Berry Rosehip Chia Agua Fresca

This berry and rosehip flavored agua fresca makes a terrific thirst quencher on a hot day.

Berry Rosehip Chia Agua Fresca

One of the simplest and most popular summer drinks around here is agua fresca.  Farmer’s markets are filled with stands offering a variety of these cool fruit waters to satisfy your thirst on a hot day.

They’re a natural for this time of year, refreshing, not too sweet and perfect for cooling off from the summer heat.  Made up of little more than fruit and herb or flower infused water, they’re infinitely customizable based on what you happen to have on hand.

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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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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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Broken Vanilla Cupcake Fig & Banana Coconut Cream Trifles ( Grain-Free, Paleo)

Broken Vanilla Cupcake Fig & Banana Coconut Cream Trifles

Christal from Nutritionist in the Kitch stops by today to share her recipe for Broken Vanilla Cupcake Fig & Banana Coconut Cream Trifles. I’m really pleased to… 

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Buttered Miso-Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic + Togarashi (GF)

Buttered Miso-Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic + Togarashi (GF)

Emily Stoffel from The Pig & Quill stops by today to share her recipe for Buttered Miso-Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic + Togarashi (GF). I’m very happy… 

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Pecorino Popovers (Grain-Free)

Pecorino Popovers (Grain-Free)

These savory grain-free pecorino popovers make a great addition to any brunch or dinner. There’s something uniquely irresistible about a piping hot popover straight from… 

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Spring Fattoush Salad (Grain-Free)

Spring Fattoush Salad Recipe

This spring version of fattoush is a cool, tangy salad with lots of crunch. Traditionally a handy vehicle for using up stale pita or flat… 

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Mediterranean Style Nachos with Grain-Free Pita Chips

Grain-Free Pita Chips and Mediterranean Style Nachos

Homemade grain-free pita triangles are topped with a chunky mix of tomatoes, olives and feta for a Mediterranean twist on nachos. When it comes to snacking, chips… 

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Apricot Seed Bars

Apricot Seed Bars

These energy bars filled with nutty seeds and chewy apricots make the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Whether I’ve been out all day and didn’t have time… 

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Daikon Noodles with Red Cabbage, Spinach Slaw and Sesame Mustard Dressing

Daikon Noodles with Red Cabbage, Spinach Slaw and Sesame Mustard Dressing

Fresh, crisp and tangy, these daikon noodles with red cabbage and spinach slaw are irresistibly crunchy. This noodle salad is all about the crisp and… 

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Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) and Mushroom Sauté Persillade

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) and Mushroom Sauté Persillade on gourmandeinthekitchen.com (60 of 104)

Sunchokes are sautéed with mushrooms and finished with a shower of parsley, garlic and lemon.   With a sweet nutty taste and a tender creamy… 

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Coconut Flour Brownies with Chocolate Ganache from Everyday Grain-Free Baking by Kelly Smith.

Everyday Grain-Free Baking

A recipe for coconut flour brownies with chocolate ganache and an interview with the author of Everyday Grain-Free Baking by Kelly Smith. Making wholesome grain-free baked… 

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