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It’s summer, and not only is it bathing suit season, it’s that time of year when we’ve moved from warm soups and heavier meals to light and healthy eating. According to WebMD, enjoying a salad every day is one of the healthiest habits you can adopt. And there are so many ways to make it exciting! Different proteins. Different greens. Different textures. So many choices in veggies and fruits. The choices are truly endless! So take some tips from these next few pages and get your green on! And if time is short, run by and grab one, because all of these are available in our area right now! So no excuses. Living healthier is just a short drive away.

WHEN WHAT YOU HAVE AROUND THE HOUSE HAS TO BE ENOUGH

Torrential rain is coming down, it’s late, and the gas gauge is on empty. Not great incentives to go food shopping (in a future article, we’ll review “Planning Ahead”). Cooking with what’s on hand does not come naturally to most because we’ve been conditioned to follow somebody else’s recipe. And nine times out of ten, we’ll be missing a key ingredient which requires a trip to the store – exactly what we’re trying to avoid in the first place.

What wife wouldn’t be thrilled to come home to a home-cooked meal she didn’t have to prepare? No planning, no stopping by the grocery store, no worrying about the same daily question, “what are we going to have tonight?” Husbands - You Got This! You can whip up a great dinner – one even the kids will love – and give your wife the night off.

absintheThe word “mixologist”, the trendy name for the now passé “bartender,” has a certain ring to it - it sounds like a form of wizardry with vials of colorful, infused liquids being poured into other vials of colorful, infused liquids with effervescent bubbles and smoke dancing on the surfaces of mysterious concoctions. In fact, that’s what a mixologist conjures up with fresh juices, fine spirits, spices, elixirs and garnishes. And like wizards, mixologists have their trade secrets.

salmonMAKES 4 TACOS

1 pound salmon filet

Slaw:

1/4 head red cabbage, coarsely
chopped
1/4 head green cabbage, coarsely
chopped
1 cup Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 apple cider vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 black pepper

shrimpsargMAKES 4 TACOS

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and cleaned
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

GastropubPlease join The Greater Bluffton Chamber Of Commerce celebrating the opening of The Original 46 Gastropub on Friday, May 30th at 3:45pm. The Original 46 Gastropub is a new and one of a kind restaurant opening in Bluffton mid-May. They have 20 craft beers on tap and the most extensive bourbon list in Hilton Head and Bluffton. The Original 46 Gastropub will be open for dinner service only, six nights a week, closed on Sundays and offer a unique menu foodies will love.

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Charbar won the Peoples Choice Award for the 5th year in a row at the Bands, Burgers & Brews Festival that took place at the Charleston Harbor Resort on Sunday, May 21st.