This is another “recipe” I have been seeing all over Instagram that I wanted to recreate.
When I started working on this recipe, it was probably 9:30 am on a Saturday morning. As I was carefully balling watermelon & cantaloupe (which by the way is very hard for me to spell), I was thinking to myself, I bet I am the only person who woke up early this morning to ball fruit. But hey I am not complaining. Actually I found it quite relaxing as is cooking to me in general.
This is another one of the recipes I made when I spent a weekend testing weeks of blog recipes and invited all my friends over to eat everything. It’s super simple, looks fancy and is easy to serve as an appetizer. I highly recommend it for your next party!
Watermelon pizzas are popping up everywhere on instagram and even Target’s newest commercial features one! So naturally I wanted to join in on the fun! You can make both savory and sweet watermelon pizzas, but today I am sharing one with fruit fruit and more fruit and I loved it! It’s the perfect every night dessert that can be personalized to your liking which is my favorite kind of recipe!
When it comes to veggies burger’s don’t judge a book by its cover. No matter how hard I try, I always have a lot of trouble keeping my patties from crumbling apart. That being said, regardless how it looks, I promise these ones taste awesome!
Zucchini, feta, and chickpeas are just the perfect combination. These veggie burgers have a real Mediterranean flair with a creamy tahini sauce adding a real depth of flavor. These burgers are a match made in veggie Mediterranean heaven!
And in case you are wondering, you can never have too much zucchini! Serve your burgers with yesterday’s zucchini fries!
Warning! These zucchini fries are addicting and the whipped feta dip only adds to the problem.
I made these fries for the first time a few weeks ago. I was staying in town for the weekend (which hasn’t happened in a while), so I wanted to take advantage of the extra time to test a lot of recipes. That leaves only one problem…who is going to eat it all? So I invited all my friends over to taste test the recipes with me. And although they liked everything (really, I promise they did), these fries were the first to go!
If you cook them for 16 minutes they end up nice and crisp. And the feta dip could not be easier to make. It’s just non fat plain greek yogurt and low fat feta, that’s it !
There is nothing like carrying your groceries on a humid 100 degree day, nothing. This is especially true when you decide it’s necessary that you buy a watermelon on said day (perhaps a hint for next week).
Carrying watermelons and groceries reminds me of growing up and going to pick pumpkins. My mom’s rule was always “you only can pick a pumpkin that you can carry.” However, she never specified the distance that one must carry said pumpkin. So my sister and I (especially my sister) always pushed the limit.
That is exactly how i feel about walking with groceries. I always can carry what I buy at the store but I never factor in the distance. I make the same mistake every time and today was no exception.
So after carrying my groceries in the DC heat (which never lets up), I crave something fresh and cool. That is where the zoodles come in. Zucchini is totally a trendsetter when it comes to spiralizing phase. And as is the case with zucchini, nothing beats the original. I find it easy to mess up when I am spiralizing other veggies but zucchinis always come out perfect and this recipe is no exception!
I have another messy sandwich for you this week. A couple weeks ago I shared this Apricot Blackberry Grilled Cheese and told you that I made a mess. Today’s sandwich is no exception.
I have been eating this sandwich combination for a few years. I found a grilled veggie sandwich like this one on a menu but with the addition of roasted red peppers. But as you have learned…surprise surprise… I hate roasted red peppers (and all peppers tbh). So like many of my recipes, I went home and creating a version to meet my taste specifications. And personally i think it’s even better without red peppers, but i guess i wouldn’t really know 😉
What would we do without zucchini? We need a vegetable that starts with z. How else would we say something like from apples to zucchini? We just wouldn’t.
Zucchini has certainly gained popularity as the sprializing craze took off. Even though you can spiralize just about everything, I still think zoodles are the easiest vegetable to spiralize. (of course I will be sharing a zoodle recipe this week).
Did you know there is a variety of zucchinis with yellow skin and no they are not yellow squash.
Now I have just changed the game! Make these mini crisps in individual sized ramekins and you don’t have to worry. This recipe can easily be halved so that you really only have 1 serving but it can also be doubled or tripled and you can serve all of your guests their own mini crisp. Win Win in my book.
And the smaller size dish cuts the cook time in half!
Layered smoothies have been taking over instagram this summer, so naturally i had to join in on the fun! I wanted to stick with my theme this week so today I am sharing a blueberry ombre smoothie. By changing the ratio of blueberry to yogurt I have changed the color (and texture) of different layers.
It has been so so hot in DC this week! Making a smoothie is truly the only way to get through it! Smoothies are a great make ahead breakfast or snack that can be enjoyed all week long. Definitely use plain unsweetened yogurt in this recipe! It’s plenty sweet without the added sugar. I highly recommend making a few smoothies ahead of time to ensure delicious healthy breakfast/snacks all week!