11 unique back to school lunch ideas

11 unique back to school lunch ideas to get you through the school year! It's hard to believe that it's back to school time.  I feel like summer just started and we were excited to stay up late and play in the pool.  It's time to switch gears and focus on getting prepped for the new school year though.  One of the big things is back to school lunches.  If you are looking for unique back to school lunch ideas, you're in luck!  I have gathered 11 great ideas that go beyond the plain ham and cheese sandwich. Easy baked mac and cheese cups  // I love that you can make a big batch of these and have them ready for the week. Pizza pasta salad // Have a picky eater?  I bet they will LOVE this yummy pizza pasta salad! Baked corn tortilla cheese dogs // I love the combination of … [Read more...]

Cacio e pepe linguine with white asparagus

As the weather is getting warmer and sunny afternoons are followed by long evenings on the porch chatting with friends I feel less and less motivated to spend time in the kitchen and cook elaborate meals. This recipe is for one of those evenings: when you can finally say "Ah summer is coming" and all you want is a simple, delicious dinner that can be put together in less than 15 minutes.   Recipe Ingredients 14 oz dry linguine (or fresh pasta of your choice) 1 bunch white asparagus 2 cups coarsely grated cheese (ideally ¾ of a cup parmesan and 1 ¼ roman pecorino) Pepper to taste 4 tbsp olive oil a handful of slivered almonds Instructions Bring one large pot of salted water to a boil In the meantime trim the ends of the asparagus, then peel the stems … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Popsicles

The Fourth of July will be here before we know it! Why not take a little time now to prepare for the hot holiday and make these refreshing and delightfully healthy Fourth of July popsicles? Once they're in your freezer, you can keep them there until the festivities begin. Nothing like a good make-ahead recipe to beat the heat this Fourth of July! So get out your popsicle molds and get cool!   [sc:adsense ] Fourth of July Popsicles Ingredients 1 cup frozen strawberries, almost thawed 1 cup lemonade 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, almost thawed How-To Purée the thawed strawberries in a blender. Evenly distribute to 6 popsicle molds. Freeze for 30 minutes. Pour lemonade evenly on top of the strawberries. Freeze for 1.5 hours. Purée the thawed blueberries … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Vegan Summer Recipes

Vegan sometimes gets a bad reputation for not standing up to it's competitors. Today is the day we get proved wrong. These are the ultimate vegan summer recipes that will rock your taste buds! We have everything from appetizers to desserts. All vegan. All delicious! Perfect for summer! Won't you give these vegan summer recipes a try? Appetizers 1/Corn, Avocado and Blueberry Kale Salad from Vanilla & Spice 2/Grilled Avocado Hummus from What Jew Wanna Eat 3/Thai Lettuce Wraps with Basil from The Recipe Renovator 4/Garden Fresh Gazpacho from Wine & Glue Main Dishes 5/Veggie 'Meatballs' from Diethood 6/Pineapple Rum Beans from Healthy Slow Cooking 7/Sesame Noodles from Cupcakes & Kale Chips 8/Chick-quin Sandwich from Spabettie 9/Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeno … [Read more...]

Chickpea vegetarian burgers

I think that burgers are one of the most satisfying foods on earth, even when they are not made out of meat and can be called healthy. My favourite thing about vegetarian burgers is the extra add-ins, and this recipe surely doesn't miss any: grilled cheese, guacamole and caramelized onions (of course any extra would just make these burgers even more delicious). I would have liked to use a heartier bread, but I couldn't find any at my local shop this morning! I think that any wholesome home-made or store bought bread would pair very well with the chickpeas. The burgers themselves taste like falafel and can be flavoured with any spice mix and seasonal greens. These burgers are perfect for a spring/summer weeknight dinner or for a vegetarian option at a barbecue along with some roasted sweet … [Read more...]

Melted Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Float

It's hard to drink hot coffee during those sweltering summer months. Milkshakes, slushies and ice cream floats become frequent lingo. Let's combine them! When you pour hot coffee on top of chocolate chip ice cream, the coffee instantly cools and in the process, melts the chocolate chips in the ice cream. Melted coffee chocolate ice cream float. Genius! Can I have one every day? This coffee float is such a quick way to satisfy the sweet tooth and get your caffeine too! For the children, you can always pour hot chocolate instead of coffee on the ice cream. You can also be creative with the flavor of ice cream. I'm just partial to the melted chocolate chips. What flavor of ice cream would you choose to be in your float? [sc:adsense ] Melted Chocolate Coffee … [Read more...]