The weather earlier this week was insane! You want to talk about a scorcher? I thought that I was back working Coachella! Thank goodness I could jump in a pool to cool off. I wish that I had this salad to cool me down from the inside out, though.
I was inspired by a salad that I had years ago, with watermelon, tomato, mint, and feta, plus some vegetarian roe for a salty kick. This one is slightly different, with creamy pine nuts changing up the texture, and a combination of mint and basil to make it interesting (and pretty!).
The best part about this salad is that it comes together in mere minutes. If you chill the tomato and watermelon before assembly it works out even better. This is the perfect side for a summer party, BBQ or as a light snack. Throw a little white balsamic vinegar on there and call it a day!
Can you believe that it’s almost September? Just thinking about it gets me super excited! After all, September does play host to my birthday (;)), the beginning of fall, and a new set of produce to work with. Fall is my favorite season; the weather cools, the aroma of damp leaves and smoke from fireplaces mixed with the lowering sun create this warm rusty aura around the thought of it. Alas, it is still Summer, and this smoothie uses some of its quintessential ingredients to end August on a good note.
Bright peaches with soft skin locking in their sweet juice grace counter tops all over the states, while humongous watermelons are being sliced and enjoyed at the last of the Summer BBQs this Labor Day weekend. What happens when you combine these two great fruits with a berry back-up singer and refreshing mint? A icy-cool treat that is great for Summer mornings. The addition of hulled hemp seeds ups the creaminess and protein content, a win-win!
One of my favorite pairings when making juices is any fruit in combination with carrots. With their subtle sweetness they mellow out sweeter fruits without making it bitter, while not adding additional sugar. This juice ended up being super delicious and if you have any watermelon left over from the summer, you should really try this!
My mixing ratio was 1:1:1 for the apple, watermelon, and carrot juice. Happy Raw Wednesday, everyone!
I know it seems a bit early in the morning for this, but let’s start off our day with something to look forward to! Here is my lazy, booze-infused watermelon; if you don’t have the couple of days it takes to pour the vodka directly into the watermelon, try this!
4-6 Cups Largely Cubed (but bite-sized) Watermelon
2/3-1 Cup or so (depending on how strong you want it) Vodka
I used orange flavored vodka (it was what I happened to have on-hand) and then froze the watermelon overnight for an awesome party snack the next day!