Tom Kha Soup

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I love love love LOVE Thai food. Cant get enough. You’ve heard me say this before and I’ll say it again—Thai is the food culture that, to me, has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot.  Its basically taste-bud nirvana.  And if you had to take this perfection and put it in a bowl with… 

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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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Thai Poached Fish with Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

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Poaching  is one of those underused and unappreciated cooking techniques that, when remembered, makes you think, “why don’t I do this more?”  Poaching is just cooking something gently in liquid  — and fish is the perfect candidate. Its a delicate protein that often needs a gentle cooking method and is a great canvas for a variety of… 

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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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Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Aioli

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Happy Monday and I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I just got back from St. John this morning after seeing my oldest friend marry an amazing man on Saturday,  so I’m one cloud nine… and very very tired.  I’m pretty sure that by the time I get home I will be in absolutely no… 

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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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