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yoghurt sauce tzatziki with pieces of pita bread

Yogurt Beyond Breakfast

Date: April 8, 2015
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

One of my favorite go-to items in the refrigerator is nonfat plain Greek yogurt.  Not diet or flavored, nor regular yogurt that has been enhanced with thickeners – just plain Greek yogurt containing just milk and live active cultures.  Not …

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Martini with bleu chesse olives

Olive You!

Date: February 10, 2015
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

My girlfriend had a few friends over Saturday night for martinis.  I’m in! I had given her a jar of these olives as a hostess gift, so we made dirty martinis with them.  One friend described the martini as “a …

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Pickled red onions

New Year’s Resolution

Date: January 9, 2015
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

Happy New Year!  We all know what that brings… new resolutions.  I can’t even count how many times I have had great plans for the perfect diet and exercise routine, guaranteed to transform me into a swimsuit supermodel come June.  …

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Iced tea

Tea Party

Date: December 3, 2014
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

Après-Swim has officially launched!   The Apparel and Accessories show at the Dallas Market Center this past October was the perfect place and time to introduce our brand.  The Après-Swim lifestyle is warm and inviting, sophisticated yet simple, fun and exciting.  …

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Turkey dressing

Thanksgiving Stuffins

Date: November 20, 2014
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

My 5 year old daughter has been begging me to put up Christmas decorations.  What?  But the Elf isn’t on the Shelf yet!  First things first, Thanksgiving.  The favorite thing on our Thanksgiving table isn’t the turkey.  It’s the stuffing, …

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Sweet and Spicy Asian Chili Sauce

Date: August 1, 2014
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

I love Chinese take-out, but the sauce that comes with the egg rolls has a strange consistency and no zip; flavorless. I kept adding a little soy sauce, chili paste, lime juice, you name it – anything to make the …

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Vegetarian Mediterranean style Tabouli salad

Creamy Greek Feta Dressing

Date: August 1, 2014
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

Every city has its own special diner indulgence. Mine happens to be the Coney Island – no, not the one in New York. The Detroit metro area is flush with this fast, often 24 hour diner. From eggs and hash …

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Healthy Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Summer Rolls

Date: August 1, 2014
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

These summer rolls are delicious and pack some good veggies and protein. A healthy and flavorful summer snack – no plate required, or even served as a light lunch alongside fresh fruit. They are even fun to make, kids love …

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Sangria Pour

Grilled Fruit Sangria

Date: August 1, 2014
Posted By: JB
Posted In: On The Menu

Now that the grill is going, why not try some sangria with grilled fruit? Nothing goes better poolside than a refreshing pitcher of chilled sangria to share with friends. I had a version of this in California, and I have …

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