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Best and Easiest Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Kale Pesto

Can you smell Spring in this plate? Seriously love this dish! It’s fresh, filling, healthy and full of delicious mediterranean flavors.  I couldn’t pass up the beautiful basil I saw at the market yesterday morning, came home with one thought: Pesto Pasta! This is one of my go-to dinner when crunched for time and it’s also my favorite way…

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Grilled Mussels and Herb Salad and a Peachy Dressing

It’s Summertime in the South, temperatures are already soaring close to 100˚F and my oven is sort of taking a break.  I love making playful light dishes with all the fresh greens and seafood from the local market, and proud to say that many of the herbs that I’m using now come from my little herb garden – oregano,…

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Grilled Zucchinis and Sea Scallops and Two Sauces

Hello June.  Where has the time gone?  School is out this week and it’s time for a break, so in a few days I pack the kids and a million of their necessities and we drive to Virginia to spend some time with my family.   It’s always fun there, lots of friends and family, and in Lebanese that translates…

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Levant Steamed Mussels with Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta

I have been craving some steamed mussels for a while now. Pre-kids, my husband and I used to love dining al fresco at our favorite restaurant VIVACE, and they served the best bowl of steamed mussels. My favorite part was dipping the crusty bread which soaked up the broth like a sponge. Deeelicious! Inspired by those mouth watering memories,…

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