Summer Drink Ideas

Summer Drink Ideas


I'm delivering a list of quenchers today. A quick summer drink round-up to keep you hydrated and full of good ingredients while enjoying the sunshine. xo -h Summer Drink Ideas Vanilla Rose Water: I've encountered vanilla water in various guises over the past year or two. It's fantastic. The first time was at Héctor Galván's La Casa Tropical studio - it was sparkling water with a small segment of beautiful Mexican vanilla dropped into it. And again, the other night, my friend Bonni made a version combining a vanilla segment with fresh, fragrant rose petals, and a splash of rose water. It was a beautiful refresher. I did this version of Bonni's (pictured above) and added ice-cubes frozen with a mix of summer berries to the rose petals and rose water...Continue>>

Favorite Summer Recipes

Favorite Summer Recipes

A round-up of favorite summer recipes. A short list of summer-friendly recipes that I have a special fondness for, and revisit regularly.

Green Spaghetti Pie

Green Spaghetti Pie

Excited about this! A whole food, plant-based everyday remake of spaghetti pie - made with a special blended kale green sauce, chickpea or whole-grain pasta, and garlic.


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Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

Imagine a Shepherd's Pie with the flavors of an Indian samosa - that's what's going on here. Vegan, make-ahead, one-dish meal with a split pea (or lentil) base, mashed potato crust, and spices.

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil

Have you seen the little book, Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal? It's great on many fronts, and I made these Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil from it.

Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad

This is a salad you'll crave every day. A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. It has tofu and peanuts, coconut, ginger, avocado, and hemp seeds. The dressing(!) - it's simple but strong, and steps in with an assertive spicy sriracha-lime punch.

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is a go-to. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds.



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Cucumber Gin Slush

Cucumber Gin Slush

A blended, gin-spiked cucumber slushy for the hottest of days. They're refreshing, easy-drinking, with a kiss of limoncello.

All-The-Tomatoes & Pasta Salad

All-The-Tomatoes & Pasta Salad

Tomatoes & pasta in an A+ one-bowl meal - whole-grain pasta, baby kale, basil, and the best tomatoes you can get your hands on, with a generous drizzle of strong harissa dressing.

Golden Beet Hummus

Golden Beet Hummus

A lightened-up hummus - reining in the tahini and oil a bit. Billowy and smooth, it's a boosted hummus for everyday, all-day w/ golden beets, turmeric, and chickpeas.

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It's feel-good food that won't weigh you down - ponzu dressing, green vegetables, and the pasta of your choice.