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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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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Pear and Prosciutto Salad

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On Valentine’s Day my friend Tanisha posted the most amazing salad on Instagram — it involved caramelized pears, prosciutto and dates and it was stunningly presented.  I gave her 12 hours to enjoy the day with her sweetheart and then immediately emailed her for the recipe. She was working with love in her heart so… 

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