Tag: snacks sauces and sides

  • Watery Summer Fruit Snack Plate

    Watery Summer Fruit Snack Plate

    A visually stunning, harmoniously watery-prime, tasty, and refreshing fruit plate perfect for sharing! *** And in particular, this is a dish designed to use up any odds and ends, surplus, and/or just going bad fruits you may have in your warmer season— you can easily customize and substitute with any other dried or fresh fruit…

  • Minty Melon Gazpacho

    Minty Melon Gazpacho

    An absolutely delightful, chilled soup for the summer. Buttery-melon sweetness, mild watery coolness, robustly hot and sharp garlic, and zesty lime juice and salt all come together to make a balanced happy dish! Ingredients Special equipment: high-speed blender or food processor Prep time: 5 minutesYields: 1 serving Preparation: blend all ingredients together until completely smooth,…

  • Salted Honeydew Melon and Papaya

    Salted Honeydew Melon and Papaya

    Pure refreshing watery goodness. Adding a dash of salt brings out even more of each fruit’s natural sweetness, and increases electrolytes for you should you be sweating too much in the heat! Ingredients: Prep time: 5-10 minutesYields: roughly 4-8 servings, depending on size of melon and papaya Preparation: Yasmine’s notes: I actually used to dislike…

  • Garlicky-Herbed Zucchini Noodles

    Garlicky-Herbed Zucchini Noodles

    Buttery, sweet, caramelized, warm, flavorful… and yet equally, mellow and mild as a summer squash is. 🙂 🙂 🙂 (I also thoroughly recommend with Basil Pine Nut and Red Onion Pesto and some additional red chile flakes of your choice.) Ingredients: Prep time: 10-15 minutesYields: 2 servings Preparation: Yasmine’s notes: As this was good, SO…

  • Basil Pine Nut and Red Onion Pesto

    Basil Pine Nut and Red Onion Pesto

    Heart healthy raw garlic and onions come together to balance airy-sharp pine nuts with lemon juice that pops, and leafy, wonderful basil. Also, smells LOVELY. Ingredients: Special equipment: high speed blender or food processor, air-tight container with lid Prep time: 5 minutesYields: 16 servings/2 cups of pesto (1 Tbsp per serving) Preparation: blend all ingredients…

  • Watery Papaya Blast Cereal

    Watery Papaya Blast Cereal

    Instant warmth, cooling, and waking you up all in one with a tasty fruity combination! Ingredients: Prep time: 5 minutesYields: 1 serving Preparation: Place everything together in a small bowl and eat! Yasmine’s notes: Hits you with a BLAST of rushing cool refreshment from the very water-dense papaya, blueberries, and mild hazelnut milk… yet at…

  • Airy-Yerba Cauliflower Rice

    Airy-Yerba Cauliflower Rice

    This riced cauliflower has some SERIOUS airy zap to it. o__O Try it, and see what I mean. Ingredients: Prep time: 10 minutesYields: 2 servings Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a large skillet or frying pan (non-stick preferrable) and sauté on medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes until the cauliflower rice is softened and all moisture…

  • Leafy Sabzi سبزی (Greens!)

    Leafy Sabzi سبزی (Greens!)

    Eating fresh sabzi/سبزی– a Farsi term that literally translates to ‘greens’ or ‘herbs’ in English– is a practice of simply eating rinsed, cut green vegetables as they are: in this case, fresh lettuces that are VERY easy to find around my current neck of the woods. Get yourself a pre-prepped blend of whatever sabzi is…

  • Better Homes and Gardens-Inspired Paprika-Herb Seasoning

    Better Homes and Gardens-Inspired Paprika-Herb Seasoning

    Finding the original recipe courtesy Better Homes and Gardens, this fragrant paprika-spiced seasoning is worth keeping in stock! Ingredients: Special Equipment: high speed blender or food processor Prep time: 5 minutesYields: 2 Tbsp seasoning mix Preparation: grind all ingredients together in a high speed blender or food processor until fennel seeds are mostly powdery and…

  • Warm Chai BBQ Spice Rub

    Warm Chai BBQ Spice Rub

    Perfect for a tomato-braised dish! Ingredients: Prep time: 5 minutesYields: approximately 1/4 cup of spice rub Preparation: Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and use as a rub of your choice. Yasmine’s notes: To test the NOT hot, but warm and inviting flavors of this spice rub, I suggest you try…