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A Great Way to Enjoy your Steak!

Steak is such an easy meal – compared to other home-made dishes that you actually have to “cook” – but sometimes it’s just not enough. A great way to highlight your dinner (or lunch…. or breakfast? sure, what the heck!) is to fix a nice salad with it. In this case, it was spinach+feta cheese with cut-up onions and tomatoes, which we picked up at a local farmer’s market. The key is the dressing.

We all have a couple different kinds of dressing sitting in the refrigerator but when you want some nice “home-made” dressing, this is how. EVOO+any kind of vinegar+any mustard+salt+pepper+garlic. SUPER SIMPLE! You can start from there and play with what you have left in your pantry if you feel creative that night. Otherwise, it’s a lot healthier than the supermarket dressing that you have.

We used the red wine that had been sitting next to the Keuric machine for ages! Well-transformed and well-enjoyed!

Happy 4th of July! Grill up and get yourself a nice salad with fresh veggies and home-made dressing! Cheers!

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Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

My absolute favorite food in the whole world. If I had to choose one dish to eat for the rest of my life, this would be it! No brainer! Sometimes, Thai restaurants don’t even have this on their menu, so this is what I do. “Can I have fried rice with shrimp? A fried egg on top. Spicy fish sauce on the side, please.” Surprisingly, every single Thai restaurant brings out exactly the same thing. I’ve never failed with this one.

-Behind story on this: I was in Thailand in 2011. I ended up walking into a very “not super clean” marketplace and no one there spoke English. I was dying of hunger so I just pointed at some food this guy was eating. This was it. I fell in love right away!

Please share the recipe if you know the secret!