• Print This Post Print This Post The salad of summer: Avocado, Cherry Tomato, Pine Nut, Lime Vinaigrette Salad from Lemonade, a chain of fast-casual restaurants offering fresh, bold Southern California cooking. | ShockinglyDelicious.com

    My BFF Teri and I decided to drop in to Lemonade, the fast-casual eatery chain (13 locations in greater L.A.) that we knew would satisfy our lunch cravings. Simple yet imaginative, relaxed and California-casual, these chef-driven, healthy recipes were exactly what we wanted.

    We piled our plates high with Ahi Tuna, Snap Pea, Watermelon Radish Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette; Cauliflower, Raisin, Almond in Curry Vinaigrette; Red Miso Beef with some buttery mashed potatoes; Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Dates and Parmesan in a Sage Balsamic Dressing…we could not stop ourselves!

    Today, though, I’m making their simple, perfectly in-season salad of California avocados, cherry tomatoes from my back yard garden, toasted pine nuts and an easy lime vinaigrette. Continue Reading…

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    Recipe crushes: 10 Great Recipes from Food Bloggers {August 2016}

    August 6, 2016
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    10 great breakfast, side dishes, dinner and dessert recipes from excellent food bloggers. I’ve made each of these multiple times and highly recommend them.

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    Triple Hatch Chile Turkey Bowl

    August 2, 2016
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    Authentic chile-flavored turkey makes a deeply flavored dinner or lunch – Triple Hatch Turkey Bowl will have you ready for Hatch chile season. | ShockinglyDelicious.com

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    Tuna Pesto Pasta from the Pantry {Secret Recipe Club}

    July 31, 2016
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    A sophisticated pantry pasta is quick and easy with canned tuna and a few staples like pesto, garlic and onion. Tuna Pesto Pasta makes an elegant lunch or dinner without a trip to the store.

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    No-Churn Fluffy Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

    July 27, 2016
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    No ice cream maker is needed for this cloud-like ice cream with a delicate milk chocolate flavor. Shhhh…whipped pasteurized egg whites, whipped cream and marshmallow fluff are the secrets. Oh, and classic Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars.

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    How to Build a Summer Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

    July 14, 2016
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    Summer Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette is a light, main-dish salad that would make a nice lunch or dinner, and takes advantage of the colors of the season.

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    Blueberry Margarita

    July 11, 2016
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    Refreshing and gorgeous Blueberry Margarita hits the spot on a warm summer evening. This recipe works well as a hand-mixed or blended drink.

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    Authentic Chunky Roasted Salsa with Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Garlic and Chiles de Arbol

    July 7, 2016
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    Authentic Mexican chunky tomato salsa has roasted tomatillos, onions and garlic, along with heat from chiles de arbol. Use it on everything!

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    No-Bake Red, White and Blue Parfaits {Secret Recipe Club}

    July 3, 2016
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    A patriotic parfait is easy with red berries, blue berries, white whipped cream and some cookie crumbs. Layer in glass if you’re serving inside, or in clear plastic cups if outside. Red White and Blue Parfaits on ShockinglyDelicious.com

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    Picadillo Stuffed Peppers with Chorizo, Lentils, Cauliflower and Mushrooms {vegetarian}

    June 21, 2016
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    Soy chorizo takes the place of traditional beef in this delicious vegetarian picadillo, which stuffs colorful bell peppers. A sweet-savory garnish includes a drizzle of crema.

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    Tangerine Raspberry Citrus Cooler

    June 20, 2016
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    Tangerines, Meyer lemon juice and fresh raspberries whirl together into a frozen fruit slushy for an afternoon Tangerine Raspberry Citrus Cooler. Summer’s coming!

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    Orange Recipes for New Season of ‘Orange is the New Black’

    June 17, 2016
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    Aggressively orange recipes in honor of the new season of “Orange is the New Black,” as we settle in for some serious binge watching must-see TV.

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    Edamame Spaghetti with Kale Cilantro Pesto {gluten-free}

    June 5, 2016
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    Nutritious spaghetti noodles made from edamame get dressed in a kale-cilantro pesto and topped with big flavors from coconut and ginger. This vegetarian Edamame Spaghetti with Kale Cilantro Pesto can easily be made vegan, too.

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    New BBQ Sauces for the Start of Grilling Season

    May 27, 2016
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    Kick off grilling season with a selection of new barbecue sauces, for grilling or dipping. Sweet, hot, tangy, spicy — choose your favorite flavors from King’s Hawaiian, Not Ketchup, Just Jan’s or Thaifusion.

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    Bringing Social Change to a Food Desert One Burger at a Time

    May 24, 2016
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    Rock star chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson open a healthy fast food restaurant in Los Angeles to bring social change to an underserved community.

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    Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon, Kale and Pecans

    May 18, 2016
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    Slightly bitter kale, bright lemon, crunchy pecans and spicy chili all combine in a pasta dish right at home in Southern California.

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    Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016 — the No-Guilt Edition

    April 30, 2016
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    If your mom is a foodie, here are a few carefully curated gifts that will be sure to delight her.

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    Plastic Bag Washing Club — Earth Day 2016

    April 21, 2016
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    Join us in the Plastic Bag Washing Club, as we reuse sturdy zipper-top plastic bags many times over, to reduce our carbon footprint.

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    3-Ingredient White Chocolate Matzo Treats for Passover

    April 17, 2016
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    Addictive, sweet and crunchy White Chocolate Matzo Treats are an easy dessert treat for Passover. Sprinkles make everything better.

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