Strawberry and Feta Salad with Strawberry Dressing

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The tiny little chill in the air lately as I head to work in the morning lets me know that summer is slowly but surely drawing to a close. Sadly, in just a few weeks,  this over abundance of fresh, bright, colorful fruit wont be available to us anymore. So there’s no time like the presence… 

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Mediterranean Pearl Couscous and Shrimp Salad

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So this morning I ran the last 6 miles I needed to complete my 100 mile challenge for the month of July. My friend Sara invited me to join her in challenging myself and I have to say… I was challenged.  There were definitely some morning where I couldn’t make myself get up to do… 

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Seared Scallops with Pea Puree and Crispy Prosciutto

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It is impossible for me to overstate just how easy this dish is… seriously… top 5 easiest dishes in my arsenal. But look how damn beautiful it is! Doesn’t it look fancy and complicated and serious? Well its not… its simple and sophisticated. In fact, this dish is almost offensively simple… Sometimes when I make this for… 

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Croissant Nutella Bread Pudding

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For my birthday brunch this year, one of the things that I made was croissant nutella bread pudding. I bought 70 croissants at Costco, spread them out all over my living room to get stale, and then my spirit animal/friend Julie spent 2 hours, at 3am tearing them into pieces and smearing each piece with a… 

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Asparagus, Snap Pea and Parmesan Salad

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Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’m posting a lot of salads lately. Though I haven’t experienced a total change of heart regarding bowls of raw vegetables, I have realized that I will have to spend a lot of this summer walking around in public in a swimsuit — since that’s not possible on my regular intake of pasta… 

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Stone Fruit Salad with Basil

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This salad is a thing of beauty — both literally and metaphorically. The problem is that it’s incredibly hard to classify. Is it a dessert? A side dish? A savory salad? It’s all of those things and so much more. It’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream — the herbaceous basil plays off… 

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Mediterranean Lamb “Burgers” with Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki sauce is seriously one of my favorite things in life. Not sauces… not condiments… things! Whats not to love about a refreshing mixture of cucumber, garlic and fresh herbs folded in to luscious Greek yogurt with a touch of olive oil thrown in for good measure? The best part about tzatziki is that its incredibly cheap and… 

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Honey Mustard Salmon with Melted Leeks

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I had another fun Sunday of cooking this past weekend and it ended up being a pretty fantastic girl’s day when some of my favorite ladies came over to drink mimosas and taste test my new recipes.  There is really nothing that I love more than keeping myself busy in the kitchen while my living room is… 

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Crostini with Mozzarella and Anchovies

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About three years ago my friend Natasha invited me over for a dinner party in her lovely midtown Manhattan apartment with the most spectacular view of the city I’ve ever experience.  But this isn’t a blog about real estate… Lets talk about the food.  Her then-boyfriend (now husband), made a beautiful dinner that included the… 

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