Archive for September, 2012






Shrimp & Crab Salad

Mixed greens

2 cups Quinoa spiral pasta, cooked and drained

3 Roma tomatoes, quartered and sliced

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 small bunch broccoli, chopped

4 oz. pepper jack cheese, cubed

10 pitted kalmata olives, halved

1/2 pound baby shrimp

1 large can crab

4 large basil leaves, shredded

Toss with Girard’s champagne vinegar.

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“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”








“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

– Marilyn Monroe







Tomato Basil Salad

Romaine leaves, torn

Baby endive, torn

3 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 Avocado, chopped

2-3 oz. Fresh mozzarella, chopped

6 Basil leaves, shredded

garlic nuggets, to taste


1/2 lime

sprinkle sherry vinegar

drizzle extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste


“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.”
-Paul Klee







Tuna Salad with Chives

1 package water packed tuna

Romaine, torn into bite size pieces

1 Roma tomato, halved and sliced thin

1 Avacado, sliced

1/2 oz shaved parmesan

Garlic nuggets, to taste

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Large bunch fresh chives, cut


Juice of 1/2 lemon

drizzle extra virgin olive oil

sea salt to taste

ground pepper to taste

Layer ingredients onto a plate starting with the lettuce and ending with the chives, add dressing and enjoy!



“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe







Spinach Salad

baby spinach

2 roma tomatoes

1 avacado

garlic nuggets to taste

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

fresh basil, small bunch chopped

fresh basil, 3 large leaves shredded

1 oz. shaved permesan


juice of 1 lemon

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

sea salt to taste

pepper to taste

Layer ingredients in a large in a large bowl, starting with the spinach leaves and ending with the fresh herbs. Add dressing and toss well.

“The difference between can and cannot is only three letters. Three letters that can shape your life’s direction.”

– Remez Sasson