Archive for August, 2012

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
– Leo Tolstoy


Shrimp Salad







Shrimp Salad

frozen shrimp, thawed and dried with paper towels

romaine leaves, torn

tomatoes, sliced

avocado, sliced

Parmesan cheese, slivered

Deviled eggs:



Dijon mustard

dash cayenne pepper

salt to taste

pepper to taste

small bundle chives


juice of 1/2 lemon

drizzle extra virgin olive oil

sprinkle celery salt

Tear romaine leaves and cover the plate or bottom of bowl. Add sliced tomatoes,and avocado. Top with cold shrimp and slivers of Parmesan cheese. Hard boil the eggs, slice in half. Mix egg yokes with  mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard. Add the cayenne, salt and pepper, mix well. Fill the eggs and top with fresh chives. Dress the salad with the lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings. Add the eggs to the plate.


“As there are as many minds as there are heads, so there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
– Leo Tolstoy

“If you can make a girl laugh – you can make her do anything.”
– Marilyn Monroe







Southwest Salad

mixed baby greens

1 red bell pepper, grilled

1 jalapeno pepper, grilled

4 green onions, grilled

2 ears of corn

1 tablespoon butter

red pepper flakes

1 avacado

1/2 cup pecan pieces

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

garlic nuggets sprinkled generously


1 lime

drizzle pomogranate vinegar

drizzle olive oil

salt to taste

pepper to taste

beau monde, lightly sprinkled

celery salt, lightly sprinkled

Lightly spread the butter on the corn, sprinkle with red pepper flakes and wrap in saran wrap. Microwave for 8 minutes. When cool, cut the corn off of the cob. Grill the bell pepper, jalapeno and green onions with olive oil on the grill or in a grill pan. When cool, chop into small pieces. Layer a salad bowl, starting with the lettuce then add the other ingredients including the cooked vegetables. Add the dressing and toss thoroughly.



“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
– Vincent Van Gogh







Baby Scallop Salad

1/2 pound baby scallops

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon butter

mixed baby greens

1 oz. grated parmesan cheese

1 avacado

2 tablespoons garlic nuggets

1/2. green peas

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

1/4 cup pepitas

6 large basil leaves shredded

small bunch chives, chopped


juice of 1 lime

sprinkle sherry vinegar

drizzle olive oil

Gently saute the scallops in the butter and garlic until slightly brown (about 5 minutes on medium heat). Place all fresh ingredients in a large bowl, add the scallops, cheese and pepitas. Finish with the dressing.



“Being in love isn’t about picturing yourself with one person for the rest of your life. It is about not being about to picture yourself without that person for one day.”

“If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.”

– Albert Einstein







Mango-Avacado Summer Salad

Spring mix

1 mango

1 avacado

2 oz. goat cheese

1/4 cup pecan pieces

4 large basil leaves shredded

1 T.dried garlic nuggets

1/4 cup mung beans


1 lime

drizzle sherry vinegar

drizzle olive oil

sprinkle beau monde

sprinkle celery salt

fresh ground salt and pepper