I haven’t made a cold pasta salad in a long time so I was excited to come up with a simple and healthy version. I also finally had a reason to try Vegenaise. VEGE-wha? Vegenaise is a dairy-free, eggless mayonnaise alternative. I heard about it through a few vegan friends and Gwyneth Paltrow (not my friend) saying how great it was.
If you’re looking for an icy dessert fix, this recipe is for you. With just 3 simple ingredients, a blender and about 5 minutes you’ll have a quick healthy summer dessert. I used my trusty Blendtec blender and puréed the mango till there were no more chunks.
I love Blue Crabs. Every summer when they’re in season, my family and I sit around a table full of crabs and just pick at them for hours (while seeing who can get the biggest piece of meat out). I’m a slow eater so I’m usually the last one at the table. I really don’t like wasting food and have OCD-like tendencies so I want to get everything! That said, it was like an epiphany the first time I ate soft-shell crabs. The crab flavor is so much more intense since you eat the whole crab, shells and everything.
It may be too early in the week but I just had to post a sangria recipe before the summer’s over! Sangria is a common wine punch made popular from Portugal and Spain. The wine (usually red) is added with rum, brandy or other spirits, and is sweetened by sugar and fruit.
During the summer you see corn everywhere, so the other day I picked up a few cobs at my local farmers market. Here’s a super easy cold corn salad recipe you can eat cold on those hot summer nights. It’s sweet, crunchy and a perfect side dish for a family picnic.
Last night I wasn’t really sure what to make for dinner, so as I scoured my kitchen this is what I came up with. I try to use brown rice for most of my rice dishes mainly because of it’s health properties. For this recipe I also think it tastes better due to the hearty, nutty flavor it adds to the dish. I de-seeded the tomatoes to keep this dish from becoming too mushy. An easy way to take the seeds out is to cut the tomato in half and use a small spoon and scoop out the insides (see photos below). A lot of fresh chopped parsley and a glass of rosé wine (or one of my favorites Radler) make it the perfect summer dish to eat Al Fresco!
Everyone eats popsicles in the Summer. Or if you’re like me, I could eat them all year long! So what’s the problem with making them yourself? It’s just as easy buying them at a store, plus it’s healthier. All you need is fresh Strawberries, Agave syrup, Lemon Juice, and some Yogurt, along with a blender and popsicle molds.