Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Pesto

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It’s summer and we are soaking up all the freshness the season has to offer! We picked up some sweet and juicy heirloom grape tomatoes at the local farmers market and loved the idea of showcasing them in beautiful light and flaky tartlets. Try making these gorgeous, sophisticated yet simple tarts as an appetizer for your next patio party! 

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Grilled Cantaloupe Skewers with Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Glaze

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There is something about grilled fruit that just screams summer, don’t you think? It may not seem like the most obvious choice to grill but the result is juicy, refreshing and absolutely delicious. Especially when paired with a few extra ingredients! Make an easy appetizer out of it with grilled cantaloupe, mozzarella, fresh basil and prosciutto skewers….finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

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Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

IMG-9346Anyone else absolutely love chicken wings? We have mastered the art of making wings at home and they have become a fun new menu item in our house! Our method involves baking and results in a lighter and super crispy chicken wing! We have shown you below how to make ooey gooey honey garlic wings, but you can substitute whatever sauce you are craving! Just toss them to sauce them! 

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Seared Octopus Bites

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This appetizer has all the summer flavour vibes that we are craving right now! So fresh, light and delicious these bites are truly a delight. Enjoy the most succulent chargrilled octopus, so tender it melts like butter in your mouth. Garnish with an ultra fresh bruschetta mix and pair with a chilled glass of white wine. Bon Appétit!

Did you know octopus is a very lean protein? It is low in calories and is filled with an abundance of vitamins and minerals that your body needs! Some may think the task of cooking octopus is daunting, but trust us, once you expand your cooking horizons and give it a try, you will love adding this protein into a variety of dishes!      

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Mango Salsa

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The perfect partner for your next seafood dish. So quick and easy, this mango salsa is ready in minutes! Both fresh and flavourful, mango salsa is just the right combination of sweet and heat. Add to your grilled shrimp tacos or serve over fish, this mango salsa is precisely what you need to keep things light and bright. Consider serving this salsa with some tortilla chips for a fabulously fresh appetizer. 

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