Posts tagged Summer
Tofu + Soba Noodle Salad

In the summer, I live off cooling veg + pasta salads. This one is a Tofu + Soba Noodle Salad. It's got all the goods and is perfectly satisfying for the remaining weeks of summer. If you haven’t cooked with soba noodles before, give em a try. They taste more earthy than typical pasta and are a nice way to mix up your typical routine. Plus, soba noodles cook in only 3 minutes! Keep them on hand for nights when you only have a total of 10 minutes to get pasta, leftover veg, and cheese or protein into a bowl for dinner.

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Peach Carnitas

I’ve been perfecting my carnitas over time. For me, there’s nothing better than slow-cooking pork shoulder on a weekend afternoon. Along with my special blend of spices, onion, and fruit to keep everything tender, you’re set up for success with this recipe. I know large pieces of meat can be intimidating to cook, but actually, this recipe takes little skill.

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Aloe + Rose Refresher

Aloe is not just a gel used to pacify sunburned skin in summertime. It’s a natural remedy (and wonder plant!) for all types of inflammation. It’s just as beneficial to take internally as applied topically. Aloe is cooling, hydrating, and soothing. While the taste of aloe ‘meat’ and juice is bitter, paired with cooling, sweet ingredients (like rose and honey), it becomes a perfect addition to a refreshing, summer mocktail. 

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Za’atar Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Lemony Tahini Dressing

Meatballs are such a versatile way to build meals for the week. Alongside roasted potatoes, or veggies, with pasta, salad, or even as a base for wraps and pita sandwiches, meatballs round out simple weekly staples. I make mine with lamb and the lovely blend of spices known as ‘za’atar’ in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

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