Archive for August, 2010

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Lunch.  What to have? I actually dragged myself to the gym today so I am trying for something healthy. One of my favorite lunches is soup. It’s healthy and satisfying and yummy. I have an abundance of cucumbers in the fridge and half an avocado.  So Cucumber Avocado Soup it is! Creamy, chilled, delicious and [...]

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Ricotta Gnocchi with Roasted Summer Vegetable Wine Sauce

Dinner tonight. I recently discovered Ricotta Gnocchi. I had to try it. I wanted to make it light and summery so I came up with this light flavorful sauce loaded with summer’s bounty of zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes. My husband though feels a meal is not a meal without meat. So for him, I served [...]

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Fresh Fruit Margaritas

On Saturday we had take-out Mexican for dinner on the patio with good friends. The perfect compliment to this was fresh fruity margaritas. I of course still had peaches so I made peach margaritas. But I have made this same recipe using strawberries. You can really substitute any fruit you prefer or have on hand. [...]

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Quick Black Bean Soup

Yesterday I needed lunch. I actually made it to the gym this morning, so keeping in the vain of being healthy I wanted a low fat lunch. I dug around in my kitchen and found a can of black beans. Perfect. I could make a tasty, quick and healthy black bean soup. I scoured the [...]

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Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce

A favorite go-to dish of mine this summer has been summer rolls. They are great on a hot day, they are delicious, easy to make, healthy and can even be assembled ahead of time.  You can serve them as an appetizer or as a meal. When I serve them as a meal I often pair [...]

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Spicy Peach Tart

Today I found in the freezer a sheet of puffed pastry wanting to become a tart. A spicy sultry summertime white peach tart. In the liquor cabinet I found ginger brandy and from  the spice drawer I grabbed Chinese 5 spice – perfect! I did however encounter one little mishap. I got busy with the [...]

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It’s Peach Season – White Peach and Raspberry Sangria

It is August and that means peaches are in season. As has been become tradition for my son and I  we headed out the orchard. The three of us my 6 year old son, my 3 year old daughter and I.  We picked 12 lbs of peaches.  We couldn’t resist the red raspberries dotting the [...]

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