Tag: chefmelody

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October 19, 2011
Urban Plates - San Diego, California

Finally a restaurant after my own heart! Urban Plates is bringing real food back. From the moment you step into the beautiful open style kitchen you will be pleased with the vast display of incredible food selections. Why does Urban Plates stand above the rest? Everything is prepared from scratch using local high quality, natural […]

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May 27, 2011
Eggplant Salad Platter

Time to use summer fruits and veggies! I love and grow several eggplant varieties. This recipe requires Chinese Eggplant. Some grocery stores may have a different name for this type of eggplant. Look for the medium sized, narrow ones that are almost black in color. I serve this salad on a platter because it makes […]

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May 18, 2011

I love Tabouli! One of my most favorite salads, Tabouli is healthy, refreshing and absolutely addicting! The basis of this classic Middle Eastern salad is parsley; an herb that is loaded with nutrients that are important for the prevention of many diseases. The two main types of parsley are curly and Italian flat leaf parsley. You […]

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May 14, 2011
Antipasto Salad

Planning a party? This colorful Antipasto Salad makes a great appetizer dish that will please your guests! The tasty combination of meats, veggies, cheese and pickled condiments are marinated in a dried herb garlicky, tangy, spiced marinade for a different flavor in every bite! Mmmmmm! I use Pepperoni and Genoa Salami in this recipe. You […]

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