Fruits & Vegetables

BLT Salad with Avocado Dressing

This post is brought to you by the California Avocado Commission. Last week we had an avocado-centric summer backyard BBQ party with some friends to celebrate the last day before school began for our kiddos. The get-together was enabled by my friends at the California Avocado Commission who sent us a California Avocado BBQ Party [...]

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Baked Salmon with Mango Ceviche

This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. A week and a half ago I attended a special dinner at the City Creek Harmons Grocery in downtown Salt Lake City.  The dinner was to celebrate the introduction of Verlasso salmon to Harmons seafood cases.  Why the big deal?  In 2013, for the first time [...]

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Cherry Pico de Gallo

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In my post last week about Cacao Chili-Rubbed Flat Iron Steak, I briefly mentioned the cherry pico de gallo that I made as an accompaniment.  But, it wouldn’t be doing it justice to gloss over it, as it was maybe my favorite part of the whole meal, notwithstanding the sweet potato oven fries that were also [...]

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Simple Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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Four ingredients, and one of them is sweet potatoes . . . need I say more?  (Plus, it’s never too early to start planning your celebrations for National Sweet Potato Day next February, right?)  I love sweet potato fries, but don’t love the clean up, nor the added calories, that come with deep frying my [...]

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Cherry Lime Agua Fresca

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As a little girl, one of my favorite treats was a cherry limeade.  Sometimes when we visited my grandparents in Utah we would make a trip to Hires Big H, a great little Utah-based burger joint, that also happens to serve my all-time favorite cherry limeade.  Other people loved going to Hires for their homemade [...]

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Japanese Potato Salad

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It’s picnic season!  Are you as excited as I am?  I love eating outdoors, whether it’s taking a picnic to the park, or sitting out in our backyard while Mr. Fuji grills up something amazing.  Plus, we’ve got the Fourth of July coming up soon, which is a prime opportunity to serve a feast outside. [...]

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Spring Chopped Salad

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May 1st, the day the Empire State building officially opened 83 years ago, the day the movie Citizen Kane premiered 73 years ago, the day the first KMART store opened 52 years ago, and the day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu 47 years ago, among many other events—who knew today was such an important [...]

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Tanzanian Cucumber Salad (Kachumbari Ya Matango) — A Taste of Tanzania

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“Ufurahie chakula chako!” (the Swahili equivalent of “Bon appétit”) is what you would hear if you happened to be lucky enough to pull up a seat at the dinner table in Miriam Kinunda’s home.  Miriam, born and raised in Tanzania, a country located in the eastern part of Africa, is a blogger and owner of [...]

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Savory Strawberry Chèvre Flatbread Pizza Pi(e)

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Today is a special day in my family, for several reasons.  It is Pi Day, or when it comes to my mom’s side of the family, Pi(e) Day.  (My family is very fond of food celebrations, although International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day may be the most popular).  For the mathematicians of the family, it is the [...]

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Cinnamon Apple Pancake

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My mom came to visit a few weeks ago from southern California.  When she arrived, we met up with my brother and grandmother at The Original Pancake House in Salt Lake City for breakfast.  My mom ordered their popular apple pancake—a large eggy pancake (like a Dutch baby) topped with sautéed Granny Smith apples and [...]

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