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Spicy Lobster And Shrimp Pasta
Summer! I’m in Napa with my kids and other loved ones. Nothing makes me happier! Thanks for the overwhelming… read more>
Summer! I’m in Napa with my kids and other loved ones. Nothing makes me happier! Thanks for the overwhelming response to yesterday’s lobster pasta! If you didn’t catch it, it’s still on the stories. How dreamy is this dish ? It's my own translation from a @bonappetitmag dish from last summer and it's double dreamy! The local fishery did the dirty work by cooking and carefully shelling the lobster. We made a wonderful stock with the lobster shells, and cooked the noodles in the divine lobster nectar. By cooking down Sun Gold and sweet baby tomatoes, we created a spicy concoction of shallots, butter, and red pepper flakes, and when tossed together the dish was unforgettable. I was delighted to share the evening with my favorite sommelier, my lovely friend Amanda @sommvivant, and her boyfriend Jason. She brought an assortment of wines including some of the best I’ve ever enjoyed. We originally met on Instagram! More magical evenings to come. If you're looking for details on the Zwilling giveaway and what happens next… Be sure to check the stories.
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Chipotle Shrimp Guacamole Crisps
It’s National Shrimp Day, and for those of you who have been following for awhile, this is a dish you probably… read more>
It’s National Shrimp Day, and for those of you who have been following for awhile, this is a dish you probably know. For those Paleo and Whole30 newly following, these slices of sweet potatoes topped with avocado crema and griddled chipotle shrimp are an absolute must-do! Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, and today is the day to celebrate it. I love shrimp in every form, but this is one of my favorites!
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Onion Parmesan Souffle
Vidalia Onion Soufflé is simply one of the most delicious dishes you will ever eat. It’s a luscious, pillowy… read more>
Vidalia Onion Soufflé is simply one of the most delicious dishes you will ever eat. It’s a luscious, pillowy delight, and I’ve had guests come back for seconds and thirds.
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Steak Salad With Soft-boiled Eggs & Coconut Mango Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette
Everybody knows I'm crazy about an entrée salad. Spring is here and I’m so excited about spring ingredients!… read more>
Everybody knows I'm crazy about an entrée salad. Spring is here and I’m so excited about spring ingredients! Here is a divine option that starts with a grilled strip steak or any steak, softly cooked eggs, chopped tomatoes, avocado, hearts of palm, and radishes, then drizzled with an avocado cilantro dressing. I prefer my steak on the very pink and juicy side, but cook to whatever temperature you prefer. You can't go wrong. Do you know about my marinated red onions? Twice a week I marinate one half a sliced red onion with olive oil, a dash of vinegar, a crack of pepper and a sprinkle of oregano and salt, then leave them on my counter. They are a delightful addition to almost anything. Make a steak salad soon – you will love it!
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Guacamole And Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
Guacamole and Sweet Potatoes Wedges of sweet potatoes, sprinkled with smoked paprika, salt and pepper, and a… read more>
Guacamole and Sweet Potatoes Wedges of sweet potatoes, sprinkled with smoked paprika, salt and pepper, and a glug of olive oil, roasted till crispy. Served with guacamole, a simple, satisfying snack if you have friends stopping by and want to bring out a treat, but perfect as a side dish with scrumptious dinner and thanks to lovely pal @alenafoodphoto for the inspiration. I’m particularly delighted to talk about sweet potatoes today because I’m having a rather sweet morning. I’ve landed in Paris early this morning and the festivities have begun. Take a virtual trip to Paris on the stories—please join me!
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Garlic And Oregano Marinated Chicken
I'm a gal who loves to marinate, and this is a super simple recipe with ingredients you will already have in… read more>
I'm a gal who loves to marinate, and this is a super simple recipe with ingredients you will already have in your kitchen. Rather than adding sugar and ingredients I can't pronounce, I like to marinate with items that naturally bring out the goodness, and are also good for you. I love following my friend @Emma_Lately, who lives across the pond and creates delightful Paleo-ish dishes. I saw this one on her page and have made it my own. You can also find it on the Whole30 Feed that I curate @thefeedfeed. Part of the trick is getting a plump chicken breast and cutting with a sharp knife lengthwise to wind up with skinny pieces that crisp up and have a lovely crunchy edge. I marinate a day ahead to infuse the chicken with things you will already have in the kitchen like lemon peel and juice, garlic, olive oil and herbs. I adore quick and easy dinners and on the stories very soon today I'm sharing this dish. I’m leaving now for Paris,❤️?and here’s what you can expect: on Instagram I will continue to post on what to make next for dinner. The virtual food field trip will be happening on the Stories, including a live video Thursday morning and Sunday morning to give you more of the really wonderful details.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I love Chicken Larb in lettuce cups from the Thai restaurant. But is it possible to make a spectacular… read more>
I love Chicken Larb in lettuce cups from the Thai restaurant. But is it possible to make a spectacular Whole30/paleo version?  My version has mushrooms, charred and chopped Fresno peppers, and is served in butter lettuce. We sautéed 1/2 light and 1/2 dark chicken meat with lime in sesame oil, then added shallots and all kinds of herbs. The chicken meat sautéed in the toasted sesame oil is so sumptuous, and the addition of shallots, cilantro, basil, mint, scallions and served with a wedge of lime, takes it over the top. Who doesn't love a dipping sauce? I borrowed @iheartumami.ny ‘s paleo Shumai sauce, but made it @Whole30 by substituting hot sauce for the chili oil.  This is the kind of thing I could eat every single day.  A star was born! The recipe is on the blog – click the link in my profile. And be sure to check out the stories tonight for a step-by-step of these delicious lettuce wraps up soon.
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Red Curry Chicken Meatballs
Some people are afraid to get into the kitchen and try new things, but I am not one of those people. One of… read more>
Some people are afraid to get into the kitchen and try new things, but I am not one of those people. One of the many great things I learned from my mom was either you can spend your life resisting it, or learn to love something you are going to do the rest of your life. I'm in my kitchen every day, cooking, creating, trying and refining.  For everyday, I simply delight in making meals both healthful and really delicious. Taking non-compliant recipes, or recipes with ingredients I prefer not to eat, and adjusting them--it's sort of my superpower. When I saw the original recipe for these luscious turkey meatballs from @themodernproper, I wanted to make a @whole30 /paleo version. The sauce is magic; you don't need pasta underneath...it is perfect as is! My version is chicken, both light and dark, with a lot of other magic in the mixture. Are you watching my daily stories on Instagram? I'm well known for sharing from my kitchen to yours with ideas on what to make next for dinner, and later this morning I'll add the stories for this dish.
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Shrimp With Clarified Butter Hot Sauce
Who doesn't adore this? I’m sharing one of my favorite go-to dishes that we enjoy again and again. When you… read more>
Who doesn't adore this? I’m sharing one of my favorite go-to dishes that we enjoy again and again. When you start with gorgeous wild caught Gulf shrimp like this, it’s hard to go wrong. These are an absolute no fail and a home run every time. It’s as easy as marinating the shrimp in a bit of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon rind, and red pepper flakes, then sautéing, and finishing off in one of my magic elixirs: clarified butter and hot sauce.
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Red Curry Coconut Milk Seafood Stew
How dreamy is this seafood soup? This unbelievably luscious seafood soup is a favorite dinner of mine. Flavors… read more>
How dreamy is this seafood soup? This unbelievably luscious seafood soup is a favorite dinner of mine. Flavors of coconut milk, red curry paste, chicken stock and seafood are an absolute magnificent combination. It’s great if you are paleo, whole30 or simply love delicious food.
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