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Vegetable Orzo

Here is an easy way to use up odd vegetables to create a satisfying dinner. This dish stands well on its own for an easy weeknight meal or can be used as a side served warm or room temperature. I served it along with some […]

Grilled Shrimp over Greek Salad

Are you running out of dinner ideas that don’t require heating up the kitchen? This is less of a recipe and more of a summer dinner idea. It is adaptable and can be easily made if you are cooking only for yourself or if you […]

Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Olivada

I love the versatility of pasta salads made with olive oil instead of mayonnaise. They: are delicious both at room temperature or cold are great sides for BBQ fare can be eaten as a main dish make for excellent leftovers While I was on the prowl for […]

Rosemary Chicken with White Beans

This meal is the definition of an easy and quick weeknight meal.  The tomatoes make this almost like a chunky soup/stew.  In fact, I wish we had some fresh bread on hand because this is a perfect dish for dunking!  I served this with a simple […]

Grilled Swordfish with Grilled Caponata

When the weather is hot and you don’t have central air conditioning, using the oven and the stove are not very appealing.  Even baking something for just a few minutes can turn the kitchen into a sauna.  That is when an outdoor grill can be really handy.  Some people reserve the […]