Smoked Salmon Pesto Bite

  I had an impromptu dinner the other night. Two of my girlfriends stopped by and instead of going out as planned, we decided to hang in my kitchen with the bottle of wine we had just popped open. I opened my refrigerator to see what our options were for creating an easy, tapas dinner….

Caprese Quinoa Salad

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and families are gathering for summer weekends on the water. Embrace the fresh summer flavors with this healthy dish that can be made in advance. Playing with the classic flavors of a Caprese Salad – tomatoes, basil, & mozzarella,  this dish is enhanced with the…

Curried Ginger & Lime Mahi Mahi

Put the lime in the coconut… then you feel better…. But first add some curry! Some flavors just have real harmony together. Fresh grated ginger and lime juice are key for the vibrant flavors of this dish. I used Mahi Mahi, but you can use other moderately fatty fish with firm, flavorful flesh that is…

Smoked Salmon Arugula Salad

I used to be intimidated to be in charge of making the salad. Seems silly, but it’s the truth. When I first started cooking, I often found my salads to be bland. Especially compared to my Mom’s salads (people talk about her salads). One night I was helping my Mom put dinner together, and I…