The heart of summer is such a fantastic time to be a cook. Despite some days where the heat definitely makes the idea of standing over a stove less than appealing, the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables makes up for it and this week’s Good (Food) Reads is filled with recipes that take advantage of all of that summer produce! Do you have a go-to summer recipe? Send it our way and we’ll feature it on Good (Food) Reads!…
Hello, friends! Welcome back to Good (Food) Reads. It’s hard to believe another week has passed and after a gorgeous, long, holiday weekend I’m actually finding it a little hard to be excited about food – I’m still SO FULL. But, for those of you who are ready to dive back into your kitchens, here’s this week’s collection of web inspiration that we call Good (Food) Reads.
For cooling off on those hot summer afternoons (and a perfect non-alcoholic option for parties!), I am really excited to try the Pineapple Mint Cooler from Honestly Yum.
Similarly, this Summer Bliss Juice from The First Mess sounds perfect for happy hour. I’ve been on a real watermelon kick lately so this one is right up my alley.
In a slightly less “healthy” direction, I’m planning on whipping up a batch of these Magic 5 Cookies later this week. We’re having some work done on our house and I think it will be a great treat for all the workers, or as my son loves to call them, “construction guys.” (Recipe via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
And since I am on the subject of sweets, has anyone tried these Peach Creamsicles from Meaningful Eats? They are vegan and dairy free, which basically negates the calories, right?!?!
As we really head into the heat of summer (yes!), I’m always looking for lighter dinner options. I am thinking these Turkey Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps (The Creative Bite) or Grilled Monterey Chicken (A Kitchen Addiction) would be fantastic weeknight options. What are your favorite light(er) summer dishes? The Fed Up Foodie also posted a recipe for Mediterranean Tuna Salad that is calling my name…
Because of our construction project, grilling will be a little challenging the next few weeks. This One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus (Chelsea’s Messy Apron) could be a great and easy oven friendly option. Plus, limited clean up! Total winner already in my book.
And because I can’t pass up a good quinoa salad, I’m itching to try Cookie + Kate’s Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad.
Finally, I’m putting this out here really so that I can find it later! I’m always looking for new meals to bring to new parents and here’s a great compilation of ideas from The New York Times: Almost As Good As A Full Night’s Sleep – 26 Dishes to Cook for New Parents.
Friends, that’s it’s for this week’s Good (Food) Reads. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and we’ll see you on Friday with a new post! Until then, send us your new favorite or must make recipes and we would love to feature them on the blog!!
This upcoming holiday weekend is a big one in my family. Each year we gather at my grandmother’s lake cottage and spend at least 3 days eating, swimming, boating, and relaxing by evening bonfires. It is heaven. And we are always looking for new foods to try out on the ever expanding family. With that in mind, here are this week’s Good Food Reads! Enjoy.
Olive Oil Zucchini Bread, perfect for that summer bumper crop of zucchini that is on the way.
Mark Bittman’s Salmon Burgers. Because sometimes you just need to mix up the summer grill. I think these sound perfect for the holiday weekend!
Momofuku’s Soy Sauce Eggs. I’m completely intrigued by these. Has anyone tried them?
I do love a good Cooking Light recipe when trying to be mindful of calories. Here’s a Sausage, Shrimp and Quinoa Skillet that looks amazing!
Speaking of shrimp, I can’t wait to make this Hot Honey Shrimp. I’ve been so into the spicy, spicy foods lately and this one seems right up my alley.
Simplest Cabbage Slaw, via Alexandra’s Kitchen. Perfect for all those CSA boxes!
And another classic from Alexandra’s Kitchen, Zucchini Bread. I love to double the batch and freeze some for later!
Loving this collection of 10 Vegetarian Recipes from Love + Lemons. I’m filing it away for Meatless Mondays! I’m especially excited about the orzo stuffed peppers. Yum.
Two Bean Summer Vegetable Chili. Because even though it’s 90 degrees out, I still could eat soup/chili all day, every day. This is a light and summery take on a classic.
Also curious about this Curried Fried Rice. Would be great for leftover rice or maybe even quinoa!
I had this post all ready to go and then I got an email from Better Homes and Gardens (random, I know) with Copycat Recipes That are Better Than the Originals. I can’t wait to try the DQ Crunch Cone dupe, the At Home Animal Style Fries, and the Dole Whip! Yum.
And finally, Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip. Because it’s a holiday weekend and calories don’t count. Right? Right.
Happy (almost) Fourth of July, friends!!