Seared Tuna Bowls

Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are on my list of all time favorite foods. When I order them at a restaurant it takes a tremendous amount of restraint for me to not finish the whole plate. I know that many restaurants add extra ingredients and use cooking methods that are not necessary for delicious sweet potato fries.

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The Oak Island Press

This refreshing citrus cocktail was created while we were on vacation with friends on Oak Island in Lake of the Woods. This remote island is accessed by boat from a small town in northern Minnesota. Before we crossed the lake to our friends’ cabin, we gathered supplies at the neighborhood grocery store, grabbing an assortment of citrus fruits to use with a small citrus juicer.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa

Grilled pork tenderloin with fresh peach salsa is easy to make and full of flavor. Mixing spices to create a dry rub is a great way to add a lot of flavor to grilled or roasted meats without taking the time necessary for a marinade.

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Fresh Peach Salsa

This fresh peach salsa is delicious served with chips and tacos. It also makes a wonderful condiment for grilled pork and fish. It is light and flavorful and will brighten any meal.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

When my daughters came home from college during quarantine, I made a lot of treats. I think it was my way of trying to make their newfound circumstances more fun. Each week I put together a batch of peanut butter bars, experimenting with different ingredients.

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Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes, especially if they come from your garden or the local farmers’ market. One of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is with fresh basil and garlic. This grilled chicken bruschetta recipe is similar to traditional bruschetta except I skip the toasted bread and use grilled chicken breasts in its place.

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seared ahi tuna bowls

Seared Tuna Bowls

When my daughters visit from college, I ask them what meals they want me to prepare while they are home. Their first request is always seared tuna bowls. This dish is light and fresh with a delicious combination of flavors.

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Peanut Butter and Açai Smoothie

Açai (pronounced ah-SAH’-ee) is a superfood that originated in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. These dark purple berries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants known to man. Adding them to a smoothie is a great way to incorporate them into your diet.

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Parmesan Chicken Strips

There are many people today who cannot tolerate gluten or certain grains. It can be difficult to find substitutes for favorite foods, especially for children. Having worked in school food service and having two children of my own, I know how popular chicken strips are with kids.

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

This simple salad is as delicious as it is gorgeous. The bright grapefruit and creamy avocado complement each other impeccably well. To preserve the individual flavors of each fruit, I keep the dressing simple using only olive oil and Maldon sea salt.

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