Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini boats are filled with a crunchy mixture of cauliflower “couscous” flavored with baby spinach and fresh herbs then topped with pine nuts.

Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini Boats gourmandeinthekitchen.com  Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini has become somewhat of a staple at mealtime here, which always seems to be the case around this time of year when they’re at their most plentiful.

And when they’re as fresh and tender as they have been, there’s no reason to even cook them. The slender ones have an especially creamy interior  that make them the perfect candidates for being eaten raw.

… 

Read More »

Fresh Mint Granita with Watermelon and Raspberries

A scoop of cooling, fresh mint granita takes the sweet/tart flavors of watermelon and raspberries to new heights.

Fresh Mint Granita with Watermelon and Raspberries gourmandeinthekitchen.com  Fresh Mint Granita with Watermelon and Raspberries

A fresh and frosty treat that’s simple yet sophisticated; granitas are the grown-up version of childhood snow cones.  Each icy mouthful is pure bliss on a sweltering day.

At its simplest, it can serve as a refreshing palate cleanser between courses; it adds an elegant touch to any meal and never fails to impress. Dressed up a bit it also makes an excellent dessert or afternoon treat on a hot summer day.

… 

Read More »

Spicy Mango Cucumber Salad Skewers

mango skewers, cucumber skewers, salad skewers, summer appetizer

Skewers of mango and cucumber dressed with fresh chili, lime and salt are an utterly refreshing collaboration of salty, sweet, tart and spicy tastes.  Here’s a fun… 

Read More »

Fig, Green Bean and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts

Fig, Green Bean and Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts from gourmandeinthekitchen.com-5

Tender green beans, juicy figs and crunchy radicchio are tossed together with fresh herbs in this summery salad. Simple salads are a staple for me… 

Read More »

Chilled Tomato Peach Soup with Pistachio Basil Pistou

chilled tomato soup, cold tomato soup, peach soup, tomato soup, basil pistou

Warm weather favorites unite in a refreshingly light and vibrant chilled soup. While a steaming bowl of soup is probably the last thing that comes… 

Read More »

Snap Pea Slaw Cups with Avocado Chive Cream

snap pea and radish slaw, cabbage cups with avocado, avocado cream, raw appetizer, paleo appetizer, cabbage cups with avocado cream

Irresistibly crunchy and crisp, these snap pea slaw cups are perfect for warm weather meals and outdoor entertaining. I just can’t seem to get enough… 

Read More »

Zucchini Noodles with Caper Olive Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes

Just a few minutes are all it takes to create a bowl full of zucchini noodles topped with a tangy caper olive sauce and juicy sweet cherry tomatoes.

Raw zucchini noodles are topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and a tangy caper olive sauce in this fresh and quick no-cook dish. Long sunny days… 

Read More »

Collard Vegetable Wraps with Creamy Basil Hemp Seed Sauce

collard wraps, vegetable wraps, raw wraps, raw collard wraps, vegan collard wraps, collard recipe, raw recipe, vegan recipe

A fresh vegetable filled wrap with a creamy, cooling basil hemp seed sauce that’s perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or a light meal. I’m a bit… 

Read More »

Rejuvenating Root Juice | Carrot, Beet, Blood Orange, Ginger, Turmeric Juice

root vegetable juice, carrot beet juice, carrot beet ginger juice, carrot orange juice, carrot ginger juice, carrot turmeric juice, blood orange juice

This zippy juice with the power of carrots, beets, oranges, lemons, ginger and turmeric will put a little pep in your step. You know that… 

Read More »

Frozen Lemon Kefir (Yogurt) with Blackberry Coulis

Frozen Lemon Kefir with Blackberry Coulis, frozen kefir, frozen lemon kefir, frozen yogurt, blackberry sauce, blackberry coulis

With its distinctive zippy tang and multitude of beneficial active cultures, this lemony frozen kefir with blackberry coulis is a fresh take on frozen yogurt…. 

Read More »

Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Pots with Raspberry Rosewater Sauce

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding Pots with Raspberry Rosewater Sauce - gourmandeinthekitchen.com

A creamy almost instant pudding made from chia seeds is swirled with a bright and tangy raspberry rosewater sauce and topped with fresh raspberries in this easy… 

Read More »

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea - gourmandeinthekitchen.com

The light floral notes of hibiscus and the sweet/tart combination of strawberries and rhubarb make a cooling and lively iced tea that’s naturally caffeine-free. If… 

Read More »