The party invites are rolling in; Graduations, Backyard Barbecues, Pool Parties, just to mention a few. After attending a few so far, I’m always inspired by the great foods and recipes used in summer favorites. It’s no secret, I love summer salads. Potato salad, coleslaw, and pasta salad are fantastic dishes set out for parties. ∞
I love the ease of cooking on the grill. The flavor of foods that are grilled is quite unique to summer. Even though I use an indoor grill, it just isn’t the same as barbecuing outdoors. Since it is Father’s Day, I decided to take charge of the barbecue. These grilled veggies are a perfect ∞
These delicious cabbage rolls are a very unique main dish that is recognized in every region of Slavic Central Europe. Galumpki, pronounced Ga-WUMP-ki, are a fabulous delicacy often served at family celebrations and holidays. If you make too many, the leftovers will re-heat in the microwave the next day, tasting even better than the day you cooked them. Most families have a secret recipe they follow, and my family ∞
I used ½ of a large butternut squash in my last recipe, Vegan Stacked Timbale, and knew exactly which recipe would be perfect for the other ½ of the squash. Quick, easy and Dairy-free Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect comfort food for Cabin Fever Blues. Rich in Vitamins A and C, this hearty soup is surprisingly low ∞
These mini tomatoes are sold as ‘authentic San Marzano’ style, and they taste glorious! I found a small bag of them in the grocery store and wanted to give them a try. Even though they aren’t grown near the sea breezes of the Gulf of Naples, they are every bit as delicious. Sweet, pulpy, low ∞
There are still a few remaining plants from ancient civilizations that we are enjoying today. Farro, Italian for “ancient wheat grain” has origins in Mesopotamia and hasn’t changed a bit in thousands of years. It is a healthy alternative to refined grains and is packed with healthy nutrition, 5 benefits of Farro Quinoa is technically also ∞
The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!