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Wild Salmon Salad w/Cranberry Lime Relish

January 6, 2012

1 -12oz package fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over 1/2 small red onion, rough chopped 1 lime [ juice and zest] 2/3 cup brown sugar kosher salt & freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup olive oil + an extra splash for the salmon 1 small shallot, finely minced 1 large navel orange [juice and zest] 2 […]

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Seasonal Skinny Cocktail: Cranberry + Vanilla

November 25, 2011

juice + zest of 3 large navel oranges 2  12oz bags fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over 1/2 cup Truvia 2 cups water 3 cups vanilla vodka [I like Absolut] 1 large bottle sparkling water Puree the juice, zest, whole cranberries and 2 cups water in blender, then push through a sieve to remove solids. […]

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Thai Chicken + Strawberry Salad

September 2, 2011

1  1/2 lbs  rotisserie chicken breast, shredded 3/4 cup flaked coconut 3 large limes [ juice + zest] 2 T sugar 1 T honey 2 T Thai fish sauce 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 tsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups each fresh [lightly packed] cilantro, basil and mint 1 quart strawberries, hulled and quartered […]

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Seasonal Compound Butters

May 29, 2011

Here are a few of the infinite possibilities, each uses 2 sticks of salted butter: orange zest + cointreau +  honey [1 T cointreau, zest of 1 navel orange, 2 T honey]   spread on muffins, scones & breads caramelized shallot + cognac   [1/2 cup minced shallot caramelized in butter until deep golden brown, 1/2 […]

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