Easy, healthy, sometimes indulgent recipes

Archive: Jun 2016

Strawberry Mojito

Super easy summertime strawberry mojito, made with fresh mint and juicy, ripe strawberries.

strawberry mojito

Summertime just calls for these types of cocktails. Long hot days, abundance of fresh fruit and herbs just beg to be mixed in a summery “I want to getaway to a tropical place”  type of a drink.  This drink evokes that feeling for me.  It is not too sweet, the mint makes it refreshing and the rum gives it just enough of a tropical feel that is reminiscent of a perfect getaway.  

In addition to eating fresh strawberries, mixing them in smoothies, plain yogurt this cocktail is a great way to use up extra berries from the Farmer’s Market

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Vegetarian Lasagna with Squash and Spinach

Vegetarian Lasagna with summer squash and baby spinach that is wonderfully healthy, nutritious and makes a great make ahead meal.

vegaterian Lasagna

I originally saw this recipe in Rachel Ray magazine which an also be found here.  This dish caught my attention because I knew that my summer garden would  yield lots of zucchini and yellow squash and I am always looking for creative ways to use summer produce.  I love how easy this vegetarian lasagna is to customize and I can make this on a Sunday and have dinner for several nights.  Additionally, the large amount of basil gives the finished product such a fresh, inviting summery flavor and it makes it difficult to stop with just one serving.  Of course, you could switch up the herbs, but when it comes to gardening the one thing that always thrives for me are herbs, so for me basil is plentiful. 

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