Avocado-Mango Salad

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This is a Senegalese salad recipe which is a perfect summer side dish. The savory avocado, parsley and jalapeno are a nice contrast to the sweet mango and orange. I love summer side dishes that are loaded with flavor and involve no cooking.

The directions say to let the salad sit for an hour before serving […]

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Chipotle Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans

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Ok, I think I’ve posted enough sweet recipes lately. Time for a change.

I’m on a quinoa kick these days.   I found that Trader Joe’s sells a great bag of tri-color quinoa and I’ve found all kinds of things to do with it.  This recipe is my current favorite.   My husband likes it so much that […]

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Baja-Style Fish Hand Pies

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This isn’t the best picture, but these fish pies are delicious! They’re like fish tacos in a flaky pastry crust. I made these with a girlfriend the other night. It’s best to make these with a friend because the phyllo dough can be devilish. It’s much easier […]

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Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint

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This is my favorite new recipe of the summer.   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it already.   It always gets rave reviews.   The flavors are really fresh and they just explode in your mouth.

Mango is one of my favorite fruits to add to a salad.   I add it to my other favorite […]

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Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

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I love corn salads and I love bean salads, so for me this salad is heaven!   Like most great recipes that I find, I’ve made it twice within the last couple of days, and I’ve had three helpings this afternoon alone.   The vinaigrette makes the salad taste so fresh which I attribute to the lime […]

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