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Jerk Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Pineapple, and Corn

Jerk Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Pineapple

Jerk Shrimp Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Pineapple, and Corn

Just a mention of the Caribbean evokes longing for sunny beaches, cool drinks, and tasty island eats. Though we can’t all experience the pristine beaches this summer, it’s much easier to get a taste of the Caribbean in your neck of the woods! This recipe for jerk shrimp quinoa salad showcases jerk seasoning, a traditional… Read More »

Creamy Asparagus Polenta Quiche

Creamy Asparagus Quiche

Meet Megan’s “brunch pie,” the best quiche you’ll ever find that only requires two eggs—one for the crust, one for the filling. Polenta and egg join forces for a soft yet sturdy crust that’s fluffy and sweet in that oh-so-comforting, warm polenta way. Megan folds the crust into a springform pan for simple slicing and… Read More »

Spice It Up: 6 Hot Sauces You Need to Try Other Than Sriracha

6 Hot Sauces Other Than Sriracha That You Need to Try Right Now

You can put hot sauce on just about anything: burgers, salads, seafood dishes, sandwiches, and Bloody Marys included. But if you’re a spice-obsessed Sriracha die-hard, you shouldn’t stop there. An entire world of hot sauces exists beyond the much-loved red bottle with a green top. From Indonesia to Morocco to Colombia and back again, almost… Read More »

Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble

Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Quinoa Crumble - use quinoa to create a crumbly gluten free crust for a sweet cherry and peach crumble!

Sometimes it is just too hot in the summer for a heavy, decadent dessert. This peach and cherry quinoa crumble is the perfect alternative — sweet and satisfying without being over-the-top. Peaches and cherries bake together with honey and coconut oil to form a warm, gooey base and then are topped with an unconventional mixture:… Read More »

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cherry Salsa and Quinoa

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Most of us think of summertime grilling in terms of juicy steaks and skewered chicken kebabs, but grilling vegetables is an awesome way to brighten up your picnic spread. Go ahead and fire up an incredible variety of flavors to compliment all that beautifully charred protein. Sweet potato wedges grilled over a flame take on… Read More »

The Mai Tai Cocktail

Mai Tai Cocktail

Although there is some contention, the origin of the original Mai Tai has been traced by most back to the shore of San Francisco Bay, where it was created in the mid-1940s by the late Vic Bergeron, restaurateur behind the island-style Trader Vic’s franchise. It may be surprising to learn that a cocktail that conjures… Read More »

Cold Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Cold Avocado and Cucumber Soup Recipe

As a popular agent for warmth and comfort, soup gets the most love and attention during the winter months. However, we don’t believe that any one season should lay claim to such a broad category of cuisine, and, rather than shutting off the soup spotlight, we like to shed light on all of the low-temp… Read More »

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta

Watermelon slices are a staple at cook-outs, picnics, and practically any summertime get-together that involves food. Whether you treat it like a palette-cleansing desert, carve the rind into a fruit salad bowl, or never seem to get a slice before it disappears, dribbling down your guests’ faces, you’ve got to try it grilled. The first… Read More »

Lamb Kefta Kebabs

Lamb Kefta Kebabs

There are many types, methods, and spelling variations when it comes to meat-on-a-stick. Classically, kefta kebab refers to ground meat mixed with varying herbs and spices and rolled into meatballs or formed onto skewers to be cooked. Hailing from Turkey, where kebabs are served as street food, this recipe uses traditional ingredients and technique. Lauren… Read More »

Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon and poppy seeds seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly; it’s a classic combination. Davida does us one better and adds multiple variations of coconut into the mix (coconut sugar, coconut milk, coconut oil, flaked coconut), allowing the coconut flavor to shine through without being overpowering. Gluten-free baking can be intimidating, but… Read More »