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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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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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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Brussels Sprout and Apple Slaw

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If a steady diet of hotdogs, hamburgers, ribs and potato salad packed with bacon starts to get heavy this weekend as you make your rounds through all of the cookouts, this delicious slaw is a quick and easy side dish when you’re looking to change things up. Brussels sprouts are a fabulous and interesting alternative… 

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Orzo Greek Salad

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As it gets warmer and warmer outside I think everyone’s instinct is to try to eat healthier and lighter meals. Salad is an obvious way to go but sometimes its just a ridiculously un-filling dinner. I am envious of those among us who can feast on leaves and raw veggies at 7pm and feel full… 

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Marinated Tomato Salad

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Perhaps you’re noticing the massive displays of tomatoes taking over your grocery store? Yep… its almost summer.  Time to start enjoying all of the bright beautiful varieties of tomatoes that are out there. This quick marinated salad is the perfect way to use a wide variety of tomatoes. The acidity and salt really highlight the… 

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