    Italian Watermelon Salad: A new taste for a traditional fruit
    Even though the summer is coming to an end, it’s still watermelon season in Central Jersey. Farmers’ Markets continue to offer plenty of this sweet, juicy fruit that to many is synonymous with summer itself. There’s nothing wrong...
  • Broccoli makes the best salad
    Broccoli makes this the best salad
    How much do you like broccoli? This vegetable is one that many like, though there's some that have reservations about it. It's a vegetable that's very healthy, full of vitamin C and calcium. While it's great steamed, I like it raw,...
  • Four-bean Salad: An easy summer side dish
    Four-bean Salad: An easy summer side dish
    The health benefits of beans are widely known. They are a low-fat food, chock full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But all this healthy goodness won’t do you any good if you don’t make an effort to incorporate more beans into your...
  • Nine-ounce ribeye was the main attraction
    Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes a great place for food and fellowship
    Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, located in Decatur, Texas, was a wonderful place to eat. The nine ounce rib eye steak was what all members, myself included, couldn’t wait to try. This recommendation came from one of the couples in my church...
  • Takeaway Tuesday: Au Bon Pain
    Takeaway Tuesday: Au Bon Pain
    It is hard to walk by Au Bon Pain without pressing your face against the window while staring longingly at those chocolate chip cookies or the CroisBun (part flaky croissant, part buttery bun with lemon sweet cheese filling). As much as it is ok...
  • Summer salads, healthy, tasty and nutritious
    Summer salads, healthy, tasty and nutritious
    Its summer, and the garden and farm markets are bursting with fresh vegetables and greens. When the day is hot, creating a refreshing, delicious salad doesn’t heat up the kitchen and drain the spirits of the chef. Here are some tips on...
  • Sirloin Steak Salad
    Sirloin Steak Salad
    Salad and steak define traditional summer fare. Combining the two ingredients makes a delicious and nutritious meal for lunch or dinner. Serve the hearty salad with a hunk of fresh, hearty bread on the side; crusty, sourdough bread would be...
  • Salad that's "sinful"
    "Sinful" describes this salad
    Gelatin salads are very big here in the southeast. We see them at picnics, reunions, parties or anyplace where there's a gathering of people and food is being served. Not everyone is fond of gelatin, whether it's served as a dessert or in...
  • Antipasto to Share
    Antipasto to Share
    With salad season fast approaching, or actually upon us, there is always room for one more salad recipe. This Italian antipasto is meant to be shared and is a perfect light lunch or evening meal when served with a fresh loaf of bread. It can also...