Recipes by Andrea @ Inspired2cook (Page 3)

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Herb Deviled Eggs

Herb Deviled Eggs by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like. Seriously, I love all versions of this classic summer potluck staple! This particular version sports tangy dill pickles, Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar, a punch of flavor from fresh herbs, and a bit of heat from cayenne pepper.Feel free to add more dill and/or chives if you want more…

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Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions

Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

“These potatoes look gourmet!” exclaimed Husband as I handed him his Father’s Day dinner plate that included a grilled rib-eye, these Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions, and steamed green beans drizzled with a little olive oil. I love roasted potatoes anyway, but the addition of frizzled onions and fresh herbs takes the deliciousness to…

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Grilled Sausage and Balsamic Onion Sandwich

Grilled Sausage and Balsamic Onion Sandwich by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

The recipe calls for grilling the sausages and onions at high heat but I turned the grill down a bit so I didn’t burn anything.I thought the ciabatta rolls were perfect for these sandwiches because they were sturdy (which you need for this recipe), and crusty on the outside without being too crusty. Costco and Fred Meyer sell bags of…

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Green Bean Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

I first had this salad years ago in a dinner group I was part of. It was an amazing start to a great meal. The salad is both beautiful and delicious, with a variety of flavors and textures: sweet and juicy tropical mango (or papaya), crisp tender green beans, salty feta, dry roasted pistachios, and a tangy, easy-to-make apricot…

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Red Pepper & Caper Sauce

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Red Pepper & Caper Sauce by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

Salmon — famous in the Pacific Northwest — is my favorite type of fish, and cooking it on a cedar plank is my favorite method of cooking it. The plank not only keeps the fish moist because it protects it from the direct heat of the grill, but it infuses the salmon with a wonderful smoky flavor. The tangy Spanish-inspired roasted red…

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Indonesian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Peanut Salsa

Indonesian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Peanut Salsa by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

A simple spice rub and a fresh mango salsa turn ordinary grilled chicken thighs into a vibrant, super-flavorful meal. I loved the combination of sweet, ripe mango, the spicy heat of the jalepeno, and the pungent cilantro…delicious!If you don’t use coriander or turmeric on a regular basis, it’s best to buy only what you’ll need for…

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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

May 19th, 2013 by andrea | Filed under Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s…

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Beet Salad with Pickled Onions and Feta

Beet Salad with Pickled Onions and Feta by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

If you like beets you’re going to LOVE this salad: Earthy steamed beets tossed with a simple vinaigrette, tangy pickled red onions, salty feta, and fresh parsley…AWESOME! It’s definitely a restaurant-quality salad (actually better than most beet salads I’ve had in restaurants)! My beet-loving dad remarked after tasting it, “Now THIS…

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Salsa Verde Eggs Benedict

Salsa Verde Eggs Benedict by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

My mom loves Eggs Benedict so next time I see her, I’ll be making her this Mexi-inspired version of it! In this recipe, salsa verde (a green tomatillo-based salsa) replaces the traditional hollandaise sauce, and the black olives and fresh cilantro add another layer of fresh flavor.I suggest warming the Canadian bacon before adding it…

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Crab & Avocado Salad

Crab & Avocado Salad by Andrea @ Inspired2cook

This light and refreshing salad is perfect for Mother’s Day, or a light lunch or dinner. Because the flavors are so simple, fresh crab (not canned) is best in this recipe and definitely worth the splurge! The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled (or more) making it perfect for Spring and Summer entertaining. Serve with crusty…

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