Tropical Shrimp Farro Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Warmer weather is upon us! You know what that means, fresh fruits and vegetables, bright citrus flavors and crispy grill marked seafood. 

To get me through the dull Winter months, I have been making several variations of shrimp tacos. And since the weather is not quite warm enough to fire up the grill, pan seared shrimp tacos will have to do.

My favorite part about the shrimp tacos is topping them with fresh fruit salsa. It is my inspiration for tasty, flavor-packed summer dishes like this tropical shrimp farro salad!

In Side Dishes, Seafood

Smashed Potatoes with Manchego Cheese

It is safe to say that I have completely fallen in love with this method of cooking potatoes. They are easy to make and perfect as a side dish. And the crispiness is out of this world!

Speaking of crispiness, I have to tell you about the most amazing french fry experience I had in Newburyport.

Crispy duck fat french fries dipped in melted Manchego cheese.

They were delectable and inspired me to jazz up these smashed roasted potatoes.

In Gluten Free, Side Dishes

Light and Fresh Tossed Broccoli Salad

A light and flavorful way to eat your vegetables! Not just any vegetables though, we are talking about fresh broccoli people. And to some, broccoli is the arch enemy of the vegetable world.

Yes I feel strongly about my vegetables and fresh broccoli has never been a favorite of mine. I can only tolerate the intense, fibrous flavor if my florets are drowned in Ranch salad dressing.

Therefore, in order to mend my relationship with fresh broccoli, I tossed it in a sweet and sour dressing and topped it with bacon! 

In Gluten Free, Side Dishes, Salads