Shrimp and Vegetable Summer Rolls

Roll with it

Originally appeared in the August 26 edition of the Southside Times.

Fresh, light, crisp, cool—those are the first words that spring to mind when I think of summer rolls.  Many people are familiar with spring rolls:  the diminutive, eggroll-like appetizers filled with savory mixtures.  But summer rolls are different.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

New York Strip, Cremini, and Bok Choy Kebobs

Keys for successful kebobs

Originally appeared in the August 12, 2010 edition of the Southside Times.

Spell them—pronounce them—any way you like:  kebob, kabab, kibob…the list goes on and on.  Other cultures know the skewered foods as souvlaki (Greece) or satay (Indonesia).  But really, all you need are three elements—meat and / or veg, a stick, and fire.  From there, well, the show’s all yours.  Read more here: (more…)

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Tomato-Olive Summer Salad

The spice is right

Originally appeared in the July 29, 2010 edition of the Southside Times.

Summer menus are peppered with lighter fare—specialty salads, succulent fruits, and vibrant vegetables.  It’s also a season when our personal menus aren’t quite as “heavy.”  Yet all too often I hear complaints that some low-fat, low-sodium recipes are too bland or too boring.  Here’s a solution:  using fresh herbs and dry spices is an ideal way of eating “lighter” without sacrificing flavor.  More after the jump: (more…)

Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 11:51 am  Leave a Comment  
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Caprese Pizza for the Grill

Pizza:  No Oven Required

Originally appeared in the July 15, 2010 edition of the Southside Times

If you’ve had your fill of the grill this summer, don’t put away those tongs just yet.  Grilled pizzas are different and delicious.  And because they’re so simple, making your own signature pizza is an enjoyable challenge.  They may sound unconventional, but that’s what makes them fun.  Read more after the jump:  (more…)

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