My Favorite Things: 5 Summer Recipes I Love

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My relationship with food is a healthy one. I love fruits and veggies; shopping at the farmers’ market and contributing to the local food cycle is one of my favorite parts of summer. Bread is one of my favorite foods, and I love The Bread Basket‘s cranberry walnut boules. I am very much an omnivore; while I love meat, a vegetarian or vegan recipe doesn’t scare me. My diet is balanced, but my weakness is definitely ice cream, especially Lake Effect‘s!

Now that you know a little bit about how I eat, here are my favorite warm-weather recipes:

  1. Grilled Zucchini: There’s no recipe for this one, just add olive oil, salt and pepper to sliced zucchini and throw it on the grill. So good!
  2. Oh She Glow‘s Empowered Noodle Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce: To be fair, I’ve never tried the Orange-Maple Miso version of this recipe. But why would you, because this peanut sauce is absolutely amazing. Get the recipe here.
  3. Inspiralized‘s Pesto: This pesto is so easy and we’ve made it twice this summer with basil from our garden. A version similar to our favorite is located here.
  4. Cucumber Salad: We have cucumbers growing out of our ears, so we eat this salad of cucumbers, red onions and dill constantly.
  5. Cowboy Caviar: Any combination of beans, corn and cilantro is going to be amazing with tortilla chips. I could make this for lunch everyday and be pretty content! Here’s a great version.

What recipes do you make over and over when the days get longer and the grill comes out? Let me know so I can love them too!

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