Looking for something different to serve for dessert? Try some Honey Ice Cream with a Strawberry-Balsamic swirl. It sounds far out there, but the classic strawberry-balsamic combination is as popular as ever. The sweet honey ice cream mixed with the tangy balsamic, YUM! Give this a try! Your guests will be very impressed (plus it’s super easy!)
Chickpea flour is a fantastic gluten free ingredient. The viscosity of the chickpeas are binding, so they act as a great alternative to any batter or breading that would normally use egg. Chickpea flour is savoury, nutty and packed with plant protein – high in iron and many other vitamins and minerals. It’s used to make Indian pakoras and is perfect for healthier frying!
There’s something incredibly zen-like about the risotto cooking process. It’s one of those easy, one-pot meals that doesn’t require a lot of labour but it involves a bit of babysitting. Risotto is also extremely versatile and a great vegetarian dinner option. This risotto recipe celebrates the humble herb garden; whether it’s a large backyard planter or a small window box, grab as many herbs as you can spare and get cooking!
Skillet-Roasted Artichokes with Charred Lemons and Lemony-Herb Aioli Is the easiest recipe, although a handful of steps, that will impress your dinner guests with restaurant-quality artichokes every time. These roasted artichokes are scented with lemon, garlic, onion, peppercorns and caramelized to perfection; served with caramelized lemons and the most delicious homemade lemony-herb aioli for dipping!
Stone Fruit Cobbler Bars are the perfect way to celebrate summer fruit! Either with your morning coffee, afternoon snack, or afterdinner dessert, these bars are the perfect treat! An almond shortbread base is topped with fresh peaches and juicy cherries, baked in an apricot jam custard that’s has been topped with crushed almonds, and almond crumble.
Thick and creamy zucchini and ricotta cheese sauce, tossing in your favorite pasta shape, seasoned with lemon and basil and finished with parmesan, tossed bread crumbs, and pine nuts. This summer zucchini pasta is the crown jewel of any summer occasion; from easy weeknight dinners or weekend BBQs, this simple-to-make, light, and refreshing dish is the ideal way to highlight this fantastic summer veggie—did I mention you may serve it either hot or chilled!
These quick Lemon & Herb Butter Scallops are the perfect seafood dish to serve any night of the week. Skillet-seared scallops drizzled with a lemon & herb butter sauce could be served with a simple salad, rice or a side of corn, making it a slightly fancy but effortless meal.
Potato salad is a well loved summertime recipe. It’s a great contribution to an outdoor gathering with friends like a picnic or a BBQ, it’s simple to prepare and there are endless opportunities to deviate from a classic potato salad, putting a unique spin on the classic recipe. This recipe uses bright spring asparagus, savoury whole grain mustard and lots of punchy onion flavour!