Stranded Foodie Recipe of Orange, Avocado, and Arugula Salad with Smoky Chipotle Cilantro Dressing

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I’m really enjoying all the varieties of oranges that are in season right now. I especially love the navel, Cara Cara (which is a variety of navel orange with a rosy red interior), and blood oranges. They are all so sweet and Continue reading Stranded Foodie Recipe of Orange, Avocado, and Arugula Salad with Smoky Chipotle Cilantro Dressing

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Fresh Mint

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It’s grilling season and I’m looking forward to having several backyard barbecues this summer. My menu always includes a couple of salads, so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. The ideal salad would include combining different seasonal ingredients, but with a nice twist. So, while watching an episode of “The Chew” Continue reading Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Fresh Mint

Stranded Foodie Stuffed Avocado Halves with Garlic Shrimp, Tomatoes and Cilantro

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I’m always looking for ways to use avocados. I just love their creamy taste and texture. For me, I think they are especially delectable in salads. But not just any salad. Today, I’m stuffing each avocado half with with shrimp sautéed in garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro. A pinch of red pepper Continue reading Stranded Foodie Stuffed Avocado Halves with Garlic Shrimp, Tomatoes and Cilantro

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fig and Nectarine Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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Sweet pretty Black Mission figs are calling me right now! I’m finding them everywhere… in my local grocery stores and farmers market. They are candy sweet and so delectable in a salad especially when paired with some salty nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. I can’t resist that sweet and salty Continue reading Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fig and Nectarine Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Corn, Cherry Tomato, Orange Bell Pepper, and Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 

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Roasting and grilling are my favorite ways to cook many vegetables. It’s just so much more flavorful that steaming. I especially adore fresh picked corn that’s been roasted and shaved right off the cob. It stays crispy and sweet especially perfect for this salad. I’ve also added more summer garden goodies like some sweet cherry Continue reading Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Corn, Cherry Tomato, Orange Bell Pepper, and Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 

Stranded Foodie Basic French Vinaigrette

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After being invited over to dinner at a friend’s house, she asked me if I would help her make a vinaigrette for her salad. The fresh vinaigrette she whipped up for the salad was so delectable. With only a few simple ingredients you can Continue reading Stranded Foodie Basic French Vinaigrette

Stacked Tomato and Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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I just love the presentation of this salad. Isn’t it absolutely stunning? Tomatoes are so plentiful right now, so you can use delicious heirlooms or use a variety of colors. How about red, yellow and orange tomatoes? That would also Continue reading Stacked Tomato and Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette