Grilled Watermelon and Halloumi Salad with Minty Green Beans

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Ingredients:

8 ounces haricots verts (French green beans)

1 small seedless watermelon (about 5 pounds)

4 ounces halloumi cheese, cut into 4 triangles
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup torn fresh mint leaves
4 cups baby arugula
1/4 cup roasted, unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
Preparation:

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add haricots verts; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

2. Heat a large grill pan over high heat. Cut watermelon lengthwise into 4 quarters. Cut 1 quarter crosswise into 8 (3/4-inch-thick) wedges; reserve remaining watermelon for another use. Add watermelon and cheese to grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear.

3. Combine oil, juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Remove 2 teaspoons oil mixture; set aside. Add haricots verts and mint to bowl; toss to coat. Arrange bean mixture on a platter. Return reserved 2 teaspoons oil mixture to bowl. Add arugula to bowl; toss to coat. Arrange arugula mixture, watermelon, and cheese on platter. Sprinkle with nuts.

Baked Brussel Sprouts

roasted-brussels-sprouts-Ingredients:
Brussel Sprouts
Salt Pepper Olive Oil

Instructions:
Season Brussels with salt, pepper and olive oil to taste and bake in 400 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Chicken Soup

chicken soupIngredients:
3 organic chicken breasts
1-cup water 1 clove of minced garlic 1⁄2 medium onion (chopped)
3⁄4 tsp. salt
1⁄2 cup celery (chopped) 1 medium carrot (chopped)
1⁄4 tsp. pepper 1 whole bay leaf

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients except celery, carrot and bay leaf. Cook over low heat for 25 minutes. Add remaining ingredients then cook for 15 more minutes (or until chicken is tender).