Spinach Spirals with Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper!

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Super easy and so delicious!

Whole grain spinach spirals and red pepper are perfect paired with a creamy goat cheese sauce.

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I roasted the pepper in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes then chopped them and threw them into the boiling pasta water for abot 10 minutes.

This infused the flavor a bit and softened the peppers.

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I started with about 2 tbsp. of butter, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1/2 cup of half and half, and 1 cup of sour cream.

Let this simmer for a few minutes then add a half a cup or more to taste of soft goat cheese.

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Drain the pasta and mix in the goat cheese with the red pepper and stir.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

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This is a great meatless meal, nutritious and filling.
Enjoy!

Without a Doubt The World’s Best Mai Tai!

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It is no exaggeration to say that these are the best Mai Tais of all time…ever!

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With spring and summer right around the corner you may be looking for a special cocktail to celebrate the season!

To quote the creator, “This elixir is to be consummed in Miami, poolside!”

With special friends, I might add!

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But if you aren’t in Miami and don’t have special friends, you certainly will be feeling the magic if you make this cocktail!

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The recipe:

8 oz dark Gosling’s Rum

12 oz light Mount Gay Rum

4 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec

4 oz almond syrup

8 oz fresh squeezed orange juice

8 oz pineapple juice

4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

Just a splash of Heering Cherry Liqueur

4 oz Key Lime soda if you want

Lots of ice!

Fiddle with the rums. Add more if neccessary to taste.

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Eating Low Calorie Foods Offer the Best Chance for Achieving and Maintaining Weightloss!

Low calorie nutition is the goal we’re all striving towards.

Having a network of support and good information helps to make these goals reachable.

Resources like WeightLoss for All offer a wealth of knowledge to help you achieve your personal best by choosing the best low calorie foods.

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When youíre trying to lose weight, arranging a low calorie meal plan is pretty important. You can work out all day and night, but if youíre taking in more calories and fat than your body needs to maintain itself, youíre only going to gain weight in the long run. Still, you gotta eat, so itís all about developing a diet of low calorie foods.

Read Weightlossforall.com for articles and tips, information and support that you can count on for reliable weightloss advice!

Dinner with Michelle Bernstein at Sra. Martinez in Miami!

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Michelle Bernstein chef/owner of Sra. Martinez and Michy’s in Miami was kind enough to spend some time with us at Sra. Martinez.

Bernstein was previously a co-host of the Food Network series Melting Pot and was once in a battle on Iron Chef America versus Bobby Flay, from which she emerged victorious. She has since appeared on numerous shows, including as a guest judge on Top Chef.

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Going over the menu was serious business. The birthday girl ordered for all of us…she’s a pro!

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Beautiful and simple. The most delicious olive oil and warm bread…some of the best bread all weekend.

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Long Stem Chokes, Lemon-Coriander Dipping sauce was fantastic; crispy, flavorful and delicious!

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I had my doubts about the raisin bread with Manchego. I was pleasantly surprised. The best combination ever.

The bread and cheese were irresistable.

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Yellowfin tuna and this amazing Cuban toast. Something like a savory doughnut is the best way that I could describe this incredible dish.

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Crispy Eggplant Miel, Sea Salt. Tasty! Delightful and addictive!

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Ciabatta, Fresh Tomato, LíEstornell . Crazy great! Michelle can get the most amazing flavor from the simplest of foods.

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The cauliflower steak with Marcona almonds and raisins…..Inspired! I have a whole new love for cauliflower!

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Of course, there was dessert! Bannana, ice cream, Churros, chocolate sauce; Girl Heaven!

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The chocolate sauce was spicy and creamy. The churros were fried to perfection.

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This was one of the most memorable and wonderful dining experiences of all time.

It was the friends, the love and Michelle Bernstein’s genius.

A perfect storm for a perfect night!

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New York City’s Top Twelve Restaurants with the Hottest Clientele!

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Looking for the hottest people in New York? Then go where they eat!

The Eater NY features the 12 hottest restaurants in NYC.

Check out the list to see if your favorite has made the cut!

Meat, a Perscription for Suffering!

I came across this video by accident.

While it is a clever spoof on dreadful pharmaceutical commercials it is also poignantly true.

Spacca Napoli in Chicago for Authentic Neapolitan Pizza and Beautiful Cheeses!

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Spacca Napoli on West Sunnyside in Chicago is the home of beautiful fresh ingredients, bufala mozzarella and huge wood burning pizza ovens.

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“Spaccanapoli” is the old quarter and heart of Naples, Italy.
Naples is famed as the birthplace of pizza.

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Mesculin greens with a light balsamic dressing.

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The special today; mozzarella bufala with olive oil and sea salt.

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This didn’t last very long and it worth the trip for the cheese alone!

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Pizza is wood fired and thin crust.

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Fresh ingrediants and light sauce create a heavenly balance of flavors.

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Lunch at Abigail’s in Ravinia Illinois!

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Lunch at Abigail’s in Ravinia, Ill was a treat on a cold but sunny day.

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Nicoise salad is the best ever with slices of rare seared tuna.

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Olives, capers and tender greens served room temperature….so important!

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The grilled shrimp salad was the special that day and was delicious with horseradish dressing.

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More crispy greens!

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Someone had to order the chicken sandwich with basil alioli and fresh tomato jam!

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Crispy flatbread with hard pungent cheeses was light and tasty!

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