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Weeknight Dinners for the Health Conscious of Charlottesville, Virginia

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The best flavors come from eating in season.  The taste of a strawberry in winter is nowhere close to

what it's like in spring peak season.  I encourage you to eat within the season and enjoy this month's harvest!

the end of summer...the month of august

Weeknight Dinners:  Summer main dishes popular right now

Lemon-Rosemary Salmon & Leek-Artichoke Soup:  salmon baked with olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, lemon, white wine and capers

Bourbon Marinated Filet Mignon:  marinated with bourbon, cilantro, lemon, Worcestershire, thyme and served with horseradish sauce

Kale Chicken Salad:  shredded chicken, sweet potato, apple, cucumber, baby kale, toasted sesame seed, peanuts, sesame dressing

Tuna Niçoise:  mixed greens, sweet potato, olives, red bell pepper, green beans, seared peppered tuna and sherry vinaigrette

BBQ Pork & Slaw Burgers:  paprika, chipotle and cumin rubbed pork in tomato-based sauce with cabbage slaw

Steak Fajitas:  ready-to-grill flank steak with bell peppers and onions served with sides of flour tortillas and guacamole

Turkey Lettuce Wraps:  lettuce leaves, carrot, bean sprouts, cilantro, sesame dipping sauce with ground turkey and mushroom filling

Chicken Gyros:  pita pockets stuffed with Mediterranean spiced chicken, caramelized onions, tzatziki, shredded lettuce and tomato

Lamb Burgers with Mint Pesto & Herbed Potato Salad:  patties of ground lamb, cumin, cinnamon, fresh mint and parsley

Pistachio-Crusted Cod & Sesame Broccoli:  baked pistachio, panko, Parmesan and Dijon crusted cod with Asian sauteed broccoli

Taco Salad:  Romaine, corn, cucumber, tomato, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, lime-cilantro, rice or beans, and choice of protein

Grilled Herb Marinated Pork Chops:  ready-to-grill bone-in pork chops marinated with balsamic, fresh mint, rosemary and Dijon

Shrimp & Spinach Pesto Pasta:  rotini tossed with lime and oregano baked shrimp, diced cucumber, grape tomatoes and spinach pesto

Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas:  corn tortillas, ground chicken, pinto beans, avocado , corn, enchilada sauce and Monterey Jack cheese