20 March 2015

Happy Spring!

This has been one of the easiest winters I've ever had, weather-wise, but I'm still looking forward to the first day of spring!  With sun shining and plants sprouting, I can't wait for fresh fruits and colorful veggies.  What better way to acknowledge the changing of seasons than to make a list of my favorite spring/summer recipes?

Fresh fruits:

Rustic Blueberry-Plum Galette
I love love LOVED this galette.  It was so tempting to eat the whole thing in one sitting.  Blueberry season just feels like the pinnacle of summer, and there's no better way to eat them than in a pie.
Blackcap Cheesecake Pie
If you prefer cheesecake over pie, then maybe you can find some middle ground with a cheesecake pie!  Blackcaps or black raspberries were my urban foraging adventure in Michigan.  Who knows what I'll find this year down in South Carolina!
Black Raspberry Gin Fizz
There's nothing like getting your serving of fruit in cold, refreshing beverage form while sitting out on the porch enjoying the last rays of sunlight.  This gin fizz tasted like a gourmet soda with a touch of gin - fancy and satisfying, all in one.

Colorful Veggies:

Veggie Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
I had to put spring rolls on the list, for obvious reasons. But just look at that rainbow of colors!  Spring rolls are a great appetizer - and they're easy to put together!  I made them for Easter last year and they were a total hit.
Paleo Taco Boats
These taco boats are a lighter, gluten-free / Paleo version of their tortilla counterparts.  All the deliciousness of a taco, delivered in an endive wrap.  Because tacos.  But also bikini season.
Crunchy Black Bean Chicken Salad
This dish is as delicious as it is gorgeous, combining grilled chicken and a cilantro-lime dressing with a veggie-rich black bean salad.  Grilled chicken, people!  Dig that grill out and remind yourself how great it is to be able to grill outside.
Lime Basil Juice + Margarita
As long as we're on the subject of colorful, delicious things, let's pretend for a second that basil is a vegetable and add lime-basil juice to the list!  With or without the margarita, this juice was one of the most interesting things I've made.  Highly recommended!
And if we're still chatting about tropical-flavors-that-don't-really-meet-the-designated-category, I'm going to go ahead and throw this one in too, because fresh ginger and tuna steaks just sound like a something that should be a spring tradition (especially after watching everyone on my entire Facebook take a Caribbean vacation this winter).
Spicy Grilled Caribbean Tuna
If it makes you feel better, you can grill up some kabob veggies to go with it.
There it is.  All the season's joy in eight recipes.  Time to get cooking!

06 March 2015


I forgot to write a blog post today, so I'm using this 
opportunity to introduce the sixerbus Instagram!
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