Tag: summer

5-Ingredient Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

5-Ingredient Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce sounds fancy but it’s actually a super simple, quick and easy, Greek sauce that is refreshingly cool and perfect for summer! You’re going to want to use this as a dip for adding a Mediterrranean flair to fresh vegetables and pita bread, as…

Lemon Capellini with Almond Parmesan

Lemon Capellini with Almond Parmesan

This is one of my absolute favorite summer pastas! It’s best served cold which I especially love since we are currently right in the middle of the hottest part of summer. Perfect as a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a make-ahead dish for a…

Easy Roasted Okra

Easy Roasted Okra

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best! This okra is delicious as a simple side dish or appetizer and, aside from the flavor brought out by roasting, what makes it so great is: This okra is baked; not fried and when it’s finished roasting, there…

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Remember how I was all, “Summer’s coming!” in my last post? Well, I may have been prematurely excited because it’s still cold but that is not stopping me from looking ahead to summertime and all the classic picnic and potluck favorites we love, including these…

Margarita Cocktails

Margarita Cocktails

It’s actually, finally, maybe, beginning to feel like summer could be is on it’s way here – eventually. We’re in that awkward in-between time where people truly don’t know how to dress. Just the other day, I was in a short sleeve top, jeans, and…

Baby Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Baby Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Black olives are kind of a big deal with all the girls in this house.  Littlest One insists (and I am happy to accommodate) on double olives when we order pizza while my Big Girl inhales them almost daily as an afternoon snack.  So, adding…

Baked Tex-Mex Rice Casserole

Baked Tex-Mex Rice Casserole

One of the many things I love about summertime is how we’re able to enjoy sitting outside on the back deck for dinner almost nightly. We chat while we eat, occasionally play a board game after… most evenings are peaceful and pleasant. Unless Littlest Child…

Slow Cooked Vegan BBQ Sliders with Coleslaw

Slow Cooked Vegan BBQ Sliders with Coleslaw

At last, it feels like summer is on its way! We’re celebrating these early days of summer with one of our seasonal favorites – BBQ… And we’re doing it vegan style! Temperatures are hitting the 80s, I’m wearing shorts almost daily, and we’re on our…

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Vegan Dill Yogurt Dressing

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Vegan Dill Yogurt Dressing

Our weekly CSA box arrived yesterday and in it was an ingredient I don’t think I had ever cooked with before — radishes. What in the world was I going to do with radishes?! I didn’t even think I liked them but, after the success…

Late Summer Garden Minestrone

Late Summer Garden Minestrone

We’re on the very edge of fall here and I’ve already been craving heartier soups and stews lately.  Farmers’ markets are overflowing with okra, tomatoes, carrots…. add to that, my little backyard garden is bursting with herbs. This soup creation is exactly what I was…