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My Personal “Cobb” Salad

This beautiful and delicious Cobb salad was prepared by my beautiful model friend and aspiring chef, Vanessa Cobb. I guess that makes this literally a real Cobb salad? 🙂 It was awesome! Thank you V!!! For those wondering, this salad was prepared with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bleu cheese crumbles, turkey bacon, boiled eggs, and honey mustard dressing.

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Mama Goldberg

I love stopping by Mama Goldberg’s and getting my favorite salad. All of the salads are delicious, the proportions are great and there seems to be an endless amount of ingredients to choose from! Here is my personal combination.

I usually order mine with:

Grilled chicken

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Black Olives

Mushrooms

Carrots

Baby Corn

Feta Cheese

As for the dressing, that depends on what I’m in the mood for but I typically order some type of vinaigrette.

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Uptown Vietnamese Cuisine

One of my favorite restaurants in town featuring one of my favorite dishes, Com Gà and Gỏi Cuốn Gà (not pictured) Roughly translated it’s marinated grilled chicken over jasmine rice, chopped salad drizzled with scallion oil, and fish sauce (nuoc mam).

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Tonight’s Dinner: Pasta Salad

Tonight I had a taste for something light, flavorful and simple, so I decided to make something I haven’t made in a while, one of my favorite meals as a child, my Mother’s famous pasta salad! I had most of the ingredients but, I did have to modify her recipe slightly. She uses spaghetti noodles but I wanted to try shells this time. It came out delicious and I plan on experimenting more with a few changes to her recipe but, don’t tell!!! 🙂 I would list the ingredients but, then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore and my mother would probably kill me?! Sooo, you’ll have to figure out your own recipe…sorry.

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Last Night’s Dinner: Stuffed Avocado Shells & Veggies

Last night I enjoyed a very light, delicious dinner of chickpea and sautéed shrimp salad stuffed in avocado shells with seasoned cumbers and tomatoes, finished with thinly sliced sharp cheddar and pepper-jack cheeses.

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Tuesday’s Dinner

For dinner on Tuesday I really wanted to try something a little different. I decided to inject a chicken with a cajun marinade and deep fry it the same way I would a turkey. First, I used a Caribbean jerk spice rub for the seasoning. Once the chicken finished cooking I glazed the entire bird with a spicy jerk-bbq sauce that I had been experimenting with for a while. For the sides I chose steamed broccoli, three cheese tortellini with a garlic parmesan sauce, baked potato and garlic bread. This was my first time preparing my chicken and pasta this way but, everything turned out really good together and I would definitely try this recipe again in the future. Happy eating!

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Comfort Food: Chicken Chili

Sautéing vegetables to make chicken chili for the colder temperatures. The end result is a delicious and hearty chicken chili garnished with sharp cheddar cheese, kalamata olives, a dollop of sour cream, and served with a slice of cornbread.

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On The Grill

Taken about 2 hours ago.

I’m Out On The Grill!!! Tonight’s Dinner Is, Turkey Burgers, Turkey Sausage, Ribeyes, And Skirt Steak For Authentic Carne Asada Tacos. Sides Are, Balsamic Glazed Asparagus, Zucchini, Squash, Potato Salad And Deviled Eggs (Not Pictured)

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Chickpea Salad

Next up for today is a simple chickpea salad with fresh vegetables and sharp cheddar cheese, prepared for me by the beautiful Terri White. This is also a very cool, light, simple and delicious meal that can be eaten for lunch, dinner or as a snack. Sorry but, no time for any fancy plating, this batch was for prepared for me after a long day of shooting while I enjoyed NBA basketball. As with most any dish these days you can google different recipes and tweak this dish to your own personal liking. Happy eating!!!

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Vietnamese Cuisine

I know that it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything into my food category and it’s a shame because, I’ve eaten some really wonderful food since my last entry. I’ve traveled quite a bit, as well as cooked/experimented with lots of great dishes since my last food entry. Well, I promise to share more food photos from my travels as well as from my own kitchen from this point on. First up, one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes, Bun Ga Nuong! Bun Ga Nuong is a simple meal consisting of vermicelli rice noodles mixed with fresh vegetables and topped with grilled chicken. Served with Nuoc Cham sauce (fish sauce) it is light and absolutely delicious!!! This particular meal was purchased at one of my favorite local restaurants, Pho Vy, here in Columbus Ga. If you’re ever in town I highly recommend checking them out. 

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