Recipe: Strawberry Cobb Salad

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What You Need:

    • 1 c. store-bought ranch dressing
    • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley
    • 3 tbsp. thinly sliced chives
    • 8 large basil leaves
    • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 6-oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 romaine hearts, shredded
    • 12 strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
    • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1/8 red onion thinly sliced
    • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese
    • 2 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto
    • 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered

How To:

  1. Make the dressing: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper and place in the skillet. Sear chicken, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven and continue to cook, 8 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a cutting board. Cool 7 to 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. To assemble: Pour half the dressing into a large mixing bowl and toss together with shredded romaine. Transfer coated romaine to a serving bowl and top with sliced chicken breasts, strawberries, avocado, onion, goat cheese, prosciutto, and egg. Season entire salad with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve entire salad, family style, alongside remaining dressing.

Recipe: Shrimp and Zucchini Scampi

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What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 lb. shelled, deveined shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 c. white wine
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. linguine, cooked
  • 1/4 c. pasta cooking water
  • 2 tsp. lemon peel, grated
  • Chopped parsley, for serving

How To:

  1. Cook shrimp in oil 3 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Transfer shrimp to plate.
  2. To skillet, add zucchini, garlic, and butter. Cook 3 minutes. Add white wine and salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring and scraping. Toss vegetables with shrimp linguine, pasta cooking water, lemon peel, and parsley.

Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Chimichurri Grilled Steak

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What You Need:

    • 1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
    • 1/4 c. thinly sliced chives
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 limes, zested and juiced
    • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 lb. skirt steak
    • kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed

How To:

  1. Make the cilantro-lime chimichurri: Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Heat grill to 375º. Drizzle oil over steaks and season with salt and pepper. Place steaks on hot grill and grill, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Remove steaks from heat and transfer to a cutting board. Cover loosely with foil and allow steaks to rest, 10 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oil, garlic, lemon juice, and asparagus and toss together until asparagus is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange asparagus on hot grill and grill until lightly charred and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. To serve: Slice steaks into 1″ strips and drizzle with chimichurri. Serve with asparagus and remaining chimichurri.

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Billie Scofield

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Billie Scofield! Billie will be working out of our San Marcos office.


About Billie:

Billie is a lifelong resident of San Marcos and absolutely loves the Southern California lifestyle.  She lives with her husband of 28 years and two kids, both of whom attend Mission Hills High School, and her yellow lab Riley.  What she loves most about real estate is meeting new people and helping them through what can be a stressful, yet rewarding, experience.

Click here to contact Billie! For more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

The Pinteresting 5: Natural Fiber Rugs

Rugs can come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, but natural fiber rugs adds a warm and earthy atmosphere to a room. They are also relatively less expensive compared to other types of rugs which makes this design trend affordable enough to try in your own home! You’ll often find natural fiber rugs featured in coastal home decor, but they can blend in smoothly with any style of home. Check out these photos of natural fiber rugs for inspiration!

All images via our Pinterest

Home Tour: Inside a Young Family’s Eclectic California Home via @mydomaine


Split art.  The placement of the focal on the piece is interesting with the two canvases joining in the middle.

Family room, large windows, window bench, natural fiber rug, striped chairs, glass coffee table, dark wood floors | Build Prestige Homes Pty Ltd

Maui Seagrass with Border Rug | Natural Fiber Rug | Rugs USA

March 2018 Real Estate Market in Review

March’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of March 2018, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $619,000 up 7.7% from the previous year.

Detatched Sales

As of  March 2018, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes in San Diego County sold for $406,000, up 6.8% from last year.

Attatched Sales

The average detached home in San Diego spent 33 days on the market.

Detached Mkt Time

Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 26 days on the market.

Attatched Mkt Time

As of March 2018, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 97.6% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

Detached % Orig

As of March 2018, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 98.6% of the original list price.

Attatched %

The inventory of homes in San Diego County is still very low.

Detached MOINV

The supply of attached properties is also quite low.

Attached MOINV

Are you interested in seeing this breakdown for your San Diego community or zipcode? Let us know!

Recipe: Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken

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What You Need:

  • 2 c. fresh or frozen breaded chicken, cooked according to package instructions and diced
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. sesame seeds

How To:

  1. Prepare chicken according to instructions. Cover chicken tightly to keep warm.
  2. Make the honey sauce: In a small pan over medium heat, combine all remaining ingredients except sesame seeds. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour over warm chicken and toss to fully coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and grain.