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Tropical Hot Dog Bar

Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too?  Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings, including spicy kiwi relish and Maui onion slaw, that will turn your next barbecue into an island paradise!  Get ready, because it’s full-on summer just ahead……

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Healthy Layered Tuna Salad Jars

Healthy and colorful Tuna Salad Mason Jars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Want to make everyone at work jealous?  Pack one of these colorful and super healthy layered Tuna Salad Jars for lunch ~ they’re a delicious cure for the brown bag blues! This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®, and as you know, I greatly appreciate your support of my brand partners — I only work with companies that I love, and they help keep TVFGI up and cooking! These pretty tuna salad jars are just the latest way we’ve…

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Healthy Albacore Buddha Bowls

Albacore Buddha Bowl Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I make my quick and easy Albacore Buddha Bowls with pantry staples, and they’re packed with flavor, protein, and vibrant nutrition. This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®, and as you know, I greatly appreciate your support of my brand partners — I only work with companies that I love, and they help keep TVFGI up and cooking! There’s been a quiet revolution in the world of lunches and dinners lately, and it’s all about the bowl.  I’m in…

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Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayo ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise is an unexpected delight — everybody is going to beg for the recipe for this fun twist on a lunchtime classic, and the mayo is made completely from scratch! This Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise will become your go-to recipe when you’ve got company coming and you want to impress with very little effort.   I served it on top of lettuce —but it would also make a killer sandwich on some fabulous thick…

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Salmon and Zucchini Burgers

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Salmon and Zucchini Burgers are tender and juicy atop a fresh watercress and blueberry salad.  This recipe turns leftover salmon into an elegant 30 minute meal, and it’s the perfect way to stretch a delicious but pricey fish. I’m committed to buying wild salmon these days, it’s healthier, cleaner, and more humane.  Sadly, it’s also much more expensive, so since I’ve made that switch we’ve been eating less of our favorite fish.  When I do splurge I want to make…

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Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad

Saffron Chicken and herb Salad from Jerusalem

Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad is a unique and explosive combination of flavors — I guarantee it’s like no other chicken salad you’ve ever had! Even after several years of food blogging I never find myself bored or out of ideas.  If anything, I have trouble filtering out all the wonderful possibilities so I can settle on what to cook on any given day.  But occasionally I’ll find myself in a rut, and when that happens I know just what…

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Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

colorul and super healthy chopped salad

Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette ~ who in their right mind doesn’t love a great chopped salad?  This one has it all, and then some, making it a light and healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on anything! Hey everybody – I’m home from Florida, and this hearty chopped salad with a spicy tomato vinaigrette is just what the doctor ordered after more than a week of vacation eating.  (I’m looking at you, onion strings…)  Healthy and simple is my…

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Beyond the Sandwich: 10 Best Packable Lunches

10 Best Packable Lunches

We’re a nation of sandwich eaters, and while I have nothing against them,  I just think they’re a little…boring.  I’d so much rather have real food for lunch.  Here are a few of my favorite lunches on the go, gathered from TVFGI’s archives.  I’ve followed a strict code of requirements for the perfect packable lunch:  nothing sticky or messy, (no chicken wings) it can’t require reheating, (no hot soup) it can’t be smelly (nix the tuna and deviled eggs) or…

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