White Bean Dip with Herb Pistou (Meatless Monday)

White Bean Dip with Herb Pistou recipe

White Bean Dip with Herb Pistou

This recipe for White Bean Dip with Herb Pistou is irresistible; a combination of fresh herbs and olive oil topping the dip, made similarly to hummus, give it a summery kick that you’ll be craving year round. Perfect served with crackers, pita or similar breads, or a crudité, this dip easily becomes a meal. Continue reading

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Fried Soft-Shell Crab – Southern-Style (#Fish Friday Foodies)

Fried Soft Shell Crab, Southern Style, buttermilk, seasoned flour

Fried Soft Shell Crab – Southern Style

This month’s #Fish Friday Foodies theme is for fried seafood; my recipe is a favorite in our house, Fried Soft-Shell Crab – Southern-Style. Of course. It is really so simple to have restaurant quality soft-shell crab at home, and they are prepared in minutes.  Continue reading

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Chard Wilted Salad with Quick Pickled Shallots Walnuts and Goat Cheese (Meatless Monday)

Swiss Chard Wilted Salad recipe, quick pickled shallots, goat cheese, walnuts, Meatless Monday

Swiss Chard Wilted Salad

Chard (or Swiss Chard) is a highly nutritious leafy green and this recipe for Wilted Chard Salad with Quick Pickled Shallots Walnuts and Goat Cheese is a really simple way to pack in healthful, wholesome, flavorful eating to a busy weeknight meal. Make this for Meatless Monday, or any day.  Continue reading

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Whole Flounder Stuffed with Crab and Shrimp (#Fish Friday Foodies)

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Whole Flounder Stuffed with Crab and Shrimp

This recipe for Whole Flounder Stuffed with Crab and Shrimp is one I developed many years ago on a fishing trip with Mr. Saucy. It has been a favorite in our house ever since. Don’t be intimidated by whole fish, this recipe is simple to prepare; what an incredible presentation for so little effort!  Continue reading

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Asian Slaw | Sesame Oil Rice Wine Vinaigrette (Meatless Monday)

Shaved Brussels Sprout Asian Slaw recipe | Sesame Oil Rice Wine Vinaigrette recipe | The Saucy Southerner | Meatless Monday

Shaved Brussels Sprout Asian Slaw

Since Brussels Sprouts are in a cabbage family, I decided to use them raw in this recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprout Asian Slaw. Combined with thinly sliced sweet bell peppers, green onions, toasted almonds and chow mien noodles, the shaved Brussels sprouts are tossed with a vinaigrette of sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and a bit of sugar and salt. Easy Peasy for Meatless Monday.  Continue reading

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Italian Ricotta Cookies (Orange and Lime)

Italian Ricotta Cookies recipe (Orange and Lime), pillow soft, light, cakey

Italian Ricotta Cookies (Orange and Lime)

This recipe for Italian Ricotta cookies makes five dozen of the lightest, fluffiest, most pillowy cookies. Ever. Flavored with orange and lime zest; topped with a simple glaze and a sprinkling of ground, toasted almonds, they are an explosion of deliciousness in your mouth.  Continue reading

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Kale Couscous and Strawberry Salad (Meatless Monday)

Kale Couscous and Strawberry Salad recipe, Meatless Monday

Kale Couscous and Strawberry Salad

This recipe for Kale, Couscous and Strawberry Salad is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat! Since Spring is officially here, and since a friend shared some kale from another friend’s garden…and since I found some gorgeous strawberries at the market? Well, that must make it salad season!  Continue reading

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Mahi Mahi en Papillote with Mango Salsa (#Fish Friday Foodies)

Mahi Mahi en Papillote with Mango Salsa recipe, #FishFridayFoodies

Mahi Mahi en Papillote with Mango Salsa

The term en Papillote means “in parchment” and it is a method of cooking food in a pouch, created by folding parchment paper (or kraft paper or aluminum foil) around the ingredients which are then baked. Today’s recipe is for Mahi Mahi en Papillote cooked with a Mango Salsa. It’s simple and delicious and I have some photos for you of how to create the pouch.  Continue reading

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Asparagus Artichoke and Mushroom Pie (International Pi Day) (Meatless Monday)

Asparagus Artichoke and Mushroom Pie recipe, Meatless Monday, International Pi Day Pie

Asparagus Artichoke and Mushroom Pie

Meatless Monday’s recipe doubles as a celebration of International Pi Day. This pie is made with fresh, baby spring asparagus, Portobello mushrooms, artichoke hearts, goat cheese and an herb custard, baked in a buttery, flaky herb pastry.   Continue reading

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Bouillabaisse – Easy Recipe (#Fish Friday Foodies)

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Bouillabaisse

This is the second installment for Fish Friday Foodies; since February’s theme is soup, I decided to give you an easy recipe version of the classic Bouillabaisse. And since there are no real “rules” (may favorite kind of dish), you can easily make this recipe your own with the inclusion of fish you like, or which are readily available where you live.  Continue reading

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