summer

Tropical Sunrise Veggie Pops

Nothing screams summer more than... popsicles on the patio! You will love these tropical sunrise veggie pops made with Silk's new Toasted Coconut + Cashew Nutchello -- They are bursting with tropical flavors and packed with fruits and veggies. Seriously, so many... like pineapple, carrots, oranges, and even sweet potato! 

We live for summer days around here.

Sunshine.

Pool splashing.

Popsicle devouring. ... Read more » about Tropical Sunrise Veggie Pops

Grilled Pineapple Caprese Skewers with Coconut Macadamia Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Summer has arrived! Fire up the grill, because these Grilled Pineapple Caprese Skewers are a must for your next summer bbq! Sweet grilled pineapple, fresh mozzarella balls, basil from the garden, and golden snacking tomatoes are dipped in a coconut macadamia balsamic sauce. ... Read more » about Grilled Pineapple Caprese Skewers with Coconut Macadamia Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Roasted Cherry Sangria + 8 Other Delicious Cherry Recipes!

Cherries. 

Sweet glorious cherries. The epitome of summer.

Someday I'll invest in an actual cherry pitter -- but for now, I slice and remove the pits by hand with a small paring knife. Something about it is actually quite calming and relaxing. And the best part is... knowing what's at the end -- a beautiful bowl of deliciousness ready to be devoured as-is or thrown into banana bread, or a smoothie, or a salad, or cupcakes, or a lovely summer sangria. ... Read more » about Roasted Cherry Sangria + 8 Other Delicious Cherry Recipes!

Sangria w/a Twist: {Blueberry Citrus Bourbon Sangria}

Generally sangria is made with wine (red or white), vodka, and fruit. You can add a few things here and there to make it unique, but that is the general make-up. Well, I don't like following the "rules." So, last time I used sparkling white wine to make Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Sangria. And this time, I subbed out the vodka and subbed in honey bourbon. ... Read more » about Sangria w/a Twist: {Blueberry Citrus Bourbon Sangria}

{Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Ever since I started posting more vegan recipes, like this one and this one and this one... and since I started going to the gym regularly and working out with a trainer, everyone and their mom is asking me about protein. It's kind of a taboo topic! So I thought I'd list out some of my favorite protein-packed foods with their actual protein content per serving. ... Read more » about {Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

They aren't exactly striped as I had originally intended, to mimic the American flag. But, they're still red, white, and blue... so that counts, right?! What I love most about this healthy 4th of July dessert is that it's filled with good-for-you ingredients like almond milk and frozen organic fruit... things you want your kids eating anyway! No weird preservatives. No pesticides. No carrageenan. No corn syrup. ... Read more » about Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

Easy, Flavorful, Perfect-for-Summer: Peach Guacamole

You may not know, but 3 days a week I work a "real" job. I'm the Controller at a fabulous school and it's number-crunching-galore on those days. And then there's the other 2 days a week, where I either:

  • worked on my cookbook (now complete!)
  • try to get ahead on house stuff/chores
  • run a thousand errands
  • get to make fabulous eats to share with you!
I've found it to be a great balance for me. And really, who can complain ... Read more » about Easy, Flavorful, Perfect-for-Summer: Peach Guacamole

Using Juicer Pulp + {Strawberry Pesto & Jicama Salad}

So, I've committed to juicing at least once a day for Dear Hubby and myself -- for the next three months. It's a grand experiment and a labor of love, but soooooo worth it in my opinion. The key to beneficial juicing? Veggies, veggies, and more veggies!! Still not sure you'll like it? Try my new Super Green Juice -- it's delish! ... Read more » about Using Juicer Pulp + {Strawberry Pesto & Jicama Salad}

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