Persian Style Cucumber Yogurt Soup

A creamy and cooling chilled cucumber yogurt soup to help escape the heat.

Persian Style Cucumber Yogurt Soup

The soup I have for you today is the ideal starter on a hot day when you’re in dire need of both refreshment and nourishment.  It’s a no-cook soup that’s super simple to make and a hot weather favorite of mine.

It’s cooling properties lies in the combination of cucumbers, yogurt and mint.  The refreshing trio is whisked together along with a few other savory and sweet additions to make a cold, creamy and slightly tart soup that’s pretty irresistible on days when the temperatures are steadily rising.

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Zucchini and Summer Squash Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Prepare tender, grilled vegetable skewers featuring zucchini and summer squash and a tangy tahini yogurt sauce at your next barbecue.

Zucchini and Summer Squash Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

With Memorial Day behind us and the 4th of July just ahead, I’d venture to say quite a few of you have already fired up your grills at least once.  The summer months mean more meals enjoyed outdoors and that means lots of grilling.

Grilling isn’t just for hot dogs and hamburgers though; the intense heat of the grill transforms vegetables into something pretty special as well.  Grilled vegetables cook quickly, with a just hint of smoky flavor.

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Peach, Cherry and Green Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Peach, Cherry and Green Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

A sweet and savory salad filled with green beans, peaches and cherries that’s everything good about summer on a plate. Summer days are salad days. … 

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Raw Vegetable Summer Rolls with Triple Sesame Dipping Sauce

Raw Vegetable Summer Rolls with Triple Sesame Dipping Sauce

These ultra fresh vegetable summer rolls are the perfect warm weather lunch or appetizer. If you’re looking for a light, vegetable-filled lunch, snack or appetizer… 

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Watermelon, Spinach and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Watermelon, Spinach and Zucchini Noodle Salad

A fresh, cooling summer dish featuring watermelon’s savory side. Wonderfully cool and crunchy, watermelon is truly the perfect summer food. Refreshingly delicious, it keeps you… 

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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Italian Cream Soda

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Italian Cream Soda

A pretty pink sparkling drink made with balsamic roasted strawberries. I’ve learned over the years that I simply have no impulse control when it comes… 

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Clean Green Soup

Clean Green Soup

A cleansing green soup to nourish and revitalize your body anytime of year. I know it’s almost summer and the so-called soup season has long… 

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Eggs Benedict with Asparagus on Portobello Mushrooms with Goat Cheese Sauce

Eggs Benedict with Asparagus on Portobello Mushrooms with Goat Cheese Sauce

There’s no need to wake up early to make this satisfying breakfast featuring roasted asparagus and poached eggs. This is just the kind of meal… 

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Adopt an Olive Tree | Pomora Olive Oil Giveaway

Pomora Olive Oil

Win a year’s worth of olive oil direct from the source. Do you know where your olive oil comes from? Many bottles of extra virgin… 

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Spring Asparagus, Artichoke and Arugula Salad with Chive Vinaigrette

Spring Asparagus, Artichoke and Arugula Salad with Chive Vinaigrette

Add a bevy of green to your meal with this spring salad filled with asparagus, artichokes, peas and arugula. The thought of spring always brings to mind… 

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Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

Mango, Pineapple, Carrot, Orange, Smoothie

A fresh and fruity smoothie with the bright flavors of mango, pineapple, orange and carrots. I’ve got a quick and easy breakfast idea for you… 

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Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Bell Peppers

Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Bell Pepper Recipe

Ella from Pure Ella stops by today to share her recipe for Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Bell Peppers. I have one more guest stopping by… 

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