Summer Eats

Kimchi – Hoisin Glass Noodles

Kimchi is one of the most delicious ways to get your gut health on. The crunchy, strangely addictive fermented veggie can sometimes scare people (ok I get that the scent is a bit intense). But I am telling you, this recipe will trick them into loving the thing. The simple dressing dials down the intensity of plain kimchi, without loosing its flavor and healthy gut-boosting lactobacilli bacteria (since there is no cooking involved with the veggies). Add in avocados or pair it with a meat for a full on delish dinner. This is also totally vegan, gluten free, and dairy free, which means all your ultra healthy pals will think you’re totally in tune with their super trendy lifestyle.

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Hoisin, Ginger Steak Kebabs with Kimchi Hoisin Glass Noodles

Using a simple Asian style marinade, these steak kebabs are flavorful, easy to prep ahead of time, and are ready in under 10 minutes on a grill or broiled in the oven. Make our simple, gluten free, Kimchi glass noodle salad for a no cook side dish that is perfect for any summer BBQ or lunch date. Add in any of your favorite easy to grill veggies to the kebab, making this your new completely customizable dish for all those picky eaters in the family, all done in under 30 minutes.

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Entertaining Essentials: Summer Veggie & Salami Pasta Salad with Yogurt, Cashew, and Herb Dressing

Summer cooking should be bright and full of the freshest produce. This pasta salad has an Italian spin with a tangy cashew pesto vinaigrette and chunks of high quality Salami. The vinaigrette is made with Greek yogurt which gives a lighter taste than a cheese based pesto. I love finding new ways to incorporate raw nuts into dressings and sauces, adding depth of flavor, a smoother, more decadent consistency, plus extra protein. Packed atop a bed of greens, this is one of the prettiest, most brightly colored platters you’ll put on the table, which is exactly why I pair it with a bouquet of summer’s best friend, the sunflower.

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Summer Veggie & Salami Pasta Salad with Yogurt, Cashew, and Herb Dressing

Summer cooking should be bright and full of the freshest produce. This pasta salad has an Italian spin with Salami and a pesto type vinaigrette, without the heaviness of cheese. I love finding new ways to incorporate raw nuts into my dressings and sauces, adding depth of flavor, a smoother, more decadent consistency and of course some protein. Packed atop a bed of greens, this is one of the prettiest, most brightly colored platters you’ll put on the table, which is exactly why you should pair it with a bouquet of sunflowers.

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