Things I’m Loving Friday #132

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Hey, hey, hey! I’m so happy the weekend is here! We have a lot of fun things on the agenda including a family play date with friends, stopping by a local festival and more and I’m really looking forward to some downtime on Sunday as well. Let’s hope the rain on the forecast for Charlotte… 

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Shrimp Chopped Salad with Citrus Cilantro Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

This shrimp chopped salad is bursting with color and flavor thanks to lots of fresh produce and a citrus cilantro vinaigrette. Ingredients may be chopped ahead of time to make this salad a simple one to throw together for a light weeknight dinner or  delicious summertime cookout side dish! Thank you to Food Lion for… 

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Southwest Shrimp Soup

Southwestern Shrimp Soup

Nothing screams Happy Holidays like a hearty bowl of southwest shrimp soup, am I right? No? No? Okay, this chunky, flavorful bowl of soup doesn’t exactly scream Christmas cheer, but it is a great soup to whip up on a cold winter night when you’re looking for something warm and comforting that’s also packed with… 

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Curried Tuna Salad

Curried Tuna Salad

It feels like the surface of the sun in Charlotte today. And that is coming from a former Florida girl. I thought I left 95-degree weather behind! By the time lunchtime rolled around today there was no way anything other than a cold meal would work. The idea of simply microwaving anything let alone turning… 

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Garam Masala Salmon

Garam Masala Salmon

Since salmon seems to be on our weekly dinner menu, I am always looking for new ways to prepare the flavorful fish. Last night, I grabbed some of my favorite spices that I typically reserve for chicken or vegetable dishes and tried them out on a fresh salmon filet. I discovered garam masala last year… 

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Honey Dijon Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

On Sunday night Ryan and I did little experimenting in the kitchen with cedar planks! Whenever I see cedar plank salmon on the menu at a restaurant it always seems so fancy and also incredibly intimidating. Salmon is super easy to make and Ryan and I eat it every week, but I’ve never used a… 

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