Monday, June 18, 2012

Purple Cafe Greek Salad and a Wine Bottle Opener GIVEAWAY!

Ya’ll… I apologize for being super sporatic in posting. Seattle really took it out of me! Traveling across 3 time zones and back in 4 days will do that to ya! ;) I got back home and pretty much CRASHED from exhaustion!

Anyhow, to show you all how sorry I am for being MIA I’m going to give you a killer recipe… AND have a GIVEAWAY!!!  I know I know… I’ve NEVER done one before, so this is a monumental moment in the History of My Life as a Mrs! ;) We’ll get to the giveaway after I tell all about this amazing (and EASY!!!!) Salad!

Right before I left to hop on my airplane home… I had one last meal with Jessica {The Novice Chef} at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar: a Greek Salad and a glass of Riesling to calm my nerves (I have a fear of flying… but that’s another story for another time hah).

The salad was IN.CRED.IBLE. Super simple but everything just WORKED. I knew I could re-create it when I got home… so I did! (DUH!) It’s really just the draining of a few cans, chopping of some fresh vegetables, and BAM! you have a salad that will knock your husband (or significant other’s) socks off!

For. Real.

And the dressing? You don’t even technically make a dressing… it’s just equal parts aged balsamic vinegar and some goold olive oil. Sometimes simple is best. :)

I don’t know what it’s like where you guys are, but it’s hot as blazes down here in South Florida. Summer. is. here. We’ve been cranking down the AC just to get soem relief from the sticky humid heat wave we’ve got going on outside. It’s SCHWEATY business up in here. Bleh.

I’m trying to limit the amount I use my oven, because let’s face it, that little sucker just heats the daggum house up! We’ve been grilling away and making some scrumptious salads like this one! Pop open a bottle of wine, and you’ve got yourself the perfect summertime dish! ENJOY!

Speaking of Wine: To read about the Wine Bottle Opener GIVEAWAY, Scroll down past the recipe! ;)

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Purple Cafe Greek Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 hothouse cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and chopped
15.5 oz can chickpeas. drained and rinsed
6 ounce jar pitted kalamata olives, drained and halved lengthwise
12 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
12 ounce jar marinated artichokes, drained
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
4-6 ounces crumbled feta

3-4 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar (a little sweeter than the traditional kind)
3-4 tablespoons good olive oil
1 teasppon dried oregano (more or less to taste)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Sprinkle with dried oregano and toss with equal parts aged balsamic vinegar and equal parts olive oil. Serve as a side dish or add some grilled chicken to make it a hearty main course!

Inspired by Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, Seattle Washington

 

 -This Giveaway has already ended-

Le Creuset Advanced Lever Wine Bottle Opener {GIVEAWAY}:

 

 

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three ways to enter:

  1. What is your favorite oven-less meal to make in the summertime? (leave a comment with your answer)
  2. Become a fan of both My Life as a Mrs and Le Creuset on Facebook! Or let me know if you already are!
  3. Tweet or Facebook Enter to win a @LeCreuset Advanced Lever Wine Bottle Opener (Valued at $170 USD) from @mylifeasamrs http://wp.me/p1dFEk-3jd and then come back and let me know you did with a link to it!

rules:

  1. This Giveaway closes on Sunday, June 24th, 2012 at midnight EST.
  2. There will only be {1} one winner of {1} Le Creuset Advanced Lever Wine Bottle Opener and Foil Cutter.
  3. Winner will be chosen using random.org.
  4. Leave a separate comment on this post for EACH entry to make all of your entries count (MAXIMUM of 3 entries).
  5. I will contact the prize winner by email and the prize must be claimed within 7 days or it will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.
  6. See Official Rules

Disclosure: I won this amazing Le Creuset Advanced Lever Wine Bottle Opener and Foil Cutter in Seattle and loved it so much that I’m giving one away! Le Creuset did not compensate me for writing this post. These opinions are 100% my own!

 

 

CONTEST HAS ENDED – WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM BY THE END OF THE DAY!

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174 Responses to “Purple Cafe Greek Salad and a Wine Bottle Opener GIVEAWAY!”

  1. 1

    marsha — June 18, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I love to make shrimp ceviche, and serve white wine. Grew up in Seattle, but now live in the desert, so we eat out by the backyard fountain and listen to the frogs and crickets.

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    Kenny — June 18, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    My favorite oven-less meal in the summer is a nice caprese salad with basil & tomatoes picked from my garden.

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    Julie @Savvy Eats — June 18, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    I LOVE making soba noodle salad in the summer — super quick and almost no heat required!

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    Jessica H. — June 18, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    a nice cool chicken pasta salad right out of the fridge…

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    Nancy — June 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    I love to make the Garden Pasta Salad w/store bought chicken!!

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    Nancy — June 18, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Fan of you and Le Creuset!!

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    Nancy — June 18, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    Facebooked you!!! http://www.facebook.com/nancy.gonzalez.986

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    Nancy — June 18, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    YOUR Salad looks amazing!! Added to my list!!

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    Megan — June 18, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    Caprese salad is my absolute favorite – with Heirloom tomatoes (black krims!) and fresh basil and moz. MMMMMM

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    Megan — June 18, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    I follow you both on FB.

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    Megan — June 18, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    https://twitter.com/megans_madness/status/214769883253182467

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    Rachel Dupuis — June 18, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    My very favorite meal to prepare is HUMMUS and a greek salad. I never get sick of it!

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    Keri-Danielle — June 18, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    My all time favorite oven-less summer time meal is SO simple. FRESH tomato sliced on a crusty bread. Mayo. Salt and peper. NOTHING else. Delish!

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    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — June 18, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/SpicyRichmond

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    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — June 18, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    I LOVE fresh cucumber, tomato and onion salad in olive oil and red wine vinegar and a little bit of S&P in the summer time. So light and refreshing!

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    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — June 18, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I already follow you on Facebook and just liked Le Creuset.

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    MAGAN — June 18, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    MY FAVORITE OVEN-LESS MEAL IS SPINACH SALAD WITH DRIED CRANBERRYS, FETA CHEESE, ROASTED PECANS, BALSMIC VINEAGER DRESSING……NOM NOM NOM

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    Avery K. — June 18, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    English muffin pizzas in the toaster!

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    Avery K. — June 18, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Aimee W. — June 18, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Fan of you and Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Julia B. — June 18, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    Your salad recipe looks delicious! I love making an avocado egg salad in the summertime; refreshing and easy to make!

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    Diana — June 18, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    We LOVE salad all summer long…Caesar, Greek, spinach, Caprese, Mexican chopped salad. Or maybe I love salad all summer long and my family just goes along with it!!

  23. 23

    Julia B. — June 18, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Now following you on Facebook and Le Creuset.

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    Shelby N. — June 18, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Chicken Salad sandwiches!

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    Aimee W. — June 18, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Posted to Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/aimeedwilson

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    Aimee W. — June 18, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    I love to make chilled soups. They are really quick and need to be made ahead of time which is great for suppers during the week. These are 2 of my favorites. Love your blog Tina

    Chilled Peach Soup
    http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/5211477-chilled-peach-soup
    Gazpacho
    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/06/gazpacho/

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    Erin — June 18, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    We barely use the oven when it is warm out… everything is done on the grill!

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    Val — June 18, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Pasta salad – tossed with Italian dressing and filled with veggies and cheese!

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    Kyler — June 18, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    I like to make a Japanese Chicken Salad with rotisserie chicken! Super easy and so good!

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    Kyler — June 18, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    I am also a fan of My Life as a Mrs and Le Creuset :)

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    Lisa — June 18, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I love making zucchini noodles with a nice tomato based sauce. Delicious for summer!

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    Monica Bruno — June 18, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    Fan of you and le creuset!

    Bleu Cheese Potato Salad with Bacon!

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    Monica Bruno — June 18, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    Tweeted it!

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    Monica Bruno — June 18, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    https://twitter.com/#!/MonicaRaeBruno

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    Meg — June 18, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Favorite oven less meal is grilled salmon and salad with citrus vinaigrette! and wine, of course!

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    Katie — June 18, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Last summer I made a gazpacho with nothing but my Magic Bullet! It was soooo refreshing! Can’t wait to try making it again :)

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    Katie — June 18, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    I am now a fan of you and Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Katie — June 18, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    I tweeted it here: https://twitter.com/_blondeambition/status/214809990865764354

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    Cassie — June 18, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    I am with you on salad dressing – simple is best! This is my kind of salad!

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    Jenn — June 18, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Favorite oven-less dish is Farro salad with green beans, grilled chicken, fresh corn, and goat cheese with a shallot and marjoram dressing. So cool and crisp!

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    Carmen — June 18, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    Strawberry, walnut, goat cheese salad!

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    Nancy — June 18, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Best Summertime Food?? Hands down… Gazpacho :) Nothing like fresh tomatoes and cucumbers out of the garden (throw in some onion, jalapeño, bell peppers, fresh herbs, olive oil and vinegar of your pleasing) to cool you off in this lovely Savannah, Georgia heat! It is our family favorite!

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    Molly — June 18, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    My favorite summer meal is California BLT’s.

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    Molly — June 18, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Fan of you and Le Creuset.

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    Molly — June 18, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Posted on facebook! :)

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    Amy — June 18, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    I love making chicken kabobs, marinated in italian and then grilled. And, THEN, we make a side of corn on the cob to grill as well–corn with olive oil, garlic, onion, nutmeg, salt and pepper, rolled up in aluminum foil and grilled. YUM.

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    Amy — June 18, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Facebook fan of both! :)

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    Amy — June 18, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    Tweeted! :) https://twitter.com/#!/amykpaul

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    Madison @ Espresso and Cream — June 18, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    My favorite meal to make sans-oven is a mix of Greek yogurt, fresh berries, Kashi cereal and peanut butter. Maybe it doesn’t really seem like dinner food, but I love it in the summer.

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — June 18, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    I love grilled chicken & vegetable kabobs. I can eat the heck out of grilled veggies, especially!

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    Jen — June 18, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I love to make chicken salad on croissants, or grilled veggies!

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    Jen — June 18, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Follow both you and Le Creuset on fb!

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    Lily Sheng — June 18, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    My favorite oven-less meal to make in the summertime is an Asian salad which dressing calls for plum powder, what a concept eh?

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    Lily Sheng — June 18, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    I’m fan of My Life as a Mrs on Facebook!

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    Lily Sheng — June 18, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    I’m a fan of Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Lily Sheng — June 18, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/lilysheng/status/214849845826043905

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    Christa — June 18, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    I have my husband make his amazing chicken salad sandwiches! :-)

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    Veronica — June 18, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    does an icebox cake count as a oven-less meal??? :)

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    Veronica — June 18, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    i like you both on fbook!

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    Jessica — June 18, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    Love that you recreated the salad, you are so good at that!

    P.S. Can we please go back and have another glass of wine and lots of salads/cheeses? …like tomorrow? :)

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    lindsay — June 18, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    i make a giant salad (with more toppings than lettuce) or i’ll roast some broccoli and chicken sausage. perfect.

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    amy marantino — June 18, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    my favorite oven-less meal to make in the summertime is rice and beans

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    amy marantino — June 18, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    i tweeted – https://twitter.com/onitnaram/status/214878242786656257

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    amy marantino — June 18, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I am a fan of both My Life as a Mrs and Le Creuset on Facebook

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    Catie — June 18, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    Anything on the grill! Lately it has been pork tenderloin, zucchini, summer squash and onion!

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    Catie — June 18, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    I like both on Facebook.

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    Jane — June 18, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!

    My favorite no cook summer meal is fruit salad. Sweet and cool. I could eat nothing else for the rest of my life.

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    Jane — June 18, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/Taingamala/status/214881211779260416

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    Catie — June 18, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/catie_russo/status/214881769508438017

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    Rachel — June 18, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    i love to steam mussels in white wine and TONS of garlic! so fresh and clean feeling, perfect for summer, cheap for my college student budget, and figure-friendly!

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    Jane — June 18, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I like you on fb! Duh! And I like Le Creuset on fb!

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    Heidi — June 18, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    My favorite oven less meal would have to be grilled chicken and potato salad :)

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    Katie — June 18, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    I love to toss together a big dinner salad with whatever I picked up from the farmer’s market that week!

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    Gloria — June 18, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    I prepare Bang Bang Chicken instead of with shrimp! Although I don’t know if that counts as a meal! Anyway it has the perfect heat to eat it with a very cold beer!!!!

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    Holly — June 19, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    My mom makes an amazing macaroni salad that has now become the only thing my best friend asks for on her birthday/christmas/every time she sees my mom :)

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    Samantha C — June 19, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Right now I’m loving me some bruschetta with homegrown tomatoes! I’ve also been known to call a big bowl of watermelon and pineapple dinner :)

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    Julia — June 19, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    STEAMED CRABS! straight from the Chesapeake :-D

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    Gina M Maddox — June 19, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    I love making cous cous salad, subbing cous cous for pasta and using a recipe for italian pasta salad. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Gina M Maddox — June 19, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    I like you both on FB — Crave to Save
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Gina M Maddox — June 19, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/215091905636208640
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Miranda McDaniel — June 19, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    I liked both Le Creuset and you on Facebook.

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    Nadine — June 19, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Smoothies!!! PB and Banana is my favorite ;)

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    Rebecca — June 19, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    My favorite oven-less meal in the summer is hamburgers on the grill with my mom’s dill potato salad… Nothing says summer like that potato salad, I can’t get enough!

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    Rebecca — June 19, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I liked you & Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Rebecca — June 19, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Tweeted about the giveaway – https://twitter.com/rdots06/status/215104461339754496

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    Miranda — June 19, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    I tweeted! https://twitter.com/mirdot/status/215108052397998080

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    Miranda — June 19, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Favorite ovenless meal:
    7-layer dip: refried beans, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, black olives, chiles (and I like to add fresh avocado and black beans!)

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    Miranda — June 19, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I just liked you AND Le Creuset on facebook!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 19, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I love making salads in the summer. They are easy to make and nice and light!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 19, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    I like you and Le Creuset on FB!

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    Danielle — June 19, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    I love to make pizzas on the grill…my favorite is with prosciutto, arugula, and fontina cheese!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 19, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    This salad looks incredible! So much flavor in such simple ingredients. My favorite no oven recipe in the summer is grilled chicken. Marinate it in some vinaigrette, grill it and some veggies, done! No clean up either :)

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    Lauren — June 19, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Cool veggie pizza!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 19, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Lovely recipe and giveaway, Tina! My favorite oven-less meal is grilled chicken with a Greek salad!

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    melissam — June 19, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    My favorite ovenless meal is my family’s recipe for shrimp cocktail. I’m talking about Mexican shrimp cocktail that you eat with Saltines or chips. Its cool, refreshing, satisfying and SPICY! :)

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    Christene Smith — June 19, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    My fav oven-less meal is definitely grilled mini burgers with curry mayo and caramelized onion with a grilled corn salad! om nom nom

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    Abby — June 19, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Ok, so maybe not a “meal” persay, but I make smoothies and shakes nonstop in the summer. Frozen tastebuds, baby.

    But a real meal? My husband and I live off of turkey burgers and tacos.

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    Abby — June 19, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    Fan on Facebook :)

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    Andrea — June 19, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    Favorite ovenless meal is often a quick PBJ. But really we love to grill when it is too hot inside and seems cooler outside. Otherwise a yum salad is on point!

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    Donna — June 19, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Kebobs on the grill with a side of basmati rice

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    Baking Serendipity — June 19, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    It is hot in Ohio too! I love grilling pizza in the summer months :)

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    Sarah in Miami — June 19, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    homemade balsamic vinaigrette salad with roquette, apples, and pecans =)

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    Theresa Mullen — June 19, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    I love to make very large salads filled with a ton of veggies. Love the Greek Salad recipe.

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    Kellyg — June 19, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Brats and pico de Gallo on the grill :)

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    Theresa Mullen — June 19, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    I am a Facebook fan of your page My Life As a Mrs and of LeCreuset.

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    Theresa Mullen — June 19, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    I posted on Twitter about the contest with the link you provided. I am so glad I found your blog and FB page.

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    Gigi — June 19, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    I love caprese salads on a hot summer day!
    Don’t forget the olives!

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    Anna Gross — June 19, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    cucumbers, red onion, grape tomatoes with italian dressing or balsamic vinegar and olive oil for the dressing.

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    Anna Gross — June 19, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    I am already a fan of my life as a mrs and la creuset on facebook

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    Gigi — June 19, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    I love your Facebook posts!

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    Gigi — June 19, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    I follow Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Kristy F — June 19, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    My favorite oven less meal would be ice cream! Barring that, a cold pasta salad, provided the pasta was cooked first thing in the morning while not as hot out.

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    Kristy F — June 19, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    Like you & le creuset on Facebook

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    Marnely Rodriguez — June 19, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    Cous Cous! I love tossing it with any veggies and dressings!

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    Jamie Phipps — June 19, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    I love a Tropical Kale Salad! Kale, fruit, and a little salt. Noms!

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    Jamie Phipps — June 19, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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    Jamie Phipps — June 19, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Tweet Tweet! https://twitter.com/HeartyHerbivore/status/215287707105116162

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    Victoria @ Toriology — June 19, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    Fan on FB! :)

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    Victoria @ Toriology — June 19, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    Tweeted on Twitter!

    And what an awesome giveaway!! Thank you!

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    Melissa — June 20, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    I’m a fan on FB.

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    Melissa — June 20, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    Stuffed tomatoes (with tuna salad or chicken salad) or Heirloom tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

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    Jenny — June 20, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Fan of Facebook!!

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    Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — June 20, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    I love grilling shrimp and throwing it onto a salad!

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    Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — June 20, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    I like you Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — June 20, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

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    Margaret Hammar — June 20, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    Fan of you both!

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    Nicolette — June 20, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    My go-to summer meal is a tuna salad. Canned tuna + roasted red bell peppers (canned) + marinated artichoke hearts = happiness.

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    Tracey E. — June 20, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Hey There! I’m a fan of your page and Le Creuset on Facebook. :)

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    Dawn — June 20, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    When I can get really good tomatoes from the farmers market I love a caprese Salad.

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    Dawn — June 20, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I liked Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Dawn — June 20, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I’m fan of My Life as a Mrs on Facebook!

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    Emily — June 20, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    My favorite ovenless meal to make in the summertime is chicken cacciatore in the pressure cooker.

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    Barroness — June 20, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    shared on facebook…
    https://www.facebook.com/856085421

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    Barroness — June 20, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Fan of both pages!

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    Barroness — June 20, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Our fav meal in the summer is anything on the bbq :) Served with chopped up fresh veggies…mmmm…

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    Mrs. Incredible — June 20, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Already a fan of you and Le Creuset

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    Mrs. Incredible — June 20, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Favorite no oven meal in the summer is a spinach salad with store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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    Mrs. Incredible — June 20, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Shared on FB
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/hcarlen

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    jessica w — June 20, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Lately we are all about grilled marinated chicken thighs with asparagus!

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    jessica w — June 20, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    I like both My Life as a Mrs and Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    jessica w — June 20, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    I tweeted too https://twitter.com/jrwarfield/status/215440653281275904

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    Evan Schrader — June 20, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Hi Tina! That salad looks phenominal!

    Looks like you have a lot of people looking to win – I thought I would join in on the fun!

    My favorite ovenless meal for the summer is a Seven Layer Salad -yum! The peas, cheddar sheese, peppers, lettuce, onions are all so fresh and flavorful! To die for. Now I just need one of your delicious salad dressing recipes to top it off.

    Love your blog Tina – its my FAVORITE!

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    Michelle — June 20, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    A cold fresh salad with grilled chicken on top is always one of my favorites.

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    Samantha — June 20, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Grilled portobello mushrooms on ciabatta bread with tomatoes, basil and feta!!

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    Samantha — June 20, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I follow you on FB!

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    Samantha — June 20, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    And I follow you on Twitter!!

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    Lena Matthwes — June 20, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Just discovered you…and I truly like your blog…I literally 5 minutes ago discovered you…I also “liked” you and Le Creuset, one of my favourite accessories in the Kitchen.

    One of my faves comes from childhood in the Caribbean and it is a fabulous blend of so many cultures…Portuguese, Spanish, Caribbean you name it. Salted Codfish (dried and reconstituted), tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, olive oil and vinegar forms the base and is usually how I keep it, but you can add anything.
    Best Wishes.
    Love Lena

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    Lena Matthews — June 20, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Just discovered you…and I truly like your blog…I literally 5 minutes ago discovered you…I also “liked” you and Le Creuset, one of my favourite accessories in the Kitchen.

    One of my faves comes from childhood in the Caribbean and it is a fabulous blend of so many cultures…Portuguese, Spanish, Caribbean you name it. Salted Codfish (dried and reconstituted), tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, olive oil and vinegar forms the base and is usually how I keep it, but you can add anything.
    Best Wishes.
    Love Lena

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    Julie {BananasForBourbon} — June 20, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    I love to make corn salad with tomatoes. Can’t beat it!

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    Julie {BananasForBourbon} — June 20, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/bananas4bourbon/status/215503581393072129

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    Victoria — June 20, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    I’m a big fan of burgers and tofu on the grill with corn on the cob and pasta salad. It just screams summertime!

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    Ann — June 20, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    I LOVE tuna salad lettuce cups!

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    Ann — June 20, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Also, I “liked” your page on FB. Happy to have found it!

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    Kristin S — June 21, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Anything on the grill! Steaks particulary!

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    Risa G — June 21, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I love to make gazpacho and top it with a few thawed-from-frozen shrimp! Always refreshing and satisfying.

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    Risa G — June 21, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    P.S. – I am a fan of both your page and Le Creuset’s on FB :)

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    Sara — June 21, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I love to make any kind of salad – one with lettuce (duh), hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, sprouts, olives, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, tuna, chickpeas and then salad dressing – delicious!

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    Sara — June 21, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    I’m a fan already of you and le creuset on fb!

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    davis ann — June 21, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    i love grilled chicken with grilled veggies and a big salad! yum.

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    Debbie — June 21, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Wow! 155 comments! Awesome recipe….so pretty

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    katie b — June 22, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    My favorite summer ‘meal’ would be ice cream..any flavor except for mint… BUT, since that would be frowned upon as a meal, I’m gonna have to say a hard boiled sliced egg/mayo/sliced tomato sandwich on some great bread. I love the simplicity of that and it just does something for me. Thanks for your blog, it’s fun to read!

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    Beth — June 22, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    My favorite ovenless summer food is pasta salad. So easy and so good!

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    Beth — June 22, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I like My Life as a Mrs on FB

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    Beth — June 22, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I like Le Creuset on Facebook!

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    Beth — June 22, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/shadechick/status/216176165109514240

    Thanks! Good luck everyone!

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    Lauren Coco — June 22, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Grilled veggies (squash, green, yellow and orange bell peppers, asparagus, scallions, zucchini, etc.) w/ a balsamic reduction on top. Colorful, easy and soooo yum!

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    Lauren Coco — June 22, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Also, you’re not the only Grey’s fanatic, I too am obsessed. Still can’t believe Lexi died! It took me a while to wrap my mind around the fact that Seattle Grace-Mercy Hospital doesn’t actually exist. That was one of the first things I looked for my first time in Seattle. ha

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    Lauren Coco — June 22, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Also, also, you and your hubs are darling!

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    Kelsey Galloway — June 23, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    all kinds of salads (wedge, greek, caprese, etc.)

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    Stefany — June 23, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    My favorite oven-less meal to make in the summertime is an avocado half topped with chicken salad! SO good!!

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    Susan powell — June 23, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    I liked you both on fb

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    Susan powell — June 23, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    For dinner I like Brussel sprout salad with avacao and grapes with a mustard vanilla bean vinaigrette

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    Lisa S — July 1, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    Panzanella!

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    Lisa S — July 1, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    I am a fan on fb

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