Simple Quintessential Cuisine

Stuffed Eggplant Rollatini

About 5 years ago Craig and I sampled a local Italian restaurant we had heard rave reviews about. We had their appetizer special which happened to be eggplant rollatini. Neither of us had ever had it before and absolutely loved it! As you might imagine I went on a mad quest trying to recreate their recipe and after many years and multiple attempts I’m fairly confident I have created some worthy competition. This is a great dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a meal in of itself when coupled with some great pasta.  So if you enjoy eggplant this is definitely one recipe you’ll want to try.

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Sautéed Shrimp Salad with Fresh Vegetables


Here’s another delicious and simple salad recipe that will not only satisfy your palate but will also keep you in check with whatever your weight loss goals might be. It takes about 30 minutes to make and there are really no rules. 

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Easy Grilled Chicken Salad with Mango and Vegetables

Here’s an easy summertime salad recipe that is incredibly healthy and refreshing. Craig and I are anxiously anticipating our vacation in a few weeks and in preparation we’re both looking to cut our calories.  Now I suppose we could opt for a diet of rice cakes and water, but who wants that nonsense right?  This salad is not only a much healthier option but it is significantly tastier too!  I think my favorite part is the grilled mango.  I’ve never done that before tonight, but it was sitting in my fridge begging to be used, so I figured – why not.  It not only worked, it worked REALLY well! The grill makes it even sweeter and it’s perfect against the vinaigrette.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!!!  

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Asian Marinated Pork Kabobs with Peanut Dipping Sauce

This is one of those recipes that I’ve been making for years. If you’ve never had satay it is quite an interesting culinary experience. You would never expect peanut butter and meat to go together and yet when you take that first bite, it’s as if they’ve been best friends for years.  Anyway, do give this a try if you’re feeling adventurous, or even if you’re a long- time lover of peanut sauce.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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