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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Grain-Free Crêpes with Honey Citrus Compote

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These grain-free crêpes with honey citrus compote are as tasty hot off the pan as they are from the fridge the next day.   I… 

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Quick Spicy Tomato Vegetable Soup

Quick Spicy Tomato Vegetable Soup

A quick and spicy tomato soup inspired by the flavors of Puttanesca sauce filled with vegetables. There have been many bowls of soup on the menu recently… 

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Warm Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Citrus Miso Dressing

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A warm winter salad of roasted cauliflower and carrots with a bright citrus dressing. Even in the dead of winter I often find myself craving… 

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Ravishingly Red Juice | Pomegranate, Beet, Red Cabbage Juice

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A sweet-tart combination of pomegranate, beets, red cabbage and ginger that will energize and invigorate you. It seems inevitable that come January we’re all struck… 

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2014 in Review: Favorite Recipes from Gourmande in the Kitchen

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A collection of  favorite recipes on Gourmande in the Kitchen  from each month in 2014. It’s almost the beginning of 2015 and time to ring… 

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Cauliflower “Fried Rice” From The Grain-Free Family Table | Interview with the Author and Giveaway

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A recipe for Cauliflower “Fried Rice” and an interview with the author of The Grain-Free Family Table, Carrie Vitt. You may already know Carrie Vitt, she’s the author… 

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Raw Raspberry Chocolates

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Simple but sophisticated raw chocolates topped with raspberries and pink salt make a wonderful homemade treat. If you’re still looking for a simple but tasty… 

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Roasted Chestnuts with Sage Browned Butter

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Make a batch of roasted chestnuts with a drizzle of sage browned butter this winter. The sweet smell of chestnuts roasting in the air is one… 

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Dark Chocolate Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

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Dark and intense, these aren’t your ordinary macaroon cookies. These deep, rich, chocolate macaroon thumbprint cookies are one of my favorites to make around the… 

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Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

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10 great ideas for everyone on your list and a chance to win each one. (Over $700 worth of gifts!)   It’s finally here…the holiday season… 

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