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Seared Scallops with Chimichurri Sauce

Seared scallops are a delightful romantic dinner! Learn everything you need to know about making perfect seared scallops right here!

Can you believe after running this site for almost 9 years, I have never posted a recipe for seared scallops??

It baffles me, considering how much I love fish and seafood. Nevertheless, here we are! And we have much to discuss. In this post, I have included everything you need to know about cooking perfect seared scallops (and then some)!

Naturally buttery in flavor, a great seared scallop will have a perfect crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth. One of the best parts about scallops is they are so versatile. You can flavor them any way you’d like with seasonings and sauces, and serve them any which way (think: in pasta, over rice, in a seafood soup, alongside a salad, with side dishes like roasted vegetables, etc!). 

So let’s do a deep dive into scallops!

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Low-FODMAP Pesto Sauce

This recipe for Low-FODMAP Pesto Sauce is perfect for those who are sensitive to garlic, have IBS, or follow a dairy-free (or vegan) diet. This boldly flavored sauce is great for all your pesto-ing needs!.

Low-FODMAP Pesto Sauce - a garlic-free, dairy-free recipe for pesto sauce that is Low-FODMAP and vegan - perfect for those with food sensitivities

Pesto sauce adds an incredible pop of flavor to everything it touches. I’ve always been a huge fan of pesto, and have made it homemade for over a decade. I recently changed up the way I make pesto because I’m sensitive to garlic, which is a high-FODMAP food that triggers my IBS symptoms.

In addition, while fermented dairy isn’t a huge trigger for me, I do try to avoid dairy when possible. In essence, I go garlic-free and dairy-free when I make pesto, which may sound like an epic snooze fest, but rest assured, I have a formula for low-FODMAP pesto that is easy on my digestive system while still being super flavorful.

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Indian-Spiced Lentil and Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing) made healthy with Indian-spiced lentils, quinoa, parsnips, toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, and more! A healthful side dish for your holiday gatherings. This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I’m sure those of you who are preparing or contributing to a feast this year are already …

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Coffee-Rubbed Grilled Tri-Tip Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Coffee-rubbed grilled tri-tip tacos with homemade chimichurri sauce, cotija cheese, and pickled red onions make for a unique, mouth-watering meal! While I’m not typically hyper-motivated by beef, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside grilled-to-perfection tri-tip is one of my meat faves. The smoky flavor? The juicy, tender texture? Major drool status. Chop up that meat and turn it into a …

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Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken marinated in homemade chimichurri sauce – fire up your grill for this easy and delicious entree recipe at your next barbecue! Post includes baking instructions for those of you who prefer baked chicken. You’re looking at my lollipop. If there’s one meat I can eat like candy, it’s grilled chicken. Resisting the …

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